28 September 2017

Thinking of St Michael and All Angels


O EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and mortals in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels alway do thee service in heaven, so by thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Apocalypse/Revelation 12:7-12

7 And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: 

8 And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. 

9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 

10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: 

Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. 

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of the testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. 

12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.

Verbum Domini.
Deo gratias.