The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, “Hail, full of grace,” is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey. Read more about this wonderful feast day and each archangel.
Our feature image shows the Synaxis of Archangels, a feast day in November is celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, September 29th is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24. So happy feast day to my home parish of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hudson, FL.
Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael