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Season of the Flower | Zemene Tsigie

In our church, this season is known as Zemene Tsige meaning The Season of the Flower, during this time, there is a fast known as Tsome Qusqwam meaning Fast of Qusqwam (one of the resting places of St. Mary during the flight from Herod). Tsome Qusqwam is a 40 day optional fasting period which begins on September 26th and ends November 5th of the geez calendar. During this time our church dedicates through fasting, with one's free will, and praying to remember the hunger, thirst, poverty, sadness and all the trouble that St. Mary, the mother of God faced on her journey to Egypt along with St. Joseph and St. Salome with the angel St. Urael guiding them.


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  • Maʿətäb /ማዕተብ

    In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Maʿətäb is derived from a Ge'ez word that meant 'to evince, to bless.' maʿətäb is a means of identity that the baptized believers wear to visualize their faith in Christianity and indicate a seal of their...

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  • H.G. Abune Qierlos (Cyril) elected as our Church's 5th Patriarch

    Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen! With great joy, we would like to announce that archbishop Abune Qierlos (Cyril) has been nominated as the 5th Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Thank you all for your daily prayers for this important...

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  • How to make MOST of the Holy Week!

    In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! As we get ready for Holy Week, our Lord extends the same invitation to us who wish to see His glory, who desire to be by His side at the Holy Resurrection. Are we willing...

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  • Do's and Don'ts: The Church Traditions During Holy Week

    The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church Tradition helps us live an intentional life with deep meanings rooted in the Holy Scriptures and Old Testament Gospels. The Church has always taught the necessity of penance for justification. She has instituted Lent as a remembrance of the forty days fast of our Blessed Lord...

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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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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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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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We believe the Virgin Mary is sinless (Free from the sin of Adam) Sin entered the world first when Adam and eve disobeyed God and ate from the tree that was not allowed for them to eat. Gen 2:16-17, Gen 3:1-24, Romans 6:23. After eating the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam and eve lost their . As..... 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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