Archangel Gabriel Statue
Statue Of Saint Gabriel The Archangel
This beautiful statue is intricately modeled after the original Gabriel the Archangel piece located in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. 1600 A.D. Created from bonded marble, this statue depicts Gabriel the Archangel with wings spread and hands gently clutched in prayer. The gentle sandaled feet of Gabriel stand upon a beautiful base. This stunning statue measures 13" high and weighs approximately 8 lbs.
History Of Saint Gabriel The archangel
Saint Gabriel is probably most well known for the Annunciation where he told Mary
of the impending birth of Christ. Generally Saint Gabriel the Archangel
is seen as a slightly more benevolent spirit than his ally Michael. He
was also the messenger that brought news of the coming birth of John the
Baptist and appeared to Zacharias. It is also told that he was the angel
responsible for the downfall of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as well
as other places of sin throughout the Old Testament although he is never
named there as such.
Within all of the legends of birthing, Saint Gabriel as been accredited as the angel who selects souls from heaven to be birthed into the material world and spends the nine months as the child is being developed informing the new person of what he or she will need to know on Earth, only to silence the child before birth by pressing his finger onto the child's lips, thus producing the cleft below a person's nose. Besides births however, Saint Gabriel is also the angel who came before Daniel and told him of the future as well as the angel responsible for strengthening Christ prior to the Crucifixion.
As stated in the bible, Saint Gabriel the Archangel is "The bearer of God's secret messages to His chosen ones". One of the two highest ranking angels. He is the leading angel who stands in the presence of the God/Goddess as a coordinator. Saint Gabriel is the Archangel of annunciation, humanity, resurrection, heavenly mercy, vengeance, death, revelation, truth, and hope. Bringer of news and heralds the revealing of answers. Maker of changes. He is the Patron Saint of Communications Workers.
The name Gabriel means "Man of God" or "God Has Shown Himself Mightily." It appears first in the prophecies of Daniel in the Old Testament. This Angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks, (Daniel 9, 21-27). His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. Saint Gabriel was the Angel who appeared to Zechariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer, (Luke 1, 11), the messenger Angel who announced to Mary that she would bear a Son who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and the Savior of the world, (Luke 1, 26), and the angel who buried Moses.
Within all of the legends of birthing, Saint Gabriel has been accredited as the angel who selects souls from heaven to be birthed into the material world and spends the nine months as the child is being developed informing the new person of what he or she will need to know on Earth, only to silence the child before birth by pressing his finger onto the child's lips, thus producing the cleft below a person's nose.
Saint Gabriel explained to Daniel his vision of a ram and a billy-goat foretelling Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia and a prophecy foretelling the freeing of the Israelites. In both these cases the Archangel is mentioned by name, but it has also been suggested that Gabriel is the angel who wrestles with Jacob in the form of a man and that he was involved in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Enoch says that Saint Gabriel the Archangel was sent to destroy the giant children of the fallen 'watchers' and did so by turning them against each other In 'Paradise Lost'.
Gabriel is the angel of the moon who brings man the gift of hope. He is the spirit of truth and the prince of justice. He is the alchemy of psychism, intuition, and receptivity. According to legend, it is Saint Gabriel who will blow the horn announcing the second coming of Christ.
Linked with this, other appearances of Saint Gabriel the Archangel in Christianity are commemorated, such as his appearing to Moses when he was keeping Jethro's flocks, when he revealed to this great man, chosen by God, how the world was created and all the rest that Moses later wrote down in the Book of Genesis; his appearing to Daniel and the imparting of the mystery of the kingdoms to come and the coming of the Savior; his appearing to St. Anna and the promise of a daughter, the most blessed and pure Virgin Mary; his very brief appearing to the holy Virgin while she was living in the Temple in Jerusalem; his appearing to Zacharias the high priest and the news of the birth of John the Forerunner, and the punishing of the same with dumbness because he did not believe the angel's words.