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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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In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen. The sixth Sunday "Gebr Her=ገብርኄር": the Good & Faithful Servant (St Matthew 25: 14-25) In this sixth great theme in the fast we asked, "Who is the wise and faithful servant?" The answer...

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So Where are they (Eritrean-American Orthodox diaspora youth)? Let us go back to the beginning question of where are they now? Many of the youth because they have that core belief in God but did not see God reflected in their experiences on Sunday, never lost their deep desire to...

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Sunday School in the Middle of Qidasse? What is the role of the Sunday School? Its role is to not simply put out information but to help develop the youth relationship with God through the church and its Holy Sacraments. We must connect the church and God in the minds...

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In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen. When it comes to building up the diaspora youth to love their Orthodox Christian faith, many churches are coming across the same phenomenon. We see another generation go off to college and we...

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Geared toward high school students. The topics in this conference range from basic Tewahdo teachings to peer pressure and relationships.

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Targets English speaking young adults who want to learn more about their faith. The topic issues range from understanding science and God to love and relationships.

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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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There is a difference between betting and assigning a prize in a competition. Having contestants compete to win a prize in a competition is not a sin but betting on who is going to win is like gambling and is a sin. In dealing with each other the Holy Bible says, "Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,..... 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 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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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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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 Geat Holy Lent (Abiy Tsome)

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 Lord Jesus Christ, Who fasted on our behalf forty days and forty nights (Matt. 4: 2). Our Holy forefathers have taught and described this fast in many way. Some stated it is fast of  transition. As Moses fasted for forty days and forty nights to secure his people's transition from the Law of conscience to that of the Tablet, So did Our Lord to bring about  our transition from the Old Testament to the New One. Others called it a fast of blessing monasticism. By fasting it in complete seclusion, Our Lord blessed the life of celibacy which fathers like Elijah and St John the Baptist did live and others followed soon after. And mainly it is a fast of preparation and exemplary. Adam and Eve were chased out of the Garden of Eden because of their disobedience to God’s commandment and the need to quench their flesh. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who can do whatever He wills so just in His Word without undergoing ups and downs, has fasted to give a practical lesson to us on how to self control and overcome temptation.  

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