Archangel Michael Wall Relief
Relief Of Michael The Archangel Slaying Lucifer
This beautiful piece is intricately modeled after the original relief
which currently resides in the Church of Santa Maria Della Concezione,
Rome. 1626 A.D. Created from cultured marble, this stunning
relief depicts Michael the Archangel banishing the evil Lucifer from the
Heavens and casting him into the depths of Hell. Gods light can be
seen subtly in the background as Michael the Archangel triumphs during the
great battle for Heaven. This fascinating
relief is available in hand painted color or natural stone. It measures
roughly 14" high x 9" wide and weighs
approximately 4 lbs.
History Of Michael The Archangel and Heavens Battle
God had made Heaven and the Earth and all the Angels and all the
extra important Angels, called Archangels. (Like an extra important
Bishop is called an Archbishop.) The Archangels were God's very special
friends and were Shining and Strong and Powerful. One Archangel was
called Gabriel. He was the one that God sent to tell Our Blessed Lady
that She was to become the Mother of God, the Mother of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Savior. Another Angel was called Raphael; he was the one
who helped Tobias in the Bible. Another Archangel was called Michael. Archangel
Michael was "the Angel of the Lord", who was sent to Moses and Jacob and
Abraham and to other people throughout the history of the world. Another
Archangel was Lucifer, who was so beautiful that the other Angels called
him the Son of the Morning.
Well, everybody was very happy because they were with God, and they all loved him, because he had made them so Strong and Shining and Lovely. Then one day Lucifer, Son of the Morning, said to himself: "Why should God be the most important person in Heaven? Why, shouldn't I be? I can fly and I can change into other things, and I am beautiful and I am powerful. In fact, I am just as Important as God, and I shan't do what He tells me ever again. I shall fight Him and have Heaven for mine!"
So, Lucifer went around Heaven, and he collected many other Angels who also didn't want to be less Important than God, until he had a Great Army. Then they marched up to the Throne of God and said Proudly: "We are just as Important as You. Why should You be the King of Heaven any more than one of us? We are Strong and Proud and Beautiful, and we will fight You for the Kingdom of Heaven." God looked at them; then He said: "Lucifer, I thought that you were My friend, and I trusted you. Be sensible now, and think about what you are doing." "I have thought," said Lucifer, "and, I'd rather not be in Heaven at all than have You for my King, and so would all of us!" And behind him all the Rebel Angels shouted with a great shout: "We will follow Lucifer! Long live Lucifer! Let him reign over us in Heaven! We do not want God!" "Very well," said God, "if you don't want Me, you needn't have Me. But, if you want to fight for Heaven, you can if you think it will be any good." God then called upon Michael the Archangel, and requested he gather together a Mighty Army of Angels who would fight on Gods side.
There was a Great Battle in Heaven--Michael the Archangel and his Angels fighting with Lucifer; and, Lucifer fought, and his Angels fought; but, the dark forces did not triumph. Archangel Michael drove Lucifer right out of Heaven, and he fell down, and down, and down to hell; and, all his evil angels were driven down after him, and as the last one disappeared from sight forever and the Gate of Heaven clanged shut, a great Shout went up from Michael's Army. Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon....and the great dragon was cast out. (Revelation: 12:7-9).