Feast of the Holy Angels
In the Sacred Scriptures, the term angel is applied also to the priests. ... The lips of the priests shall keep knowledge, and they [the people] shall seek the law at his mouth: because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts" (Malachi 2.6). The Bishops, [whom] the Holy Ghost hath placed... to rule the church of God (Acts 20.28), are angels (Apocalypse 2.1,8,12,18, etc.). For like to the spirits who behold the face of God (the Beatific Vision), they are the visible ministers of the Most High: the angels ascend and descend from the throne of God (Genesis 28.12: John 1.51), so did the Levitical priests of Old (1 Kings [1 Samuel in non-Catholic versions] 2.28) and our Traditional Catholic priests (the Levitical priests of the New Covenant) do ascend and descend the high altar; more so, for they ought to exalt Him above all... (Daniel 3.58) and do His will (Psalms 102.21) - to execute His word, hearkening to the voice of His orders (Psalms 102.20).
|Strange 'angels': [They] have made void the covenant of Levi.... |
And have made you priests like all the nations of the world.
* It was prophesied of Old: And a people... shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be waste... (Daniel 9.26: Lamentations 2).
** [They] have made void the covenant of Levi.... have cast out the priests of the Lord... the Levites...*** and you have made you priests like the all the nations of the earth (Malachi 2.8; 2 Paralipomenon [2 Chronicles in non-Catholic versions] 13.9).
*** The traditional Catholic priests bear the Levitical character of priestly ministry such as ascending the high altar of the true God, as above - a character not just lost among but actually disowned by the Ecumenical Neo-Catholic 'priests' of Vatican II [Dis-]Order.