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 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.
- Disciples who trained in various training institution of the church and providing ministerial activity.
- Higher institution students attending Sunday in their respective parishes.
- Member of Sunday school or/and parish that provide spiritual service after graduating from higher institution.
- 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.
The Mount of Olive
The Mount of Olive is the highest mountain in the suburbs of Jerusalem, 730 metres over the surface of the Mediterranean, comprising of a mountain range with three peaks; The South peak of the Ascension of Christ, around which all the Christian Shrines of the Mount of Olives are gathered. The North peak (Mount Scopus), on which the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is built. The middle peak with the Augusta Victoria Hospital dedicated to the wife of the German Emperor Wilhelm II. In Hebrew it is called Har-Hazeitim, the Mount of Olives. From the 4th century onwards, the Mount of Olives attracted many Christian pilgrims and monks, resulting to the building of houses of prayer, churches and monasteries on it. A Christian travelling book of the 6th century numbers 24 churches and shrines on the Mount.During the apostasy era, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ taught the disciples about judgment day on the mount of olive.
The Finding of the Holy Cross
When Saint Helena came to Jerusalem and asked the Jews about the whereabouts of the Cross, they did not inform her. Finally, some of them told her about an old Jew called Judas who knew the place. She called him, and he denied it at first, but when she urged him, he told her about that pile. She ordered its removal and the Holy Cross was found. She built a church for it, consecrated it and celebrated for the Honorable Cross on the sixteenth day of the month of September.
The Star of the Dessert and The Head of Anchorites
The Ethiopian “Star of the desert” and “The Head of Anchorites”, Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus’s departure date on Megabit 5, 2015 (March 14, 2023) is commemorated on our Holy Orthodox Tewahedo Church amongst all Christians.
Archbishops Basilios passed away!
The Archbishops of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo, New York Rochester Dioceses Saint Mary Monastery Monastery Abune Basilios has died.
According to the information from the office of the Holy Synod, subsequent to his death, his corpse will be brought to Addis Ababa the coming Saturday, March 18, 2023 for his funeral to be held at Menebere Tsebaot Holy Trinity Cathedral Church.
Abbot Harege Weyene Miheretu laid at rest!
The Abbot of Ziway Hamere Birhan Saint Gabriel Monastery, our father Harege Weyn Mihretu has died at the age of 99 years due to ageing, on March 10, 2013. His funeral was held in the presence of Archbishops, Department Heads of General Priesthood, Governors, family and beloved ones at Ziway Hamere Birhan Saint Gabriel Monastery on March 12, 2023.