The Seraphim Choir

The Seraphim AngelsHierarchy: First Angelic Triad
Order/Choir: First Choir
Classified: Seraphim
Origin of Name: The word Seraphim is the plural for Seraph. The word Seraph is a conjunction of two Hebrew words, Rapha meaning healer, and Ser meaning Guardian Angel (not the Guardian Angel's we are accustomed to)
Alternate Name(s): 
Reports to: God
Angels: Barakiel, Jehoel, Jelial (a.k.a. Jeliel), Kemuel, Metatron (a.k.a. Metratton, Mittron, Metaraon, Merraton), Michael (a.k.a. Mikael, Mikha'il), Nathanael, Saraphiel, Uriel, Satan (Before his fall)


Physical Appearance:

  • The physical appearance of a Seraphim Angel is fearsome
  • The Seraphim Angel is very tall
  • Seraphim Angels have six wings and four heads
  • Of the six wings, two cover their faces, two cover their feet, and two are for flying
  • The four heads of the Seraphim point to the four points of the compass
  • It is said a Seraphim's true appearance is so bright, that no living being can lay eyes upon them. In fact, it is said, even the Cherubim cannot lay eyes upon them
Symbolized By: 
  • Six wings
  • Four heads

Primary Role(s):

  • They reflect God's goodness and His Absolute Holiness
  • The Seraphim are the leaders of the Angel race 
  • The Seraphim are the defenders of the Creator
  • The Seraphim are the class of Angel to surround the Throne of God
  • The Seraphim revolve around God's Throne praising him by calling, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of Hosts"
  • Their numbers are unknown although some accounts say the Seraphim number in the millions
  • Enoch said there were originally only 4 Seraphim of which, one was purported to be Satan prior to his fall

Noted For:

  • The Seraphim Choir, is the highest class of celestial beings and the first Angels ever created
  • The Seraphim are Love Angels of the purest love
  • The intense love of the Seraphim protects the whole cosmos and guards our entire world as it pours down through the lower Eight Choirs of Angels
  • Due to their praise and nearness to God, the Seraphim are considered to be the Angels of God's love
  • By far, the Seraphim are the most powerful of Angels
  • Each Seraphim reflects God in a special way


"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."
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-- Psalm 91:11

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-- St. Thomas Aquinas

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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