The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church Tradition helps us live an intentional life with deep meanings rooted in the Holy Scriptures and Old Testament Gospels. The Church has always taught the necessity of penance for justification. She has instituted Lent as a remembrance of the forty days fast of our Blessed Lord in the desert and as […]

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In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! As we get ready for Holy Week, our Lord extends the same invitation to us who wish to see His glory, who desire to be by His side at the Holy Resurrection. Are we willing to be by His side, […]

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The Great Holy Fast | Abiy Tsom

Great Lent: The Holy Fast. Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry. Psalms 2:11 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 […]

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In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen. Today our  Church teaches two most important thing. Christ’s humbleness and Holy communion. Our Lord instituted the Sacrament Holy Communion on Thursday, just a few hours before His arrest and trial. After He had washed the feet of […]

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In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen. Lesson On Palm Sunday, the Lord Jesus Christ went to Jerusalem where He was gloriously received as a King: The people praised and cheered Him with palms, spreading their robes under His feet, and the whole city was […]

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Palm Sunday | Hosa'ina

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen. The eighth Sunday "Hosa'ina=ሆሳዕና"/Savior: Palm Sunday ( St John 12: 12-19) Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! O King of Israel , Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed […]

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Kyrieeleison! O, Lord have mercy! Kyrieeleison! Today our  Church teaches two most important thing. Christ’s humbleness and Holy communion. Our Lord instituted the Sacrament Holy Communion on Thursday, just a few hours before His arrest and trial. After He had washed the feet of the disciples as a sign of their repentance and preparation, “He […]

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! The Thirteen Sufferings of the Cross (Aserte Selestu Hemamat Mesqel) Below is some excerpts from my seminar conducted at Kidus Yohannes Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church Indianapolis Indiana on Friday April 13th/2012 right after the rite of “Arbi […]

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Passion Week's (Semune Himamat) Rite

During this week, the Holy Church concentrates on one subject: The Lord Christ’s suffering. For this reason, the Psalm readings and the Canonical Hours which cover various subjects relating to the Lord Jesus Christ including His birth, His ministry, His Resurrection, Ascension and sitting on the Father's right hand and His Second Coming in His Glory, are replaced by […]

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