Archangels are the highest-ranking angels in heaven. God gives them the most important responsibilities, and they do their work both in the heavenly dimension and in the earthly one. Each archangel’s name has a meaning that signifies the unique type of work that he or she does in the world.
I’ve just added lots of new content to the Famous Archangels user path at my About.com site on angels and miracles. Hope you check it out to learn about the archangels and the ways they each specialize in helping people!