Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Rejoice with us, all you commanders of the Angels..."

Icon of Archangel Michael the Taxiarch of Mandamados (source)
Rejoice with us, all you commanders of the Angels, for your leader and our champion, the great Chief Captain, marvellously appearing today in his sacred shrine, sanctifies it; therefore as is right let us cry out to him with songs of praise: Shelter us in the shelter of your wings, Michael greatest of Archangels!
-Doxastikon of the Stichera
With lips of fire the Cherubim sing your praise, Christ God; with bodiless mouths the choir of Archangels sings a never-ending hymn of glory; Michael, the Chief Captain of the Powers above, offers to your glory an unceasing hymn of victory. For he has shone on us today that for this shining festival we may fittingly ring out in song the thrice-holy hymn with lips of clay; for all things have been filled with your praise, and you grant the world through him your great mercy.
-Doxastikon of the Litia
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

1 comment:

Carrie Gaynor said...

Thank you for this wonderful post. Our son, Avery Michael, was baptized this morning with Archangel Michael as his patron saint. To God be the glory!