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The six-winged '''seraphim''' stand closer than all before God, as the prophet Isaiah saw, saying: "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings" (Isaiah 6:2). They are fire-like since they stand before God: "For our God is a consuming fire." (Heb 12:29); "His throne was a flame of fire" (Dan 7:9); "the appearance of the Lord was like a blazing fire" (Ex 24:17). Standing before such glory, the seraphim are fire-like, as it said: "Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire" (Ps 103:4). They are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love, as is shown by their very name, for "seraphim" in the Hebrew language means: "flaming".
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The six-winged '''seraphim''' stand closer than all before God, as the [[prophet]] [[Isaiah]] saw, saying: "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings" ([[Book of Isaiah|Isaiah]] 6:2). They are fire-like since they stand before God: "For our God is a consuming fire" ([[Book of Hebrews|Heb]] 12:29); "His throne was a flame of fire" ([[Book of Daniel|Dan]] 7:9); "the appearance of the Lord was like a blazing fire" ([[Exodus|Ex]] 24:17). Standing before such glory, the seraphim are fire-like, as it said: "Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire" (Ps 103:4). They are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love, as is shown by their very name, for "seraphim" in the Hebrew language means ''flaming''.
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==See also==
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*[[Angels]]
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==Sources==
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[http://www.sfaturiortodoxe.ro/orthodox/orthodox_advices_angels.htm The Holy Angels]

Revision as of 11:33, August 9, 2005

The six-winged seraphim stand closer than all before God, as the prophet Isaiah saw, saying: "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings" (Isaiah 6:2). They are fire-like since they stand before God: "For our God is a consuming fire" (Heb 12:29); "His throne was a flame of fire" (Dan 7:9); "the appearance of the Lord was like a blazing fire" (Ex 24:17). Standing before such glory, the seraphim are fire-like, as it said: "Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire" (Ps 103:4). They are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love, as is shown by their very name, for "seraphim" in the Hebrew language means flaming.

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The Holy Angels

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