ST. MICHAEL THE
In the Eastern liturgies, many times the angels are referred
to in their role of unceasing praise and attendance at the sacrifice of the
altar. Here we see St. Michael the
His feast day in the East is November 8th per Julian Calendar or November 21st per Gregorian, and he is beloved in both the Eastern and Western churches, with various feast days to commemorate him. The word "angel" denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of supreme importance are called archangels.
Whenever some act of wondrous power must be performed, Michael is sent, so that his action and his name may make it clear that no one can do what God does by his superior power.