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Old Oct 25, '06, 7:16 pm
Ken Grooms Ken Grooms is offline
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Default How many Archangels are there?

A priest told me today that he read that there are seven Archangels!

Also, is it possible for angels to move up or down in (or perhaps even outside) their hierarchy?

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Old Oct 25, '06, 7:25 pm
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Default Re: How many Archangels are there?

wikipedia tells me that eastern orthodoxy names 7 archangels, but western christianity usually only names 3. Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael.
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Old Oct 26, '06, 12:35 am
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Ken,
Check out this site: http://www.angelfocus.com/archangels.htm

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Old Oct 26, '06, 12:46 am
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Default Re: How many Archangels are there?

In Tobit 12:15;
15 I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord."

But in the bible only 3 are named; Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.
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Old Oct 26, '06, 4:59 am
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Default Re: How many Archangels are there?

It's got to be pretty cool to be one of only seven in all creation/Heaven. Considering there must be millions or billions of angels, Seven is a pretty low number.
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Old Oct 26, '06, 5:48 am
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Default Re: How many Archangels are there?

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Ken,
Check out this site: http://www.angelfocus.com/archangels.htm

is this site any credible? (just curious, no harm)
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Old Oct 26, '06, 9:16 am
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Default Re: How many Archangels are there?

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In Tobit 12:15;
15 I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord."

But in the bible only 3 are named; Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.
This verse just says Raphael is one of seven who stand before the Lord, not that there are only seven like him.....Maybe those seven have that specific job, while the others do other tasks for the Lord.
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Old Oct 26, '06, 9:43 am
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Default Re: How many Archangels are there?

Archangels are an entire choir of the heavenly host. They are innumerable and only three are named Scripturally: Sts. Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael. The Book of Enoch provides the names of Jeremiel and Uriel, while other Apocryphal books name others. Find out more here.

Catholic Answers recently had a radio show discussing the angels for 2 October. Unless I'm mistaken Mark Miravalle discusses this on there.

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