Entries by Hiwot M

“Look to The East” (Divine Liturgy)

The word ‘East’ has religious meanings accord Holy Churches education. To begin with, Holy Mother Saint Mary and Holy Church is symbolized by east. “Originally altars were located at the east end of churches because it is there where the sun rises, symbolizing Christ as the “Sun of righteousness who sends His illuminating rays to light our souls.” (Dictionary of Church terms by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty page 42)

“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy” (Luke 2:10)

Dear Children of God, how are you? How are you welcoming the feast of Lord Jesus Christ’s Birth day? We hope you are getting ready to celebrate it with your family, neighbors and friends. Tough it is the time for holiday, you must also be prepared for the mid semester exam and study hard. You shall read more and understand well the courses and notes that your teacher taught you. We hope you do well in your exams and pass all of them.

Dear Children, as education is practical knowledge, you have to make use of what your teacher teaches you every day in school to be a good student, child and citizen. If so, it will help you to be good for others and make God happy. You will become generous, kind, intelligent and have love for people. Good children! Today we will tell you the story of “The Birth day of Lord Jesus Christ.”

Feast of Abune Tekele Himanot

On April Megabit 24 (Abune 2) Tekele Haimnaot was conceived and born on Tahisas 24 (January 2). He then praise God saying, “The One Father is Holy, the one Son is Holy, the one Spirit is Holy.”

Priest Tsegazeab and Egizihareya named their son “Fisha Tsion” to mean “The happiness of Zhion.” They raised blessed child with church education and under the law of God. Then one day, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came to him and chose him to preach holy gospel, as an apostle. He also changed his name to “Tekele Haimanot” which means “The plant of religion, The plant of holy Father, plant of Holy Son, Plant of holy spirit.”

You will see it with your eyes

Long ago, there was a great famine in Samaria, dreadful to the extent of tempting a mother to eat her child. Then, there was a man of God named Elisha in this regime and he said, “Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria. So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, could this thing be? And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.” (2 Kings 7:1-2)

Liturgical Worship

Fasting that is done with prayer and bowing is delivered and accepted before God. Thus, it does not only grant us mercy and salvation, but blessing. Accord, our work, service and Marriage will also be blessed.

Sermon and Holy Gospel

Prophet David said, “Oh, do not remember former iniquities against us! Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us, For we have been brought very low.” (Psalm 79:8), Holy Son came down from heaven to save all imprisoned in enemy’s cell and preached Gospel.

“The Angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them” (Psalm 34:7)

Dear Children of God! How are you? How is school and your study? Hope you are doing well being active and attentive at your school. You need to listen to your teacher’s lesson they teach in the classroom and study it when you are home. You must also have a good behavior, be obedient and respect your teachers as well as your elders.

Dear Children! Do you remember our lesson about the seven Archangels? If so, good! we are going to tell you the story of Saint Gabriel and the three youths.

“Why do you worry?” (Matthew 6:28)

Worrying is the fright about something that might have or have not occurred in our lives or in the globe we inhibit. It is the feeling of anxiety towards a specific thing. The Holy Bible defines it as “A sense of uneasiness and anxiety about the future. Scripture indicates that such anxiety is ultimately grounded in a lack of trust in God and his purposes.”

Liturgical Worship

The word liturgy comes from the Greek leitourgia, which is a combination of leitos, which means pertaining to the people (Laos) and ergon, referring to work.

Hence, etymologically the word liturgy means any service done for the common welfare. The majority of liturgiologists define the term liturgy as the public worship. The “public” or the “exterior” doesn’t exclude the interior or sanctifying element, but all coalesce to form one, sole, concrete liturgical act which is both external and interior as regards the minister, the recipient and the intrinsic power of sanctification of the act itself. In short, liturgy is the public worship rendered by the Mystical body of Christ in the entirety of its head and members.

The Luminarias

On the fourth day God created the great luminary, that is, the sun, to have rule and authority over the day: for it is by it that day is made: for it is day when the sun is above the earth, and the duration of a day is the course of the sun over the earth from its rising till its setting. He also created the lesser luminaries, that is, the moon and the stars, to have rule and authority over the night, and to give light by night. For it is night when the sun is under the earth, and the duration of night is the course of the sun under the earth from its rising till its setting. The moon, then, and the stars were set to lighten the night: not that they are in the daytime under the earth, for even by day stars are in the heaven over the earth but the sun conceals both the stars and the moon by the greater brilliance of its light and prevents them from being seen.