Archangel Gabriel Statue
Statue Of St. Gabriel The Archangel Blowing Trumpet
This beautiful statue is intricately modeled after Archangel Gabriel,
also known as the Angel Of Annunciation among others. Created from
cultured marble, this statue depicts St. Gabriel the Archangel with wings spread
and long flowing gown. The wonderful messenger angel plays her
trumpet softly, signaling the second coming of Christ. The amazing
detail in this statue makes the
lovely angel appear to float off the base. This stunning statue measures 14" high and weighs
approximately 6 lbs.
History Of St. Gabriel The Archangel
The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself
mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old
Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy
weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the
angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the
Baptizer. Finally, the angel announced to Mary that she would bear a Son Who
would be conceived from the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and
of the world.
As stated in the bible, St. Gabriel the Archangel is "The bearer of God's secret messages to His chosen ones". One of the two highest ranking angels. He is the leading angel who stands in the presence of the God/Goddess as a co-coordinator. He is the Archangel of annunciation, humanity, resurrection, heavenly mercy, vengeance, death, revelation, truth, and hope. Bringer of news and heralds the revealing of answers. Maker of changes. St. Gabriel the Archangel is considered the Archangel of Dreams, Premonitions and Clairvoyance. This came about after she helped Daniel to understand the significance and symbolism of his strange dreams (Daniel 8:16-27).
In 98 C.E. a strange letter containing "the Commandments of Jesus Christ" appeared. It was supposedly written by St. Gabriel the Archangel and became a relic of the early church. The originals of this letter have never been produced, but copies were sold in England as lucky charms to provide safe childbirth and to protect the owner from evil and harm. In the Christian tradition, St. Gabriel the Archangel will blow the horn to wake the dead on Judgment Day.
St. Gabriel the Archangel has pre-eminence in the first and greatest order of heavenly powers, that is, the Seraphic Order, since the Seraphims stand closest to God. St. Gabriel is, therefore, one of seven Seraphims, closest to God. The names of the seven are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salathiel, Jegudiel, Barachiel. To this number some even add Jeremiel. Each one has their own particular service and all are equal in honor. Why did God not send Michael? Because Michael's service is to suppress the enemies of the Faith of God while St. Gabriel's is the mission of announcing the salvation of mankind.
Within all of the legends of birthing, St. Gabriel the Archangel has been accredited as the angel who selects souls from heaven to be birthed into the material world and spends the nine months as the child is being developed informing the new person of what he or she will need to know on Earth, only to silence the child before birth by pressing his finger onto the child's lips, thus producing the cleft below a person's nose.
St. Gabriel the Archangel explained to Daniel his vision of a ram and a billy-goat foretelling Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia and a prophecy foretelling the freeing of the Israelites. In both these cases the Archangel is mentioned by name, but it has also been suggested that Gabriel is the angel who wrestles with Jacob in the form of a man and that he was involved in the destruction of Sodom and Gommorah. Enoch says that St. Gabriel the Archangel was sent to destroy the giant children of the fallen 'watchers' and did so by turning them against each other In 'Paradise Lost'.
Linked with this, other appearances of the St. Gabriel the Archangel are commemorated, such as his appearing to Moses when he was keeping ethro's flocks, when he revealed to this great man, chosen by God, how the world was created and all the rest that Moses later wrote down in the Book of Genesis; his appearing to Daniel and the imparting of the mystery of the kingdoms to come and the coming of the Savior; his appearing to St. Anna and the promise of a daughter, the most blessed and pure Virgin Mary; his very brief appearing to the holy Virgin while she was living in the Temple in Jerusalem; his appearing to Zacharias the high priest and the news of the birth of John the Forerunner, and the punishing of the same with dumbness because he did not believe the angel's words; his appearing once again to the holy Virgin in Nazareth, and the annunciation of the conception and birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his other appearances.