FEAST OF SAINTS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL
Readings of the day: RB 7:24-30Mass: Daniel 7:9-10 or Revelation 12:7-12ab; Resp. Psalm 138; John 1:47-51
A most fitting commentary for today’s Feast can be found in the Preface, God Glorified through the Angels:
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,always and everywhere to give you thanks,Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,and to praise you without endin your Archangels and Angels.
For the honor we pay angelic creaturesin whom you delightredounds to your own surpassing glory,and by their great dignity and splendoryou show how infinitely great you are,to be exalted above all things,through Christ our Lord.
Through him the multitude of Angels extols your majesty,and we are united with them in exultant adoration,as with one voice of praise we acclaim: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus… In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.(Resp. Psalm 138, Mass)SAINTS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL, PRAY FOR US.