Jehudiel means "one who glorifies God." Other spellings of Jehudiel's name include Jegudiel, Jhudiel, Judiel, and Gudiel.
Jehudiel is known as the angel of work. He gives encouragement, wisdom, and strength to people who work for God's glory -- especially those in positions of power and leadership who want to honor God while carrying out his or her job responsibilities. People also sometimes ask for Jehudiel's help to: figure out which career is best for them, find a good job, complete their tasks well and on time, solve problems on the job, find peace in the midst of stressful work situations, figure out which volunteer service opportunities God wants them to focus on, and accomplish God's purposes for all of the work they do.
In art, Jehudiel is often depicted holding a whip (which represents the responsibility of power) and wearing a crown (which represents people's heavenly rewards for doing their best to bring glory to God during their earthly lifetimes). Sometimes, in Catholic art, Jehudiel is shown holding a flaming heart that symbolizes the sacred heart of Jesus Christ (to represent people working for Jesus' glory because they love him).
Role in Religious Texts:
In the Book of Tobit, which is part of the Bible used by members of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, Jehudiel is considered to be one of the seven angels that archangel Raphael describes as standing "ever ready to enter the presence of the glory of the Lord" (Tobit 12:15).
Other Religious Roles:
Christians in the Orthodox and Catholic churches revere archangel Jehudiel as the patron saint of all who work. In astrology, Jehudiel works with the archangel Selaphiel to rule the movement of the planets.