“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in transient way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of stranger.” (John 10:1-6)
There are things to keep in mind when using Holy Icons for prayer and various services. It is important to keep it in a proper place so that it does not get damaged and blurred. The owner of the icon describes the picture, illustrating God or Holy, Righteous or Martyr due reverence and worship shall be given. Artists to help the laities know and worship the rightful owners of the painting they must also draw the icon they are painting.
Our LORD Jesus Christ previously preached that his father Holy Spirit will come and he will become life to Holy Church, and when the truth of spirit comes, he will lead us to the all truth. (John. 16:13)
Affirmed as “Trepidation for GOD is the throne of wisdom,” the wisdom from GOD is the trepidation of him. (Syra. 1:18). Fearing GOD doesn’t mean thinking he might destroy us with his fury or with his power; or to feel agony or anxious. It is to believe he is the creator of the world and live by his command
Tough Apostle Saint Paul preached heathens in Aetna, it has also big message. Especially his words, “Onwards the time of ignorance, GOD then order all to repent in their dwellings (Acts 16:30)”, unswervingly gears us.
- Editing by Mesfin Zegeye
He has been served more than half a century at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Theology Colleges in teaching and research.
H.H Patriarch Abune Mathias, archbishops, disciples of the Holy Trinity Theology College and St Paul Sewasewe Berhan Theology College and relatives of the scholar as well as friends of the late Professor attended the funeral.
Professor Lule Melaku was exemplary man of God, a mentor and shiny father who declared his superb in what he has done according to his biography red in the funeral. Poem (Ge’ez Qenie) that testified his deeds was composed and offered by church scholars as part of the funeral service.
His Grace Archbishop Abune Timothewos, the supreme guardian of the Holy Trinity Theological College, witnessed his celebrity saying, professor Lule who sow his real knowledge on the mind of mankind has produced several professionals who engaged both in spiritual and secular profession as a farmer feeding the world by harvesting different grains.
Professor Lule was the perfect hermit that God testified his righteousness; we have seen the ‘perfect hermit and celibacy’ not only in monastery, forest, desert… but being dwelled in a town through the disciplined life of the professor. Death is our path, he has lived and worked faithfully until he died according to God’s will, may God rest his soul, His grace added.
May God repose his soul in the bosom of our holy fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!!
January 13, 2017
Saint Frieminatos Abba Selama Kesate Berhan Theological College of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church based in Mekele town, 761 km north of Addis Ababa, dismissed nine students on January 6, 2017 for displaying heretic tendencies.
According to information obtained from Mekele Branch of Mahibere Kidusan, the students whose college education has been terminated have been taking heretical trainings from Ato Yared Tsegay who was also dismissed for similar dissent. Following his dismissal, Ato Yared formed a denomination of his own, known as “Ye ‘ewnet qal teketayoch” (literally meaning ‘Followers of the true word’) and has been unlawfully spreading heretical teachings in and around Mekele town.
Editing by Tsegaye Girma