Four (out of Seven) Days a Week for the Archangels of the Elements and Directions

ARCHANGELS of the Days


NAME: Michael
MEANING: ‘Like unto God’
REFERENCE: Daniel 10:13,12:1; Jude 1:9 and Revelation 12,8.
DAY: Sunday


NAME: Gabriel
MEANING: ‘Man of God’
REFERENCE: Daniel 8:16,9:21, and Luke 1:19-26
DAY: Monday


NAME: Raphael
MEANING: ‘Help of God’
REFERENCE: Tobit 3:17, 12:15
DAY: Tuesday


NAME: Uriel
MEANING: ‘Fire of God’
REFERENCE: 2 Ezdras 4:36, 4:1
DAY: Wednesday


Within the contemporary Catholic Church, the seven archangels correspond with the days of the week, and each archangel has been canonized as a saint. As the list goes, Saint Michael represents Sunday, Saint Gabriel represents Monday, Saint Raphael represents Tuesday, Saint Uriel represents Wednesday…

– The Seven Archangels, The Apologist, by Aaron Olson,

A few archangels are given specific names.
Michael (Means like God) found in Dan 10:13,12:1; Jude 1:9 and Rev 12,8.
Gabriel (Man of God), found in Dan 8:16,9:21, and Lk 1:19-26.
Raphael (The Help of God), Tobit 3:17, 12:15
Uriel (Fire of God) found in 2 Ezdras 4:36, 4:1

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The Four Cardinal Archangels and Directions in Judaism

The Holy One created Four Cardinal Directions in the world- East, West, North, and South. East, from where the light shines forth into the world…As the Holy One, blessed be He, created the Four Cardinal directions and four standards corresponding to them, so also did He set about His throne Four Angels- Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael.

Midrash Rabbah, Numbers 2:7-10