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Angels are non-sexual, but all angels in Christianity are referred to as 'he'. There are female angels in other religious traditions.

The three highest Choirs or Orders of angels are the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones (or Ofanim). Seraphim have six wings, Cherubim have four. The angels of these Orders are closest to God, towards whom their main duties are directed. They sing and praise God, and intercede for His mercy on behalf of those less fortunate.

The next three Orders are the Dominions, Virtues and Powers (or Potentates). These angels are espcially responsible for the ordering of the cosmos and the regulation of natural phenomena. They guide the courses of the planets and control rain, wind and snow. They may also regulate the activities of Heaven and the duties of lower angels.

The three Orders furthest from God, and therefore closest to humankind, are the Principalities, Archangels and Angels. Confusing! -- because 'archangels' in a different sense refers to the mightiest princes in Heaven, while members of all nine Orders may also be spoken of as 'angels'. (In Ferren and the Angel, I've relabelled the two lowest Orders as 'Junior Archangels' and 'Junior Angels'.) These angels are especially concerned with human affairs. They appear to human beings as bearers of messages, guardians and advisers.



Ferren and the Angel

Ferren & the Angel


Ferren and the White Doctor

Ferren & the White Doctor


Ferren & the Invasion of Heaven


Ferren's World


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