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Filseta: The Fast of the Assumption of St. Mary

August 7, 2015
By Kassa Nigus

Filseta is one of the seven canonized fasts of the Ethiopian church, which is observed as a remembrance of the fast the apostles held in passion of witnessing the falling asleep and assumption of Saint Maryam (Mary). It covers the period from the 1st to the 15th of Nehasie (August 7-22). Filseta literally means movement in the Ge’ez language, and is used to refer to St. Mary’s assumption. 

Lightning and Thunder

July 31, 2015

By Welde Gabriel  

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church uses the terms as lightning, thunder, sea, river and dew to refer to the second sub division of the rainy season that extends from 19 Hamle – 9 Nehase (26 July – 15 August). This is apparently related to the features that characterize the rainy season.

Mahibere Kidusan opens exhibition on church schools and monasteries

July 15, 2015
By Kassa Nigus 

The event that prepared by Kidusat Mekanat development and social service main department was opened at the hall of Mahibere Kidusan building on July 11, 2015.  The exhibition entitled in Ge’ez, “ማዕዶት ዘቤተ ጉባኤ ወገዳማት ዐውደ ርዕይ” roughly translated as “Exhibition on፡ the bridge of monasteries and School of excellence ”.

The two prominent Apostles: Sts. Peter and Paul

July 11, 2015

By Kassa Nigus 

Every year, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church  celebrates the feast of saints Peter and Paul with various religious rituals on July 12 in the same day which always coincides with the end of the Apostle’ s fast and the monthly feast of St Abune Gebre Menfes Kidus.

The Word of God in the Rainy Season of Ethiopia

July 8, 2015

By Kassa Nigus 

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church uses all seasons of the year and their peculiar features to illustrate its teachings in analogical and simple way. It seizes every moment and relates it to the lives of people so as to help them learn from the seasons and prepare themselves to be worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Being a double-edged sword

June 30, 2015

By Kassa Nigus

His grace Abune Ephraim, bishop of north Shoa diocese ordained twenty five students of Debre Birhan University who attend religious courses along with their regular studies on June, 2015.

The Forth Commandment: Part – 9

June 26, 2015

The Sabbath Day:  It is a Day for the Lord

You do not own this day to act on it as you like. It is the Lord’s Day. You should give it to Him; learn verses from the Holy Bible, learn hymns, sing for the Lord and praise Him, pray, serve the Lord, visit His children orcontemplate on the Holy Books.

The Forth Commandment: Part – 9

June 26, 2015

The Sabbath Day:  It is a Day for the Lord

You do not own this day to act on it as you like. It is the Lord’s Day. You should give it to Him; learn verses from the Holy Bible, learn hymns, sing for the Lord and praise Him, pray, serve the Lord, visit His children orcontemplate on the Holy Books.

The Fourth Commandment: Part – 9

 

June 26,2015

The Sabbath Day:  It is a Day for the Lord 

You do not own this day to act on it as you like. It is the Lord’s Day. You should give it to Him; learn verses from the Holy Bible, learn hymns, sing for the Lord and praise Him, pray, serve the Lord, visit His children or contemplate on the Holy Books. 

 

Annual Feast of Abba Gerima

June 24, 2015
By Kassa Nigus 
Abba Gerima, or Yeshaq (Isaac), is one of the Nine Saints and the church observes an annual feast dedicated to the saint on Senie 17(June 24). The 17th day of every Ethiopian Month is also dedicated to the saint.