The Archangels Choir

Archangel Michael and the DevilHierarchy: Third Angelic Triad
Order/Choir: Eighth Choir
Classified: Archangels
Origin of Name: The Etymology of the English word Archangel, originated from two Greek words archo, meaning the first in rule or power, and angelos meaning "messenger."
Alternate Name(s): 
Reports to: 
Pseudo-Dionysius Archangels: Chamuel (a.k.a. Camael), Gabriel, Jophiel, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Uriel, Zadkiel
Talismanic Archangels: Camael (a.k.a. Chamuel), Gabriel, Haniel (a.k.a. Anael, Aniel, Hamiel), Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Zadkiel, Zaphkiel
Ethiopic Enoch Archangels: Gabriel, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raguel, Raphael, Remiel, Uriel, Zerachiel
Hebrew Enoch Archangels: Baradiel, Baraqiel, Gabriel, Mikael (a.k.a. Michael), Shachaqiel, Shatqiel, Sidriel
Testament of Solomon Archangels: Adonael, Arael, Gabriel, Iaoth, Mikael (a.k.a. Michael), Sabrael, Uriel
Christian Gnostic Archangels: Barachiel, Gabriel, Jehudiel, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Sealtiel, Uriel
Gregory the Great Archangels: Gabriel, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Orifiel, Raphael, Samiel, Uriel, Zachariel
Geonic Lore Archangels: Aniel (a.k.a. Anael, Hamiel, Haniel), Famael, Gabriel, Kafziel, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Zadkiel
Hierarchy of the Blessed Angels Archangels: Adabiel, Chamuel (a.k.a. Camael), Gabriel, Haniel (a.k.a. Anael, Aniel, Hamiel), Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Zaphiel
Princes of the Archangels: Barachiel, Barbiel, Gabriel, Jehudiel, Metatron (a.k.a. Metratton, Mittron, Metaraon, Merraton), Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Satan (before his fall)
Eastern Orthodox Archangels: Barachiel, Gabriel, Jegudiel, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael), Raphael, Selaphiel (a.k.a. Salaphiel), Uriel
Other Archangels: Nemamiah


Physical Appearance:

  • Archangels are said to be slightly larger than a common Angels

Symbolized By:

Primary Role(s):

  • Archangels have the unique role of being God's messenger to the people at critical times in history and salvation
  • Archangels bring messages of Divine decrees to earth
  • Archangels are called "the heralds of good news" and announce great and glorious events
  • Archangels receive understanding of God's will from the higher orders of Angels and relate it to the lower order of Angels that interact with humans
  • Archangels help watch over the true or common Angels 

Noted For:

  • Archangels are generally taken to mean "chief or leading Angel"
  • Archangels may be of the Archangel Order/Choir, or, other hierarchial Orders/Choirs
  • Archangels are best known for their roles as messengers in the Bible
  • The Archangel Gabriel told Mary of her upcoming birth of Jesus Christ
  • Guardians of people and all physical things
  • Archangels are said to be very powerful
  • Archangels number seven in most texts composed by various sources and authorities. However, few of these sources reflect the same seven Archangels
  • Most of the Angels described as being Archangels are in fact Seraphim, Cherubim or Dominions which would imply that Archangels are not truly a distinct class, but rather an elite group of Angels given special purpose beyond that of their actual Order/Choir
  • Archangels are considered Angels of the world


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