AL I:2Posted: May 8, 2012
The unveiling of the company of heaven.
Without looking into any allusions, “company of heaven” would seem to imply the totality of matter and energy in the universe. All of the stars, planets, and lesser forms and beings that inhabit these and the space in between. All of the interactions, the conflict, the harmony between the swarms of particles. These have been hidden within the non-manifest point of AIN and through the laws of nature the host of infinite universes are unfolding into being.
We find “the company of heaven” in The Church of England’s “The book of common prayer” in their “Administration of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion”. In the section where the preface’s are listed we find the following text repeated in each seasonal preface. Here the phrase take a more not-of-the-flesh connotation, emphasizing the disconnect between earthly and heavenly beings.
Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, “Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High, Amen.”
In that passage, the “Angels and Archangels” and “the company of heaven” are separate from the voices of the congregation, the congregation merely adding their voices to this song of praise. In the book of the law, we do not create this distinction, rather we understand that we are part of the company of heaven. See I:3.