“Fear not for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior;…”
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The righteous father Abune Tekle Haymanot was born in Zorare, a district in Selale which lies on the eastern edge of Shewa and place called Itisa, from a Priest Tsega Zeab or “Gift of Faith” and his wife Egzi’e Haraya to mean “Choice of God” on January 2, 1220. Tekle Haimanot was born after his parents, who had failed to have children and pledged their firstborn to God.
False prophets strive to weaken Holy Church deceiving laities with lack of faith; some might fail while others do not. Lord Jesus gives preference to the some as Prophets, preserving the truth and to the many lost: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom!” and He promises His faithful His Godly protection from spiritual wolves, saying: “And I will give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (Luke 12:32, John 10:28)
The day of which Saint Gabriel saved the three children from burning fire, will be celebrated on December 28 in all Orthodox Incarnation Church.
Father Abraham rejoicing was witnessed during the apostasy era after his desire to see the day of the revelation of LORD Jesus Christ. His spiritual diligence in addition to his grace was immense. He welcomed people as his guests and nurtures them in his tent. Discerning this, Enemy Satan distorted the truth so that guests would not go to Abraham’s house, pretending to be stoned saying, “Do not go to Abraham’s house. He is not the Abraham you knew; I went to his house thinking that He would nurture me, but, look at the blood that comes down from my head after he stoned me. Don’t go to his house.”
Chastening is to correct by punishment as it is written in the bible, “I will chasten him with the rod of men.” It is also to inflict pain for the purpose of reclaiming an offender; as, to chasten a son with a rod; and it is stated, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.” (2 Samuel 7:14, Revelation 3:19)
The three weeks before their birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the prophets fast are called are called Sermon, Light, and Nolawi. These weeks reflect on three different ways in which the prophets expressed their longing for God’s salvation in this world and how our Lord responded to them.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Incarnation Church celebrates the Entrance of Saint Mary into the Temple at Jerusalem on December 12, as one of Her thirty three feasts.
The Luke’s Gospel states these words of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as written in the Holy bible. Whilst He was walking in every city and village, one man asked him a question. “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” Then, Lord Jesus said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.”
The Holy Church evokes her children to live in unity, even if we didn’t come from the same tribe, nationality, speak different languages, and if we are different in age, gender, differ in our level of knowledge and wealth.