Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Name Day, Michal! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Michal.  Happy name day, Michal!
The name Michal is the Czech form of Michael, which is of Hebrew origin.  The meaning of Michael is "who resembles God?"  This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God.  St. Michael was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible.  In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies, and thus is considered the patron saint of soldiers.