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 “St. George Killing the Dragon” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a picture of the silver rider in a red coat, wearing a helmet and armor, striking a black overturned dragon, which is downtrodden by the horse, with a silver spear.
The upper part of the tag is decorated with traditional ornament and inscription in Slavic letters “ST. GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR.”
Dog tag “Special force” (Skull) is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a relief image of the “dead head” in a black beret with crossed swords, set over the silhouette of a bat with spread wings on the background of a stylized image of the grid of a telescopic sight.
At the bottom of the tag there is the inscription: “Special Forces”.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
Horizontally it is divided into two equal parts painted in the colors of the national flag of Ukraine: the upper part is blue, the bottom is yellow.
The dog tag is a relief image of the emblem of the Ukraine Ministry of Emergency Situations (FEMA).
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Saint Michael the Archangel”.
St. Michael the Archangel is one of the most revered Archangels in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Many Russian flags conveyed his image, for Michael is worshiped as the supreme commander of God's army.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Vladimir” (The Vladimir Madonna).
This miraculous icon of the Virgin is one of the most revered relics of the Russian Church.
The icon is a half-length portrait of the Virgin in a dark red shawl, with Christ Child on the right hand, Who hugs His Mother’s neck and clings with His cheek to hers in a gentle gusty movement.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Smolensk” (Hodegetria).
According to legend, the icon was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist in the earthly life of the Virgin Mary.
The iconographic image of the Smolensk Icon is similar to the Iver Icon of Our Lady (the Iverskaya Virgin). The only difference is in the severity of facial expressions and the location of the figures of Our Lady and Christ Child.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Jerusalem”.
The Virgin of Jerusalem is an image of Hodegetria, bowed to Crist Child’s head, as in Eleusa (Tenderness) iconographic type.
According to legend, it is one of 70 icons of Our Lady by St. Luke the Evangelist, painted in the year of the Assumption (death) of the Virgin Mary – 15th year after the Ascension of the Lord.