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Angels

December 9, 2021

If you went to a parish or church school, as I did for eight years, you learned about Angels. They watch over us and were present at important moments in sacred history. They came into being when God created the world, and announced the coming of Christ to shepherds

They bring joy and are joyful when even one sinner repents. As a class of being things they are called cherubim and some special angels are tall and can fly. They are called seraphim.

Two angels have names. The angel Gabriel came to Mary ( “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to

a virgin . . . and the virgin’s name was Mary” (Luke 1:26–27).

When Jesus was born “a multitude of angels praised God and said, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14)

The archangel Michael is the only other angel known by name. There are thousands of angels and the chief angel is an archangel.

Satan is a fallen angel.

According to Luke 2 verses 8 to 20)

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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