Debre Mitmaq

May 26, 2023

Dear Children of God, how are you? How is school and study? Hope you are doing well and scoring good grades! Children, one of the most important things in our Christian life is knowledge and so we shall learn and study hard while we are still young and brave.

Children, our religion is based on our knowledge and good deed within our spirituality. For this reason, we shall learn word of God and live by it. Accord the education of Church, it is vital to learn about our Religion, Christian and Livings Doctrines and Saints which embraces (holds) word of God. Life of Saints and God’s miraculous work.

Dear Children of God, in this lesson, we will tell you about our Holy Mother Saint Mary’s apparition for five consecutive days at a place called “Debre Mitmaq.”

Our Holy Mother Saint Mary appeared on in Debre Mitmaq as she was seated upon light, in a circle, in the church, which was built in her name. She was encircled in divine light, and there were hosts of Archangels and Angels standing round about. Their wings were extended and overshadowing her, and the Seraphim also were standing round about her with their censers. They were censing her great majesty. Every time they bowed down to her they praised her, saying, “God the Father looked down from heaven upon earth and He found none like to you. He sent His Only Son, and He was born of thee.”

The martyrs then came, mounted upon their horses, and bowed before her, and Mar Saint George descended from his horse, and two others came and bowed before her. After this, He Saint Mercurius came and mounted upon a black horse. After him all the martyrs came, bowed down to her and did homage to her. Our Holy Mother blessed them and returned. The company of the prophets and the righteous also came, bowed down and did homage to her.

The children whom Herod slew also came lamenting before her and leaped up and embraced each other. When those who were gathered together saw this, it filled them with joy and thought they were in heaven. If there was anyone whose father or his mother, or a kinsman (relative), or a friend, was dead and he asked her, saying, “O my holy Lady, thou Virgin Mary, you are God-bearer, show me so and so.” Straightway she made that person to come in the form he was before on earth].

When they threw down their stoles she took the one which she wished in her hands, and threw it back to them. so, they divided it among the women a thing of blessing. Thus Christian and Musilims and also Pagans (non-believers) saw her for five days. When they wished to go home to their own houses, they did homage to her, made an agreement with her and she blessed them with her hands.

Dear Children, is it not this miraculous? Aren’t all the people who saw our Holy Mother Saint Mary lucky? Don’t you wish to see her as well? If so, children, pray dearly do that she would be present in your house, at your local Churches and to ever where you go; She will be with you!

May our Holy Mother Saint Mary’s prayer be with us, Amen!

Source: Ethiopian Synaxarium