Archangel Gabriel

Information Pictures and Links regarding Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel has a remarkable position as one of the few cultural figures who plays an important role in more than one major religion. He is refered to in the Old Testament as appearing to Daniel. In Christian tradition he appears to the Virgin and to Zachariah. In Islamic tradition he is renowned for dictating the Holy Koran to the Prophet Mohammed.

The frequent references to Gabrial in literature and Art mean more than any other Gabriel defines most people's idea of what an angel is. In particular the potent image of Angel Gabriel announcing the impending birth of the Messiah to Mary has inspired generations of artists in the process creating one of the most iconic images of Western culture.

This blog collects together a collection of links and information about the references to Archagel Gabriel through the centuries.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Temptation of Caine

extract from
The Temptation Of Caine
I wept blood. I caught the tears in a cup and drank them. When I looked up from my drink of sorrow, the archangel Gabriel gentle Gabriel Gabriel, Lord of Mercy appeared to me. The archangel Gabriel said unto me, "Son of Adam, Son of Eve. Behold the mercy of the Father is greater than you can ever know for even now there is a path opened a road of Mercy and you shall call this road [Golconda]. And tell your children of it, for by that road may they come once again to dwell in the Light." And with that, the darkness was lifted like a veil and the only light was Lilith's bright eyes. Looking around me, I knew that I had Awakened.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fasting and the Month of Ramadan

"A most intimate association exists between fasting and the Quran. The Holy Prophet (SAW) used to pay the greatest attention to the recitation of the Quran in Ramadhan. It is related by ibn Abbas (RA) that the Holy Prophet (SAW) was the most generous of all men but in the month of Ramadhan, when the Archangel Gabrial (AS) used to come to him, his generosity knew no bounds. In Ramadhan Gabrial (AS) came to him every night and joined in the recitation of the Quran. During those days the Holy Prophet (SAW) appeared to be faster than the wind in acts of charity and benevolence."

Representation of a female or androgynous Gabriel

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The Archangel Gabriel.

The Archangel Gabriel. Yet another piece for the Archangel project.

She is the angel of the Annunciation, Resurrection, Mercy, Vengeance, Death, and Revelation.

The entire painting is 20x28 inches, done in watercolor. I've had a number of people already ask me about my choice to paint Gabriel as a woman.

In fact, if you look through much religious art, you will find that if not common, there are many representations of a female or androgenous Gabriel.

She is unique as the only female in the higher echelons.

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Chapel of Saint Gabriel

The Chapel of Saint Gabriel
Saint gabriel
The Chapel of Saint Gabriel is established as a resource for Christians throughout the Known World of the Current Middle Ages, to serve as a resource for communal support, to discuss issues pertinent to Christianity in the Current Middle Ages, to post notices or inquiries regarding services at Society events, to study the History of the Church and the practices of Christianity during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, etc. By becoming a member of this group, members agree to set aside the technicalities of denominational
Link: http://groups.yah

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Angel Gibril reveals himself to the Prophet

Angel Gibrail (Gabriel) in Islamic Art

These Turkish miniatures, depict the Angel Gibril (Gabriel or Gibrail) appearng to Prophet Muhammed, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
Gibril is believed by Muslims to have dictated the Holy Koran to Mohammed (S.A.W) and to have taken The Prophet to Jerusalem

In Islamic art the aura of a holy person or being is depicted as a fiery ring surrounding them

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Angel Gabrial Descent of Holy Spirit Iconostas

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Two wonderful pictures of Orthodox Iconastas from The Descent of The Holy Spirit Church in Deerfield

The Angel Gabriel

Angel Gabriel Iconastas
Angel Michael Iconastas

Monday, May 14, 2007

Annunciation on Royal Doors

Annunciation on Royal Doors (one panel)

Icon Gallery, Ohrid

From the church of St. Nicholas Hospitaller, Ohrid.
14th-15th century

111 x 36 cm.

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Annunciation on Royal Doors Gabriel

Tempera. Plaster ground on board

Today - Icon Gallery, Ohrid.

Condition: Relatively well preserved. Damage due to flaking of plaster ground in the lower part.

Iconography: Archangel Gabriel is shown in full length, facing half left. He gives a blessing with his right hand and in his left holds a rod. He is dressed in red hiton and purple himation.

The upper part of the doors – King Solomon shown in half-length, dressed in green divineation and purple mantle. In his right hand he holds an unfurled scroll inscribed with text of a prophecy. The background, gold.