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´╗┐The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? : Psalm 27: 1

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Summer through the Lens of the Ethiopian Church

August 28, 2014

Kassa Nigus

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church uses all seasons of the year and their peculiar features to illustrate its teachings in analogical and simple way. It seizes every moment and relates it to the lives of people so as to help them learn from the seasons and prepare themselves to be worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven.  

Biblical words related to rain and sowing are frequently read in the rainy/summer season that we are in. Verses like “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy” (Psalms 126:5) are recited in Holy Mass and other chants of our church. 

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Diaspora Members Express Disappointment over Children Upbringing

August 27,2014

They say “quite a few children of the Diaspora community are taught of the country’s culture, history and faith.” 

Members of the Ethiopian Diaspora who came back home from Europe and the United States told Sime’atsidq* newspaper that most Ethiopians in those communities care little about teaching their children the culture, history and faith of their country of origin. They added that Ethiopians residing in these continents are not doing enough to impart Ethiopia’s indigenous knowledge to their children, and that in most cases the children are raised in no different way than the natives who practice individualist lifestyle.

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The Fast of the Assumption of St. Mary

August 21, 2014

It is one of the seven canonically acknowledged fasts of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church which is kept by the faithful. It is observed to remember the fast of the Apostles they attended to ask God for his merciful permission to see the Virgin Mary alive in the mystery of her own Ascension. This fast which invites the participation of all faithful, from the young to the elderly, is held from Nehase 1 to 15 (August 8-22).

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THE STORY OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

August 19,2014

According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, the feast of Transfiguration is one of the major Holy days of Lord Jesus Christ and the Church celebrates it on the 13th of the month of Nehasie / 19th of the month of August.

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All Things Work Together for Good

August 15, 2014

Many people fall in severe distress under the pressure of temptations and afflictions, and may even fall in despair, but the Holy Bible comforts them, saying. “All things work together for good to those who love God” (Rom. 8:28) In fact the Holy Bible is full of many comforting stories in this regard. Some of the commendable stories are as follows:

 

 

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