Today the Catholic liturgical calendar marks the Feast of the Archangels.
Archangel – (Theology) a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God.
In honor of the day, here is a little quiz to test your knowledge of Archangels.
Tobit 12:15 mentions seven angels, but Catholic tradition holds that only three angels are mentioned by name in Scripture. They are:
I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand and serve before the Glory of the Lord.
If you scored well – share this post with a friend. See who gets bragging rights in the end.
Finally, here’s a little archangel poem to send you on your way today:
Feast of the Archangels
A fitting Friday tribute to a powered spirit guise
God fashioned them archangels and as rulers of the skies
with wings and sounds celestial uttered freely up in praise
to Him we sing Hosannas, sounding now and for always
Their messages delivered from His throne to lowly man
revealed in Godly glory; over centuries to span
dear Gabriel to Mary with announcement of a Son
she carried our Redeemer as the fairly chosen one
bold Raphael to Tobit for a healing of his eyes
then Michael, as defender, against Satan’s willing lies
from these is uttered witness of God’s ever present care
His angels in His heaven; you will find them circled there.