is an angelic themed web set focusing on the Archangel Michael.
Michael (Micha'el, Mîkha-’e-l,
Mikhaíl, Míchaël, Mikha'il) is an
archangel that seems to appear in all Abrahamic faiths and spiritual
traditions, albeit, often with vastly different interpretations as to
his duties and purpose. His name translates as "He who is like God."
Roman Catholics refer to him as Saint Michael the Archangel and also
simply as Saint Michael ("Saint" is a title meaning "holy", and is not
meant to indicate that Michael is a human soul in heaven). Orthodox
Christians refer to him as the Taxiarch ("Commander") or accords him
the title Archistrategos, or Supreme Commander, of the Heavenly Hosts.
Archangel Michael or simply Archangel Michael. Most often Michael is
depicted with scales, sword, spear and/or shield (often the shield
bears the Latin inscription: Quis ut Deus) in traditional art.
you can view a sample title graphic showing
how a web site title might look.
blank of the title clip art is in the .zip file below.
don't have a graphic program capable of doing that, e-mail
me and I will do it for you as time allows. Navigation is
designed to be simple HTML inside a table as shown above and therefore
entirely flexible for your needs. Below you will
graphic divider and bullet designed for this page.
Michael is considered in many Christian circles as the
patron saint of the warrior. Perhaps his most singular honor was given
to him in 1950 when Pope Pius XII (r. 1939-1958) named him patron of
policemen. Police officers and soldiers, particularly
paramedics and othere emergency workers regard him as their patron
was Michael's fight with Samael (with the devil in Assumption of Moses,
x.) which gave rise to the well-known legend of Michael and the dragon.
This legend is not found in Jewish sources except insofar as Samael or
Satan is called in the Kabbalah "the primitive serpent".
would have been natural to St. Michael, the champion of the Jewish
people, to be the champion also of Christians, giving victory in war to
his clients. The early Christians, however, regarded some of the
martyrs as their military patrons (example: St. George); and to St.
Michael they gave the care of their sick. At the place where he was
first venerated, in Phrygia, his prestige as angelic healer obscured
his interposition in military affairs. Michael is reputed to have
caused a healing spring to flow in the first century at Colossae, and
his churches were frequently visited by the sick and lame.
Catholic Church honors Michael with four main titles or offices. He is
the Christian angel of death, carrying the souls of all the deceased to
heaven, where they are weighed in his perfectly balanced scales. At the
hour of death, Michael descends and gives each soul the chance to
redeem itself before passing, thus consternating the devil and his
minions. Michael is guardian of the Church. Last, he is the supreme
enemy of Satan and the fallen angels.
Latter-day Saint theology, Michael lived this mortal life as the
patriarch Adam. Michael and Adam are regarded as the same individual;
Adam being his mortal name and Michael being his pre-mortal/post-mortal
name. Thus, all of the descendents of Adam are the earthly descendents
Witnesses believe that Jesus and the Archangel Michael are the same
being. They believe that Jesus/Michael was the first being created by
Jehovah and through whom he made the universe, the angels and mankind.
In this pre-human existence he was known as the Word of God. He later
took human form as Jesus and led a life without sin. After his death on
a torture stake, Jesus was resurrected in his previous spiritual form.
Islamic tradition Michael always appears as second to Gabriel. Michael,
or Mikhail, is also believed to be the angel associated with the
delivery of blessings. In Islam, it is popularly believed
that there are countless angels. Therefore, it is also popularly
believed that the named angels are the head of departments; i.e.
Michael is the chief angel of blessings.
Esotericists associate Michael with the color Red, the direction South
and the element Fire. However, in the Kabbalistic work, the Bahir,
states that Michael is in fact attributed to the element Water.
other forms of mytsicism, Michael is said to be the spirit of the
planet Mercury or the Sun. He is ruler over Sunday and Thursday. He is
the alchemy of motivation, activation and achievement. He is said to be
bringer of the gift of patience, and the angel of careers, courage,
achievements, ambitions, motivation, and life tasks. Michael's candle
colors are orange, white and gold. His color energies are orange,
violet, white, crystal, gold, and brown.
Font used for the sample title is called:
"Gothic 57 Wide
To save, you may download the
.zip file which includes the Saint Michael
graphics, clip art, instructions and HTML template. Do not
link to the graphics on this page! Please note that this set
is free to use on personal websites only (donations are always
appreciated). Those sites that hope to generate income
(business site) there is a one time $10 minimum requested donation
payable through Pay Pal.
Whether it is a commercial or personal web site, a text link to this
site MUST appear on all pages you use these designs on. Below
is a suggested format:
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