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Sunday Psalm | Misbak

ze-yatsegiba im-bereketu le-fitwetike
ze-yihiedisa keme nisir ze-wirzutike
gebarie sahl Igzīabhier  Mez 102
'who satisfies your desire with good things; 'and your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
'the Lord shows mercies' Ps. 102

Season of Revelation | Zemene Asteriyo

           The season of revelation, begins with Christ being baptized in the river Jordan, and revealing His divinity, the Father spoke saying: "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" Matt 3:16-17 and the Holy Spirit came down in the form of a dove. It continues with the celebration of Cana of Galilee when our Lady St. Mary interceded on behalf of those at the wedding asking Christ to change water to wine, although He did say it was not His time to do miracles, He still listened to our Lady, hence we also ask for her intercession. The season continues with the celebration of Asteriyo Maryam, when we celebrate her departure, and ends the week before the Great Fast.


"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

  • The Fast of Nineveh 

    “What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish.” (Jonah 1:6) In the name of the father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Have we ever wanted to run away from something, someone or...

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  • I did not choose him

    In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! I am your typical hopeless romantic girl. I grew up on movies like Titanic, The Notebook, A Walk To Remember, The Vow, The Fault In Our Stars, Pretty Little Woman, Disney fairytales, basically all soppy,...

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  • 9 Tips on: How We Should Read the Holy Bible.

    In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! The Holy Bible is our roadmap in life written by saints, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and known to be authentic and miraculous by the one, holy, universal, and apostolic Church. As Heart of God,...

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  • Experiencing God

    In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! How do we experience the love of God? I think a better question is to ask how we can become aware of the unceasing and unfailing love of God which is always being poured out...

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  • How Should a Christian Spend His/Her Time?

    In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! “I am too lazy to do anything right now.” “I don’t have the energy for this.” I am not up for it.” “I will do it later.” “I just don’t want to do anything today.” How...

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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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About Us

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; One God, Amen.


To create a foundation for children growing up in the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Churches of the U.S. & Canada.


To bridge the gap between youth and the church by ministering the word of God in the diaspora through conferences, seminars and retreats.


To develop resources such as an improved curriculum and translated materials that encompass the dogma and canons of our church.


To use diverse media platforms to ameliorate the understanding of all the current, and future church faithful in the English language.


The goal of this program is to create conferences for youth that will allow them to participate in various activities, have fellowship with youth like themselves, and begin to grow andin their understanding of the faith.


This committee gathers resources like holy books, and scriptures, and transliterates and translates them to be accessible for English speakers. From Divine Liturgy books, and powerpoints to Widasie Maryam.


This program gathers ambassadors from each church in the dicese to be a bridge between the youth at their parish and EROTM. Members are engaged with monthly meetings to learn about service and fellowship and share EROTM resources and events with their churches.


Through various platforms utilizing 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.


This department's goals are to create and improve classroom tools that align with the teachings and goals of our faith for all churches in the diocese to use.

Growth in...


We love because he first loved us. Eph 5:2


Becoming one with the church, each other and growing in Christ. Phil 2:2


Getting to know each other and growing in our faith! Ps 55:14


Serving our church, one another, and the world, in the way Christ first served us. John 12:26

Department Heads

"Let all that you do be done with love." 1st Cor. 16:14

Deacon Natan Efrem

Chairman | W. Canada Rep

Deacon Natan from Debre Hayl St. Michael represents West Canada, is the Chairman of EROTM and works in the curriculum department.

For questions, comments or concerns, contact at natan.sibnatu@gmail.com.

Lidia Amanuel

Secretary | IT & Social Media Dept. Head | E. US Rep

From Tsirha Aryam Qidist Silassie in Maryland, Lidia represents the East region of the U.S., is the secretary of EROTM, and leads the IT & Social Media department.

For questions, comments or concerns, contact lidia.amanuel@gmail.com.

Deacon Filimon Zerom

LOGC Dept. Head | E. US Rep

Deacon Filimon from at Medhanie Alem in Grand Rapids Michigan and heads the LOGC conference planning department in, and is the East U.S representative.

For questions about the department and coordinating conferences, contact filimon.zerom@gmail.com.

Deacon Yemane Tesfay

Curriculum Dept. Head | E. US Rep

Deacon Yemane from Kidane Mihret in Indianapolis, Indiana, leads the Curriculum department, and represents the East U.S.

For more information about the department or other questions, contact lilayey@gmail.com.

Denait Haile

Ambassadors Dept. Head | E. Canada Rep

Denait Haile from St. Mary's in London, Ontario, leads the Ambassadors department, and represents East Canada.

For any questions about joining ambassadors, or becoming a rep contact dena.haile@gmail.com.

Sabrina Araya

LOGC Dept. Head | W. US Rep

Sabrina from Debre Selam Medhanie Alem in Oakland, CA leads the LOGC conference planning department, and represents the West U.S.

For more information about LOGC and conferences contact: sabrinaaraya125@gmail.com.

Hanna Mussie Negusse

Curriculum Dept. Head | W. US Rep

Hanna from Medhanie Alem in Dallas, TX helps lead the Curriculum department, and represents the West U.S.

For questions about the dept. contact at: hannamussie7@gmail.com.

Mahliet Hailu

Resources Dept. Head | W. Canada Rep

Mahliet from Debre Hayl St. Michael in Calgary, Alberta, represents the west region leading the Resources department.

For more information about resources, contact semehar2@gmail.com.

Regional Dept. Heads

"Let all that you do be done with love." 1st Cor. 16:14

Deacon Temesgen Mebrahtu

Canada Chairman

Deacon Temesgen from St. Michael in Toronto, ON, leads the Canada region, and works in the IT & Social Media department.

For more information about resources, contact teme.abi111@gmail.com.

Deacon Zemenfes Semaie

E. US Chairman

Deacon Zemenfes from Debre Selam St. Michael in Maryland is the chairman of the East U.S.

For questions about the dept. contact at: zemenfes24@gmail.com.

Deacon Dawit Mussie

W. US Chairman

Deacon Dawit from Medhanie Alem in Dallas, TX and is the West U.S chairman.

For more information contact: davi1094@gmail.com.

Members Across North America


(2)Calgary, AB
(1)Vancouver, BC
(1) Winnipeg, MB


(1) Kitchener, ON
(2)Toronto, ON
(3)London, ON

(2) Oakland, CA
(3) San Jose, CA
(1) San Diego, CA
(2) St. Paul, MN
(3) Dallas, TX
(1) Houston, TX

(1) Hyattsville, MD
(1) Bladensburg, MD
(2) Temple Hills, MD
(1) Irvington, NJ
(2) St. Paul, MN
(3) Grand Rapids, MI
(1) Louisville, KY
(2) Indianapolis, IN
(2) Columbus, OH
(2) Cincinnati, OH

Please support us in your prayers.

May God help and guide us all into His everlasting Kingdom and peace on Earth.
If you have any questions contact our chairman, Deacon Natan Efrem at natan.sibnatu@gmail.com or our committee email eotyoc@gmail.com.

Being Tewahdo in the 21st Century

"Do they see ME in you?"-Christ

Practical Orthodoxy

From topics ranging from the will of God in our lives, to relationships, and overcoming temptation, we will see practical ways of living true Christianity.

The Church

From Ecumenical Councils, to the History of the church, her saints, traditions, we will get a look at the holy apostolic church from ancient times to modern day, and the unwavering will of God in His house.


From monthly reports on the events in our churches, to EROTM conferences, and various Annual Celebrations of the Ark (Nigdets), EROTM TV, will take you around our churches in the U.S. & Canada. View


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