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The FIRST WEEK/“Zewerede=ዘወረደ” (“Zewerede” means the one who descended from above)/ Museni/ Fast of King Heraclius Because of the significance and holiness of the Great Lent, the Church designated a week of preparation to precede the 40 days. The Church teaches us to prepare for Great Lent in a spiritual...

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The Great Holy Fast (Abiy Tsome)

Great Lent: The Holy Fast. Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry. Psalms 2:11 This Great Lent is considered the Holiest fast since our Lord Jesus Christ Himself had fasted it. During this Lent, we follow the example set by our...

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The Fast of Nineveh (Tsome Ninewe)

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-One God, Amen. The Fast of Nineveh (Tsome Ninewe) The teacher told his elementary students, “I don’t want any of you to ever be afraid of going into the sea because there is no sea creatures that can swallow...

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The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo church commemorates the death of St. Mary on Tiri 21 (January 29). The day is known as Aster’eyo which means mean appearance/Epiphany. It coincides with the season the church devoted to remembering the different manifestations of Christ's glory and Divinity, especially the Nativity, the Baptism as...

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The Holy Epiphany (Timqet)

On this day our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. The festival which is kept on this day is called Timqet Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance” “Epiphany,”...

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The Three Sundays prior to Christmas: Zemene Sebket, Brhan and Nolawi

 
 
The Three Sundays preceding to The Feast of Nativity (Ldet) from Tahsas 7-27 (December 16-January 5) are known as Zemene Sebket (Season of Preaching): in which that talks about the prophecy that the prophets had about the incarnation of the Word (Son the God) whom is Saviour. Brhan (Light): During this season the prophets foretold the incarnation of God who is symbolized Light. Nolawi (Shepherd): and during this period the church teaches us about the True Shepherd who gave His life for the sake of HIs sheeps (children). In the three weeks of this season, we prepare with great expectation for the incarnation of Christ in a spirit of patience waiting for Hope.

Our church recognizes these three holidays as one of the minor feasts of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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We kiss the hands of bishops and priests because in the context of the Divine Liturgy, the hands hold and distribute the holy Body and Blood of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ! This is an enduring and centuries old tradition in the Eastern Christendom that has a purely metaphorical connotation; of course, this is not to leave out..... Read More »

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Life = Jesus Christ "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). 
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that..... Read More »

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We should not participate in any dance because dancing involves bodily movements which are sexually suggestive and can be classified under the heading of "lasciviousness or lewdness" (Gal 5:19-21). Surely a Christian would not want to engage in that type of activity. The close body contact or the erotic movements that characterize so many of the rock-oriented dances would arouse..... Read More »

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The answer to this question is simple as our scholar father John Chrysostom said "The Law of the King [Fitha Negest] - A Christian must not go to a wedding {nuptial banquet] to clap his hand rhythmically or to dance with his feet; rather he shall eat in a quiet way as is proper to saint.  Chapter 11. or 446..... Read More »

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Dating, especially at school age or early college life is in itself  very much related to lack of maturity. It is a relation not in due time and not according to God's natural laws. Solomon the wise prophet said, "To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the Heaven. A time to be born, and a..... Read More »

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The Jews used the blood of the Calf and the curse of the death of the first born "passed over" them. Exodus 12 explains in more detail but I will put some verses from there here: "For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both..... Read More »

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