Uriel

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Uriel
Uriel como el regente del Sol.jpg
Uriel as regent of the sun
Venerated in Judaism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Anglicanism
Feast September 29 (Western),
November 8 (Eastern)
Attributes Archangel; Carrying a book, flaming sword or disk of the sun; fire in palm
Patronage Art, poetry, confirmation


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.

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.