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St. Uriel- St John’s Church, Boreham.jpg
Mosaic of St. Uriel by James Powell and Sons, at St John’s Church, Boreham, Wiltshire.
Venerated inRabbinic Judaism, Anglicanism, Oriental Orthodoxy, Serbian Orthodox Church
FeastSeptember 29 (Western), November 8 (Eastern)
AttributesArchangel; Fire in palm; Carrying a scroll, a flaming sword and a disc of the sun.
PatronageSacrament of Confirmation, poetry

Uriel (Hebrew: אוּרִיאֵל‎, Coptic: ⲟⲩⲣⲓⲏⲗ[1], meaning “God is my light” or “fire of God”) is an archangel in Jewish and Christian traditions. The Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Anglicans call him “Saint Uriel the Archangel” or simply “Saint Uriel”.

In Judaism and Christianity[change | change source]

The Roman Catholic Church only recognizes three archangels which are mentioned in the Bible: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. But according to the post-exilic rabbinic and certain Christian traditions, there are four or even seven archangels, Uriel is generally the fourth.[2] In the Deuterocanonical book 2 Esdras, Uriel is sent by God to answer the questions which are asked by Ezra.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "The Apocryphon of John". marcion.sourceforge.net. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. Isidore Singer, Ludwig Blau. "URIEL". Jewish Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11 December 2017.