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Nature of Relation between Father Confessor and Spiritual Child

September 1, 2016
By Mesfin Zegeye 
Each and every person has a biological father – the one to whom he owes his entry into this life.  Apart from his biological father however, a Christian also has a spiritual father. 

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Reclaims Its Confiscated Houses

  August 31, 2016
By Tsegaye Girma
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church reclaimed 28 houses which were confiscated from the Church during the nationalization program of the Dergue regime.

The Departure of Abune Tekle Haymanot

August 30, 2016
St Tekle Haymanot was born in Zorare, a district in Selale which lies on the eastern edge of Shewa in December 24, 1192. He was the son of the priest Tsega Zeab ("Gift of Faith") and his wife Egzi’e Haraya ("Choice of God"). Tekle Haymanot was born after his parents, who had failed to have children, pledged their firstborn to God.

H.G. Manager of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church urges believers to discharge spiritual responsibilitie

 In featured news, August 25, 2016 
dscf1112.jpgHis Grace Abune Deyoskoros, General Manager of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Patriarchate, and Archbishop of southern Tigray Maychew Diocese, South Eastern and Eastern Tigray Adigrat diocese said believers who think that the church’s administration is not their business lack proper understanding of the Kale ’Awadi (a manuscript that contains a set of rules that govern the church’s administration.) 

Filseta: The Fast of the Assumption of St. Mary

August 22, 2016
By Kassa Nigus
Filseta is one of the seven canonized fasts of the Ethiopian church, which is observed as a remembrance of the fast the apostles held in passion of witnessing the falling asleep and assumption of Saint Maryam (Mary). It covers the period from the 1st to the 15th of Nehasie (August 7-22). Filseta literally means movement in the Ge’ez language, and is used to refer to St. Mary’s assumption. 


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About Mahibere Kidusan


In 1977 E.C (Ethiopian Calendar) few students of higher education initiated the youth in the compass to become members of Sunday school and know the teachings of the churches. Later, this effort had been strengthened by students trained in the Zeaway Hamere Berehan St.Gebreil Clergy Training Monastery by the Then Arch Bishop of Shewa Abune Gorgorious II.

The movements continued in Bilatie military camp that brought all students of higher institutions in the country in 1983 E.C after a year, with the blessing of the church fathers the associations was set up by the name “Mahibre Kidusan” under the Sunday School Department of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Since then the associations has been proving spiritual service.


The association was named Mahibre Kidusan (an association in the name of Saints) Saints would be commemorated in that they abounded the secular world and sacrificed their lives to the orthodox belief for whom the prophets prophesized and apostles evangelized.


  • To organize the youth, who are the children of the church, in higher education under the association and provide them with the teachings of the church.

  • To expand evangelism with various means (ministry, publication, audio and video recordings) in cooperation with the pertinent church bodies.

  • To prepare conditions that enable the educated section of the society support the Orthodox Church with his/her knowledge and assets.

  • To enable the members of the association render free and humanitarian service.

  • To preserve the generation of the dignity and fame of the church fathers.


To keep the youth in higher institutions who baptized and become children of the Holy Spirit from heretics who use various means to trap and deviate to their belief.

To design favorable means for students of higher institutions to know and preserve as well as pass to the next generation the canon and tradition of the church passed on to them by forefathers of the church.

To enable the youth overcome the social problems up on graduation and in serving their country and the church with their profession. To follow up the youth’s adherence and practice of the orthodox belief.


The association shall not interfere in administrative affairs of the church and it is free from and political affiliation.


  1. Disciples who trained in various training institution of the church and providing ministerial activity.
  2. Higher institution students attending Sunday in their respective parishes.
  3. Member of Sunday school or/and parish that provide spiritual service after graduating from higher institution.
  4. The laity who support the objective of the association with their knowledge, money and labor.


Mahiber Kidusan is set under the Sunday School department of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It provides spiritual services by its sub centers in the dioceses all over the country and in the Diaspora.