My Angel Daniel....and Uriel?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by andree, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know anything about Uriel approaching Vassula in the early years along with Daniel? See this prayer of Vassula's below (emphasis is mine).

    Yahweh in His princely way
    has stooped down all the way to us
    to reach us;
    in His Majestic manner He brought us His Word
    like broad-spreading rivers on parched land;

    He is our Judge and our Lawgiver,
    the eyes who recognized Him
    and saw Him in this Love Song
    will no longer be closed;
    the ears of those who heard His Word
    will remain alert;
    and the lenient heart that accepted Him in contrition
    will learn integrity to honour Him;

    all glory be His, for ever and ever...

    two Princely Messengers from the highest ranks of Heaven
    came to me at first to approach me
    by the names of Daniel and Uriel;

    like ambassadors of peace they came to me,
    the totally unworthy one
    to make out of this soiled and dry earth 1
    a field of lilies and daffodils
    to be fitting to receive the Word of God...
    The above prayer is taken from the Message of February 28, 2006 here:

    I've been trying to find out more about Uriel and read that he appears in Ezra in some Orthodox bibles. Has Vassula has ever spoken about him?
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  2. andree

    andree Well-Known Member

    Dear friends,

    I have found some information about Uriel in the old forum that I wanted to provide a link to it here. You'll see in that post that Uriel means "the fire or light of God, enlightener (3 Ezdras 5:20)"

    Robert, who used to post on that forum, posted this reply that he got from EWTN about angels, and I've put in blue the text that concerns Uriel:

    The list of the seven archangels is a rather convoluted one -- there are many different lists, ranging from apocryphal writings (such as the Books of Enoch)to that of Pseudo-Dionysius. I prefer to use the list compiled by Pseudo-Dionysius as it is probably the best researched, even if it does date to around the 6th century. Here goes: Uriel -- Fire of God Michael -- Who is as God Raphael -- God has Healed Gabriel -- God is My Strength Chamuel -- He Who Seeks God Zadkiel -- Righteousness of God Jophiel -- Beauty of God

    Now, of these, only Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel are mentioned in the Scriptures; others are referenced in apocryphal literature, as noted. Thus, the three alone are venerated by the Church. Uriel, of course, has been very popular historically. However, unlike the best known (Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael), however, his existence is not supported in any way by Scripture. He is thus attested to only in apocryphal writings such as the ones you mention in your question. Nevertheless, he was very popular throughout Jewish and Christian history, at least until 745 and a council in Rome that removed several angels from all recognized lists. Despite the official action of the Church, there persisted a fondness for Uriel, and his name appeared as St. Uriel in some areas, although he does not appear on the Calendar. The same can be said for the other non-Scripturally attested archangels.

    Now I wonder if the Uriel who appeared to Vassula is the same one referred to above? The TLIG message that I quoted in my first post says that Daniel and Uriel were from the "highest ranks of Heaven".

    If anyone knows more about this, please do post.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
  3. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    thanks andree .... after doing a google search, most of the images of Archangel Uriel are Orthodox. Wikipedia mentions references in the Jewish encyclopedia:
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017

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