St. Michael the Archangel is one of the 72 angels who have the mystical name of God. In the Biblical tradition Michael is the greatest of all the angels.
St. Michael is the patron of the Guardian of the Catholic Church, Ukrainian city of Kiev, the Guardian of Vatican City, protector of the Jewish people, police officers, military, grocers, mariners, paratroopers.
God gave Michael great privileges. It was he who blew the pipe in the doomsday. The word “angel” in Greek means messenger. God often tells us His will through them.
The name Michael – in Hebrew means “Who is like God”, “like God”.
St. Michael the Archangel is called the prince in the Scripture, the leader of the Lord’s army, and he is depicted as the main fighter against the devil and all iniquity among people. Hence, his church name is the senior warrior, the leader.
He is dressed in armor and armed with a sword and shield or spear. He has wings that allows to distinguish him from the other dragonfighter – St. George.
The Church looks up to St. Michael the Archangel as a defender of faith and a fighter against heresies and all evil. At the beginning of the 4th century on November, 8 the Church established the celebration of the aggregate of the holy angels led by St. Michael the Archangel.
In the Russian Heraldry the Archangel Michael is depicted in the coats of arms of the cities of Arkhangelsk and Kiev.
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Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” (Eagle) is made of stainless steel by stamping. It is a relief image of an eagle with spread wings, sitting on forged figured shield and clutching a tulip flower.
In the background is the open canopy.
At the bottom of the tag is the inscription: “Strength, Courage, Fortitude.”
The eagle is the symbol of the “airborne infantry”.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Chalice”.
The “Inexhaustible Chalice” (i.e., Non-intoxicating Cup) is a Russian Icon which belongs to the Orans type (a figure with extended arms or bodily attitude of prayer) and is considered miraculous.
The Russian Orthodox Church claims that the Icon helps those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
The feast day for this icon is May 5.
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of The Virgin of Kazan (Hodegetria).
Each of the Eggs is unique because it is hand-painted, and all of its components are hand-made. Thus there are no existing absolutely identical copies of any of the Easter Eggs offered to your attention.
According to the Russian Orthodox tradition, all of the products offered (icons, pectoral crosses, candles, church plate elements) are sanctified in the Temple by sprinkling with Holy water.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “St. Pantaleon the Great Martyr and Physician”.
Pantaleon the Great Martyr is venerated in the Orthodox Church as a formidable saint, the patron of soldiers.
This aspect of worship reveals his first name Pantoleon, which means “lion is in everything”.
The second name given in Baptism – Pantaleon, i.e. “merciful”, is revealed the veneration of the martyr as a healer.