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  • Thomas P
    Here is another informative material. It is a power point presentation: http://www.melbcopts.org/pub/Orthodox%20View%20of%20Angels.ppt This is another example
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      Here is another informative material. It is a power point
      presentation:
      http://www.melbcopts.org/pub/Orthodox%20View%20of%20Angels.ppt

      This is another example that Orthodox Church carries the
      complete tradition about every aspect of faith.

      --- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Thomas Daniel wrote:
      > Dear Abraham
      >
      > Angels are divided into Ranks, each with separate responsibilities.
      >
      > There are nine Orders of Angels within three major Ranks known as
      > Choirs.
      >
      > The First Choir consists of the Seraphim, Cherabim and Thrones.
      >
      > Seraphim is said to be closest to the Throne of God. They are the
      > ones who unceasingly chant the Trisagion, "Holy, Holy, Holy." They
      > encircle the Throne.
      >
      > Cherubim are second only to the Seraphim. Hold the Knowledge of God.
      >
      > Thrones or Ophanim serve the primary function of being God's
      chariot.
      >
      > The Second Choir consists of Dominions, Powers and Virtues.
      >
      > Dominations or Hashmallim, and coordinate the Upper Choir and the
      > Lower, holding the task of regulating the duties of lower Angels.
      >
      > Virtues or Malakim are concerned with maintaining the aspects of
      the
      > natural world, as well as bestowing blessings upon the material
      world.
      >
      > Powers hold one of the most dangerous tasks, as they are
      responsible
      > for maintaining the borders between Heaven and Earth. Powers are
      the
      > major line of defense and battle during heavenly warfare.
      >
      > The Third Choir consists of Principalities, Archangels and Angels.
      >
      > Principalities are the head of the Third and final Choir. They
      watch
      > over the mortal worlds, guiding and protecting the Earth's nations,
      > cities and towns.
      >
      > The Archangel is the second to last Rank in the Third Choir.They
      are
      > especially important, and are watching over the duties of the
      Angels,
      > and acting as the leaders in the Divine Army during war.
      >
      > There are seven Archangels who always stand before the Face of God.
      >
      > Michael
      > Gabriel
      > Raphael
      > Urial
      > Camual
      > Ariel
      > Samael
      > Zedhkiel
      > Sandalphon
      > Metatroon
      >
      > Angels are the last Rank in the Third Choir and are responsibile
      for
      > watching over the affairs of mortals in a more direct way than
      > Principalities. Angels carry the Word of God to mankind, and act as
      > messengers and couriers to both God and the Upper Ranks.
      >
      > If am wrong, please correct me
      >
      > In Our Lords Love
      > Thomas daniel (Reji)
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