Let’s Crack This Nut. The Nine Choirs of Angels — Cherubim

Chunky little naked babies with wings are not Cherubim.  Chunky little naked babies with wings are Putti (pronounced Poo-tee). Seen in Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo art, Putti have often been described as “Cherubs” an obvious link to Cherubim but unfortunately not accurate. Actually “Putti” is a fun little word to say and I’m thinking […]

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Let’s Crack This Nut: The Nine Choirs of Angels — Seraphim

What are Seraphim? The Seraphim or “burning ones” (root meaning: to consume with fire) occupy the highest order of angels. They are often represented as a child’s head with wings above, below, and on each side. Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologiae offers a description of the nature of the Seraphim: “The name ‘Seraphim’ does not come from […]

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Let’s Crack This Nut: What are the Nine Choirs of Angels?

I recently posted, “Reality Bites – Let’s Believe in Angels!” where I promised more posts on angels. Well get ready because here they come! This is a typical example of how I forage. I have a question, like “What are the nine choirs of angels?” , I spend hours researching it and now thanks to […]

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