The First Triad

The First Triad is the closest to God and the most powerful. It receives the Light directly from God and then transfers it toward the inferior Triads.

The First Triad contains the Seraphim, the Cherubim and the Thrones. These angels are the Guardians of the Glorious Throne of God.

Seraphim represent the first choir from the first Triad, standing around the Throne of God. The root of Seraphim comes either from the Hebrew verb saraph ('to burn') or the Hebrew noun saraph (a fiery, flying serpent). Because the term appears several times with reference to the serpents encountered in the wilderness (Num. 21.8, Deut. 8.15; Isa. 14.29; 30.6), it has often been understood as referring to "fiery serpents." From this, it has also been often proposed that the seraphim were serpentine in form and in some sense "fiery" creatures or associated with fire. It is said that whoever lays eyes on a Seraph, he would instantly be incinerated due to the immense brightness of the Seraph.

Prophet Isaiah mentions for the first time the Seraphim in the Old Testament (Isa. 6:4-1): " In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke…"

The Seraphim are "Love of God"; they are the angels of love, light and fire. We are told by Patriarch Enoch that there would be 4 seraphim, corresponding to the 4 cardinal points.

Also, Saint John the Apostle or the Evangelist says in His Apocalypse :" … And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever…"

The Seraphim are angels of Fire, a purifying fire. They bring the healing flame of love from heaven to earth and are often identified with "healing fire of love". They usually appear as the purest, brightest light. A Seraph will shine the light into darkness making us aware of previously hidden situations. These angels truly vibrate at a very high level of energy and they are our highest source of Light in the angelic realm.

The Cherubim represent the second angelic choir of the First Triad. The name Cherubim means "fullness of Divine knowledge." Although Cherubs are often depicted as winged babies, they are some of the most powerful and awe inspiring of all angels. They emanate the love of God and possess knowledge and wisdom.

They have insight into the mysteries of the universe. Messages from this choir may come as an unfolding thought that takes a while to fully understand. You understand the concept in your mind but don't have the words to describe it to anyone else until it decompresses. They emit the voice of Divine wisdom. They are often called the „keepers of the knowledge".

Cherubim will come through as cute little angels because that's our expectation of them but they will often choose other forms such as a large face of light with four wings of peacock feathers to show that they see all.

The Prophet Ezekiel is discribing the cherubs in details: „And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies."

The Cherubim are known as the guardians of light and protect all sacred places. Scientists often have Cherubim guardian angels. The awe-inspiring Cherubim are hard workers and are very active in protecting all the Holy Spirit's creations. These keepers of the knowledge have records of all and are the detail keepers of the universe.

The Thrones are the angels of the third choir from the First Triad. Their name comes from the Latin word "thronus" and represents the symbol of God' Authority and Justice. It is also said that their name comes from the fact the entire Divine Power "is resting" on their shoulders.

Often described as the "wheels" or the "many-eyed ones," they are beings of amazing movement and force. They rule energies and maintain the connections and flows throughout the universe. Thrones fulfill the divine justice of God. Thrones often come through as radiant rainbow prisms of light and love. They are often holding symbols that represent truth, balance/justice and wisdom. They channel positive energies in all directions. They are very concerned with Divine justice being carried out. Thrones can send healing energies to victims of crime and illuminate injustice bringing it into our attention.

They have a unique appearance of a glowing sphere of light with eyes, though they will often take a more traditional appearance. Colors are bronze, copper, silver, gold - very metallic light will often indicate you are connecting with a Throne's energy. Though these angels are immensely powerful, Thrones are very humble and this allows them to dispense justice without fear of pride or ambition. Often these angels will come through as sitting on a "throne" or holding the symbols of the scales as they are sentient beings of justice and authority. It is said that they are the wheels of the Creator's chariot (Merkabah).

Like many of the angels of the higher realms, they come through as having many eyes. These angels are like glowing wheels of light. Their vibrations are a little slower than the higher realms of Seraphim and Cherubim and take on a more corporeal form. You can call on them to shine the light on a criminal on the run or where there are no suspects. Ask them to uncover evidence and root out corrupt people from the power and justice systems.