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Saint Gabriel the Archangel
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Icon of Gabriel
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Oriental Orthodoxy
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast March 24
Patronage messengers

Gabriel (Hebrew: גבריאל, Gaḇrīʼēl; Greek: Γαβριήλ, Gabriēl; Latin: Gabrielus; Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl; "name means::my master is God") is one of the seven archangels and one of the three archangels named in the Bible, who serves as a messenger of God and who announced the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary[1] and who also announced to birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah.[2] He is known as St. Gabriel the Archangel to Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians.


  1. Luke 1:26-38
  2. Luke 1:11-22