Saint Uriel the Archangel


Saint Uriel the Archangel

Scriptural References

    The Hebrew word for angel means “messenger, envoy”.  Uriel is one of the chief archangels, the others being Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel.  In Hebrew literature, Uriel is associated with light and is referred to as, the one who brings light to Israel.  In Hebrew, the word Uriel means “Fire of God”.  He is shown with an open hand holding a flame.  The open hand signifies an openness to receive God's light.  The fire inside his palm is a reminder of the intensity of reception of this light.  A book or scroll symbolizes this angel's talents for interpretation.

    Uriel is mentioned in the book of Enoch, serving as God’s messenger to Noah.  He also appears in II Esdras, where he is sent by God to enlighten Esdras who is in perplexity about the problem of evil and the ways of God (II Esd. 4:1).

Prayer to Saint Uriel

O Holy Angel St. Uriel, whose name means “God is my Light”

We pray that you will guide our thoughts and actions with the Light of Christ.

We ask that you guard and protect us against all the attacks of Satan

Who has tempted man since the Garden of Eden.

May you and all the choirs of Angels intercede for us before the Most Holy Trinity

That we may receive mercy and eternal life in heaven, We ask this through Christ our Lord,