Angels are pure spirits.  They are endowed with natural intelligence, power, and beauty far surpassing the nature, faculties, and powers of man.  They serve God as messengers and ministers and offer continuous praise to Him.  They are guardians of men on earth.  They are divided into three hierarchies:  Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones – Dominations, Principalities, and Powers – Virtues, Archangels, and Angels.  They strive to keep us on the right path.  They encourage us when we fall from the right path.  They offer our prayers and good actions to God and assist us at the hour of our death.

FEAST DAY:  October 2