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7th Sunday of Geat Lent, Nicodimos

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen. The seventh Sunday: “Nicodimos=ኒቆዲሞስ”: A Ruler of the Jews (St John 3: 1-13) The theme in the seventh Sunday in the Great Fast points to the new birth given by water and the...

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Pondering on Gebrehier

Lesson II- Pondering on Gebrehier [Mt. 25:14-]  Our Challenge to be honest. As we remember the servants of the five and the two talents have profited only because they had ‘the honesty in their job.’  As a result, they were worthy to be in charge of a big amount.  But...

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GebrHeir: The Good & Faithful Servant

The sixth Sunday "GebrHeir=ገብርኄር": the Good & Faithful Servant ( Matthew 25: 14-25) In this sixth great theme in the fast, we ask, "Who is the wise and faithful servant?" The answer to this question is what we do or do not do with our lives until we await Christ's...

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Lesson on Debrezeit [ Mount of Olives [Mt. 24]- Is salvation momentary or lifelong process? Nowadays people are driven by a  mental thought process like “if-it-feels-good-do-it”, Let’s do it- it is not like you are harming anyone. If our motive and purpose are all driven by all things that seem and...

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Mount Of Olives (Debre Zeit) Part 1

The fifth Sunday of Great Lent: “Debre Zeit=ደብረ ዘይት”. : Mount of Olives ( Matthew 24: 1-15) The fifth theme is based upon the second coming of Christ, which was announced by our Lord on the Mount of Olives. The signs of the end times spoken by our Lord will culminate...

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The Holy Great Lent Fast (Abiy Tsome 40)

 The Great Lent Fast is the longest in the Christian Calendar.  Thus Lent is called great because firstly, it is the Lord’s fast. Secondly, through this fast Satan’s temptation (love of money, greediness and arrogance) are overcome. It follows the example of our Lord Jesus Christ 40 days and nights fast. St Matt 4:1-2 it is a period of spiritual discipline and reward. A time of prayer,prostration,  study, humility and fasting in preparation for the great festival of salvation, that is the resurrection. The duration of this great fast is  8 weeks which consist of 55 days. During this great fast we must abstain from all meat animal products. This includes fish. Dairy products. All Christians, young and old have to observe the fast of the Lord. As St. Yared, the hymnologist who wrote the hymn of our church has composed in his hymn book known as “Tsome Digua” (Hymn of Fast) songs for each Sunday of the Great Fast. So each Sunday during the Great Fast is named after the song of that Sunday.


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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