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Halloween: "Oh, It's Just for FUN"

As October 31st draws near, I want to make all uninformed Christians in our Diocese aware of certain traditions celebrated in the United States on this day. The "Halloween" celebration pays tribute to Satan. Every act revolving around Halloween is in honor of false gods. False gods are spirits in...

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Whom Are You Seeking?

You have been serving the house of the Lord for a long time. But have you been serving the Lord of the house? Christianity is a faith characterised by preaching, but you can say it was spread more through role-models than sermons and teachings. Growing up in the church, we...

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You are finally off to college! This is the time where you will be tested on the spiritual knowledge and understanding that you have been gathering over the past 18 years. Do not fret, the exam is open book. Gather your study guides, syllabus, and notes, that the Church, through...

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Zemene Tsigie: In the orthodox tewahdo church, Zemene tsige/tsome tsige meaning The Season of Flower (produce) is a 40 day optional fasting period which begins September 26 and ends November 5 of geez calendar. During this time our church dedicates in fasting (preformed on one's free will), praying and more to remember the hunger, thirst,...

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The Importance of the Holy Cross (Mesqel)

“You have given a banner (a sign of Cross) to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth. That Your beloved may be delivered” (Psalm 60:4) Would you wear a tiny electric chair “an instrument of execution” around your neck? How strange would you say...

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Zemene Tsigie (Season of Flower)

 
 
Zemene Tsigie: In the orthodox tewahdo church, Zemene tsige/tsome tsige meaning The Season of Flower (produce) is a 40 day optional fasting period which begins September 26 and ends November 5 of geez calendar. During this time our church dedicates in fasting (preformed on one's free will), praying and more to remember the hunger, thirst, poverty, sadness and all the trouble St. Mary, the mother of God faced on her journey to Egypt along with St. Joseph and St. Salome (Matthew 2 1-end).

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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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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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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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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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