Dec 02

Belief in Angels

“If we acknowledge a divine authority beyond our own, it is obvious that the hierarchies of blessed beings become necessary to the government of the cosmos.” Manly P. Hall

The classification of angelic administrators of the Divine Will resulted from the labors of the prophet Enoch and Dionysius the Areopagite. They systematized space, populating it with real but invisible creatures. From their labors and various interpretations the angelology of St. Thomas Aguinas was founded.

References to angels occur throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Three are actually named in the sacred canon–the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. A fourth archangel, Uriel is named in the Second Book of Esdras and the Book of Enoch.
Both standard and religious encyclopedias assume these mysterious beings to be figments of the imagination. Nevertheless, they have been venerated throughout the ages. A belief is a thought you keep thinking so we have all contributed to the concept of angels.
In Judaism seven angels sometimes called archangels lead the heavenly hosts.
Uriel (leader of the heavenly hosts); Raphael (guardian of the human spirits); Raguel (avenger of God); Michael (guardian of Israel); Sariel (avenger of the spirits; Gabriel (ruler of Paradise. The seraphim and Cherubim and Remiel (Jeremiel (guardian of souls in the afterlife).
The Belief in angels can also be found in the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.  I look forward to exploring the story of angels throughout our civilization.

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