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''.
Sources==[http://www.sfaturiortodoxe.ro/orthodox/orthodox_advices_angels.htm The Holy Angels ]