"The angel of the Eastern Gate"
Angel statue
Public DomainAngel statue - Credit: clarita

Angels are heavenly intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, performing tasks on behalf of God. Their functions are varied: guardians, messengers, warriors.

The Bible describes a hierarchy, the ‘nine choirs of angels’: seraphim (the highest), cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.