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Pagumen: The Thirteenth Month of Ethiopia

September 7,  2015
By Kassa Nigus

The Ethiopian Calendar has 13 months, 12 months of 30 days each and an additional month, at the end of the year, of 5 or 6 days depending on whether the year is a leap year or not. The 13th month of the modern Ethiopian solar calendar1 is one of the many unique ancient heritages Ethiopia has contributed to the entire world.

The Ethiopian calendar gives special consideration to Pagumen for a number of reasons. Let’s see few of them:

First International Orthodox Women Conference held in London

September 1, 2015


Under the auspices and blessings of His Holiness Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II, the Orthodox Women’s Ministry (OWM) is excited to launch its first international Orthodox conference. The conference’s main objective is to establish an understanding of the role of women from a historical, theological and practical perspective in our modern world, and the general calling to holiness of men and women in the Body of Christ.

The Eyes of All Wait upon Thee

September 1, 2015
By Kassa Nigus 
The period consists of from August 10 – August 29 in Ethiopian Calendar.  This period is the third sub division of the Ethiopian rainy season comes halfway through the rainy season when the level of rainfall decreases and the   ground gets less moist.

Blaze damages property at Mahibere Kidusan workshop

August 27, 2015
By Kassa Nigus 
A fire broke out in a workshop at the premises of Mahibere Kidusan’s (MK) Development Institution (Limat Tekwam) on Monday, August 24, 2015, damaging property whose worth is yet to  be determined. No one was killed or injured in the accident. 

Tabor and Hermon shall Rejoice in Thy Name

August 18, 2015
By Kassa Nigus 
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ every year on Nehasie 13 (August 19). The feast is observed in remembrance of the revelation of Christ’s Divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John on Mount Tabor.


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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.