St Gabriel Healing Oil (The Archangel for the Good News)
St Gabriel Healing Oil the Archangel Gabriel celebrated on September 29, the feast of the archangels. The feast also celebrates two other well-known archangels, Michael and Raphael. The total number of archangels traditionally regarded as seven. A number based upon an Old Testament verse, “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord” (Tob 12:15). And a New Testament verse, “I [John] saw the seven angels who stood before God” (Rev 8:2). The non-canonical book of Enoch provides the names of four other archangels: Uriel, Jophiel, Chamael, and Zadkiel (1 Enoch 9:1).
Gabriel a Hebrew word with two root parts. The first portion, “gabri,” means strength, power, or might. While the suffix, “El,” a Hebrew word for God. The name Gabriel means God strong, God powerful, or God mighty.
An archangel a superior rank, higher than other angels. Archangels occupy a loftier tier on the hierarchy of angles because they have more important roles.
Gabriel God’s special messenger. Gabriel explained, “I am Gabriel, who sand before God. I sent to you and to announce” (Lk 1:19). Gabriel mentioned four times in the Bible, twice in the Old Testament and twice in the New Testament. Gabriel appeared to the prophet Daniel (Dan 8:16; 9:21) to explain two dreams. Then Gabriel brought the message of the two great births in Luke’s Infancy Narrative: the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah (Lk 1:19), and most importantly, the birth of Jesus to Mary (Lk 1:26).
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