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What is the story of the seven arch angels?

Asked by f4a (601points) June 2nd, 2010

can anyone give a good detail about the arch angels?

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sakura's avatar

I’ve heard of them but didn’t know much about them, I found this website hope it helps

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talljasperman's avatar

read A book of Angles by Sophy Burnham page 167… I could write it out if your interested

Maximillian's avatar

I don’t know how open you are to Catholic teachings, but here is what we are taught.

Strauss's avatar

My interpretation, based loosely on Catholc and Hebraic traditions:

Since Archangels are spiritual beings, they generally have no gender, but some may exhibit traits that are thought to be masculine or feminine. Although there are said to be seven, the number is certainly higher than that. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel are usually agreed upon by varying traditions. Some others that appear in several traditions are Ariel, Metatron, Suriel, Raguel, Sariel, Azrael, Jeremiel, Jophiel, Raguel, Raziel, Sandalphon, Zadkiel, Chamuel, and the fallen Lucifer.

Michael is usually known as the Archangel of protection, justice and strength. He is the Chief of the Heavenly Host who led the “good” angels in battle agains Lucifer and the “fallen” angels. He is said to be the one to call upon if you need spiritiual protection or strength.

Gabriel is considered the chief messenger of the angels. It was Gabriel who announced to Mary the Mother of Jesus that she was to bear the Son of God. For this reason Gabriel is considered the Angel of conception or adoption. Gabriel is also considered the patron of communication, art, postal workers, and clergy.

Raphael is the healing Archangel. Laughter is a cure, so Raphael is the Laughing Angel. He is also the patron of physicians and other healers.

Azrael is generally considered to be the Archangel who assists souls with crossing over to heaven, or the “Death Angel.”

There is a lot of information on the internet about Archangels.You might want to check out Crystalinks, and check out some of the links on the Wikipedia article. I supplemented my own knowledge from this website.

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talljasperman's avatar

Here is the bottom half of page 167 sorry that I don’t know how to have Fluther give tables to organise everything in correct spacing


Raphael Sun sunday Broom tree to warm or scorch
Gabriel Moon Monday Willow to foster or blight
Sammael Mars Tuesday Kermes Oak to strengthen or weaken
Micheal Mercury Wednesday Almond tree to make wise or foolish
Zidkiel Venus Thursday Terebinth Tree to make fruitfull or barren
Hanael Saturn Friday Quince Tree to grant or withhold Heart’s desire
Kepharel Jupiter Saturday Pomegranate Tree to make whole or accursed

Maximillian's avatar

@fish4answers Cupids are under the choir of cherubim, I believe. They don’t look like the cute cupid at all.

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