On the weekend of July 28th-30th, by the Grace of God, The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church Diocese of the U.S.A. & Canada Sunday School convened its 12th Annual Conference hosted by Tsirha Ariam Kidist Silassie Church in Temple Hills, Maryland. The theme verse of the conference was 2nd Maccabees 7:2...
Sweet Words of His Holiness Abune Antonios the Third Patriach of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo ChurchAugust 16, 2017 Posted By: Menbere Mariam Conferences No comments yet
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.
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