Michael (Hebrew: כאליכאל, Mîkhā'ēl, "who is like God?", MFA: [mixaˈʔel]; Greek: χιχαήλ, Mikhaḗl; Latin: Michael; Arabic: ميكائيل, Mīkhā'īl) is an archangel in Judaism. Christianity, Islam. It is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel (Dan. 10:13, 10:21, 12: 1). In the Apocalypse, he appears as the supreme commander (archistrategist) of God's army against the unclean forces he defeats in battle (Rev. 12: 7). In the Jewish folk tradition - the patron saint of the Jews before God. In the Christian tradition - an angel-healer, later - a protector, patron of soldiers and knights. He is often depicted as a warrior defeating a dragon or devil, with a sword, flag or scales. Christians on the Day of Honoring the Archangel - September 29 in the Western tradition, November 8 (21) in the Eastern tradition. Also - Archangel Michael, or Archangel Michael.
In world religions
Mentioned in the canonical books of the Bible: Dan. 10:13, 12: 1, Jude st. 9, Rev. 12: 7-8.
The Guide to the Writing of the Icons of the Saints says that the Archangel Michael is depicted trampling Lucifer with his feet and as a victor holding a green date branch in his left hand and a spear in his right hand at the top. whose white flag, with the image of the red cross, in commemoration of Christ's victory over the devil. (Academician VD Fartusov).
The Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, Innocent of Kherson, wrote for science: “He was the first to rebel against Lucifer (Satan) when he rebelled against the Almighty. It is known how this war ended, the fall of the day (Satan) from heaven. Since then, the Archangel Michael has not stopped fighting for the glory of the Creator, for the salvation of the human race, for the church and its children.
That is why for those who are adorned with the name of the first of the Archangels, it is most worthy to be distinguished by zeal for the glory of God, fidelity to the Lord of Heaven and kings of the earth, constant war against vice and uncleanness, constant humility and self-rejection ”(Seven Archangels of God).
Catholicism recognizes the existence of three archangels - Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
In the Jewish tradition, there are seven archangels: Gabriel, Jeremiah, Michael, Raguel, Raphael, Sariel and Uriel.
Adherents of Islam believe in four archangels: Gabriel, Michael, Azrael and Israel.