Angelic hierarchies

Beacons on the path leading to god

November 1st 2011
Many believers imagine that because they go to church or recite prayers they are in direct touch with the Lord. As if it were that easy! People only claim to have direct contact with the Lord when they don’t know who he is! I’m not saying people don’t succeed in attaining some aspect of him, but in any case it is certainly not the Lord in his fullness and immensity. If we are to reach him, there is a great path to travel, a space so vast it is impossible to imagine. And this space is not empty; it is composed of regions inhabited by spiritual entities. All religions have mentioned the existence of these regions and entities in one way or another. The Christian tradition, which builds on the Jewish tradition, teaches that there are nine angelic orders: angels, archangels, principalities, virtues, powers, dominations, thrones, cherubim and seraphim. Each of these orders is an aspect of the divine power and virtues. For our successful spiritual development, we must be aware of these heavenly entities, for they are like beacons on the path leading to God.