Entries by Hiwot M

Pagume

The thirteenth month of Ethiopian Liturgical Year (Church Calendar), ‘Pagume’ is the gift from God, with a time for repentance that the term derived from the Greek word ‘Epagumene’ referring to ‘extra.’..

Saint Thomas of Mar’as

The Holy Father, the fighter, conqueror, the soldier and Apostle of Christ, Thomas, Bishop of the city of Mar’as, the confessor died on this day.  The tongues of men are incapable of describing the glory and righteousness of this Saint.  Beings of flesh are incapable of  understanding  his  excellences  and  virtues…

Feasts of Abuna Tekle Haimanot

Abuna  Haimanot was born in Zarare, in the country of Showa.  His father’s name was Saga Ze’ab, and his mother’s name was Egzi’E Haraya.  His father belonged to the family of priests who illumined Ethiopia with their Faith; his wife was barren, and they used to pray to God to give them a son. whilst they were living thus, Satan made Matalome governor of Damot, and he laid waste the whole of the districts of Showa, up to the border of ‘Amhara….

The Seven Saints

The seven young men were first in the army Emperor Decius, and he appointed them to offices in his government.  When he established the worship of idols, certain men made accusations against these saints to him, and he seized them and shut them up in prison.  But as he wanted to go to another place he released them from their bonds and sent them away until he returned, thinking within himself that they would turn from their good counsel….

“Listen to my tears” (Psalm 28:2)

Temptations, hardships, pain, diseases and disasters sometimes bring about tears. Especially if the person feels abandoned,or that it is a punishment as a result of his sins. Here, a spiritual factor enters into weeping, its reason being that the person feels that grace has departed from him, or that God has begun to deliver him to the hands of his enemies. He is then grieved and weeps.

The Fast of the Assumption of Saint Mary

The Mother of God Saint Mary’s assumption on her 64th age is a remembrance of the fast the apostles for fifteen consecutive days beginning August 7 till 22 with passion and diligence. It commemorates their witnessing of Saint Mary’s departure.