In the Christian tradition Angels are organized into several orders known as Angelic Choirs. Various books have been written about the Celestial Hierarchy and though many different ideas and classifications exist, most theological works agree that there are 9 hierarchies or choirs of Angels.
Seraphim – Highest order of choir. They are the attendants or guardians before God’s Throne.
Cherubim – Second highest in the order. They have an intimate knowledge of God and continually praise him.
Thrones – Angels of humility, peace and submission.
Dominions – Angels of Leadership. They assign the duties to all other angels and carry the commands of God.
Virtues – Spirits of motion, they control the elements and govern nature. They are referred to as “the shining ones”
Powers – Warrior Angels that defend the cosmos and humans. They fight against evil spirits.
Archangels – Leading angels. They have the unique role of being God’s messengers. More on this hierarch of Angels follows in this post.
Principalities – Christ rules directly over the Principalities.
Angels – This is the lowest choir and the one closest to the material world and human beings. They have the capacity to access any and all other Angels at any given time. They are caring and always willing to assist those that ask for their help.
The position of the Archangels in the Angelic Choir permits them to remain close to us human beings so they can carry God’s message to us. They are considered the captains of all the Angelic hosts and are at the service of mankind and the planet earth. They are healers that can mend our etheric, metal, emotional and physical bodies. They minister to us through the SEVEN RAYS OF ENLIGHTENMENT.
Archangel Michael – First ray is the Blue Ray
Archangel Michael serves on the blue ray of spiritual light. This is the ray of Faith, Protection and God’s Will. Call upon him if you are ever in need of personal assistance or distress. A call of help to Archangel Michael from the bottom of your heart will bring him immediately to your assistance. His day of the week is Tuesday and this is considered the best time to start any spiritual work for Michael. We recommend using red and blue candles to invoke his presence.
Archangel Jophiel – Second Ray is the Yellow Ray
Archangel Jophiel serves on the Yellow Ray of spiritual light. This is the ray of Wisdom, Illumination, constancy. The name Jophiel means Beauty of God. Call upon him if you need help passing an exam, if you need help with work or clarity to resolve a conflict. Jophiel will rescue people from ignorance or spiritual blindness. His day of the week is Sunday. We recommend using Yellow candles to invoke his presence.
Archangel Chamuel – Third Ray is the Pink Ray
This is the ray of love. Chamuel’s name means “He Who Seeks God.” Chamuel is the winged emissary of the expressions of love. He represents compassion, communication, and love in all of its expression. Call on Chamuel to help you with your divine mission and to guide you towards your soulmate. Also ask him to facilitate personal relationships so that you enjoy peace and harmony in every area of your life. His day of the week is Monday. We recommend using pink candles to invoke his presence
Archangel Gabriel – Fourth Ray is the White ray
Archangel Gabriel serves on the Ray of purity, order, hope, joy and discipline. His name means “Man of God”. Gabriel is the messenger angel. He is frequently depicted with a trumpet heralding the path to God. He helps you balance your life and clean your karma. Call upon him in times of despair for he will help you find hope. His day of the week is Friday. We recommend white candles to invoke his presence.
Archangel Raphael – Fifth Ray is the Green Ray
This is the spiritual light of truth, healing, and science. Archangel Raphael’s name means “God has healed.” He is the angel that heals our body, mind and spirit. You can call on Raphael in times of sickness. Call him if you need to heal your soul of suffering or traumas. His day of the week is Wednesday we recommend green candles to invoke his presence.
Archangel Uriel – Sixth Ray is the Purple and Gold Ray
The Ray which Archangel Uriel serves is th ray of service and ministration, peace and brotherhood. His name means “Fire of God” and is known as the Archangel of salvation. Call upon Uriel to establish peace and harmony where there is disagreement and discord. Invoke his name to bring brotherhood between people and to dispel discrimination. His day of the week is Thursday and it is the best time to start any spiritual work for Uriel. We recommend purple and orange candles to invoke his presence.
Archangel Zadkiel – Seventh Ray is the Violet Ray – Saturday is his day
Archangel’s Zadkiel Ray is the ray of Freedom, Mercy and Transmutation. Zadkiel carries the light of freedom, forgiveness, justice, and transmutation. He frees your soul by allowing forgiveness and blocking past traumas. Call on Zadkiel to help you clear your karma and bring positive energy. His day of the week is Saturday and we recommend a purple candle to invoke his presence.
Many people write to us and ask us which color candle would be best to work with all 7 Archangels. We feel that blue and purple are the ideal colors for a candle to invoke the presence of this Celestial Hierarchy. Blue is the color of peace and used to depict heaven while purple is a color that heals, transmutes, invokes freedom, justice, and brotherhood which are the qualities inherit in these Heavenly Messengers.