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The '''powers''' are so called because they have power over the devil, in order to restrain the power of the demons, to repulse the temptations brought upon people by them, and to prevent the demons from harming anyone to the degree that they would wish. The powers strengthen the good [[asceticism|ascetics]] in spiritual struggles and labors, protecting them so that they may not be deprived of the spiritual kingdom. They help thos wrestling with passions and vices to cast out evil thoughts and slanders of the enemy and to conquer the devil.
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The '''powers''' are so called because they have power over the evil one, in order to restrain the power of the demons, to repulse the temptations brought upon people by them, and to prevent the demons from harming anyone to the degree that they would wish. The powers strengthen the good [[asceticism|ascetics]] in spiritual struggles and labors, protecting them so that they may not be deprived of the Heavenly Kingdom. They help those wrestling with passions and vices to cast out evil thoughts and slanders of the enemy and to conquer the evil one.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 16:10, March 25, 2007

The powers are so called because they have power over the evil one, in order to restrain the power of the demons, to repulse the temptations brought upon people by them, and to prevent the demons from harming anyone to the degree that they would wish. The powers strengthen the good ascetics in spiritual struggles and labors, protecting them so that they may not be deprived of the Heavenly Kingdom. They help those wrestling with passions and vices to cast out evil thoughts and slanders of the enemy and to conquer the evil one.

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First Hierarchy: Seraphim | Cherubim | Thrones
Second Hierarchy: Powers | Dominions | Principalities
Third Hierarchy: Virtues | Archangels | Angels
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