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” (Lightning) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an eagle prepared to attack, soaring on a background of white open canopy over three red lightnings.
At the top of the medal there is the abbreviation “VDV” (Airborne troops) on a blue field, at the bottom – the motto: “STRENGTH, SPEED, ATTACK.”
Dog tag “The Cossack Troops” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It depicts a hobbler Cossack dressed in a sample 1915 uniform with a lance and a Cossack sword.
In the background there is a distinctive V-shaped Cossack sleeve-patch, painted in the colors of Russian national flag.
At the top edge of the tag there is the motto: “For Faith and Fatherland”.
The motto describes the basic commands that must know each Russian soldier: soul – to God, heart – to the people, life – to Fatherland, honor – to no one.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a stylized image of the national flag of the United States – a rectangular cloth with seven red and six white alternating horizontal stripes. In the upper left corner is the azure dark blue rectangle. In the rectangle there are 50 white five-pointed stars.
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.