Archangel Michael Figurine
Archangel Michael is the strongest of the Archangels and is also a Saint. We associate Michael with strength and protection.
Michael fights for good to prevail over evil and empowers believers to set their faith in God on fire with passion.
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According to Jewish tradition, Michael acted as the advocate of Israel, and sometimes had to fight with the princes of the other nations and particularly with the angel Samael, Israel’s accuser. Michael’s enmity against Samael dates from the time when the latter was thrown down from heaven. Samael took hold of the wings of Michael, whom he wished to bring down with him in his fall; but Michael was saved by God
Michael is one of the two archangels mentioned in the Quran, alongside Jibrail (Gabriel). Some Muslims believe that Michael, one of the three angels who visited Abraham.
In Roman Catholic teachings, Saint Michael has four main roles or offices.His first role is the leader of the Army of God and the leader of heaven’s forces in their triumph over the powers of hell. For his second role, Michael is the angel of death, carrying the souls of all the deceased to heaven. In this role Michael descends at the hour of death, and gives each soul the chance to redeem itself before passing; thus consternating the devil and his minions. Catholic prayers often refer to this role of Michael. In his third role, he weighs souls in his perfectly balanced scales. For this reason, Michael is often depicted holding scales. In his fourth role, Saint Michael, the special patron of the Chosen People in the Old Testament, is also the guardian of the Church.