On the Byzantine calendar, today’s the feast of St. Michael the Archangel and the Angelic Hosts. Devotion to my heavenly namesake was very well developed, very early in the Church’s history. Before Constantine’s peace, there were churches dedicated to St. Michael in Rome and in Egypt. And he appears often in early Coptic art. For the goods, see this book — and prepare to be wowed.
St. Michael is the patron of my ancestral city of Caltanissetta, Sicily.
In your kindness, pray today for all bloggers named Michael who happened to be born on Byzantine St. Michael’s day.