Father's Advice to His Daughter

In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! My daughter, For your wedding, I, your spiritual father Gregory, offer you this poem as a gift. And I consider it to be the best possible advice a father could offer to his beloved daughter. Listen to me Olympiatha: I […]

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“How to Give Thanks in Tribulation” 

In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen!  "How am I supposed to give thanks when I am strapped to a rack, tortured, stretched out on a wheel, and have my eyes plucked out? How am I supposed to give thanks when I am beaten with humiliating blows by […]

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In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! While the Bible does address homosexuality, it does not explicitly mention gay marriage/same-sex marriage. It is clear, however, that the Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin. Leviticus 18:22 identifies homosexual sex as an abomination, a detestable sin. […]

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St. John Chrysostom Homily on Repentance

In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Now, do you have another road that leads to repentance? If so, which one? The one that mourns the sin. Have you sinned? Mourn, and you annul the sin. How toilsome is this? I do not require of you anything […]

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Friendship

In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! “A FAITHFUL FRIEND IS AN ELIXIR OF LIFE… A FAITHFUL FRIEND IS A STURDY SHELTER” (ECC 6: 14,16). For what would a genuine friend not do? what pleasure would he not create for us? what benefit? what safety? Though you […]

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Filseta | St. Mary's Assumption

During our Lady’s departure, the Lord came with tens of thousands of angels, & disciples living & departed. As they were to bury her body, the Jews tried to take it & one of the soldiers, Tewfanya, attempted to grab hold of the bier and put it to the ground, but the angel of the […]

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In the name of the Son, the Father, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! "Portal of light" ኆኅተ ብርሃን (Hohite Birhan) 'Hohite Birhane' means the gate or portal of light. Because Virgin St. Mary brought forth the true light which is Christ thus, our Lady is called "Hohete Birhane." In this article, we will […]

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Tsom Filseta  Why do we Fast? In Tewahdo Orthodox Church Holy Tradition, every feast is preceded by fasting and prayer. Fasting plays an important role as a moral and spiritual discipline. Fasting is an offering, a voluntary refraining from that which one is allowed, springs from the love and respect which one feels for God. […]

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Homosexuality, the misconceptions.

In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen!  Homosexuality, the misconceptions.    Suzi: Ugh I had such a long day.  Aron: What happened?  Suzi: Today I met Dn. Sami. We somehow started talking about homosexuality. I was telling him I understand the church’s views but I have gay […]

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O Lord, Give Me Water!

In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! O Lord, give me water! The Samaritan woman sat by the well, with her jar to draw water in broad daylight. Why did she choose to come at midday where the sun is too high and can burn her? When she […]

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