The Archangels are “Extremely luminous” Angels. Their main role is to ensure the celestial principles are perfectly applied in men’s endeavors. They work relentlessly in order to improve the planet’s lot and for humankind’s evolution to take the right direction.
What does the world “Archangel” mean?
“Archangel” comes from the Greek root arkhe, which mean “principle”, “first”, “superior” and even “commandment” and from angelos, which means “messenger”.
Thus, Archangels, who are also called the “First Princes“, are both the Heads of Angels and higher Messengers.
The Archangels, the Heads and Messengers
- As Heads of the Angels, they are tasked with commanding the Angels. Their mission is to watch over them but also to ensure that their work is properly carried out. In some writings, they are called “Heads of the Celestial Army“.
- As Messengers of the divine, they are chosen to announce the greatest events or be the greatest battles (see Michael and Gabriel below).
Who are the main Archangels?
- Michael (the one who is alike God) managed to bring down the Dragon; that means he managed to overcome Evil.
- Gabriel (God’s Strength) unveiled to the Virgin Mary that she would soon carry the child of the Holy Spirit.
- Raphael (Divine healer) cleanses the Earth of the impurities left by the fallen angels.
- Uriel (God’s Fire) is the Prophet-Archangel who told Noah a deluge was going to strike the earth.
Could there be a satanic archangel?
Yes, there could… even two of them: Tradition has it that Lucifer and Beelzebub were archangels before their fall. It is even said that Lucifer was the brother of the Archangel named Saint Michael.
Under which circumstances should we call on the Archangels?
Broadly speaking, we will invoke them…
- To help open ourselves up to knowledge
- If doubts assail us
- To develop our capacity for discernment
- If we are looking for the truth
- So they accompany us in our greatest endeavors.
… but each of the Archangels have their “own powers”. Depending on your needs, you will have to call on specific Archangels.
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