Click to donate today!
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
The service and Ministry of the Holy Angels and their guardianship over the sons of men is a doctrine set forth by the Church in her beautiful service for ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS DAY, (which see). Elsewhere in the Liturgy she brings out the same great truth. When we gather around the Altar of God in the Holy Eucharist we do so "with angels and archangels and with all the company of Heaven." It has always been a tradition of Christianity that "angels attend at the ministration of Holy Baptism and at the celebration of the Holy Communion; and that as Lazarus was the object of their tender care, so in sickness and death they are about the bed of the faithful and carry their souls to the Presence of Christ in Paradise."
These files are public domain.
Miller, William James. Entry for 'Holy Angels'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/h/holy-angels.html. 1901.