Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The archangels are leaders of angels in the army of God. These three archangels are mentioned in scripture. Their feast day is on September 29.
St. Michael is usually depicted as a warrior, St. Gabriel as a messenger, and St. Raphael as a healer. The readings for this feast with the exception of the first reading (see below) all mention angels directly. The alternate for the first reading mentions St. Michael by name.
Daily Mass Readings for the Feast of the Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
- First Reading – Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14: “Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him.’
- Alternate First Reading – Revelation 12:7-12ab: “War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon.’
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 138: “In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.”
- Gospel – John 1:47-51: “And he said to him, Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”