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Dogma: an Introduction

December 18,2014

Arega Getaneh

The Greek word (Dogma) literally means ‘opinion.’ This word has another meaning, ‘that which seems good.’ It was later used by the classical Greek authors as technical term either to the philosophical writings or to the decrees of public authorities. In the second sense it is used in the Septuagint (LXX) and in the New Testament, (Ex. Dan.2:13; Acts.16:4; Eph.2:15 etc.), whereas the patristic use developed from the first meaning.  

Although the Greek word dogma appears five times in the New Testament, the only passage which it has its connotation is Acts 16:4 “And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem” and there it would seem to be primarily ethical and ceremonial decisions, rather than doctrinal ones, that the writer has in mind.

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The Third Commandment
December 17, 2014       
"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.(Ex.20:7,Deut.5:11)
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Beata: The Entrance of Saint Mary into the Temple at Jerusalem

 December 12,2014

Kassa Nigus

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates it on Tahisas 3 (December 12) as one of the thirty three  feasts of St. Mary in the year. The Feast recognized in the Ethiopian Church as “Be’ata” in Ge’ez language to mean “her entry” to the Temple.

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The Third Commandment
December 10, 2014       
"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him  guiltless who takes His name in vain.(Ex.20:7,Deut.5:11)
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The Spiritual Power of Christianity
December 6,2014
Practical Christianity is the manifestation of a new life; a spiritual (as distinct from intellectual and moral) life; a supernatural (as distinct from natural) life; it is a life of holiness and peace; a life of union and communion with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it is eternal life, beginning with regeneration and culminating in the resurrection.
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