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The 34th regular General Parish Holy Council concludes

October 26, 2015
By Kassa Nigus 
The 34th regular General Parish Holy Council of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church has ended on October 22, 2015 after three days of meetings. During the council which was held at the patriarchate, the reports of all departments were presented by His Grace Abune Matewos, General Manager of the Patriarchate and Archbishop of Wolayta Konta and Dawro Dioceses.

Last Year Report of Mahibere Kidusan Presented

October 22, 2015
By Kassa Nigus  
The 2014/2015 fiscal year annual report of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church was presented in the 23rd of the General Parish Council Department of the Patriarchate held at its head office on October 19/2015 by Dr. Abba Haile Mariam Melese, the Deputy Head of the Department. 

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.

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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.