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The 35th Patriarchate General Parish Holy Council Begins

October 18, 2016 
By Kassa Nigus  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church started this year’s annual patriarchate General Parish Holy Council in the hall of the Patriarchate on October 17, 2016, in accordance with the Church’s Regulation Act (Kale’awadi) to hold the council at the beginning of October annually.

Zemene Tsigie: the Season Dedicated to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt

October 13, 2016

 Kassa Nigus

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Zemene Tsigie meaning “the season of flower” is a season devoted to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. The time ranges from Meskerem 26 – Hidar 5 E.C (October 6 –November 14 G.C).   It is part of an autumn season that comes after the Ethiopian rainy season in which flowers and fruits appeared,…

The Holy Cross According to the Teachings of Ethiopian Scholars

October 11, 2016

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The mysterious meaning of the word Cross in the theological context connotes the way how we achieved everlasting joy due to the great love of God, and the passion of Christ that we received for our salivation …

Official Statement of the Holy Synod up on the Current Affairs of the Country

October 10, 2016
By Kassa Nigus 
 “And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” Jer 29፡7 
  In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.

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Previously, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church has been expressed her sadness and declares a period of prayer up on the loss of many lives, damage and destruction of property following a frequent violence of people against the government in most parts of the country.  Now, the Church also issued a statement on the loss of human life gathered at the Oromo Irreechaa annual festival in Bishoft ( Debre Zeyit), 47.9 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa on October 1, 2016.

The Holy Cross in the Teachings of Orthodox Tewahedo

October 10, 2016 
The Holy Cross is a sign of peace and foundation of Christianity. The main purpose of this short article for 2008/2016 anniversary of the True Cross is to illustrate that true peace cannot be achieved without the Holy Cross which signify Christ’s passion and death.

About Mahibere Kidusan

Name

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.

History

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.

Vision

“Envisioning the Church fulfill its universal leadership role.”

Mission

Fructify and procure an organized, whole, eloquent, moderate, versatile and leader generation who strives in achieving the church’s mission and diligently work for her existence.

Institutional Asset

  • Spirituality: - It is the incarnation of the True Orthodox Religion, inveterate faith, good endeavors and spiritual knowledge; diligence God’s embodiment and cherishes the return to the Lord through the apostolic fight and a heavenly life; Thus, members are made by conversing and working in Christians endeavors at any state, period and condition. Trailing the path of patristic fathers, they serve humbly, faithfully with the trepidation of God.
  • Servanthood: -Members of the association serve with the indication of their Christian life, in a good will, seeking heavenly honor and grace, detesting worldly honor and praise vanity, sincerely, faithfully and with Christian love.
  • Leadership of Thoughts: - The association works in collaboration with leader of church concerned with the sustainability of the Church’s service necessary for the emit of orthodox ideas, with the timely thoughts and leadership
  • Cooperation - The association believes church’s service is activity of all members of the church. Therefore, it works in accordance to the issue, properly with shareholders and partners with affinity, discussion and sincerity for the unison of the mission, venerating sundry grace in incarnation.
  • Veneration of Professions: - It gives proper veneration and priority for skillful thoughts that do not contrast with orthodoxy education and are based with real information within any of its activities done by servile utilizing their various skill and knowledge of the association’s members, as they are congregated in serving the church. It also works for the endowment of proper veneration of the spiritual and carnal profession and professionals.
  • Rational Orator: - The association works for the challenge and resolution of the church’s internal and external obstacles, activities, habitual and histories based on the right data, clear and spiritual firm and truth.
  • Accountability: - Service of the association goal is embracing heavenly virtue. It therefore makes it accountable before God and the pupil as well, if it does not fulfill its responsibility properly. The manager or member in any of its ladder, is liable for the responsibility given within the work of the association.

OBJECTIVES

  • Empower the Church’s Institutional management, operating system and perception for a strong and time redeemer services, thru support of technology and various methods.
  • Expand gospel and apostolic mission multifaceted all over the world by organized and accessible centralized method.
  • Fructify and procure servile who are redeemer of the time, whole and orthodox, serving in the constitution of the Church as well as be active participants in the social, economic, political and on national management affairs through constructible curriculum, enabling students of Higher School Institutions attain full personhood
  • Preserving the Church thru firm apologetics based on the study and research about the blazon rumor on Church, spurious tales and trials of the Church activities by challenging and correcting the mistakes
  • Enhance the role of empowerment of children and youngsters by consolidating the Sunday School’s Capacity to empower the successor generation’s source
  • Executing organized and discerning services by constructing a family expressing orthodox spirituality endeavors and orthodox community maintaining its unity.
  • For the association to create an institutional working system redeeming the time, enabling the fulfillment of its mission. (in Management, Human Resource, Spirituality, Relation, Knowledge, Development, Finance and Technology)
  • Enhance the economic, social and political participation of orthodox through the principle of International Public Relation and Cooperatives Services.

Stand

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

Membership

  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.

Structure

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.