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Sunday, September 28, 2014

SEPTEMBER 29 - Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Th Holy Archangels --- Gospel --- Jn 1:47-51 -- (Nathanael meets Jesus - Natanjel jiltaqa' ma' Ġesù)


Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are named.
Michael appears in Daniel's vision as "the great prince" who defends Israel against its enemies; in the Book of Revelation, he leads God's armies to final victory over the forces of evil. Devotion to Michael is the oldest angelic devotion, rising in the East in the fourth century. The Church in the West began to observe a feast honoring Michael and the angels in the fifth century.

Gabriel also makes an appearance in Daniel's visions, announcing Michael's role in God's plan. His best-known appearance is an encounter with a young Jewish girl named Mary, who consents to bear the Messiah.

Raphael's activity is confined to the Old Testament story of Tobit. There he appears to guide Tobit's son Tobiah through a series of fantastic adventures which lead to a threefold happy ending: Tobiah's marriage to Sarah, the healing of Tobit's blindness and the restoration of the family fortune.

The memorials of Gabriel (March 24) and Raphael (October 24) were added to the Roman calendar in 1921. The 1970 revision of the calendar joined their feasts to Michael's.


Each of these archangels performs a different mission in Scripture: Michael protects; Gabriel announces; Raphael guides. Earlier belief that inexplicable events were due to the actions of spiritual beings has given way to a scientific world-view and a different sense of cause and effect. Yet believers still experience God's protection, communication and guidance in ways which defy description. We cannot dismiss angels too lightly.
"For the honor we pay the angelic creatures in whom you delight redounds to your own surpassing glory, and by their great dignity and splendor you show how infinitely great you are, to be exalted above all things, through Christ our Lord" (Roman Missal, Preface for this feast).



Venga dal Cielo nelle nostre case l’Angelo della pace, Michele, venga portatore di serena pace e releghi nell’inferno le guerre, fonte di tante lacrime.
Venga Gabriele, l’Angelo della forza, scacci gli antichi nemici e visiti i templi cari al Cielo, che Egli trionfatore ha fatto elevare sulla Terra.
Ci assista Raffaele, l’Angelo che presiede alla salute; venga a guarire tutti i nostri malati e a dirigere i nostri incerti passi per i sentieri della vita.
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Holy Mass Readings

First reading
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14
As I watched:
Thrones were set in place
and one of great age took his seat.
His robe was white as snow,
the hair of his head as pure as wool.
His throne was a blaze of flames,
its wheels were a burning fire.
A stream of fire poured out,
issuing from his presence.
A thousand thousand waited on him,
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
A court was held
and the books were opened.
And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven,
one like a son of man.
He came to the one of great age
and was led into his presence.
On him was conferred sovereignty,
glory and kingship,
and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants.
His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty
which shall never pass away,
nor will his empire ever be destroyed.
Alternative First reading
Apocalypse 12:7-12
Now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to the earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the persecutor, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the witness of their martyrdom, because even in the face of death they would not cling to life. Let the heavens rejoice and all who live there.’

Psalm 137:1-5
In the presence of the angels I will bless you, O Lord.
I thank you, Lord, with all my heart:
  you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
  I will adore before your holy temple.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you, O Lord.
I thank you for your faithfulness and love,
  which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
  you increased the strength of my soul.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you, O Lord.
All earth’s kings shall thank you
  when they hear the words of your mouth.
They shall sing of the Lord’s ways:
  ‘How great is the glory of the Lord!’
In the presence of the angels I will bless you, O Lord.

Gospel AcclamationPs102:21
Alleluia, alleluia!
Give thanks to the Lord, all his hosts,
his servants who do his will.
The Gospel --- Jn 1:47-51 -- (Nathanael meets Jesus - Natanjel jiltaqa' ma' Ġesù)

Ġw 1: 47-51

Qari mill-Evanġelju skont San Ġwann

F’dak iż-żmien: [Ġw:1:47] meta Ġesù ra lil Natanjel riesaq lejh qal għalih: "Ara, dan tassew wieħed minn Iżrael li jixraqlu dan l-isem; ma hemm ebda qerq fih." [Ġw:1:48] Natanjel staqsieh: "Kif sirt tafni?"

U Ġesù wieġbu: "Rajtek taħt is-siġra tat-tin qabel ma sejjaħlek Filippu." [Ġw:1:49] "Rabbi," qallu Natanjel,"int l-Iben ta' Alla, inti s-sultan ta' Iżrael!" [Ġw:1:50] Ġesù wieġbu: "Qiegħed temmen għax għedtlek li rajtek taħt is-siġra tat-tin? Għad tara ħwejjeġ akbar minn dawn!"

[Ġw:1:51] U żied jgħidlu: "Tassew tassew ngħidilkom, għad taraw is-sema miftuħ u l-anġli ta' Alla telgħin u niżlin fuq Bin il-bniedem."

Il-Kelma tal-Mulej.
R/.  Tifħir lilek Kristu.

Pope in Santa Marta: We all have struggles that endanger our salvation - Published on Sep 29, 2017

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Pope at Santa Marta: The angels defend us

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This excerpt from a homily on the Gospels (Hom. 32, 8-9: PL 76, 1250-1251) by St. Gregory the Great is used in the Roman Catholic Office of Readings for the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael on September 29.

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TALBA lil San Mikiel Arkanġlu 

San Mikiel Arkanġlu, idħol għalina
fit-taqbida; kun int il-għajnuna
tagħna kontra l-ħażen u t-tnassis
tad-demonju. Irażżnu Alla, nitolbuk
bil-ħerqa. Int l-aqwa fost il-qtajja’
tas-sema, itfa' bil-Qawwa t'Alla,
fil-qiegħ ta' l-infern lix-xitan u
l-ispirti ħżiena l-oħra li jiġġerrew
fid-dinja għat-telfien ta' l-erwieħ.

PRAYER to St Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend
us in battle, be our defense against
the wickedness and snares of the
devil; may God rebuke him, we
humbly pray, and do thou O
Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the Divine Power, thrust
into hell satan and all the
evil spirits who prowl about
the world seeking the ruin
of souls. Amen.

Tertullian --- Through the power of the angels, the power of the devil is subject to the power of man

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Talba lil San Mikiel Arkanglu - Prayer to St Michael the Archangel --- & --- The Chaplet of St Michael with Mother Angelica --- & --- THE APPARITIONS OF ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ON MOUNT GARGANO


Archangels Feast Day Prayer
to Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (the Archangels)

Heavenly King, You have given us archangels
to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid,
fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me
clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing
and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace
and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord,
to realize more fully the reality of the archangels
and their desire to serve us.
Holy angels,
pray for us.