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Jesus the Migrant: the hope of Migrants

November 9, 2015
 
By ZeYared Zarema (zeyared2007@gmail.com)
 Part Two

 In the last part, I presented to you my readers the introduction of the parts and treated what happens in the “Season of Flower” every year in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the economic implications ofmigration.  In this part, I am going to deal with the history of migration and its features. Bear with me esteemed readers. May God reveal His wisdom to us all.

Statement from Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Holy Synod

November 4,  2015
By Kassa Nigus  
 In the Name of the Father, of the Son, and 0f the Holy Spirit, One True God, Amen!

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church makes its regular Holy Synod meeting twice in a year in accordance with the Church’s book of Fitha Negest, Article 5, and Sub-article 164. Accordingly, it has run its first meeting starting on October 22 to November, 2015 for twelve days. The Holy Synod opened the session with prayer to discuss on the following agenda:

Abune Fanuel writes letter to Obama condemning legalization of same sex marriage

October 28, 2015
By Kassa Nigus  
During the 34th regular General Parish Holy Council of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church which lasted three days, from October 19-22, 2015, the reports of all departments were presented. Among the presented reports, one is the report of Abune Fanuel, archbishop of Washington DC and California diocese under the Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahido Church.

Jesus the Migrant, the Hope of Migrants

October 27, 2015

 ZeYared Zarema (zeyared2007@gmail.com) 

Part One: Introduction

The season which starts on the 26th of the first month of the Ethiopian calendar, the month of Meskerem (or October 6th in the other years and October 7th  in the leap year) and stays for 40 days is a season assigned for the commemoration of the migration of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary His mother, the old Joseph and Salome. In the Ethiopian Orthodox Church liturgical calendar, the season is known by the name “Season of Flower” (ዘመነ ጽጌ).

The Patriarch Identifies Focus Areas for Holy Synod to Ponder

October 27, 2015
By Mesfin Zegeye  
In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one True God, Amen!
His Holiness Patriarch Abuna Mathias delivered message to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church Holy Synod regarding focus areas for action in the time to come. The message communicated to the Seven Asian Churches and their respective leaders also holds true for the Church today and its leaders, the Patriarch said.

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About Mahibere Kidusan

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.

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.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

Necessity

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.

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.