Entries by Hiwot M

Fast of Judith

Epoch the Israel entered in military maneuverings of Holoferenes, the Army General of King Nebuchadnezzar, the Assyrians arise to dominate the world. By the time the Israelis endured the King’s inducement and carnage, Judith, a wealthy widow who was living under God’s command spending most of her days in solitude, prayer and fasting saved them from the Holoferenes and the Babylonian empire.

Blest be the Birth Day of Abune Zera Biruk

Long after the prophecy was alleged, “A daughter will be born, who will save the world through her prayer and who will redeem souls through her intercession,” a girl was born named Mary Mogesa whose parents married her to a man named Demme Kristos…

“Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD” (Psalm 34:11)

Prophet David, in this latter part of the psalm, undertakes to teach children. Though a man of war, and anointed to be King, he did not think it below him; now that he had his head so full of cares and his hands of business, yet he could find heart and time to give good counsel to young people from his own experience. It does not appear that he had now any children of his own, at least any that were grown up to a capacity of being taught; but, by divine inspiration, he instructs the children of his people….

“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5)

God is Light of the world; as the sun rises daily and the moon sparks at night, HE is the light shining for eternity. Saint John’s message to all Christians about HIM states, “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 5-10)

The Feast of the Assumption of Saint Mary

…… the Feast of the Assumption commemorates the entrance of Saint Mary’s corporeal body and soul into heaven as she preceded the faithful believers, taking her seat at the right hand of her bridegroom and Son.

The Feast of the Transfiguration (Debre Tabor)

The feast of the Transfiguration is one of the spiritual feasts that the Ethiopian Orthodox Incarnation Church observes. This holiday is among the nine major holidays of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Ge’ez and Amharic name of the holiday, Debre Tabor, which translates to Mount Tabor, pertains to the mountain on which our Lord manifested His divinity and the glory of His kingdom on August 8 during the time that He was traveling the land of Israel, teaching.