Archangel Gabriel,Servant of the Divine Mystery of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Feast Day: March 26th, July 13th & November 8th


About Archangel Gabriel: The Archangel Gabriel was chosen by the Lord to announce to the Virgin Mary about the Incarnation of the Son of God from her, to the great rejoicing of all mankind…

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Prayers

Kontakion: Supreme Commander Gabriel, you are the glorious intercessor and servant before the All-Radiant, Worthy, All-Powerful, Infinite and Awesome Trinity. Ever Pray now that we may be delivered from all tribulations and torments, so that we may cry out to you: “Rejoice, protection of your servants!”

Troparion: Gabriel, Commander of the Heavenly Hosts, we who are unworthy beseech you, by your Prayers encompass us beneath the wings of your immaterial glory, and faithfully preserve us who fall down and cry to you: “Deliver us from all harm, for you are the Commander of the Powers on High!”


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God sent Archangel Gabriel to the Righteous Saint Joachim and his wife Saint Anna, to announce the most wonderful news of their Conception of the Mother of God (December 9th).

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The Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Mother of God, where she spent her childhood in the Temple of Jerusalem. During these years, Archangel Gabriel remained with her and protected her, they would often talk and Pray together (November 21st).

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Archangel Gabriel was sent from God to Announce to Saint Zacharias the Conception with his wife Saint Elizabeth, of Saint John the Forerunner (September 23rd).

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The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Mother of God

March 25th

Archangel Gabriel is Panagia’s Angel.

Awed by the beauty of thy Virginity and the exceeding radiance of thy Purity, Gabriel called out unto thee, O Theotokos: What worthy hymn of praise can I offer unto thee? And what shall I name thee? I am in doubt and stand in awe. Wherefore, as commanded, I cry to thee: Rejoice, O Full of Grace.

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Three days before the Blessed Dormition of Our Most Holy Mother of God, Archangel Gabriel came to Announce to her the news of her Dormition. He gave her a palm branch, and during the procession of her precious body to the tomb Saint John the Theologian carried this palm branch in front of the bier (August 12th).

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The Revelation of the Hymn “It Is Truly Right” (Axion Estin): Then he chanted something the disciple had never heard before, “It is truly meet to Bless Thee, O Theotokos… (June 11th)

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Icons

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Below is an Icon of Archangel Gabriel together with Archangel Michael and Saint Nektarios of Aegina, Saint George the Great Martyr and Saint John the Russian.