The 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.
"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! While the Bible does address homosexuality, it does not explicitly mention gay marriage/same-sex marriage. It is clear, however, that the Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin. Leviticus 18:22 identifies homosexual sex as...
In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Now, do you have another road that leads to repentance? If so, which one? The one that mourns the sin. Have you sinned? Mourn, and you annul the sin. How toilsome is this? I do...
During our Lady’s departure, the Lord came with tens of thousands of angels, & disciples living & departed. As they were to bury her body, the Jews tried to take it & one of the soldiers, Tewfanya, attempted to grab hold of the bier and put it to the ground,...
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