Thursday, 8 November 2012

Today is St Michael and St Gabriel's Day

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The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. Meister Eckhart


Many happy returns of SS Michael and Gabriel's Day to all Mihaelas, Mihailas, Mihais, Gabis, etc., etc.


Today is a very important one for the Romanian Orthodox Church. I had no time to write a post but for details of traditions about this day click here. The Mihais, Mihailas and Gabis I spoke had not heard of these traditions.

Archangels and angels are not given very much attention these days by the devout in post-Protestant countries like England or America (one exception is this book by Dr. Martin Israel), but in late antiquity they were very much venerated and still are by Romanians, who understand that religion is about the supernatural.


1 comment:

  1. Is this a Julian calendar thing, or Byzantine? I thought the Romanian church adopted the Gregorian.

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