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Christian angelic hierarchy

Christian angelic hierarchy
For other angelic hierarchies, see Hierarchy of angels. Orthodox icon of nine orders of angels. The most influential Christian angelic hierarchy was that put forward by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in the 4th or 5th century in his book De Coelesti Hierarchia (On the Celestial Hierarchy). During the Middle Ages, many schemes were proposed, some drawing on and expanding on Pseudo-Dionysius, others suggesting completely different classifications. According to medieval Christian theologians, the angels are organized into several orders, or "Angelic Choirs".[1][2] Pseudo-Dionysius (On the Celestial Hierarchy) and Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica) drew on passages from the New Testament, specifically Ephesians 1:21 and Colossians 1:16, to develop a schema of three Hierarchies, Spheres or Triads of angels, with each Hierarchy containing three Orders or Choirs. First Sphere[edit] The first sphere angels serve as the heavenly servants of God the Son incarnated. Seraphim[edit] Cherubim[edit] St. C.

Religious symbol See religious symbolism for other meanings. A religious symbol is an iconic representation intended to represent a specific religion, or a specific concept within a given religion. The Christian cross has traditionally been a symbol representing Christianity or Christendom as a whole. Similarly, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers have been considerably expanded after a lawsuit was filed by Wiccans in 2006 (Stewart v. Symbols representing a specific religion[edit] Symbolic representation of a specific religious tradition is useful in a society with religious pluralism, as was the case in the Roman Empire, and again in modern multiculturalism. See also[edit] References[edit] Baer, Hans A. (1998). External links[edit]

The Nine Choirs of Angels - Angels Seraphim These are the highest order or choir of angels. They are the angels who are attendants or guardians before God's throne. They praise God, calling, "Holy Holy Holy is the Lord of Hosts". the only Bible reference is Isaiah 6:1-7. Cherubim Cherubim rank after the seraphim and are the second highest in the nine hierarchies or choirs of angels. Thrones Thrones are the Angels of pure Humility, Peace and Submisssion. Dominions Dominions are Angels of Leadership. Virtues Virtues are known as the Spirits of Motion and control the elements. Powers Powers are Warrior Angels against evil defending the cosmos and humans. Archangels Archangels are generally taken to mean "chief or leading angel" ( Jude 9; 1 Thes 4:16), they are the most frequently mentioned throughout the Bible. Of special significance is St. Principalities In the New Testament Principalities refers to one type of spiritual (metaphysical) being which are now quite hostile to God and human beings. Angels Popular Saints St. St. St.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, - Conquest, War, Famine & Death, an 1887 painting by Victor Vasnetsov. The Lamb is visible at the top. White Horse[edit] Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.— Revelation 6:1-2˄ NASB The rider has also been called "Pestilence", particularly in pop culture (see below). As righteous[edit] Irenaeus, an influential Christian theologian of the 2nd century, was among the first to interpret this horseman as Christ himself, his white horse representing the successful spread of the gospel.[3] Various scholars have since supported this notion,[5] citing the later appearance, in Revelation 19, of Christ mounted on a white horse, appearing as The Word of God. As infectious disease[edit] As evil[edit] Red Horse[edit]

A land without a people for a people without a land "A land without a people for a people without a land" is a widely cited phrase associated with the movement to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine during the 19th and 20th centuries. Although usually assumed to have been a Zionist slogan, the phrase was used as early as 1843 by a Christian Restorationist clergyman and it continued to be used for almost a century by Christian Restorationists.[1] It is thought by some scholars that this phrase never came into widespread use among Jewish Zionists.[2][3] On the other hand, Anita Shapira wrote that "The slogan 'A Land Without a people for a people without a land' was common among Zionists at the end of the nineteenth, and the beginning of the twentieth century."[4] History[edit] Rev. A variation apparently first used by a Christian clergyman and Christian Restorationist, Rev. Use of the phrase[edit] Use of the phrase by Christian Zionists and proponents of a Jewish return to the land[edit] Use of the phrase by Jewish Zionists[edit]

OP Has Delivered or Norse Mythology 1: Creation 42 Laws of Maat, or 42 Negative Confessions, or 42 Admonition to Goddess Maat, or 42 Declarations of Innocence or Admonitions of Maát, 42 Laws of Maat of Ancient Egypt, or the Laws of the Goddess Maat Hieroglyph of Goddess Maat iconography, i.e., feather of truth (Shu) on top of her head The purpose of ma'at (law/justice/truth) among the Kemet (Kmt Khemet) people of ancient Upper and Lower Egypt was to divert chaos (Isfet). In Spellbook/Chapter 125 of The Papyrus of Ani (also Book of Coming Forth By Day or The Egyptian Book of the Dead, as edited by E.A. Image of Goddess Maat Anubis, The Scale Setter In Spellbook/Chapter 30B of The Papyrus of Ani titled “Chapter for Not Letting Ani’s Heart Create Opposition Against Him, in the Gods’ Domain,” we find a petitioner of ma'at (justice/truth) before the scales of justice (iconography ma'at/goddess maat). Petitioner's heart-soul (Ka) being weighed on the scales of justice (Goddess Ma'at) by Anubis (scale setter) against the feather of truth (Shu) The 42 Divine Principles of Maat in Budge's native English follows:I have not committed sin. Left to Right: Goddess Ma'at, Thoth/Tehuti, The Petitioner of Maat, Image of Thoth (Thovt, Thot) aka Tehuti

Apostille Convention The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille convention, or the Apostille treaty is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. Such a certification is called an apostille (French: certification). Procedure[edit] Apostilles are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is party to the convention.[2] A list of these authorities is maintained by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Information[edit] An apostille issued by Norwegian authorities. The apostille itself is a stamp or printed form consisting of 10 numbered standard fields. .Country ... This public document The information can be placed on the (back of the) document itself, or attached to the document as an allonge.

Sovereign state Member states of the United Nations, all of which are sovereign states. A sovereign state is a nonphysical juridical entity of the international legal system that is represented by a centralized government that has supreme independent authority over a geographic area. International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.[1] It is also normally understood to be a state which is neither dependent on nor subject to any other power or state.[2] The existence or disappearance of a state is a question of fact.[3] While according to the declarative theory of state recognition a sovereign state can exist without being recognised by other sovereign states, unrecognised states will often find it hard to exercise full treaty-making powers and engage in diplomatic relations with other sovereign states. Emergence of states[edit] Westphalian sovereignty[edit] Recognition[edit] In 1912, L.