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Saint Peter: Let us build three Tabernacles, one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah

August 19, 2016

By Kassa Nigus

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates the Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ every year on Nehasie 13 (August 19). The feast is observed in remembrance of the revelation of Christ’s Divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John on Mount Tabor.

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Saint Mary

August 13, 2016

By Tsegaye Girma 

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates the conception of St Mary on Nehasie 7 (August 13). Church manuscripts such as the Synaxarium and Teamire Mariam (Miracles of St Mary) provide some details about St Mary’s parents. 

Abu Al-Fath of Yemen: Echege Enbaqom of Debre Libanos Monastery

August 12, 2016

By Kassa Nigus

Echege Enbaqom, called Abu al-Fath in Yemen before conversion, was the eleventh abbot of the Monastery of Debre Libanos in Shewa, Ethiopia. Echege Enbaqom was consecrated in the See of St. Tekle Haymanot and made a unique contribution to the Ethiopian church in producing valuable literatures useful in the services of the church.

Statement of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch on the Current Situation of Ethiopia

August 10, 2016
By Mesfin Zegeye 

patriarch3.jpgThe Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Patriarch, His Holiness Abune Mathias gave a statement regarding the current situation of the country on August 9, 2016.The statement emphasizes on the benefit of peace quoting from (Colossians 3:15) and urged the people to live in harmony with their bothers.

Filseta: The Fast of the Assumption of St. Mary

August 22, 2016
By Kassa Nigus
Filseta is one of the seven canonized fasts of the Ethiopian church, which is observed as a remembrance of the fast the apostles held in passion of witnessing the falling asleep and assumption of Saint Mary. It covers the period from the 1st to the 15th of Nehasie (August 7-22). Filseta literally means movement in the Ge’ez language, and is used to refer to St. Mary’s assumption.

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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.