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Tewahedo App

Tewahedo app is designed for smart phones (Android + iPhone) and related touch devices. It gives access to a vast collection of carefully curated spiritual resources of the Ethiopian Orhothodox Tewahedo Church. The app’s interface is currently in Amharic language. Tewahedo app for Android Tewahedo app for iPhone

Hosaena: Eighth Sunday of Lent

April 8, 2017
By Kassa Nigus
Hosa’ena:  is one of the moveable feasts of our Lord that falls on Sunday prior to Easter. The feast commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest on Thursday and His crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Passion Week, the final week of Lent. According to (Mathew 21:1-16), the story of Hosa’ena (Palm Sunday) was narrated as follows: 

Nicodemus: Seventh Sunday of Lent

April 5, 2017
By Kassa Nigus 
The seventh Sunday of the great lent is known in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church as Niqodimos (ኒቆዲሞስ). The day is named after a member of the Jewish ruling council who took special interest in the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the third chapter of St. John the evangelist. Throughout the week of the seventh Sunday, the Church narrates story of Nicodemus and the lesson of rebirth he learned from our Lord Jesus Christ. The story is recorded in John 3:1-8 as follows:

Debre Zeit: the 5th Sunday of the Great Lent

March 23, 2017
By  Kassa Nigus
Debre Zeit (ደብረ ዘይት): the Ge’ez phrase for Mount of Olives is one of the nine minor feast days of the Lord observed halfway in the fifth week of the great lent. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrates the feast with special consideration based upon the second coming of Christ, which was announced by our Lord on the Mount of Olives. Biblical verses and the hymn of St.Yared pertinent to our Lord’s second coming are read and sung on this day.

The Patriarch Visits the Landslide Victims

March 20, 2017

By Kassa Nigus

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 His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot, comforted victims of the landslide at Koshe landfill site, in Kolfe Keranyo sub city, on March 19, 2017. While visiting the victims, His Holiness expressed his sadness over the tragic loss of lives and comforted the families of the departed with the Word of God.

The Feast of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus

Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus was entitled “the Star of the desert” and “the Head of Anchorites”

March 12, 2017 

By Kassa Nigus

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Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus [means the salve of the Holy Spirit] was born on Tahisas 29 in 829 E.C; his date of birth and conception coincided with the day of His GOD, JESUS CHRIST. His father’s name was Simeon, and his mother’s name was ‘Aklesya who were righteous before GOD.  

Adwa Commemorated: Papers Presented at Mahibere Kidusan Platform

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) Deserves apology and compensation from Italy
March 7, 2017
By Kassa  Nigus 

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Mahibere Kidusan Research Center organized a workshop to commemorate the Adwa Victory on St. George Day (March 2, 2017) at its premises. Two individuals had presentations on themes relating to the day and the papers were titled, “The Invasion of Fascist Italy and the position of Pope Pius XI,” by Kesis Dr. Mikre Sillase Gebre Amanuel, and Adwa Zikre Qenie (Ge’ez Peom in Memory of Adwa) by Kesis Haile Iyyesus Alebachew. 

The Covenant of St. Mary (Kidane Mihret)

Februray 22, 2017
By Kassa Nigus 

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Saints enjoy greater grace before God for forsaking the world and receiving hardship for the love of God. They have received spiritual powers to perform miracles while in this world such as making the dead rise, healing different ailments and driving out demons.