Saint Mary and Archangel Michael


Saint Mary is the mother of God ( The Theotokos ) who gave birth to Christ whilst remaining a virgin. She has a special place in the heart of the Copts who always ask for her intercessions. They commemorate her on the 21st day of every Coptic month. St Mary blessed the land of Egypt when she visited it with the baby Jesus. More recently , she appeared in the Zeitoun region of Cairo in 1968.


The honoured Archangel Michael is the commander of the angels who stands at all times before the great throne of God , interceding on behalf of the human race. His name in Hebrew means " who is like God " and the Copts celebrate his feast on the 12th day of every Coptic month. In his icons , he is drawn with a spear in his hand which he uses to defeat Satan as is written in the book of Revelation 12: 7-9.


"And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,  but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.  So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. "