Angels // Seraphim

O holy Guardian! At thy feet these wreath of humble flowers I lay; O that their odor were as sweet as He desires who sings the lay, Protect me at death's awful hour, Receive my soul to thine embrace, Rich with the wonders of thy power, To thank, to praise thee, face to face.Amen

In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, with the train of his garment filling the temple. 2 Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered. One cried out to the other:“ Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts! All the earth is filled with his glory!” Isaiah 6:1-3

Seraphim-a special class of heavenly attendant's in God's court. His highest servants, they are there to minister to God to proclaim HIS Glory to worship God continually.

The Seraphim, as seen in Isaiah 6:1 "The Lord is on a throne in the temple and lifted up. The Seraphim are above the throne 2.They has six wings, two covered their face, two covered their feet, with the other two they flew. They cry "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, the whole earth is full of his Glory

In Hebrew to use the same word three times to describe something, means the person/object is utterly like the word describes. So calling God Holy three times means "God is utterly and perfectly Holy."

These Heavenly attendants in God's court are said to be among His highest servants along with the Cherubim. The role of the Seraphim is to minister to God and to proclaim His Glory, to worship him continually. One meaning given to the word Seraphim means "fiery ones", because it is alluded and is supposed to their burning love for their creator. In Art, Seraphim are often red because their name "burning ones" and are shown holding a flaming sword with the words "Holy, Holy, Holy" on the blade. They are represented as standing above the King as he sat on his throne.

When I picture these creatures at God's throne ministering to him, praising and worshiping, it brings to my heart being present during Holy Mass and how Jesus sits on the altar waiting to be revealed as the priest raises Christ body hidden in the host. If I recollect myself and set aside distractions I am drawn into the presence and mercy of the God of forgiveness. I'd like to picture my praise and worship being lifted on those wings of the Seraphim.

Do we too, like the Seraphim, find the Holiness of God worthy to be praised? We should ! 

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were "no people; you "had not received mercy" but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

We are all called to live a life of praise and service to a wonderful God.

To Jesus through Mary-Susan Sabahi

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