Archangel Michael Award
The Archangel Michael Feast and Archangel Michael Honors constitute an annual double feast of the Metropolis of Atlanta family. Our extended Metropolitan family comes together in Atlanta on the weekend nearest the November Feast of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. It is to honor and celebrate our Patron Saint of our Metropolis and the lives of one adult and one youth from each parish, who are the living examples of the Orthodox Christian life and journey to salvation. By extension, this special Metropolis feast is also the annual Metropolitan celebration and thanksgiving for all devout servants of Christ through faith, time and talent, “Who first give themselves to the Lord by the will of God.”
The Archangel Michael Honors of the Metropolis of Atlanta recognizes two people on the behalf of each parish who have exemplified the true Orthodox Christian way of life by their deep faith, commitment, dedication, and service to the Church and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Parish Council, the Philoptochos, all the ministries of St. Demetrios, as well as the parishioners are encouraged to prayerfully reflect whom they believe should be considered for this honor, and forward the names they have chosen to Fr. Joseph. From all of these persons submitted for consideration, two names will be selected to be the honorees. The final nominees will be selected through a special prayer and the casting of lots. This special service will take place on a Sundayfollowing the Divine Liturgy.
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AWARD PRAYER
O Lord Almighty, the God of the bodiless powers and of all flesh, Who dwells in the highest and cares for the humble, Who searches out the reins and the hearts and clearly discerns the hidden things of men. We supplicate You, O immortal King, compassionate, merciful, and long-suffering Master, to give ear to our prayer, receive our supplication, and work upon us a sign unto good as we are gathered together here to seek not our own will but Your will. Come and dwell among us as You came in the midst of Your holy disciples. Lead us in Your way, and show us through the casting of lots the names of those whom You are pleased to choose from among us as worthy servants, to receive the award of the Archangel Michael on behalf of our community, and to be honored for their service, in the same way that You revealed to Your disciples the name of the Apostle Matthias. For You are a God of mercy, compassion, and love for mankind, and to You we ascribe glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
2015 ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AWARDEE
2014 ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AWARDEE
PAST ARCHANGEL MICHAEL RECIPIENTS
Archangel Michael Previous Award Winners