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When is the Day of St. Mykhailo celebrated in the new calendar: a prayer to the saint

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Mykhailo is considered the protector of warriors

The dates of church holidays have shifted by 13 days because, on September 1, 2023, the OCU and the UGCC switched to the New Julian calendar. Christmas will now be celebrated on December 25, and Epiphany on January 6.

One of the most important autumn holidays is the Feast of St. Mykhailo the Archangel, popularly known as St. Mykhailo's Day. Read the OBOZ.UA article to find out when St. Mykhailo's Day is celebrated according to the new calendar and what prayer to address to the saint.

When is St. Mykhailo's Day celebrated according to the new calendar

Previously, the Feast of the Archangel Mykhailo was celebrated on November 21. According to the new calendar, this holiday falls on November 8. Accordingly, the name day of people named after the saint has also changed.

St. Mykhailo the Archangel Feast

In Christian culture, angels are messengers of God. Archangels, created by God for special spiritual activities, are meant to protect people and convey important messages.

Archangel Mykhailo is called the patron saint of the human race and the leader of the heavenly host. According to biblical events, Mykhailo cast down all the fallen spirits from heaven and stood before the Israelites who fled Egypt with a pillar of fire.

Mykhailo is also known as a prophet; he appeared repeatedly with prophecies about significant events.

It was Mykhailo who gathered the heavenly army and waged war against Lucifer. Satan was overthrown, and Archangel Mykhailo continues to fight for the glory of the Lord.

Traditions of the holiday

On this day, believers usually attend church and pray for the health of their relatives. It was a tradition to set a festive table at home and invite guests. According to folk beliefs, the more people come to the house, the more prosperous the year will be.

As with all church holidays, it is forbidden to engage in physical labor, work in the garden, do needlework, or clean on St. Mykhailo's Day.

Typically, on St. Mykhailo's Day, people try to dedicate themselves to charity and help those in need.

Prayer to St. Mykhailo

Mykhailo is asked for not only prosperity and health but also for protection, especially for soldiers.

When is the Day of St. Mykhailo celebrated in the new calendar: a prayer to the saint
When is the Day of St. Mykhailo celebrated in the new calendar: a prayer to the saint

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told about when the Christmas fast will start according to the new calendar and what traditions should be observed.

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