Easter week

Easter Week is the week after resurrection or Easter. The days, termed by religious fathers are as follows:-  

Resurrection

The Resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the Holy day for all Christians. It is the foundation of the Christian faith. Apostle Saint Paul stated, “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is vain and your faith is also vain.” His words attested of Lord Christ’s rising from the dead. “and was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (1 Corinthians 15:14, Romanians 1:4)

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a blessed day for we shall all be reminded as we enter into the mystery of our salvation as Lord and Savior Jesus Christ journeys to His cross, descent into Hades, and glorious resurrection.

Epiphany

LORD Jesus came from Galilee to Nazareth to where Saint John was baptizing at Jordan River on Epiphany day. As Saint John saw LORD Jesus coming towards him, he knew the prophecy was yet to arise. Witnessing his presence, he affirmed with this words; “Behold the lamb of GOD to raze our sin. One man is coming before me. Akin to whom I have conversed about, he was before me and more glorious. I haven’t also known. But, for him to be revealed to Israel, I came to baptize with water.” (John. 1:29-31)  

The Birth of Lord Jesus Christ

“Fear not for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior;…”

The Birth of Abune Tekele Haimanot

The righteous father Abune Tekle Haymanot was born in Zorare, a district in Selale which lies on the eastern edge of Shewa and place called Itisa, from a Priest Tsega Zeab or “Gift of Faith” and his wife Egzi’e Haraya to mean “Choice of God” on January 2, 1220. Tekle Haimanot was born after his parents, who had failed to have children and pledged their firstborn to God.

Annual feast of Saint Gabriel

The day of which Saint Gabriel saved the three children from burning fire, will be celebrated on December 28 in all Orthodox Incarnation Church.

The Entrance of Saint Mary into the Temple

The Ethiopian Orthodox Incarnation Church celebrates the Entrance of Saint Mary into the Temple at Jerusalem on December 12, as one of Her thirty three feasts.

Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant is described as the original container for the Ten Commandments and the central symbol of God’s presence with the people of Israel. Its names convey the Holy sense of God’s presence.

Qusquam: Feast of the Holy Family

Qusquam in Arabic is the name of mountain in Upper Egypt on which the monastery and Holy Church of Al- Muharraka are still standing. The Monastery marks where the Holy Family is said to have dwelt during their exile in Egypt. The Homily of Theophilus compares the Holy Mountain in Egypt with the Holy mountain of Zion and Refers to Mary as “Mary of Zion.”