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The 34th regular General Parish Holy Council begins

October 20, 2015

By Tsegaye Girma
The 34th regular General Parish Holy Council of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church kicked off on 19 October, 2015 at the Patriarchate Assembly Hall. The council was opened with the blessing of His Holiness Abune Mathias and is attended by archbishops, archpriests from across dioceses as well as heads of different departments at the patriarchate.

Spiritual Instruments Trainees Graduate

October 16, 2015

By Mefin Zegeye 

Abuna Gorgoriyos education and training centre of Mahibere Kidusan development institutions administration graduated its 11th round trainees in spiritual instruments and Ge’ez language numbering 290 at a ceremony held in its meeting hall on October 10, 2015.

Liturgical Texts used in the Season of Flower

October 15, 2015
By Kassa Nigus
The spiritual music of the Ethiopian church is tailored in diverse ways to suit specific services and situations. The hymns are tailored to match the season of the ecclesiastical year and to the solemnity of the feast, making it grand and exultant on festivals of joy, and mournful in seasons of penance and in services for the dead.

Zemene Tsigie (The Season of Flower)

 October 8, 2015
By Kassa Nigus
Zemene Tsigie፡ is the period that ranges from Meskerem 26 – Hidar 5 E.C (October 6 –November 14 G.C). During this time, the Ethiopian faithful devotes in praying, fasting and other generous activities in memory of the flight of the Holy Family and their hardship in the wilderness of Egypt. 

The Ransoming and Saving Cross

October 5, 2015
By ZeYared Zarema (zeyared2007@gmail.com)

In their daily prayer, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church believers recite, on the veneration of the holy cross, the following words: “እሰግድ ለመስቀለ እግዚእነ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ዘተቀደሰ በደሙ ክቡር። መስቀል ኃይልነ፣ መስቀል ጽንዕነ፣ መስቀል ቤዛነ፣ መስቀል መድኃኒተ ነፍስነ። አይሁድ ክሕዱ ንሕነሰ አመነ ወእለ አመነ በኃይለ መስቀሉ ድኅነ” …


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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.