In Church when we recite "Holy, Holy, Holy," we are echoing the Song of Angels!
- First Choir – The angels in the first order are closest to Heaven and are concerned with contemplating the glory of God. It is the six-winged Seraphim who sings the Sanctus, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts” (Isaiah 6:3).
- Second Choir – The angels in the second order are charged with governing and ordering the laws of the created universe.
- Third Choir – The angels in the third order are concerned with creation and are most familiar to us.
I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty;
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
the whole earth is full of his glory."