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Patriarch Matthias: ‘Peace is the Message of Every Day’

January 13, 2017
 GENEVA, Feb. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Patriarch Abune Matthias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church offered a special greeting at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 10 February, commending the success of global ecumenical work while acknowledging the grave crises tearing the world apart.
Photo: Patriarch Matthias at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva. © Peter Williams/WCC

The Fast of Nineveh

 “O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.” (Jonah 1:6 – KJV)
  By Kassa Nigus
February 3,  2017
The fast of Nineveh is a three-day lent recognized by the Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which lasts from Monday to Wednesday, two weeks before the beginning of the Great Lent. This year’s Fast of Nineveh begins on Monday, February 6 and ends February 8.

The Commemoration of the Death of St. Mary (Astereyo Mariam)

 “… Behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done to me great things;” (Luke 1:48-49)

January 30, 2017


The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church commemorates the death of St. Mary on Tir 21 (January 29). The day is known as ‘Aster’eyo’ to mean appearance/Epiphany. It is one of the most colorful festivals of St Mary 

Egypt: Four Christians Slaughtered in 10 Days

January 23, 2017

Coptic Solidarity – Raymond Ibrahim – 18/1/17 – That the Coptic Christian Church continues to voice its support for President Sisi should not be interpreted to mean that the situation of Egypt’s Christian minority has improved. One need only look to the substratum of news for confirmation. 

The Festival of Timket

January 18, 2017
By Kassa Nigus 
 Baptismal pool in Jan – Meda, Addis Ababa


‘Timket’ is a Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water” similar to the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance”.  The annual Timket celebration is held across Ethiopia on Tir 11 E.C (January 19 G.C) 

Fire Destroys a Prominent Gubae Bet in Gojam

January 17, 2017

By Mesfin Zegeye


  ‘Qenie Misikir Guba’e Bet’ (School of Excellence of Ge’ez Poem), established in Chegode Hana, Quarit Wereda parish at Fengetta kebele in the West Gojam Diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, was destroyed in a fire accident that started in the morning of January 15, 2017. 

Circumcision of Jesus Christ (Gezret)

January 14, 2017
By Kassa Nigus


The Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus is observed on the 6th of January in the liturgical calendar of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church.