St Michael being honored


#1

“Sister Antonia said that the Archangel Michael had indicated in an apparition that he would like to be honored, and God glorified”

Why would an angel want to be honored ?
Some devotions grant benefits after death , wouldnt this interfer with God’s judgement ?
Thank you !


#2

Probably to honor here is to be make known as God had ordained that he is the protector of( Israel ) Christians
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/who-is-st-michael-the-archangel/

St. Michael the Archangel, whose name means, “one who is like God,” led the army of angels who cast Satan and the rebellious angels into Hell; at the end of time, he will wield the sword of justice to separate the righteous from the evil (cf. Revelation 12:7ff).

The early Church Fathers recognized the importance of the angels and archangels, particularly St. Michael. Theodoret of Cyr (393-466) in his Interpretation of Daniel wrote, “We are taught that each one of us is entrusted to the care of an individual angel to guard and protect us, and to deliver us from the snares of evil demons. Archangels are entrusted with the tasks of guarding nations, as the Blessed Moses taught, and with those remarks the Blessed Daniel is in accord; for he himself speaks of ‘the chief of the Kingdom of the Persians,’ and a little later of ‘the chief of the Greeks,’ while he calls Michael the chief of Israel.’” The Church Fathers would also posit that St. Michael stood guard at the gate of paradise after Adam and Eve had been banished, and he was the angel through whom God published the Ten Commandments, who blocked the passage of Balaam (Number 22:20ff), and who destroyed the army of Sennacherib (2 Chronicles 32:21).

St. Basil and other Greek Fathers ranked St. Michael as the Prince of all the Angels. With the rise of scholasticism and the exposition of the “nine choirs of angels,” some said St. Michael was the prince of the Seraphim, the first of the choirs. (However, St. Thomas Aquinas assigned St. Michael as the prince of the last choir, the angels.)

St. Michael the Archangel has been invoked for protection on various occasions. In 590, a great plague struck Rome. Pope St. Gregory the Great led a procession through the streets as an act of penance, seeking the forgiveness of and atoning for sin. At the tomb of Hadrian (now Castle Sant’ Angelo near St. Peter’s Basilica), St. Michael appeared and sheathed his sword, indicating the end of the plague. The Holy Father later built a chapel at the top of the tomb and to this day a large statue of St. Michael rests there.


#3

Honoring the craftsmanship honors the Crafter.


#4

Actually it might help you with God’s judgement.


#5

Could you further elaborate?


#6

I had always heard that the quotation of St. Michael to Lucifer was “Who is like God?”

That was St. Michael’s battle cry and challenge to Lucifer who committed the sin of pride.


#7

I found this on Catholic Answers after a search:


Domnall

Apr '13

It’s actually more than just the “battle cry” of St. Michael. :slight_smile: Instead, it’s actually what his name means. It comes from two Hebrew phases. Mīkhā and El. (both of which are rough transliterations from the Hebrew.) The first is the actual question “Who is like” and the El is an abbreviated form of Elohim, a scriptural name for God.

So, I guess that starts explaining the significance. But, to answer your other inquiry, Mīkhāel is actually a question. The question, tradition say, was asked to Satan.

As the story goes, Satan tried to convince St. Michael to join him in rebellion against God with the promise “we can be like God,” meaning they would have power. St. Michael’s response is a rhetorical question, asking “who is like God?”, meaning that nobody is like God but Himself.

I hope that helps!


#8

If you ask St Michael to intercede for you and you are sincerely trying to be holy then he will help you to be a better Christian and God’s judgement for you will be a more merciful one than if you had not invoked him.


#9

@calisthenics

am sure like St Raphael ,St Archangel Michael will protect you even till the point of Death ,that’s where the greatest battle for our soul take place.so don’t bother people who say not to ask the intercession or devotion to the saints

Tobit 12:12 So now when you and Sarah prayed, it was I who brought and read the record of your prayer before the glory of the Lord, and likewise whenever you would bury the dead. 13 And that time when you did not hesitate to get up and leave your dinner to go and bury the dead, 14 I was sent to you to test you. And at the same time God sent me to heal you and Sarah your daughter-in-law. 15 I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand ready and enter before the glory of the Lord.”


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