Entries by Hiwot M

Feast of the Honored Archangel Saint Michael

The most honorable, He who has defeated Satan in the heavens and whilst the devils appearance as a dragon, as it is written in the book of Revelation: “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon.”(Revelation 12: 7-9), He who is the head of the hosts of heaven, who stands at all times before the great throne of God, interceding on behalf of the human race, Archangel Saint Michael’s day is celebrated on Sene 12 (June 19th G.C).


Most fruitful and ample as it is, patience is filled with endurance and perseverance. As we know it is a gift from the Holy Spirit. Saint James said, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2-4) The Apostle told us that patience makes us perfect which means to lack nothing. He is saying to ask the Lord for patience which will be given to us.


Diligence as written in Biblical Dictionary is, “Conscientious hard work and perseverance, particularly with regard to a relationship with God. In Scripture diligence is highly commended. It may however be misguided.”

In Christianity, diligence is our routine prayer, fast and prostration aside the alms giving, feeding and nurturing the poor. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has taught about diligence through the apostles during the apostasy era.

“You nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another” (Leviticus 19:11)

Mankind shall foremost reckon His creator who is a true and truthful God. if we are to know He is a true God who loves truth, we would be able to tell the truth and live by it as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

The Holy bible teaches us to always speak the truth but not the lie within the life we lead with our parents, elder brothers and sisters, relatives and neighbors in every conversion and discussion saying, “You….., nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. (Leviticus 19:11)

“Emmanuel; God is with us”

Dear Children of God, how are you? How is life at home and at school? Are you being obedient, faithful and brave? Are you helping out your parents, elder brothers and sisters, elderlies at house chorus as well? Do you obey them when they command you to behave and be disciplined at home and at Church? Children, it is a Christians behavior to obey your parents and elder ones. It also pleases God.

Children, when we make God happy and be pleased, He will be present in our lives. He will help us in our hardships, take all the pain and sorrow that happen in our lives. For example, if we have hard time in understanding our education, and pray to Him asking His help, He will make our mind bright and help us understand the course our teacher teach us. If we become very sick and ask His forgiveness, He will heal us. When we get hurt whilst our friends disappoint us, He comforts us and ease our pain.

The Fast of the Apostles

In the order of fasts in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, Fasting is abstinence from all things a body needs, abstain food and water for a limited time until the period of fasting is over (fasting time).  And have to fast from any animal products like Eggs, milk, cheese and meat. from any kind of food. (Fetha Negest 15, Matthew 6:16). In general, Christian has to abstain from anything which the body desires.

The Feast of Pentecost

The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, ten days after the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven, as He promised them, saying, “I will send to you another Paraclete, who shall come from the Father. Wait you and remain in Jerusalem until ye received the promise of the Father.” Again He said to them, “When the Spirit of righteousness come, He will guide you in all righteousness.” Saint Peter, who was chief with our Lord Christ, said to them, “The Lord has promised to send to us the Paraclete, who is the Holy Spirit, and He will make us to understand what it is meet for us to hear and to do.”


Liberation occurs after the faith of Christianity. We may or may not know we need the freedom unless we are in Christian life.  In our Christians journey, where we recognize that we thought is liberty was in fact captivity. It is captivity to our wishes and living to where ever the wind blows. It is our own captivity that we go in the wrong direction, whatever possible direction we could go on.

“He who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13)

If there were not things in the world that challenge faith and believe, there would not be talk about endurance. In this generation, we want to be Christians and call God’s name, but seek not to suffer for our Christianity. This is the indication of how alien we are becoming to the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who said “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Debre Mitmaq

Dear Children of God, how are you? How is school and study? Hope you are doing well and scoring good grades! Children, one of the most important things in our Christian life is knowledge and so we shall learn and study hard while we are still young and brave. Children, in this lesson, we will tell you about our Holy Mother Saint Mary’s apparition for five consecutive days at a place called “Debre Mitmaq.”