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Catholic Concept of Angels Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Explanation and Hierarchy of the 9 Choirs of Angels

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

The 9 Choirs of Angels

Type
Their Angelic Duties
1st Triad
Contem­plate and Adore God Directory
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!”
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.
Cherubim
Name means the Fullness of Wisdom, and they contem­plate God’s provid­ence. Assigned to protect special places.
2nd Triad
Fulfill God’s Plan in the Universe
Domina­tions
Lord over the lower choirs and humanity. They take illumi­nation from the higher hierar­chies and govern the universe.
Virtues
Run the operation of movement in the universe. They are often associated with planets, element, seasons, and nature.
Powers
Assist in governing the natural order. They are warrior angels tasked with fighting the war against the demonic choirs.
3rd Triad
Interact & Serve Humanity Closely
Principalities
Princess of the lowest triad assigned to core and guard commun­ities, Kingdoms, states and parishes. They are associated with transi­tions in power.
Archangels
Leader angels assigned to commun­icate and carry out God’s important plan for man. Michael, Gabriel, and Rafael are the only 3 names we know.
Angels
Angels are closest to the material world and humanity. The lowest choir is were we get the majority of our personal angels.
 

Hierarchy of Angels

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.

There are 7 Archangels (Tobias 12:15)

We know the names of 3 of them from Scripture:
Michael (Daniel, Epistle of St. Jude, Apocalypse of St. John), whose name means "Who is like God" and whose Feast is September 29;
Gabriel (Daniel and Luke), whose name means "­Str­ength of God" and whose Feast is March 24; and
Raphael (Tobias), whose name means "­Med­icine of God" and whose Feast is October 24.
The apocryphal Book of Enoch lists the other 4 as:
Uriel
Raguel
Sariel
Jeramiel

Arch Angels