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9 Orders of Angels

In the Christian tradition, angels are classed in three hierarchies of three as 9 Orders:
 
First Hierarchy: Seraphim Cherubim Thrones or Ophanim
Second Hierarchy: Dominions Virtues Powers
Third Hierarchy: Principalities Archangels Angels
 
They are closely related to the 10 Choirs of Angels in the Hebrew tradition. omnis lapis preciosus operimentum tuum: sardius, topazius, et jaspis, chrysolithus, et onyx, et beryllus, sapphirus, et carbunculus, et smaragdus--nine kinds of stones, according to Gregory the Great, because of the nine choirs of angels.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/sro/hchg/hchg65.htm
 
1. ùã÷ä úåéä 13321758683610[Haioth Hacadosh] that is, creatures of sanctity
2. Ophanim íéðôåà 13321758683611that is forms or wheels
3. Aralim íéìàøà 13321758683612great, strong, and mighty Angels
4. Hasmalim íéìîùä 13321758683613by which El ìà 13321758683614God framed the effigies of bodies
5. íéôøù 13321758683615by the which God Elohim Gibor øáéâ íéäìà 13321758683616draweth forth the elements
6. Malachim íéëàìî 13321758683617that is of Angels, by the which God Eloha äåìà, 13321758683618produceth metals.
7. Elohim íéäìà 13321758683619that is the gods by the which God Jehovah Sabaoth úåàáö äåäé 133217586836110produceth vegetables
8. Beni Elohim íéäìà éïá 133217586836111that is the sons of God, by the which God Elohim Sabaoth úåàáö íéäìà 133217586836112procreateth Animals
9. Cherubim íéáåøë 133217586836113by the which God Sadai éãù 133217586836114createth mankind; under these is the order Animasticus called Issim íéùéà 133217586836115that is nobles, strong men, or blessed, by the which God Adonai éðãà 133217586836116bestoweth prophecie.
http://www.esotericarchives.com/agrippa/agrippa3.htm#chap1
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