2.2.5   THE SEVEN OF DIVINE GRACE

Seven angels stand out above the rest. They are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Zadkiel, Raguel, and Remiel. What makes these seven different is not rank or power. Rather it is purely and simply a question of Grace. These creatures possess more Grace then any others in heaven. Because of this divine favor, they are the closest to the Almighty. Only they are allowed to sit by the throne of God. They are true conduits to his message and ultimately loyal servants.

These seven have often been referred to as the throne angels or the seven great archangels. These two designations will not be used in this game due to their misleading nature, but it does show how much confusion has clouded the minds of the children of clay. Archangels and Thrones are both choirs in the Celestial Hierarchy. The seven angels listed above are not limited to these choirs. In fact, we find examples of Seraphim, Cherubim, Virtues and Powers among their number. Oddly enough, not one of them comes from the choir of Archangels.

The question must then be asked, why are these seven so important? Part of their significance lies in their relationship to other children of fire. Because of their connection with the Almighty, they are highly revered and highly feared by their kind. To offend one of them is to get on the bad side of God. Their clout in celestial society can not be understated.

In addition, the Almighty occasionally sends them on special missions to Earth. He does this when He needs his words not to be clouded by interpretations. This is the reason that Gabriel (a Cherub and one of the seven) is more often seen on Earth than Brachiel (a more powerful Seraph, but not one of the seven).

Because of their significance, all seven of these angels have been further detailed in the Catalog of Celestial Beings.


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