A woman named Maria from Piraeus saw the Archangel Michael in her sleep, and he told her: "I want you to bring to my house a pair of metallic shoes and a sword."
Afraid, she asked him where his house was.
"Docheiariou Monastery at the Holy Mountain."
She searched for information about the Monastery, prepared a pair of metallic shoes and a sword, and she sent them with a letter explaining the wondrous event.
On the sword it says: "MY ARCHANGEL HELP ME AND PROTECT ME - MARIA".
To commemorate this miraculous event, the shoes and sword hang from the proskynitarion where the Archangels are depicted in the Sacred Monastery.
We do not know why the Archangel requested metallic shoes and a sword!
Let us ask him to protect our nation in these difficult days we are living.
The Sacred Church of the Archangels in the Sacred Monastery of Docheiariou
Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.