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The Enchiridion by St. Augustine

Chapter 58.--We Have No Certain Knowledge of the Organization of the Angelic Society.

Now, what the organization is of that supremely happy society in heaven: what the differences of rank are, which explain the fact that while all are called by the general name angels, as we read in the Epistle to the Hebrews, |but to which of the angels said God at any time, Sit on my right hand?| (this form of expression being evidently designed to embrace all the angels without exception), we yet find that there are some called archangels; and whether the archangels are the same as those called hosts, so that the expression, |Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts,| is the same as if it had been said, |Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His archangels;| and what are the various significations of those four names under which the apostle seems to embrace the whole heavenly company without exception, |whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:| -- let those who are able answer these questions, if they can also prove their answers to be true; but as for me, I confess my ignorance. I am not even certain upon this point: whether the sun, and the moon, and all the stars, do not form part of this same society, though many consider them merely luminous bodies, without either sensation or intelligence.
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