The Mor Gabriel parish is located in the Roman Catholic Church of Sts Guardian Angels built in the Pa Verkuyllaan Badhoevedorp in 1937. Pastor F.H.J.M. Cornet from Lijnden was building pastor and J.M. Hardeveld Amsterdam architect. In the morephrem.com are murals of Lambert Simon of Utrecht and on the left and right of the building images of Mari Andriessen. The idea of the Guardian Angels might arise from the story of Tobias protected by Raphael.
In the book of Tobit (12:15) says: “For I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord.” On the basis of these words one has come to the conclusion that there are seven archangels also including Gabriel and Michael. As a messenger of God at all important events concerning the redemption he takes an important place: in Daniel (8:16, 9:21) Zechariah (Lk1: 19) and Mary (Lk1: 26). Certainly the Annunciation (Annunciation), he appears frequently, often (since the 13th century) with a lily branch or an olive branch. On older pictures he wears a harbinger staff with globe and cross. The Church celebrates his feast day on 24 March.
Syrian Orthodox Church
1171 TM Badhovendorp / Amsterdam
Priest: Samuel Samuel
Tel. / Fax: 036-54 64 118
Sundays from 12:30 to / m 14:30