Archangels healing oil
The Irish Blessings Archangels healing oil dedicated to St Gabriel, St Michael and St raphael is one of our most popular healing oils. The Archangels are most powerful mediators for our modern times, Moreover, along with all the heavenly choirs of angels we have a pathway to the heart of our Blessed Mother the Queen of the angels.
The word “archangel” occurs in only two verses of the Bible. First Thessalonians 4:16 exclaims, “For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”
Jude verse 9 declares, “But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you!'” The word “archangel” comes from a Greek word meaning “chief angel.” It refers to an angel who seems to be the leader of other angels.
Jude verse 9 uses the definite article “the archangel Michael,” which could possibly indicate that Michael is the only archangel. However, Daniel 10:13 describes Michael as “one of the chief princes.” This possibly indicates that there is more than one archangel, because it places Michael on the same level as the other “chief princes.”
So, while it is possible that there are multiple archangels, it is best not to presume upon the Word of God by declaring other angels as archangels. Daniel 10:21 describes Michael the archangel as “your prince,” and Daniel 12:1 identifies Michael as “the great prince who protects.” Even if there are multiple archangels, it seems that Michael is the chief among them.
The three Archangels we have names for are; St Michael, St Raphael and St Gabriel.
Tradition of oils
The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person is invited to apply oil on the part of their body they want healed. As they do so, they are asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power. It is God who has the power to heal. Applying the oil while praying are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. By doing so we place our trust in God.