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The Feast of the Ascension (Erget)

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit One God Amen. Ascension (Erget)             God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises. Psalm 47: 5-7 The Eritrean...

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In the name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen May 1st, Miyaziya 23 (Geez calendar) the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church commemorates the martyrdom of the Prince of Martyrs, the holy and honored, the great star of the East, the fighter, the beloved, strong...

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In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen “Truly have the martyrs rejected the desire of this world, and poured out their blood for God, and have endured bitter death[s] for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Have compassion upon us...

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Glorious Feast of Resurrection

“Kristos Tense’a Em’mutan” (Christ Is Risen From the Dead)   We are gathered here on this day to remember Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is not just the day that HE rose from the dead, it is the day that our resurrection was declared. The day that the power...

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 But Why the Cross?

Good Friday “Arbi Siqlet" Why the Cross? But Why did He need to die in this way? Why the Cross? Was there any other way for God to redeem us, beside the Cross? Before explaining anything we have to understand the basic consequence of our original parents' sin. When Adam...

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The Fast of the Holy Apostles

The Fast of the Apostles also known as Tsome Hawaryat reminds us to seek God when we have disagreements within the Church. This requires humility on our part, and the willingness to accept others even when we might not have agreed with them before. We let go of our own personal wishes or demands and pray for the good of the Church and for a recognition of the will of God for all of us together. At the conclusion of the Fast, therefore, we celebrate Peter and Paul together. The icon of the Feast depicts the two men standing side-by-side, holding the Church together in their hands. This is a powerful symbol of the supernatural love for one another which is given by the Holy Spirit. In the Holy Spirit, we have agreement and new life. For this reason, Orthodox Christians today can regard the Fast of the Apostles as one of the most important times of the year, a time to humble ourselves and pray for genuine love and unity in the Church around the world.

The Church calls us to keep this fast according to the example of the holy Apostles, who, having received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, prepared themselves to preach the Gospels to the whole world.

May God give us all the mercies of His kindness and help us remember the work of His blessed Apostles!

 

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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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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 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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If you read John 2:1-11 in the bible it states "on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus *said to Him, “They have no wine.” ….Jesus *said..... 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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