The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Southern Lengthwise Nave. South View

Archangel Gabriel

Dionisy's frescoes. Archangel Gabriel

A half-length representation of the archangel.
One of the seven archangels (Tobit 12:15) who understood the meaning of the vision of prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:16) and revealed to Zechariah the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11-20), to Virgin Mary – the birth of Jesus Christ the Saviour (Luke 1:26-38). In divine service he is characterized as “pre-existent wisdom enlightening the whole universe”. Feast: 26 March (8 April).