Thursday, November 7, 2019

St. Nikodemos on the Holy Ranks of the Angels

Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (source)
"And while, according to the Theologians,
the Thrones judge,
the Seraphim warm us,
the Cherubim make us wise,
the Principalities command,
the Powers work deeds,
the Dominions preserve things,
the Authorities rule the nations,
the Archangels are ministers of the faith,
and the Angels liturgize,
however, Michael and Gabriel,
as the Taxiarchs over all the rest, even more so,
judge, warm us, make us wise, even more so command us, work deeds for us, and preserve us,
even more so rule over nations, minister the faith, and liturgize with us."
-Excerpt on the Holy Angels by St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain


Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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