3 Of The Most Famous Archangels

The word angel means messenger, and an archangel is a high ranking angel or leader.  In the Christian bible, the 3 most high ranking angels are Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael and Archangel Gabriel.  The job of the archangel is to deliver important messages.  When you come across an image, or the word angel, stop, and take note.  Look around, and become present.  There is a message waiting for you.  A good friend of mine used to see a courier truck called Messenger Courier with a big image of an angel on it.  For her, it was a warning that a particular child of hers was getting into some mischief.

Angels are available to help people navigate through this earthly life.  If one is open to their help, they communicate or send signs in many different ways.  It is often thought that if a feather appears out of nowhere, an angel is trying to get your attention.  And, as mentioned above, seeing an image or seeing the word angel or messenger is also a way they communicate.  In order to receive the benefits of an Angel’s message, a person must be diligent in maintaining awareness in their surroundings.  If one is too wrapped up in the senseless chatter of the mind, thereby making them unaware of what’s going on around them, they can miss some very important messages.  This can be anything from streets to avoid in traffic, people unfriend or befriend foods to avoid or eat, and sometimes even when to keep silent.  Angels can help inspire an artist or writer.  They can help a teacher communicate to her students in a way that is engaging, rather than forceful.

Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael is known as the leader of the Angels.  He is the Angel of protection, and sometimes is shown carrying a sword.  His job is to help with fear and issues of safety.  He also works with healers, and can be known to fix mechanical and electrical problems.

Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael helps with physical and emotional healings.  He works with addictions and cravings, and helps with injuries and illnesses.  He works closely with doctors and healers and often works with Archangel Michael.

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel is known as the messenger Angel, and often is seen holding a trumpet.  He is the patron saint of communications.  He often helps writers, artists, teachers and journalists communicate their message.  He also helps communications with children.

 

Famous Painters that have Painted Angels

Some of the most beautiful paintings in the world have been by famous painters that have painted angels. The majesty surrounding the paintings makes some of the most famous paintings in the world.

Find out more about some of the paintings below.

Madonna and Child by Giotto

Madonna and Child by Giotto is one of the most famous paintings in the world. What makes it even more so is how he beautifully captures Madonna and her child. Every curl on the woman’s head is done with expert detail, and with the shadowing sharpening her beautiful features. He captures the radiation of devotion to the Madonna.

The Annunciation – John Collier

This is an extraordinarily modern painting, yet captures the essence and magic of the past. In the painting, Mary, a schoolgirl, finds herself greeted by the Archangel Gabriel. The viewer of this painting is jolted with the immediateness of the scene, as the girl has untied shoelaces and messy black hair. Yet, despite this, the Archangel Gabriel bows before her. It is a beautiful representation of how modern times have shaped from the past.

Rest on the flight into Egypt – Caravaggio

Rest on the flight to Egypt is a painting that shocked the Christian church. Caravaggio painted Madonna in a red dress, the color at the time associated with loose-living). Not only that, but she is slumped over asleep. What makes the painting even more controversial is that he painted Joseph patiently holding sheets of music for an angel who is playing violin with black wings. Whilst the painting is unbelievably controversial, it has a beautiful element to it that symbolizes not everything is as it seems.

Madonna of the Rocks – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci captures the calm beauty of Madonna and the sweetness of her face in his painting. A light shines from above onto Madonna’s face, the light of God. What makes this painting so beautiful is that Madonna’s face shows no grief or sin. She is the painting of innocence. An angel gentle supports her, blessing her. Many have commented throughout history and have said that this is one of the most beautiful depictions of Madonna as it captures her sweetness and innocence to life and the world around her.

There are many beautiful paintings of angels through the world that have each brought its own meaning to life and have continued to inspire those who believe in their existence.

Here is a video on how Angels can help you