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Angels, Veneration of.

Cl 2:18; Rv 19:10; 22:8–9 forbid the worship of angels. The primitive ch. down to Gregory I (see Popes, 4) condemned it. In RCm, devotion to angels is regarded as dulia (see Latria). Luths. honor St. Michael and all angels on September 29 and often refer to holy angels in prayers; on basis of Zch 1:12 the Luth. Symbols (Ap XXI 8; SA-II II 26) grant that angels pray for us, but hold that it would be idolatrous to invoke or adore them. See also Angels, Good, 8. ACP

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