How much do you really know about the archangels? The word “archangel” occurs in only two verses in the Bible. First Thessalonians 4:16 says, “For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” Jude verse 9 declares, “But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you!’” The word “archangel" comes from a Greek word meaning “chief angel,” referring to an angel that seems to be the leader of the other angels. The Archangels are called the great heralds of good news, announcing the great and most glorious. Their service consists in revealing prophecies, knowledge and understanding of God’s Will which they receive from the higher orders, of angels and announce to the lower order, i.e. the angels, and through them, to men. St. Gregory the Dialogist says that the archangels strengthen people in the holy faith, enlightening their mind with the light of knowledge of the holy Gospel and revealing mysteries of devout faith. Here are six things you didn’t know about the archangels.