Saint Michael the Archangel Defeating Lucifer.
And the war was in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:7
The protector of soldiers.
The name Michael means- who is like God?; it is like a war cry against those rebellious angels who refused to serve. Michael is the one who overcame evil.
Michael stands on the Devil as a sign of his victory over him.
Blessed Michael, Archangel,
defend us in the hour of conflict;
be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God restrain him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust, down to hell, Satan,
and with him the other wicked spirits
who wander through...