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Gebr Her: the parable of the talents

April 11, 2016
By Tsegaye Girma 
Our Lord Jesus Christ often used parables to illustrate and simplify his teachings so that His audience understood His message simply. The people whom He taught easily related to His sermons because the stories He used to illustrate and compare His ideas are drawn from their everyday lives. The parable of the three talents is one of the stories Our Lord Jesus Christ used to teach His followers about the need to use talents and gifts faithfully.

Debre Zeit (Mount of Olives)

April 4/2016
By M/hr Kassa Nigus
Debre Zeit (ደብረ ዘይት): the Ge’ez phrase for Mount of Olives is one of the nine minor feast days of the Lord observed halfway in the fifth week of the great lent. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrates the feast with special consideration based upon the second coming of Christ, which was announced by our Lord on the Mount of Olives. Biblical verses and the hymn of St.Yared pertinent to our Lord’s second coming are read and sung on this day.

Memorial Day of the Prophet Daniel

April 1, 2016 
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Liturgical Calendar is full of feasts of Lord, St Mary, angles, saints, apostles and martyrs. Based on its Liturgical Calendar, it usually commemorates each saint monthly and annually in accord with their special devotions. The worship of Saints is definitely forbidden by the Church; however, asking for their intercessions is central in any of its services. 

Mahibere Kidusan Gives Statement on Orthodox Exhibition Ban

March 28, 2016

By M/hr Kassa Nigus

It is public knowledge that Mahibere Kidusan has finalized preparations to hold its 5th Grand Exhibition from March 24 – 30, 2016 at Addis Ababa Exhibition Center. But in a rather surprising move the exhibition has been banned very unexpectedly by government bodies just a few hours earlier from the due time for the opening of the exhibition. Last Thursday, Mahibere Kidusan gave a press conference regarding the issue.

Afan Oromo Language Book of Liturgy Inaugurated

March 28, 2016

By Kassa N. & Tsegaye Girma

01m_kidasee.pngThe Book Liturgy of the Ethiopian Orthodo0x Tewahido Church has been translated into Oromoiffa. The inauguration ceremony of the newly published Book of Liturgy was held last week on March 19, 2016, at Elili International Hotel, Addis Ababa

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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.