Invocation of Angels
Invocation of Angels or the act of addressing prayers to angels, especially to the angel-guardian, prevails in the Roman and the Greek churches, as well as in all the different Eastern churches. They hold that angels are sharers of the divine nature, though in a somewhat subordinate measure. In the same manner they also permit the invocation of saints (q.v.) even, and designate this worship under the technical term of δουλεία, in distinction from the worship of God himself, which they term λατρεία. See Hagenbach, History of Doctrines, 1, 141, 142, 338 sq. SEE ANGELS; SEE VENERATION.