The word Synaxis is interpreted, in connection with this particular feast, as attention, concord, and union, as well as in remembrance of the apostasy of Lucifer.
God and the Creator of the universe, apart from the visible and material world, created the immaterial and invisible angelic world, as the Poet of “all things visible and invisible”.
Angels are incorporeal and immaterial. They praise God unceasingly. They encircle the Throne of God in Heaven, but they stand in awe, fear, and reverence, where they cannot gaze upon God, face to face. Therefore they cover their faces with their wings.
Specifically, God created ten Orders of Angels, nine of which have the following names: Seraphim, Cherubim, Archangels, and Angels. The head of the tenth order was Lucifer.
Why There was the Synaxis? (Spoiler Alert: Lucifer)
What happened that God threw him out of heavenly glory? Why did he cast him out of his presence?
Well, Satan, because of his excessive pride, boasted that he would set his throne upon the clouds of heaven and that he would become like God, and as the prophet Isaiah writes (Hos. n., 14), as soon as he thought of these things, Satan fell from heavenly glory and his archangelic office. The Evangelist Luke writes that “They looked upon Satan as lightning that fell from heaven” (Luke i., 18). And the order of Lucifer fell with him, and from bright angels, they became dark angels and demons.
Michael the Commander-in-Chief saw this fall of the angels and understood its cause. Then in submission and humility, he demonstrated his faithfulness to God and guarded both his own glory and splendor which God had given him and the glory of all the angels. For this submission, God appointed Michael to be the first of the Angelic orders.
The Archangel Michael gathered and united all the Angels into one and called out to them “Proschomen”, that is, to take notice and understand what these fallen Angels, the demons, had done to their pride. That the Angels should meditate and understand what God is and what the Angel is. God is the Binder and Creator of all things and the Angels are servants and creatures of God. And so the Angels praised and glorified God and sang the Angelic Hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy Cyrus Sabaoth, full of his glory, heaven, and earth.”
Happy Name Day To:
Angelos, Angelis, Angeliki, Angelica, Angela, Angela, Angella, Angella, Angelina. Gabriel, Gabriel, Gavrilos, Gavrilis, Gavriella, Gavriella, Gavriilica, Gavrilica, Gavrilica, Arabella. Michael, Michel, Michelle, Michael, Michal, Michalis, Michalis, Michaela, Michaella, Michaella, Michaela, Michaelica, Michalitsa. Seraphim, Seraphimia, Seraphim, Seraphina, Seraphim, Seraphim, Seraphimula, Seraphimica. Eustratia. Metaxia, Metaxenia, Metaxoula, Taxi. Raphael, Raphael, Raphaelos, Raphaelos, Raphaela, Raphaella, Raphaela, Raphaelia. Stamatis, Stamatios, Stamos, Stamoulis, Stamelos, Stamelis, Stamela, Stamatia, Mata, Matula, Matina, Matina, Stamatina, Stamatina, Stamata, Stamela, Stamula, Stamati, Mato, Stamatella, Stratis.