• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

Celebrate All Angels Day

Besides Goose Day, World Heart Day and National Coffee Day (FREE COFFEE Day), Sept. 29 is All Angels Day, also referred to as Michaelmas Day or St. Michael's Day. Some celebrate All Angels Day by attending church, reading scripture or offering prayers. The annual event celebrates the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels.

Michael, the greatest of all archangels, is honored in both eastern and western religions for defeating Lucifer. According to Revelations 12:7, “And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels’ waged war and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him."

Throughout history, people have been fascinated by angels. According to the Bible, God made angels during the six days of creation. Angels are spirits without a physical body that are intelligent and have a will. Angels are protectors of the faithful and believed to be messengers from God. Angels comfort, strengthen and guide us on our journey here on earth.