29 September 2016

Saint Michael and All Angels


I pray, dear Reader, for those celebrating the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels and those celebrating the Feast of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael the Archangels that God the Most Highest would extend over all of us His perfect, full, and divine blessing of peace through the ministry of His Holy Angels for the sake of Jesus Christ, Our Living Lord and Saviour. Amen.

Let us pray.

O Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the ministries of angels and mortals in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as Thy holy angels always serve and worship Thee in heaven, so by Thine appointment they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Choir of Men and Boys, St. Thomas Episcopal, New York City
Gerre Hancock, Director of Music

Holy Michael Archangel, defend us in the day of battle; Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, thrust down to hell Satan and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.