Jegudiel

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"The Angelic Council" ("Ангелскй Собор"). Eastern Orthodox Church icon of the "Seven Archangels." From left to right: St Jehudiel, St Gabriel, St Selatiel, St Michael, St Uriel, St Raphael, St Barachiel. Beneath the mandorla of Christ Emmanuel are representations of Cherubim (blue) and Seraphim (red).

Saint Jegudiel the Archangel also Jhudiel or Jehudiel (Hebrew: יהודיאלYehudiel "laudation of God") is one of the seven Archangels in Eastern Orthodox tradition and in the eastern rites of the Catholic Church.[1] He is often depicted in iconography holding a crown and a three-thonged whip.[2] Jeguidiel is the patron of all who work in some field of endeavor, and the crown he holds symbolizes the reward for successful spiritual labors.[3] Along with his subordinate angels he is the advisor and defender of all who work in positions of responsibility to the glory of God, and as such is resorted to by kings, judges, and others in positions of leadership.

Jegudiel is also known as the bearer of God's merciful love and also angel over Friday. Considered as one of the seven archangels in a variant Catholic system, which pairs each archangel with a specific day of the week and attribute. St Jehudiel is usually depicted with a flaming heart or the Sacred Heart in hand.

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  1. ^ Hymn of Praise: The Archangels
  2. ^ The Rational Heavenly Powers
  3. ^ The heavenly host and our modern life

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