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see ArkhangelskArkhangelsk
or Archangel
, city (1990 est. 418,000), NW European Russia, on the Northern Dvina near its mouth at the White Sea. Although icebound much of the year, it is a leading Russian port and can generally be made usable by icebreakers.
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, Russia.


(ärk`ānjəl), chief angelangel
, [Gr.,=messenger], bodiless, immortal spirit, limited in knowledge and power, accepted in the traditional belief of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and other religions. Angels appear frequently in the Bible, often in critical roles, e.g., visiting Abraham and Lot (Gen.
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. They are four to seven in number. Sometimes specific functions are ascribed to them. The four best known in Christian tradition are MichaelMichael
[Heb.,=who is like God?], archangel prominent in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. In the Bible and early Jewish literature, Michael is one of the angels of God's presence.
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, GabrielGabriel
, archangel, the divine herald. In the Bible he appears to Daniel (twice), to Zacharias, and to the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation (Dan. 8.16; 9.21; Luke 1.19,26,27). Christian tradition makes Gabriel the archangel trumpeter of the Last Judgment (1 Thes. 4.16).
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, RaphaelRaphael
, archangel. He is prominent in the book of Tobit, as the companion of Tobias, as the healer of Tobit, and as the rescuer of Sara from Asmodeus. Milton made him a featured character of Paradise Lost. Feast: Sept. 29 (jointly with the other archangels).
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, and UrielUriel
. 1, 2 Two descendants of Kohath. 3 Man whose daughter became mother of King Abijah of Judah. The name appears in the pseudepigrapha for an archangel. He is introduced in Milton's Paradise Lost as the angel of the sun.
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. In early Jewish literature archangels are called "angels of the presence."


1. a principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology
2. another name for angelica
3. yellow archangel a Eurasian herbaceous plant (Lamiastrum luteum) that has yellow helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
4. a bronze-coloured breed of domestic pigeon with black markings


a port in NW Russia, on the Dvina River: major centre for the timber trade and White Sea fisheries. Pop.: 345 000 (2005 est.)
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In the centre is the Archangel Gabriel, whose attribute is the word, as he announced to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God.
Notes: (a) A monument to King Carlos IV stands in Manila's Plaza de Roma in gratitude for his introduction of smallpox vaccine in the Philippines; (b) Floy Quintos once had at his Gallery Deus shop, an antique Bohol nativity set with handwritten names on the archangels figures: San Miguel, San Gabriel, San Rafael, and the lesser-known Uriel, Barachiel, Jehudiel, and Salatiel; and (c) namboboso (or naninilip) is Tagalog for surreptitiously peeping as in Peeping Tom.
It took about five months for the NHCP to bring back the original designs of the centuries-old archangels, and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Niall has been undertaking a number of research studies since he arrived back in Glasgow and possibly one of the most influential has been his analysis of the performance of Archangels, Scotland's oldest business angel group.
The major business angel group which has been at the forefront of early stage investing in Scotland for over 2 decades, Archangels, has announced
He concluded his homily urging those present to pray to the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, and "recite the ancient but beautiful prayer to the archangel Michael, so he may continue to do battle and defend the greatest mystery of mankind: that the Word was made Man, died and rose again.
But as strange visions assail him and occurrences that cannot be explained by science come to pass, Gabe slowly begins to accept his identity and the fact that only he and his fellow archangels can battle a demon who has arisen to destroy humanity.
Michael, along with the other archangels, have been in a battle for truth since the dragon was cast down to the earth 5775 years ago.
Communing with the Divine: A Clairvoyant's Guide to Angels, Archangels, and the Spiritual Hierarchy is a recommendation for spirituality and new age readers and comes from authors who explore the art of communing with celestial beings, based on Martin's clairvoyant experiences.
But The Leader doesn't anticipate the growing dissent among his own ranks or the massive hunt for him by both law enforcement and the archangels for good.
Other artwork on show will include Pat Lawrinson's ever-popular images of Archangels and portraits of local school children by Batley-based Tony Noble.