Talk to your Guardian Angel

You should have continual conversation with your guardian angel. About everything. Especially in difficulties and when you cannot get across to someone. He always helps.

-Eldress Gavrilia of Greece

About our Guardian Angel

…You should know that there is present with you the angel whom God has appointed for each man… This angel, who is sleepless and cannot be deceived, is always present with you; he sees all things and is not hindered by darkness. You should know, too, that with him is God.

- St. Anthony of Egypt

30 Day Orthodox Challenge
Day 18 — Your favorite Archangel
For many personal reasons, I have to say Holy Archangel Michael. However, the other Archangels -especially St. Raphael, St. Uriel and St. Selaphiel- are also very close to my heart.
O Holy Archangels and Angels, Pray to God for us sinners!

30 Day Orthodox Challenge

Day 18 — Your favorite Archangel

For many personal reasons, I have to say Holy Archangel Michael. However, the other Archangels -especially St. Raphael, St. Uriel and St. Selaphiel- are also very close to my heart.

O Holy Archangels and Angels, Pray to God for us sinners!

A prayer to our Guardian Angel

O angel of God, my holy guardian, given to me from heaven, enlighten me this day, and save me from all evil. Instruct me in doing good deeds, and set me on the path of salvation. Amen.

O angel of Christ, holy guardian and protector of my soul and body, forgive me everything wherein I have offended you every day of my life, and protect me from all influence and temptation of the Evil One. May I never again anger God by my sins. Pray for me to the Lord, that He may make me worthy of the grace of the All-Holy Trinity, and of the blessed Mother of God, and of all the saints. Amen.

There is no other virtue so great

The man who endures accusations against himself with humility has arrived at perfection. He is marveled at by the holy angels, for there is no other virtue so great and so hard to achieve.

- St. Isaac the Syrian

A short prayer to our Guardian Angel

O holy Angel of God, guardian & protector of my body & soul, protect me during the present day & guard me from every temptation of the enemy.

- A short prayer to our Guardian Angel

Praying with Angels and Archangels

Angels and archangels, who are the King’s great officials, are gazing steadfastly upon you at the time of your prayer to see what petition you will make of their Master; and they are astonished and exultant whenever they behold one who is made of earth forsake his dunghill and ask for what is heavenly.

- St. Isaac the Syrian

Humiliate yourself…

Even if an angel should indeed appear to you, do not receive him but humiliate yourself, saying, “I am not worthy to see an angel, for I am a sinner”.

- Apophthegmata Patrum

How can you not weep?

How can you not weep when you see how much you’ve grieved God, the Angels and the Saints, who wait for you in Heaven and benefit you while on earth?

- Father Demetris Gagastathis

Conversation with our guardian angel

You should have continual conversation with your guardian angel. About everything. Especially in difficulties and when you cannot get across to someone. He always helps.

-Mother Gavrilia of Greece

A recent miracle of Archangel Michael in Greece

A military aircraft with a crew of two people was on air. The master pilot was in the front and the co-pilot behind him, as they are placed in such aircrafts. While the aircraft was high, there was a malfunction and the engines stopped working. The aircraft started losing height and was falling. The pilot informed the control tower and he was permitted to abandon the aircraft. The two pilots agree on the time of the ejection and the pilot was ready to press the ejection button.

Suddenly he saw in front of the aircraft, on air, a male figure with wings, more than 2m high, holding a sword. The pilot was so surprised and shocked that he didn’t press the button. At that moment the engines and all the appliances of the aircraft start working again and the aircraft started to gain height. The co-pilot did not see anything and he asked the master pilot what happened. He replied he would tell him when they would land.

When they landed in their base, the pilot told about the vision of the Archangel. He felt Archangel Michael was the protector of the air force. Since then, wherever he goes he tells the miracle and orders icons of Archangel Michael to put in the churches.

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The Angel of God, revealing the monastic dress to St. Pachomius

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The Angel of God, revealing the monastic dress to St. Pachomius

The Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus is sweet to utter. It casts our the demons and brings the angels back into the heart, into the mind, and you will bear yourself in meekness before others.

- Fr Gheorghe Calciu

The holy angels prompt us to pray

Know that the holy angels prompt us to pray and stand alongside us and rejoice and pray for us. If we therefore become negligent and accept the thoughts that the demons subject us to, we greatly dismay the angels, because, while they strive so much for our sake, we do not want to beseech God - not even for our own sake; instead, by ignoring their services and abandoning their Lord and God, we converse with unclean demons.

- Saint Nilus the Ascetic

The word “I”

Lucifer fell irreparably; his grandiose fall happened due to one word only: “I”. Having fallen, he became an adversary for eternity, an abomination of desolation. Let no one be deceived, thinking that without true purification in the only water of humility he can enter into the Kingdom from which the angels fell!

-Elder Arsenie of Romania