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  • What is love?

    In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Love is the single most studied, but least understood, of all the human behaviors. I have heard many definitions of love from people who have claimed they were in love, movies, and books. I have also...

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  • His Grace Abune Marqos

     In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit One God, Amen! As the wise Solomon has said, ‘A good name is better than a precious perfume’ (Ecclesiastes 7:1 AMPC). A person with a good name lives through his/her spirit even after death. His/her story and...

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  • What’s the Difference Between Heresy & Orthodoxy?

    In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! While we may be in a “post”-postmodern world, there are still many people who resist objective truth claims, particularly when these claims are moral or metaphysical in nature. Is anything objectively true, or is everything...

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  • Sin, Death, & the Fall Pt. 3 (last)

    In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Our problem is not that we will be punished for sin, it is that we are born into a state of physical, moral and spiritual death. This is why, to jump ahead of ourselves, all the...

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  • Sin, Death, & the Fall Pt. 2

    In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Sprit, One God, Amen! And this passage clearly describes a dichotomy. Likewise, in the second letter of Clement of Rome to the Church in Corinth, he writes… By the inside he means the soul and by the outside the...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Light of God Campaign (LOGC)

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

Translation & Resources

This committee gathers resources like holy books and scriptures and transliterates and translates them to be accessible for English speakers. For example, Divine Liturgy powerpoints, and Widasie Maryam (Praises of St. Mary).

IT & Social Media

The aim of this department is to utilizie technological platforms to share resources and pillars of the Tewahdo faith (holy books, stories of the saints, advice on living a Christian life, etc.) in a digestible way for Tewahdo youth and adult English speakers.

Ambassadors Program

To find individuals from  different church in US and Canada representing Youth Outreach Committee (YOC) in their respective churches.

Curriculum Dept.

The aim of this committee is to create and improve classroom tools that align with the teachings and goals of our faith for all churches in the diocese to use.

Tsome Nebiyat: Fast of the Prophets | Advent


Tsome Nebiyat: In the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, Tsome Nebiyat meaning The Fast of the Prophets is a fasting period which begins November 15 and ends December 28th of geez calendar. During this time our church dedicates in fasting, praying just as the prophets fasted and prayed in their times, longing for our the Advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated 'God with us'." Matthew 1:23

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