Îngerii din cele 9 cete amintite în Biblie


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HIERARCHY OF THE 9 CHOIRS OF ANGELS

Explanation of the 9 Choirs of Angels

1 Seraphim

Name means the burning ones, and they are Attendants at the Throne of God. They praise God singing, “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord of Hosts!” (Isaiah 6:1-7)

2. Cherubim

Name means the Fullness of Wisdom, and theyContemplate God’s providence. Assigned to protect special places. (Exodus 25:18-21; Ezekiel 10:14; Revelation 4-6)

3. Thrones

Represent the steadfastness of the love of God. The contemplate God’s power and judgment, and they appear as the most unlike the others when revealed. (Ezekiel 10:17; Colossians 1:16; Daniel 7:9)

4. Dominions

Lord over the lower choirs and humanity. They take illumination from the higher hierarchies and govern the universe. (Ephesians 1:21; Colossians 1:16)

5. Virtues

Run the operation of movement in the universe. They are often associated with planets, elements, seasons, and nature. (Ephesians 1:21)

6. Powers

Assist in governing the natural order. They are warrior angels tasked with fighting the war against the demonic choirs. (Ephesians 1:21, Ephesians 6:12)

7. Principalities

Princes of the lowest triad assigned to care and guard communities, kingdoms, states, and parishes. They are associated with transitions in power. (Ephesians 3:10, Ephesians 1:21)

8. Archangels

Leader angels assigned to communicate and carryout God’s important plans for man. Michael, Gabriel, and Rafael are the only 3 names we know. (Jude 9, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, The book of Tobit)

9. Angels

Angels are closest to the material world and humanity. The lowest choir is where we get the majority of our personal guardian angels. (Luke 22:43, Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 13:2)

*Angels are symbolically depicted with wings, but they are purely spiritual beings that do not have a physical body. They can take on the appearance of man to better communicate with humans.

Sources: Sacred Scripture, The Celestial Hierarchy -Pseudo-Dionysius, and Summa Theologiae – Thomas Aquinas

 

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