The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

Archangel Michael

Dionisy's frescoes. Archangel Michael

One of the seven archangels, the leader of the celestial army in a battle with Satan (Jude 12:7), the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13 etc.) Feast days: 6 (19) September; 8 (21) November. He is represented in the dress of a warrior as a guardian of the cathedral gate punishing sinners entering it. He is also painted in the Deesis composition above the western portal, in the drum, in the altar, in the Last Judgement scene and above the north door.