The Virtues Choir

Virtues Angels at Christ's AscensionHierarchy: Second Angelic Triad
Order/Choir: Fifth Choir
Classified: Virtues
Origin of Name: 
Alternate Name(s): Malakim, Dunamis, Tarshishim
Reports to: 
Virtues Angels: Anael (a.k.a. Aniel, Hamiel, Haniel), Bariel, Gabriel, Melchizedek, Michael (a.k.a. Mikael, Mikha'il), Raphael, Tarshish, and Satan(el)




Physical Appearance:

  • Virtues look much like other Angels
  • Virtues entire body appears blurred and almost transparent
  • At times, Virtues may appear as young, winged children

Symbolized By:

  • Brilliance, as they are known as, "The Brilliant Ones"
  • Shining, as they are known as, "The Shining Ones"

Primary Role(s):

  • Virtues have control over all the Elements including the winds, rain, ice, and snow
  • The Sun, stars, planets, Moon and galaxies, are kept in their divinely appointed routes and are subject to the command of the Virtues
  • The Virtues govern all of nature
  • Virtues help us grow in holiness
  • Virtues help us to avoid accidents
  • The Virtues are the Angels in charge of making miracles
  • The Virtues take part in all the duties of the second triad, namely the ordering of the universe
  • A specific task of the Virtues is to preside over celestial life
  • the Virtues stow grace and valor within the mortal heart

Noted For:

  • Virtues are very strong Angels
  • Virtues are known as "Spirits of Motion"
  • Virtues have great love for humans and watch over us
  • Virtues are noted for making miracles
  • Virtues are particularly partial of people who try to go beyond their capabilities
  • Virtues give encouragement and help bolster a person's ability to survive hardship
  • Virtues are connected closely to the saints
  • Virtues possess divine strength
  • Virtues work miracles on earth
  • Virtues act as the chief givers of grace and valor
  • Through the Virtues, worthy saints can receive the ability to work miracles of healing
  • Virtues are the Angels who are sent to perform miracles on behalf of God
  • The Virtues were created at the same time as the Sphere
  • Virtues have the power to travel within the Sphere’s worlds
  • Virtues are mentioned as being the Angels at Christ's Ascension and the ones who comforted him before the his Crucifixion
  • It is said that two Virtues were present when Eve gave birth to Cain


"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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"An Angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision."
-- 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