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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Holy Synod declared Abune Michael of Gore Martyr

October 28, 2016

By Kassa Nigus

abune-mikael-the-martyr.jpgeotc-holy-synod-fathers-2009tik.jpgIn the course of the first regular meeting of this year, the Holy Synod of the Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahido Church bestowed sainthood upon Abune Michael of Gore. His Grace Abune Michael was one of the first five Ethiopian Bishops, and was executed by fascist Italian invaders in 1937.

Mahibere Kidusan Graduates Spiritual Instruments and Ge’ez Language Trainees

 “The Sacred Harp song revives and resumes to its original status”

October 27, 2016

By Kassa Nigus 


Abune Gorgoryos Education and Training Centre under Mahibere Kidusan (MK) Development Institutions Administration graduated 550 trainees in spiritual instruments and Ge’ez language at a ceremony held on October 23, 2016 at MK’s headquarters. Graduates of the 12th round of training include 358 trainees of Harp (Begena); 35 in single string instrument (Mesenqo); 89 in drum; 6 in flute and 62 in Ge’ez language.

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Holy Synod undertakes its first annual session

 October 24, 2016
By Mesfin Zegeye 


The regular session of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church started on October 22, 2016 per the declaration stated in Feteha Negest which stipulates that the Synod convenes its regular sessions twice a year (in October and May).

Over 50 Thousand New Believers Baptized Orthodox

October 22, 2016
By Kassa Nigus 

_dsc4430.jpg_dsc4609.jpgAccording to 2015/2016 Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Patriarchate annual report   presented during the 35th General Holy Council of the Church (from 17 – 20 October, 2016), 50,737 new believers have been baptized and flock into the fold of the Ethiopian Orthodox  Church through evangelical expansion program.

The Largest Cross Tower Erects in Adigrat City

Infeatured news, October 20, 2016
By Kassa Nigus 


Africa’s great cross tower inaugurated and displayed for public in Adigrat city in a specific place called Kenda’ero  after the sanction of His Holiness Abune Mathias I,  Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot.   


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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.