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In the Kabbalah there are ten archangels, each assigned to one sephira: Chapter 20 of the Book of Enoch mentions seven holy angels who watch, that often are considered the seven archangels: Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael and Joel.
Medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides made a Jewish angelic hierarchy. The New Testament makes several references to angels , but uses the word "archangel" only twice, at Thessalonians 4: The last-named of these identifies himself in Tobit The Fourth Book of Esdras , which mentions the angel Uriel and also the "archangel" Jeremiel , was popular in the West and was frequently quoted by Church Fathers, especially Ambrose , but was never considered part of the Catholic biblical canon.
The Catholic Church gives no official recognition to the names given in some apocryphal sources, such as Raguel , Saraqael and Remiel Book of Enoch or Izidkiel, Hanael, and Kepharel other such sources. Eastern Orthodox Tradition mentions "thousands of archangels";  however, only seven archangels are venerated by name.
In addition, every Monday throughout the year is dedicated to the Angels, with special mention being made in the church hymns of Michael and Gabriel. In Orthodox iconography , each angel has a symbolic representation: In the canon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church , 1 Enoch describes Saraqael as one of the angels that watch over "the spirits that sin in the spirit" The Protestant Bible provides names for three angels: Within Protestantism, the Anglican and Methodist tradition recognizes four angels as archangels: Seventh-day Adventists hold that titles "Michael" and "archangel" are in reference to Jesus.
However, they only signify his role as the chief of angels and have no reference to the nature of Jesus, who is fully divine. Adventists credit nonconformist minister Matthew Henry as supporting this view. Jehovah's Witnesses , citing a reference to "an archangel's voice" at 1 Thessalonians 4: They believe Jesus is archangel in the true sense of the word—the highest spiritual creature.
In Islam , the mentioned archangels  in the Qur'an include:. Occultists sometimes associate archangels in Kabbalistic fashion with various seasons or elements, or even colors.
In some Kabbalah-based systems of ceremonial magic , all four of the main archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel are invoked as guarding the four quarters, or directions, and their corresponding colors are associated with magical properties. In art, archangels are sometimes depicted with larger wings. Some of the more commonly represented archangels are Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel.
In the lesser ritual of the pentagram , the invocation includes the words "Before me Raphael; Behind me Gabriel; On my right hand Michael; On my left hand Auriel [Uriel] From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the spiritual beings. For other uses, see Archangel disambiguation. Islamic view of angels. Retrieved July 2, The Early Period, E. Robert Appleton Company, An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. Retrieved 17 September Christ, and Michael and Archangel".
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