Feast of the Archangels
‘In the sight of the angels, I will sing Your praises, Lord.’ - Psalm 138:1
St. Michael (meaning '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.
St. Gabriel (meaning '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.
St. Raphael (meaning 'Medicine of God') was the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.