Angels

Angels – Glossary

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Angels – Dominions

In the Pseudo-Dionysian hierarchy, the fourth highest order of angels, who regulate the duties of other angels and make known the commands of God. Dominions also are channels of mercy. The term dominion refers to “lordship,” “rule,” or “special meaning.” Use of the term dominions as a class of angels occurs in apocryphal writings influenced by the New Testament passages ...

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Angels – Archangels

The word “archangel” means chief angel. It derives from the Greek archō, meaning to be first in rank or power; and aggělǒs which means messenger. The word is only used twice in the New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and Jude 1:9. Only Archangels Gabriel and Michael are mentioned by name in the New Testament. Michael is the only angel the ...

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Angels – Powers

The Powers are in the pseudo-Dionysian hierarchy, the sixth highest order of angels. Powers fight against evil spirits who seek to wreak havoc through human beings. They protect the divine plans initiated by the DOMINIONS and carried out by the VIRTUES. They are sometimes equated with AUTHORITIES, DYNAMEIS, and EXOUSIAI. St. PAUL alluded to their capability to be either good ...

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Angels – Thrones

Thrones are in the Pseudo-Dionysian celestial hierarchy, the third highest order of angels. The term “throne” generally refers to a symbol of majesty and the seat of God and God’s glory, and as such it is not a spirit being. Thrones are personified in Jewish mystical literature. The Bible has only one reference to thrones as heavenly beings or angels: ...

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Angels – Virtues

Virtues are in the Pseudo-Dionysian hierarchy, the fifth highest order of angels, whose name means “powers,” especially in relation to performance of miracles and Magic. The primary tasks of virtues are to execute miracles on earth and provide courage, grace, and valor. According to PSEUDO-DIONYSIUS, virtues are one of the 10 orders of the blessed. They carry out the instructions ...

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Angels – Principalities

The “Principalities” also translated as “Princedoms” and “Rulers”, from the Greek arche (see Greek root in Eph 3:10), appear to collaborate, in power and authority with the Powers (Authorities). The Principalities are shown wearing a crown and carrying a sceptre. Their duty also is said to be to carry out the orders given to them by the Dominions and bequeath ...

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Do You Have a Guardian Angel?

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angels are thought to be spiritual beings that are “assigned” to assist people here on Earth in various ways. Whether there is one angel per person, one angel for several person or several angels for one person is open to question. But whether you believe in them or not, or whether you want one or not, believers insist that ...

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Angels – Cherubim

The term cherubim (chruvim in Hebrew), refers to various spirits or beings mentioned in the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible that live in God's presence or perform divine tasks.

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