Monday, October 29, 2007

For St. Michael

I know this is a month late, Michaelmas being the 29th of September; but he'll forgive me, I'm sure. Angels, laus Deo, don't hold grudges... :)

To St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael, Angel strong,
Leader of Heaven's host,
General of the choirs
And every Angel's boast,
Guard us against the foe
That ever hard besets;
Place us beneath your shield,
Safe from his deadly threats.

Saint Michael, Angel great,
Let the flame-sword you wield
Be every soul's defence
On the world's battlefield;
Let all embattled souls
Rally round at thy word,
Quis ut Deus their cry,
The holy Cross, their sword!

Archangel Michael dear,
Lord of the Angels bright,
Grant your protection sweet
And aid us in the fight.
Angel of Strength, we pray,
Defend us from the might
Of Satan, that someday
We may gain Heaven's light!

5 comments:

Maria Catalina said...

i didn't read it but the general appearance is lovely! :P

Ineski Peski Petrova said...

You are an idiot, Maria, a complete and absolute idiot.

Hans Lundahl said...

I think there is one Orthodox Michael Feast around mid October - and in Julian Calendar that means Gregorian Calendar end of October.

Hans Lundahl said...
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Hans Lundahl said...

Inspired by this?:

Sancte Michael archangele, defende nos in prœlio, contra nequitiam et insidias Satanæ nos defende. Imperet illi Deus, tuq;, princeps militiæ cœlestis, Satanam aliosq; spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute in infernum detrude.