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Eleanor Parker
Today is Michaelmas, the great autumn feast of St Michael the Archangel - guardian of high places, weigher of souls, heavenly warrior against the forces of evil. St Michael in some medieval art, poems, and prayers:
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
'This is the holy archangel St Michael, the prosperous sower of Christ's fields and the reaper bearing the fruit of the bright lands, who fills his Lord's barns with the purest wheat.' This week's Patreon post is about an Anglo-Saxon homily for St Michael
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
Birdsong and angels' song, the messengers of a mighty gladness
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
A Michaelmas hymn to the archangels, in an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript with an English gloss (BL Cotton Vespasian D XII, ff. 94-5). This ancient hymn is known today as 'Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels'
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
My favourite Michaelmas hymn is J. M. Neale's majestic translation taken 'from the Canon of the Bodiless Ones', in his Hymns of the Eastern Church. Glorious, and I can't resist a hymn that incorporates etymology...
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
Michaelmas has the best hymns, and I really miss singing with other people.
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Giles MacDonogh Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
Origin of Oxford's Michaelmas term?
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @GilesMacDonogh
Yes, and some other universities too...
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Lisa Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
I want. To know who gave the names of the angels obviously Gabriel is mentioned in the bible but where are the other angels@mentions sorry if this is an ignorant question
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @sisabatter
They're also from the Bible - Michael is mentioned several times (e.g. ), and Raphael is named in the Book of Tobit.
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roberta trew Sep 29
Replying to @ClerkofOxford
Happy Feast Day!😇
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Eleanor Parker Sep 29
Replying to @Trew1Trew
And to you!
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