Angels are the light of our souls

Angels are souls and illumination.

They were created on the first one of the six days; when God said: “Let there be light (Gen. 1:3).

And there was light.

The angels were a part of that light, according to what the angel was describled as being “an angel of light (1 Cor. 10:14).

It was said likewise about their creation: “Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire” (Ps. 104:4). Therefore they are beautiful heavenly souls of light And when it was said: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1), what was meant is that He created the heavens with all that they contained, and all who were in them, these are the angels.

As an example of the illumination of the angels, it was said in the Apocalypse: “After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory” (Revelation 18:1).

That one with whose glory the earth was illumanited, must necessarily have been of extreme beauty, and also having magnificent power and illumination. Also it was said about the angel of the Resurrection who rolled the stone: “His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow” (Matt. 28:3).

And in the story of the deliverance of the apostle saint Peter from prison, it was said: “Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the prison” (Acts 12:7).

How many are the examples of the illumination of the angels!