Thursday, November 8, 2012

Icon Writing With Kids - Holy Archangels

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Oh how I wanted to do a large icon of the angels and paint it with the kids. But, the fact is that I just cannot seem to pull it off at the moment.  I cannot find energy enough to invest in such a project.  However, I am still happy that I have made the effort to continue the coloring book project.  October left me with little time and little inspiration.  This icon is really beautiful and inspiring.  Christ is held by three Archangels showing that their work is for Him.  They serve Him and uphold Him.

Let us pray to the nine Archangels to defend us against sin.

Bless the Lord, All you His Angels, You who are Mighty in strength
And do His Will.
Intercede for me At the throne of God,
And by your unceasing watchfulness
Protect me in every danger Of soul and body.
Bless the Lord, All you His Angels,
You who are Mighty in strength 
And do His Will. 

Intercede for me At the throne of God,
And by your unceasing watchfulness
Protect me in every danger Of soul and body.
Obtain for me The grace of final perseverance,
So that after this life I may be admitted
To your glorious company
And may sing with you
The praises of God For all eternity.
O all you holy Angels And Archangels,
Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Powers
And Virtues of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim
And especially you, My dear Guardian Angel,
Intercede for me And obtain for me The special favor I now ask
(State your intention here...).
Say 9 Our Father...

1 comment:

priest's wife said...

just beautiful- have you ever taken formal classes on icon writing?