Angel Gabriel: God’s ambassador of good news

Roots of Faith

 In part two of our series on angels, we look at special spirits called archangels.
The Bible only names three angels: Gabriel, Michael and Raphael. The latter is found in the book of Tobit, which is considered canonical (inspired Scripture) by Catholics and Orthodox but not by Jews or Protestants.
Raphael introduces himself as “one of the seven angels who stand and serve before the Glory of the Lord” (Tobit 12:15 NABRE). These may be the same seven angels who stand before God’s throne in t...

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