Saint Michael the Great Archangel and Defender of the Faith.6 1/4″x5″

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Saint Michael the Great Archangel and Defender of the Faith. Size 6 1/4″x5″.  Very Beautiful christian gifts.

Archangel Michael (Saint Michael) is the main archangel who is one of the most revered Archangels in religions. Saint Michael is entrusted with the role of the victory of good over evil. The theme of the Archangel Michael, weighing the souls of sinners at the trial, became a traditional motive of the iconography of the court. Michael himself acquired the role of the patron saint of the dead.

St Michael the Great Archangel and Defender of the Faith. Size 6 1/4″x5″.  Very Beautiful christian gifts.

For instance, The Bible doesn’t mention Michael weighing souls on scales. However, Proverbs 16:11 poetically describes God himself judging people’s attitudes and actions by using the image of scales of justice.  “A just balance and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.”

In addition, In his book The Life & Prayers of Saint Michael the Archangel, Wyatt North notes that the Bible never describes Michael using scales to weigh people’s souls. It is consistent with Michael’s role helping people who have died. “Scripture does not show us Saint Michael as Weigher of Souls. Above all, This image is derived from his heavenly offices of Advocate of the Dying and Consoler of Souls, believed to have begun in Egyptian and Greek art. We know it is Saint Michael who accompanies the faithful in their final hour and to their own day of judgment, interceding on our behalf before Christ.