The Celestial Hierarchy

The Word Angel itself is from a Greek Word meaning ‘messenger’. It is important to know that though Scripture is FULL of angels and though there is A LOT of theological speculation about angels very little has been declared and defined by the Church but of course some has and that ‘SOME’ is packed of stuff.

There are also many perennial traditions about angels that have been passed on through history and have been extrapolated by theologians throughout the ages. The main sources we will take a look at in this study are 1) The Bible 2) The Catechism 3) The Celestial Hierarchy by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite 4) The writings of St. Thomas Aquinas 5) Some modern writngs from Dr. Mark Miravalle and Frank Sheed


Please take a look at my lecture schedule to see opportunities to hear a lecture on the Celestial Hierarchy. Within the next several weeks Ill also post a link to an Mp3 here of one of my 'Celestial Hierarchy' lectures

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