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Angels, by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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White Angel. Fresco in the monastery Mileshevo, Serbia. XIII century White Angel. Fresco in the monastery Mileshevo, Serbia. XIII century

The word ‘angel’ comes from the Greek ‘angelos’, which means ‘a messenger’. As far as we are concerned, in the way in which we are related to the angels, they enter into our life as messengers of God. This does not mean that there is not in the angels an essence of their own, their own essential being, and that they are nothing but messengers. They are related as messengers to us; they are related to God as his own creatures which have already attained a measure of perfection and which grow eternally, endlessly into a deeper and more perfect communion with their Maker. Anyhow tonight my intention is not to speak of the angels in their essential being, but to speak of them as they appear in the scriptures and in the liturgical texts in relation to the world…

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