The Powers Choir

The Powers AngelsHierarchy: Second Angelic Triad
Order/Choir: Sixth Choir
Classified: Powers
Origin of Name: 
Alternate Name(s): Dynamis, Potentates, Authorities, Potestas, Exousia
Reports to: 
Powers Angels: Camael (a.k.a. Chamuel), Gabriel, Lucifer, Raphael, Verchiel (a.k.a. Varchiel)




Physical Appearance:

  • The Powers are described as "warlike and fierce"

Symbolized By:

  • The colors of green and gold
  • Powers carry a flaming sword

Primary Role(s):

  • The Powers, as described by Dionysius, are charged with the task of defeating the efforts of demons whose goal is to overthrow the world
  • The Powers defend of the Cosmos against all evil
  • The Powers are the guardians of all paths between Heaven and Earth
  • Powers assist the soul in overcoming temptation and evil thoughts
  • Powers are recognized as special "Warrior Angels" against evil
  • The Powers watch over of those who govern countries, cities, congregations, and agencies and will come to their assistance
  • A main purpose of the Powers is to constantly guard against any intrusion into Heaven or Earth by Hell's Legions
  • The Powers are the "Angel military"
  • The Powers are the bearers of conscience
  • The Powers are the keepers of history
  • Powers serve as advisers and policy planners
  • Powers specialize in reducing formulated ideologies into written documents and doctrines
  • The Powers oversee the distribution of power among mankind

Noted For:

  • Powers are vigilant against evil
  • The Powers are tireless defenders of goodness
  • Powers are so intelligent they can detect schemes and tricks before they happen
  • The Powers will send warnings to us when others seek to hurt us
  • Powers speak only in silence
  • The Powers are said to be the first groups of angels created by God on the second day of all creation
  • It is said that, during the War in Heaven, the greatest number of Angels fell from the Powers order
  • The Powers are said to have power over Satan
  • The Powers consist of the lower Angel and Archangel class who have joined the "Angel military"
  • The Powers are academically driven and concerned with ideology, philosophy, theology, religion, and the records that pertain to those studies
  • The Powers are "Warrior Angels" created to be completely loyal to God
  • The Powers are said to be the only order created after the fall
  • Some believe that no Powers Angel has ever fallen from Grace while others believe that some had fallen
  • Some believe that the Devil was the Chief of the Powers before he Fell
  • The Powers appear to collaborate, in power and authority with the Principalities


"Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth. Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep."
-- John Milton

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"Come to the edge, he said. They said: we are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew."
-- Guillaume Apollinaire


"For he shall give his Angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, least thou dash thy foot against a stone."
-- Psalm 91:11

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"A real friend is like an Angel who warns you by her presence and remembers you in her prayers."
-- Anonymous

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-- St. Thomas Aquinas

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"The reason Angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly."
-- G.K. Chesterton

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"Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings."
-- Victor Hugo