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´╗┐The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? : Psalm 27: 1

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The Fast of the Prophets (Tsome Nebiyat)

November 24, 2014
The Church, recognized the necessity for her children to “chastise the body and bring it under subjection”, as St. Paul advises. The body is ever striving for mastery over the spirit; besides the external sources of temptation, “the world”, we have always another source with us which are a part of our nature. This is the reason for mortification. Self denial is in lawful things enables us to turn with great earnestness to spiritual things.

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The Feast of St. Michael

   November 20,2014

                                                         Kassa Nigus           

According to the Christian Orthodox Church, Saint Michael is one of the seven primary Arch angels, who is always standing besides God's throne and is honored for defeating Devil in the war in heaven at God’s command. His powerful and fastest aid has always been invoked by the Church in time of emergency and unusual danger. He is the guardian of the souls and fighter against evil. He is often painted in the walls of every Ethiopian Church with a flaming sword and spear, which pierces the devil.

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THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

November 18, 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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His Name is Holy, Great and Wonderful:
It is not a common name, and we say in the incense of the vespers, the beautiful words of the Song of Songs, "Your name is ointment poured forth;” (Song 1:3), and everywhere they offer incense to Your Holy name, a pure offering.

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The Return of the Holy Family to Nazareth

November 15,2014   

Kassa Nigus

On Hidar 6 (Novembe 15), the Ethiopian Church commemorates the return of the Holy family to their home land, Israel and their relief from the menace of King Herod. It also venerates the appearance of Christ and His disciples on Mount Kuskuam for the consecration of its church and the consecration of the Offering with His disciples on that day.

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Statement from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Holy Synod

November 11,2014

The regular session of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church has been held from October 21 to November 5, 2014 as per the declaration stated in Feteha Negest* which stipulates that the Synod convenes regular sessions twice a year (in October and May). After the fifteen-day meeting, the Holy Synod has passed the following major decisions:

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