Angels are supernatural beings of divine origin and glorious appearance, that glorify the divine, protect the heavens, deliver divine messages, carry prayers and guard humankind. They are recognized as significant by all three of the largest monotheistic faith traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam and many of the world’s other religions as well. Angels have often been divided into 9 hierarchical levels or choirs. Those choirs, in descending order, are as follows:

  • Seraphim
  • Dominions
  • Principalities
  • Cherubim
  • Virtues
  • Thrones
  • Powers
  • Archangels
  • Angels

Philosophically, angels are “pure contingent spirits.” According to the greek philosopher Aristotle, just as there is a First Mover or First Cause, so too, must there be spiritual secondary movers. St Thomas Aquinas (13th century) expands upon this in his Summa contra Gentile and Summa Theologica.  The word angel in English is a fusion of the Olde English word engel (with a hard g) and the Old French angele. Both derive from the Latin angelus which in turn is the romanization of the ancient Greek ἄγγελος (angelos), “messenger”, which is related to the Greek verb ἀγγέλλω (angellō), meaning “bear a message, announce, bring news of” etc. The earliest form of the word is the Mycenaean a-ke-ro.

AngelFAX has made the concept of angels and angelic protection of clients and service central to our business model.  It is our intention to underscore the need we recognized in the marketplace for companies that are compelled to be great corporate citizens and go beyond the pursuit of profit for its own sake. To be perfectly clear, we do believe in operating as a profitable business, we simply believe that this can be well accomplished while delivering significant social change, helping others and making the world a better place at the same time.

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