The Angel of Faith Pocket Prayer Holding Cross is an ideal gift for any occasion. The angel is swathed in hues of blue, the color of faith. This holding cross will be a sign of comfort and encouragement for those who need it most. This cross is also a lovely way to say “Thank you!” to someone.
A Wooden Holding Cross from Germany
Made in Germany of solid wood and measuring 2.38 inches x 1.13 inches, this holding cross is the perfect piece to accompany the recipient wherever they go. A holding cross is designed with smooth edges and comfortable feel so that it can be carried in hand or in a pocket.
Angels? Archangels? Guardian Angels?
Of course, God – being God – does not need angels, archangels, guardian angels, or, for that matter, angels or creatures of any sort. Yet – in God’s omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence – God nevertheless wants angels to be in creation. God has placed angels in a most special location in the hierarchy of being: angels are ordered right below God but right above human beings. Like God, angels, are above human beings, since, like God, they exist as pure spirits and are not bound by space and time in our universe. However, angels, like human beings, are able to reason, to imagine, to love. But, like human beings, angels are below God, since they do not possess the divine attributes of omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience. The great “Angelic” Doctor of the Church, Saint Thomas Aquinas, envisions a hierarchy of heavenly beings within the great hierarchy of being: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. Angels come last in this heavenly hierarchy, but they come first for many, many persons (especially children) who ask that they bring God’s comfort to them. As guardians and companions on our life journey, angels celebrate with us when we are joyful and comfort us when we are grieving and suffering.