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[[Image:Seraph.gif|thumb|right|Byzantine sketch of a six-winged Seraphim angel.]]
 
[[Image:Seraph.gif|thumb|right|Byzantine sketch of a six-winged Seraphim angel.]]
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[[Image:Seraphim and Cherubim -- Cathedral of Cefalù, Sicily.jpg|thumb|right|Mosaic of the six-winged many-eyed Seraphim and Cherubim Angels (''Cathedral of Cefalù, Sicily, ca. 1150 A.D.'')]]
 
The six-winged '''Seraphim''' are the angels closest to God (Isaiah 6:2) who, due to their closeness to God, resemble fire (Hebrews 12:29; Daniel 7:9; Exodus 24:17; Psalms 103:4).  Due to this closeness to God, and their appearance, they were given the name 'seraphim', which in Hebrew means 'flaming'.  They are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love.
 
The six-winged '''Seraphim''' are the angels closest to God (Isaiah 6:2) who, due to their closeness to God, resemble fire (Hebrews 12:29; Daniel 7:9; Exodus 24:17; Psalms 103:4).  Due to this closeness to God, and their appearance, they were given the name 'seraphim', which in Hebrew means 'flaming'.  They are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love.
  
==People named Seraphim==
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==See also==
*St [[Seraphim of Sarov]]
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* [[Seraphim (disambiguation)]]
*St [[Seraphim of Virits]]
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*St [[Seraphim (Chichagov) of Leningrad and Gdovsk‎]]
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*St Seraphim of Mount Domvu, commonly referred to as [[Seraphim of Lebadeia]] and also known as [[Seraphim of Phanarion]], Bishop of Phanarion and Neokhorion, [[May 6]]
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*[[Metropolitan]] [[Seraphim (Mentzelopoulos) of Piraeus]]
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*[[Archbishop]] [[Seraphim (Tikas) of Athens]]
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*Archbishop [[Seraphim (Storheim) of Ottawa]]
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*[[Bishop]] [[Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias]]
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*Bishop [[Seraphim (Sigrist) of Sendai]]
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*[[Hieromonk|Hmk]] [[Seraphim Rose]]
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==References==
 
==References==
 
*[http://www.sfaturiortodoxe.ro/orthodox/orthodox_advices_angels.htm The Holy Angels]
 
*[http://www.sfaturiortodoxe.ro/orthodox/orthodox_advices_angels.htm The Holy Angels]
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===Biblical Sources===
 
===Biblical Sources===
 
*Isaiah 6:2 - "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings"
 
*Isaiah 6:2 - "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings"
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Latest revision as of 17:37, March 26, 2012

Byzantine sketch of a six-winged Seraphim angel.
Mosaic of the six-winged many-eyed Seraphim and Cherubim Angels (Cathedral of Cefalù, Sicily, ca. 1150 A.D.)

The six-winged Seraphim are the angels closest to God (Isaiah 6:2) who, due to their closeness to God, resemble fire (Hebrews 12:29; Daniel 7:9; Exodus 24:17; Psalms 103:4). Due to this closeness to God, and their appearance, they were given the name 'seraphim', which in Hebrew means 'flaming'. They are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love.

See also

References

Biblical Sources

  • Isaiah 6:2 - "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings"
  • Hebrews 12:29 - "For our God is a consuming fire"
  • Daniel 7:9 - "His throne was a flame of fire"
  • Exodus 24:17 - "the appearance of the Lord was like a blazing fire"
  • Psalms 103:4 - "Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire"
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