221. DIVINE WORSHIP IN HEAVEN.
Divine worship in the heavens is not unlike in externals Divine worship on the earth, but in internals it is different. In the heavens, as on the earth, there are doctrines, preachings, and church edifices. In essentials the doctrines there are everywhere the same; but in the higher heavens they contain more interior wisdom than in the lower. The preachings are in harmony with the doctrines; and as they have houses and palaces (n. 183-190), so they have also church edifices, in which there is preaching. Such things exist in heaven, because the angels are being perfected continually in wisdom and love. For they possess, as men do, understanding and will; and both their understanding and their will are capable of being continually perfected, the understanding by means of truths of intelligence, and the will by means of the goods of love.#
# The understanding is receptive of truth, and the will of good (n. 3623, 6125, 7503, 9300, 9930).
As all things have relation to truth and good, so everything of man's life has relation to understanding and will (n. 803, 10122).
Angels are perfected to eternity (n. 4803, 6648).