Ethiopian Icon of Archangel Michael


In this article I will post some Icons of Archangel Michael according to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOTC) regarding the story how Archangel Michael destroyed the soldiers of Sanakrem, the King of Persia which is read in the book of Syanaxarium of the EOTC.

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD. AMEN.

On this day is celebrated the commemorative festival of the glorious angel, the Archangel Michael, because of it God sent him to the army of Sanakrem, the King of Persia, and he slew eighteen ten-thousand thousands and fifty hundred men. And having besieged Jerusalem, Sanakrem (Sennacherib) sent messengers to Hezekiah the king, who reviled him and blasphemed the Lord God, and he said unto them (i.e. the Jews), “Who can deliver you out of my hand?” And Hezekiah, the King of Judah, was sad, and he put on hair sackcloth, and he entered the House of God, and prayed and bowed down before Him in the sanctuary, and entreated Him to save His people, and the city of Jerusalem.

And God accepted his petition, and He sent Saint Michael the Archangel to the army of Sanakrem (Sennacherib), King of Persia, and he performed a great miracle upon him, and delivered Jerusalem and all the people of Judah. For this reason the Teachers of the Church have commanded the people to celebrate the festival of Saint Michael the Archangel this day.

Salutation to Michael the Archangel.

© በኃይለማርያም ሽመልስ ሐምሌ 2008 ዓ.ም. ተጻፈ፡፡


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Images from Mazgaba Seilat

Photographs copyright © 2005 Michael Gervers, Ewa Balicka-Witakowska, et al. 

Synaxarium. The Book of the Saints of The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Translation of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge. 639.

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