Holy Church

June 24, 2022

Dear Children of God, Greetings to you and gratitude to Almighty God!

Children, how are you? How is school and exam? We hope you are doing great and pass all of the tests with good grades!

Dear Children! Today we are going to teach you about Holy Church.

Church is the House of God. The builder of Holy Church is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As He told Apostle Saint Peter “I will build my Church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

Faction (groups) of Church

1. Church is the building where Children, Youngsters, Elder people, Men, Women and Laities (Christians at Church) gather to pray, partake in The Holy Communion (Eat the flesh and Drink the blood of Lord and Savior of Jesus Christ) sing songs and learn the word of God. It is written as“…shepherd the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” (Acts 20:28)

2. Disciples, Laities, Christians and all who believe in the Redeemer of The son of God, the Father, Lord Jesus Christ are called Church. Holy Apostles said, “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant.” (2 Corinthians 3:6)

3. The Association, Conference and Unity of Christians are also called Church. Saint Peter in Epistle (Letter) has written about the unity of Christians. He said, “She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son.” (1 Peter 5:13) By this he meant Christians in Babylon.

Dear Children of God, so far we have seen about the meaning and groups of Holy Church. Now, we are going to tell you the story about the first Building of Holy Church that Our Lord Jesus Christ build with three stones.

Children, Churches are built in the name of Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus Christ, Holy Mother Saint Mary, Archangels and Angels, Saints and Righteous people built by the coordination of Priests, Deacons, and Church Ministers in a different place. But the first Church was built in Philipsius city. After Lord Jesus Christ order Holy Apostles “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” they went to many countries all over the world where many were baptized and become Christians in their hands. (Matthew 28:19)

Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas went to Philipisius and preached (taught) Gospel (word of God) and many became believers. They were also baptized and became Christians. Then the people said to Saint Paul, “we use to worship witches. But now we are Christians so build a Church for us.” Therefore, Saint Paul sent a message to Saint Peter. After this, Saint Peter announced to the Apostles to a pray and fast unity the 21st of Sane (June). On that day, Lord Jesus Christ came from heaven and made the Apostles to gather in Philipisius. Then, he built Holy Church in the name of His Mother Saint Mary only by three rocks with His miracle. In the Church, He performed the Divine Liturgy and gave them the Holy Communion. He also ordered them to celebrate this Holy day.

Dear Children of God, this day where Lord Jesus Christ built the first Church is celebrated in each of Saint Mary’s Church and so we shall do as same. We need to commemorate the day with our family.

Farewell Children, we have taught you few on Holy Church on this lesson. For the next time, we shall see about the three parts of Church which are (Kene Mahelete, Holy, and Temple). Furthermore, we will teach you about Holy Icons, Holy Scriptures and the Mysteries of Church.

Until we meet next time, remain good and well!