Summary: In the early creation stages of the First Heaven (the Telestial Kingdom),
the presiding Cherubim of each of the three tribes determined there should be an
annual festival in which all the Cherubim gather into one place to commune and rest
from all their labors for 120 days. This grand celebration, called the “Season of
the Song”, evolved to include all the hosts of Heaven (4:4:5-10).
As God progressed from the Telestial to the Terrestrial Kingdom, the Cherubim of
the Goieye petitioned to remain in the Telestial Kingdom, to counsel and guide the
citizens therein. God’s only condition was that the Goieye gather each year for the
Season of the Song (4:32:6-9).
Now it came about that the presiding cherub of each House did gather among themselves,
being desirous to establish for the good of all a great celebration; for they determined
that there should be given, once a year, a great festival, to bring into one place
even all the Cherubim together.
And so the Cherubim were made to gather by the waters of the sea, upon a broad and
fertile plain, each according to their House and tribe, each according to their Congregation,
causing that there should be numbered a greatly swelling host, being each in every
bosom filled with soft emotions.
Thus did the cherubs rejoice together at the great festival, which festival was quickly
called the Season of the Song; for the heavens were filled with singing, and there
gathered among the cherubs a great many animals, being themselves desirous to mingle
and rejoice among the angels of God.
And there came to the Cherubim from the seas and oceans round about, the dolphins
and the whales; for hearing through the Tael of the Season of the Song, they were
desirous to rejoice also; playing in the ocean deep, each among themselves, calling
out above the waves in songs of joy for the cherubs to come and play.
So the Cherubim rejoiced for one hundred and twenty days without surcease, rejoicing
among themselves and all creation also, going out upon the land to sing to the animals
and to feed them a sweet ambrosia, flying also above the seas to touch and play with
the creatures of the deep.
And the world of the First Heaven was made content through the rejoicing of the angels;
and when the festival was made complete, then did the Cherubim return each to their
own domains, being themselves content and filled with great resolve to labor at their
many duties in bringing about the designs of God.