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ርጉም አረቦች እህታችንን ሊሰቅሏት ነው

Posted by addisethiopia on May 15, 2014

ማን ነው፡ ! የአባይን ቧንቧ እንዘጋለን! ብሎ በመዛት እህታችንን ከስቅላት ሊያተርፋት የሚችል?

EthioMadonnaአፋችን ተለጉሟል፣ እጆቻችን ተሣስረዋል። በእህቶቻችን፣ በወንድሞቻችን፣ በልጆቻችን ላይ ርኩስ አረቦች የሚፈጽሙትን በደል ማቆም፣ መቋቋም አቃተን። ከሱዳን እስከ ሳዑዲ የስለት ሲሳይ፣ የጅራፍ ተቀባይ ሲሆኑ እንደ ቆሻሻ ተቆጥረው ከፎቅ ሲወረወሩ ፣ መሆን ያለበት ነገር እንደሆነ አድርገን በመቁጠር ዝም ብለን ኑሮአችንን እንገፋለን። ለምንድን ነው የምዕራብ መገናኛ ብዙኃን ሁሉንም ነገር እሲያራግቡልን ድረስ የምንጠብቀው?

እህታችን እናቷ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን አባቷ እስላም ናቸው። እህታችን ከእናቷ ጋር በክርስትና እምነት ያለ እስላም አባቷ አድጋ ከክርስቲያን ሰው አረገዘች። ከእስልምና አንፃር ወንጀሏ ምንድን ነው? ከክርስቲያን ማርገዟ፡ ክርስትናን መቀበሏ። በእስልምና ወንዶቻቸው የክርስቲያን ሴቶች እንዲያገቡ ሲፈቀድ፡ ሴቶቹ ግን ክርስቲያን ወንድ እንዲያገቡ አይፈቀድም፡ ያው የሞት ፍርድ ያስከትላል። ይህም ዲያብሎሳዊውን ተንኮል በግልጽ የሚያሳይ ነው። እግዚኦ! እንበል።

ዓረቦች ጠላቶቻቸው እንደሆንን አድረገው ማሰብ ከጀመሩ ሺህ ዓመታት አስቆጥረናል፤ ታዲያ እነርሱን ላለማስከፋት እያልን የወገኖቻችንን ውድ ደምና ነፍስ እንዲሁም ቅዱስ ውኃችንን፡ ውድ እንጀራችንን በመስዋዕት መልክ ለነርሱ ማቅረቡን ቀጥለናል፤ ለምን፡ መከፋት ቀርቶ እየፈረጡ ተነው አይጠፉም! መቼ ነው፡ አታስፈልጉንም፣ አትምጡብን፣ አንመጣባችሁም ማለት የሚቃጣን? መጪው ትውልድ እንደሚረግመንና እረፍት እንደሚነሳን እንዴት አይታወቀነም?

አረመኔው የሱዳን ፕሬዚደንት፡ ኦማር አልበሽር፡ በቀድሞዎቹ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር እና ፓትርያርክ ሞት እጃቸውን ካስገቡት ግለሰቦች መካከል አንዱ ናቸው። እኝህ አጭበርባሪ ሰው ላለፉት 6 ወራት ብቻ አዲስ አበባን ለ አምስት ጊዜ ያህል ተመላልሰው ጎብኝተዋል፤ እግረመንገዳቸውንም አንበጣን፣ ጨለማን እና ሞትን በሳዑዲና በግብጽ አምላክ ስም ይዘው መጥተዋል። በአዲስ አበባ የአንበጣ መንጋ? መቼ ነው በአዲስ ታይቶ የሚታወቀው? የአረብ አውሮፕላኖች ለአንበጣዎች መናኽሪያ ከሆነችው ከአረቢያ በረሃ ያመጡት ሊሆን አይችልምን?

አባይን አስመልክቶ ከግብጽ ጋር የወታደራዊ ልምምዶችን እያካሄዱ የሕዳሴ ግድቡን እደግፋለሁ!” ማለታቸው እኛን ሊያሳምነን ይገባልን? እንደው ማነው አሁን እኚህን አታላይ የግብጽ ቱጃር የሚያምነው? የላይቤሪያዋ ፕሬዚዳንትን የመሳሰሉት የአፍሪቃ መሪዎች በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ የቀበር ስነሥርዓት ወቅት ወደ አዲስ አበባ ያልመጡት የሱዳኑ ፕሬዚደንት እዚያ በመገኘታቸው ምክኒያት ነበር። ለምንድን ነው ኢትዮጵያውያን ከነዚህ የአረብ ቡችሎች ጋር ይህን ያህል መቀራረቡን የሚሹት? ቀደም ሲል፡ ንጉሥ ኃይለሥላሴም፣ እስራኤልን ተወት በማድረግ ወደ አረቦቹ ጠጋ ጠጋ ማለት ሲጀምሩ ነው በኋላ ላይ መቃብራቸውን ለመቆፈር የበቁት። ኢትዮጵያ እና ኢትዮጵያውያን ከአረቡ ሆነ ከ ቱርኩ፣ ከኢራኑ ሆነ ከግብጹ ጋር፡ በአገር እና በግል ደረጃ የጠበቀ ግኑኝነት ማድረግ የለባቸውም። እነዚህ አገሮች/ሕዝቦች በዘመን ፍጻሜ ከፍተኛ ጸረ-ክርስቶሳዊ የሚጫወቱ መሆናቸውን መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ በግልጽ ይነግረናል። ታዲያ ለምንድን እራሳችንን የምናታልለው?እናስታውስ፣ ኢትዮጵያ ከነዚህ ሕዝቦች በራቀችበት ዘመን ነበር በሁሉም ረገድ ጤናማ፣ የሠለጠነ እና የበለጸገ ማሕበረሰባዊ ኑሮ የነበራት።

በአዱሱ መስከረም 1 ዓመታችን ሽብር ፈጣሪዎች ኒውዮርክን በማጥቃት ዓለምን ለወጡ። በዛሬው ዕለት ደግሞ በኒዮርክ ለ3ሺሆቹ ሟቾች አንድ መታሰቢያ በኒዮርክ ከተማ ቆመ፡ የእህታችን የሞት ፍርድም እንዲሁ ለብዙዎችን ዓለምን ይለውጥልናል።

በአዱሱ መስከረም 1 ዓመታችን ሽብር ፈጣሪዎች ኒውዮርክን በማጥቃት ዓለምን ለወጡ። በዛሬው ዕለት ደግሞ በኒዮርክ ለ3ሺሆቹ ሟቾች አንድ መታሰቢያ በኒዮርክ ከተማ ቆመ፡ የእህታችን የሞት ፍርድም እንዲሁ ለብዙዎችን ዓለምን ይለውጥልናል።

አይይኢትዮጵያ አገሬ፡ እምዬ ጽዮን አልቅሺ

እህታችንን ይሰቅሏቸዋል፣ ግን አይሞቱም፡ ክርስቶስን አልካዱምና። ነፍሳቸው በሺህ እጥፍ ይጠነክራል፣ ከመላዕክትም ጋር አብሮ ይጓዛል፤ በበዳዮቿም ላይ ኃይለኛ ፍርድንም ይፈርዳል፡ ይበቀላል፤ ወዮላቸው የዲያብሎስ ደቀመዛሙርት፡ ወዮላቸው!

የእግዚአብሔርን ትእዛዛት የሚጠብቁት ኢየሱስንም በማመን የሚጸኑት ቅዱሳን ትዕግሥታቸው በዚህ ነው። 

ከሰማይም። ከእንግዲህ ወዲህ በጌታ የሚሞቱ ሙታን ብፁዓን ናቸው። መንፈስ። አዎን፥ ከድካማቸው ያርፉ ዘንድ፥ ሥራቸውም ይከተላቸዋል ይላል ብለህ ጻፍ የሚል ድምፅ ሰማሁ።[ራዕይ ፲፬᎓፲፪-፲፫]

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Spectacular Photos Reveal The Explosion of Colour That is Ethiopia’s Ancient Timkat Festival

Posted by addisethiopia on February 8, 2014

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“It felt like being in the Bible”

  • Timkat is the Ethiopian Orthodox take on Epiphany and involves a colourful parade
  • Celebrations begin the night before with a 2am riverside ceremony
  • Priests wear robes of brightly coloured velvet and carry sequinned umbrellas
  • Photos were taken by Eric Lafforgue who attended the January celebrations
  • He has spent considerable time in Ethiopia meeting locals and discovering their traditions

See all the fascinating pictures here

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የጥምቀት በዓል = የቅድስት ሥላሴ በዓል

Posted by addisethiopia on January 18, 2014

የተመረጠች የድኅነት ቀን ዛሬ ናት፡ ብሩክ ጥምቀት!

 

ቃለ እግዚአብሔር ላዕለ ማያት፤ አምላክ ስብሐት እንጎድጉደ፤ ቃለ እግዚአብሔር ላዕለ ማያት ብዙኅ፦ የእግዚአብሔር ቃል በውሃዎች ላይ ነው፤ የክብር መልክ ድምፅ አሰማ፤ የእግዚአብሔር ቃል በብዙ ውሃዎች ላይ ነው” [መዝ. ፳፰፥ ፫}

ያመነ የተጠመቀ ይድናል” [ማር. ፲፮፥ ፲፮]

እውነት እውነት እልሃለሁ፤ ዳግመኛ ከውኃና ከመንፈስ ቅዱስ ያልተወለደ ወደ እግዚአብሔር መንግሥት ሊገባ አይችልም፤ ከሥጋ የተወለደ ሥጋ ነው፤ ከመንፈስ የተወለደ ግን መንፈስ ነው” [ዮሐ. ፫፥፭፡ ፯]

ዝግጅት ለጥምቀት በዓል

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ብሩክ ገና – Merry Christmas

Posted by addisethiopia on January 6, 2014

እንኳን ለብርኃነ ልደቱ በሰላም አደረሰን!

የጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በዓለ ልደት (ልደተ እግዚእነ) በማስመልከት ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ ያስተላለፉት መልዕክት፦

በስመአብ ወወልድ ወመንፈስ ቅዱስ አሐዱ አምላክ፡ አሜን!

–በሀገራችን በኢትዮጵያ በገጠርና በከተማ የምትኖሩ

–ከሀገር ውጭ በተለያዩ አህጉር የምትኖሩ

–የሀገራችንን ዳር ድንበር ለመጠበቅና ለማስከበር በየጠረኡ የቆማችሁ

–በሕመም ምክንያት በየሆስፒታሉ ያላችሁ

–እንዲሁም የሕግ ታራሚዎች ሆናችሁ በየማረሚያ ቤቱ የምትገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ኢትዮጵያውያት በሙሉ፣

ወልድ ተብሎ ውሉድ እንድንባል ላበቃን ለጌታችን ለአምካችንና ለመድኃኒታችን ለኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በዓለ ልደት እንኳን በሰላም አደረሳችሁ!

ወናሁ ትፀንሲ ወትወልዲ ወልደ ወትሰም ስሞ ኢየሱስ ዘውእቱ ያድኀኖሙ ለሕዝቡ እምኃጢአቶሙ፤ እነሆ ትፀንሻለሽ፣ ወንድ ልጅንም ትወልጃለሽ፣ ሕዝቡን ከኃጢአታቸው ያድናቸዋልና፣ ስሙንም ኢየሱስ ትይዋለሽ” {ሉቃ1 31 ፤ ማቴ 1 21]

ሁላችንም እንደምናውቀው፤ ዘላለማዊና ቀዳማዊ የሆነ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ፣ ሰው ሆኖ እንዲወለድ ምክንያት የሆነው፣ የሰው ኃጢአት ነው።

ሰው በኃጢአት ምክንያት ከእግዚአብሔር ተለይቶ ክብሩን ካጣ በኋላ፣ በነፍሱም ሆነ በሥጋው፣ ለአጠቃላይ ውድቀት ተዳረገ፤ ንጹሕ የነበረ ባህርዩ እንደ ሰኔና እንደ ሐምሌ ጎርፍ ደፈረሰ፤ የኃጢአት ድፍርሱም እየባሰና እየከፋ ከመሄድ በቀር፣ መሻሻል አላሳየም፤ ይሁንና የክብር አምላክ የሆነ እግዚአብሔር አምላካችን፣ ለክብር በክብር የፈጠረውን የሰው ልጅ፣ እንደ ወደቀ ሊቀር አልፈለገምና፣ የመዳኛ ዘዴ አበጀለት።

አምላካችን እግዚአብሔር ሰውን የማዳን ሥራው፦

  • መቼ?
  • በማን?
  • የት?
  • እንዴት?

እንደሚከናወን፣ አምስት ሺሕ አምስት መቶ ዘመን ሙሉ በትንቢት፣ በምሳሌ፣ በራእይና በቀመረ ሲባኤ፣ በቅዱሳን ነቢያቱ አማካኝነት፣ ለዓለም ሲገልጽ ቆየ።

በእርሱ የተያዘው ቀጠሮ ሲደርስ፣ በፊቱ የሚቆመውን መልአኩ ቅዱስ ገብርኤልን፤ ወደ ድንግል ማርያም ላከ። ቅዱስ ገብርኤልም፣ ከእግዚአብሔር ንገር ተብሎ የተላከበትን መልእክት ይዞ፣ ወደ ድንግል ማርያም መጣ፤ እንዲህም አላት፡ እነሆ ትፀንሻለሽ፤ ወንድ ልጅንም ትወልጃለሽ፤ ሕዝቡን ከኃጢአታቸው ያድናቸዋልና፣ ስሙንም ኢየሱስ ትይዋለሽ፤ እርሱ የልዑል እግዚአብሔር ልጅ ይባላል፤ አላት።

ከዚህ አገላለጽ በመነሣት፣ ፍሬ ነገሩን ስናስተውል፣ ከቅድስት ድንግል ማርያም የሚወለደው ሕጻን፦

  • ዕሩቅ ብእሲ (ተራ ሰው) ሳይሆን፣ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ እግዚአብሔር መሆኑን
  • የስሙ ትርጓሜም መድኃኒት ማለት መሆኑን
  • መድኃኒትነቱም ለሕዝቡ ሁሉ መሆኑን
  • ሕዝቡን የሚያድናቸውም ከኃጢአታቸው መሆኑን

በማያሻማ ሁኔታ ማወቅ ይቻላል።

የተወደዳችሁ የመንፈስ ቅዱስ ልጆቼ፣ ምእመናንና ምእመናት

ethiopian_mary_jesus_sallaway_8603የጌታችን መድኃኒትነት ድንበር የለሽና፣ በሁሉም በሽታዎች ላይ የሚሠራ ቢሆንም፣ በዋናነ ግን፣ በትልቁ የኃጢአት በሽታ ላይ ያነጣጠረ መድኃኒት መሆኑን፣ በተጠቀሰው ኃይለ ቃል መረዳት ይቻላል። ምክንያቱም በዓለም ላይ የሚታየውን ክፉ በሽታ ሁሉ፣ ሰበብ በመሆን ጎትቶ ያመጣብን ይህ ኃጢአት ነውና፣ ጌታችን በዋናነት እርሱን ለመደምሰስ መምጣቱን ለማሳየት፣ ከኃጢአታቸው ያድናቸዋል ተብሎ በግልጽ ተለይቶ ተነገረ፤ በሽታው ትልቅ መሆኑን የምንረዳው፣ ትልቅ ዋጋ ያለው መድኃኒት፤ ያውም የእግዚአብሔር ልጅን ያህል፣ ለመሥዋዕትነት ያስፈለገው በመሆኑ ነው።

ለመሆኑ የኃጢአት በሽታ የሚያስከትለው ጉዳት ምንድን ነው? ያልን እንደሆነ፤ ሰውን ከእግዚአብሔር በማራቅና እግዚአብሔርን በማሳጣት፣ ሰውን ማዋረድ፣ ማጎሳቆልና መግደል ነው፤

ሰው እግዚአብሔርን ካጣ፣ ሁሉንም ያጣል፣ አዳም አባታችንና ሔዋን እናታችን ያጡም ይህንን ታላቅ ሀብት ነበር፤ እግዚአብሔርን ሲያጡ፤ ሁሉንም አጡ፤ ኃጢአተኞችም ሆኑ፤ ኃጢአተኛ ማለት ያጣ፣ የነጣ ማለት ነው፤ ምንን ያጣ? እግዚአብሔርንና የእግዚአብሔር የሆነውን ሁሉ ያጣ ማለት ነው፤

ሰው ከእግዚአብሔር ከተለየ፦

  • ሕይወት የለም
  • ሰላምም የለም
  • ክብርም የለም

በአጠቃላይ መልካም የሆነ ነገር ሁሉ የለም፤ ሊኖር የሚችለው ተቃራኒው ነው፤ እርሱም፦

  • ሞት
  • በሽታ
  • ድህነት
  • ጠብ
  • መለያየት
  • ውርደት

የመሳሰለው ክፉ ነገር ሁሉ ነው ሊኖር የሚችለው፤

ከዚህ አንጻር ጌታችን እየሱስ ክርስቶስ፣ ሕዝቡን ከኃጢአታቸው ያድናቸዋል ሲባል፣ በዋነኛነት እግዚአብሔርንና የእግዚአብሔር የሆነውን ሁሉ ከማጣት ያድናቸዋል ማለት ነው።

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የታኀሣሥ ገብርኤል — Tahisas Gebriel

Posted by addisethiopia on December 28, 2013

ኢትዮጵያ እና ኢትዮጵያዊነትከሚለው ፡ የንቡረ እድ ኤርምያስ ከበደ ወልደ ኢየሱስ መጽሓፍ የተወሰደ

ከከበረ ሰላምታ ጋር!

BisrateGabriel6

በዚህ በታኀሣሥ ወር በ፲፱ነኛው ቀን የሚውለው የ ታኀሣሥ ገብርኤልበዓል የሚከበርበት ምክንያት እንዲህ ነው፦

እግዚአብሔር በሙሴ መሪነት የእሥራኤልን ሕዝብ በግብፅ አገር ይገኙበት ከነበረው የባርነት አገዛዝ ነጻ አውጥቶ ቤተ መቅደሳቸውንና ከተማቸውን በኢየሩሳሌም አድርገው በምድረ ከነዓን እንዲኖሩ አበቃቸው። እነርሱ ግን ባካባቢያቸው ያሉትን አሕዛብ እየተከተሉ አምልኮ ባዕድን በመፈጸም አምላካቸውን እግዚአብሔርን አሳዘኑት። በነቢያቱ ቢመክራቸውና ቢገሥፃቸውም በዚያ ኃጢአታቸው እየጨመሩበት ከመኼድ በቀር ከበደላቸው ተጸጽተው ሊመለሱ ጨርሶ የማይቻል ኾነ።

በዚህ መልክ በፈጣሪያቸውና ከእርሱ ጋር በተጋቡት ቃል ኪዳናቸው ላይ በሥውርና በገሃድ ያካኺዱት የነበረው ክህደት ዓመፅና አመንዝራነት በመጨረሻ ጽዋው ስለሞላ እግዚአብሔር ለዚህ ድርጊታቸው ምስክር የኾነችው ታቦተ ጽዮን ከእሥራኤላዊው ንጉሥ ከሰሎሞንና ከኢትዮጵያዊቷ ንግሥት ከማክዳ በተወለደው በቀዳማዊ ምኒልክ አማካይነት በቅድሚያ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንድትሄድ አደረገ። ከዚያ በኋላም ያወረሳቸውን አገርና ከተማ ወርሮ ይበዘብዝ ዘንድ አረማዊውን ንጉሥ፡ ናቡከደነፆርን ታላቅ የሠይፍ ኃይልን አስታጥቆ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ላከ፡ እርሱም በዚያ የቅጣት ተልእኮውን እንዲፈጽም፡ ኃጢአተኛውንም የእሥራኤል ትውልድ ፈጅቶ የተረፉትን በምርኮ ወደ ምድሩ ወደ ባቢሎን እንዲወስዳቸው ለስደትም እንዲዳርጋቸው አሠለጠነው።

ለዚያ ስደት ከተዳረጉት እሥራኤላውያን መካከል በሃይማኖታቸው የጸኑና በምግባራቸው የተጠናከሩ አካኼዳቸው ከነቢዩ ዳንኤል ጋር የሆነ፡ አናንያ፣ አዛርያና ሚሳኤል የተባሉ መንፈሳውያን ወጣቶች ነበሩ። እነዚህ ሠለስቱ ደቂቅየተባሉት ሦስት ልጆች፡ በእውቀታቸውና በብልህነታቸው ተመርጠው የንጉሡ ሹማምንት ሆነው ያገለግሉ ነበር።

የኋላ ኋል ግን የአገሩን አማልክት እንዲያመልኩ ንጉሡ ላቆመውም ጣዖት እንዲያሰግዱ ያን ባያደርጉም በአዋጅና ባደባባይ እየነደደ ባለ አስፈሪ የእሳት ነበልባል ውስጥ የሚጣሉ መሆናቸውን የሚገልጽ የፈተና ጥያቄ ከንጉሡ ቀረበላቸው። እነርሱም ለገንዘብና ለሹመት ጓጉተው የንጉሡን ቍጣም ፈርተው አምላካቸውን የማይክዱ ሃይማኖታቸውንም የማይለውጡ መሆናቸውን በመግለጽ፡ ንጉሥ ሆይ! የምናመልከው አምላካችን ከእጅህም ሆነ፡ ከዚህ ከሚነድደው የእሳት ነበልባል ሊያድነን ይችላል ባያድነንም እንኳ አማልክትህን እንዳናበልክ ላቆምኸውም ለወርቁ ጣዖት እንዳንሰግድለት እወቅ!” ሲሉ በድፍረትና በቆራጥነት መልስ ሰጡት።

በዚህ ጊዜ ፍርዱ እንዲፈጸምባቸው ከንጉሡ ታዝዞ ሦስቱም ገድለኞች በሚነድደው እሳት ውስጥ ተጣሉ። ወደ እሳቱ ሊጥሏቸው የወሰዷቸው ኃያላንም በነበልባሉ ብርቱ ወላፈን እየተቃጠሉ ሞቱ።

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Additional pictures of Bisrate Gebriel Orthodox Tewahedo Church

ወደ እሳቱ ውስጥ ታሠረው የተጣሉ እኒህ መንፈሳውያን አርበኞች ግን የእግዚአብሔር መልአክ እሳቱን አቀዝቅዞላቸው በነበልባሉ መካከል ወዲያ ወዲህ ሲመላለሱ ከመታየት በቀር በአካላቸው ቀርቶ በልብሳቸው ላይ እንኳ አንዳችም ጉዳት ሳይደርስባቸው ከተፈረደባቸው የቃጠሉ ሞት ድነው በደህና ሊወጡ ችለዋል፡ ይህንም የዚያን ጊዜም ንጉሡ ናቡከነፆር ተደነቀ፡ ፈጥኖም ተነሳ፡ አማካሪዎቹንም ሦስት ሰዎችን አሥረን በእሳት ውስጥ ጥለን አልነበረምን? …እነሆ፡ እኔ፡ የተፈቱ፡ በእሳቱም መካከል የሚመላለሱ አራት ሰዎችን አያለሁ ምንም አላቆስላቸውም፡ የአራተኛውም መልክ የአማልክትን ልጅ ይመስላል። ብሎ መለሰ።የሚለው የመጽሓፍ ቃል ያረጋግጣል።

የአራተኛው መልክ የአማልክትን ልጅ ይመስላል፡የተባለው ሊቀ መላእክት ቅዱስ ገብርኤል መሆኑን ከትውፊታችን አግኝተነዋል።

በሃይማኖት ሳይወላውሉ በምግባር ተጠናክረው እስከመጨረሻው ማለትም የሞት ጽዋን ለመቀበል ተዘጋጅቶና ቆርጦ እስከመቅረብ ድረስ በጀመሩት ገድል ጸንቶ መገኘት የሚያስከትለው ውጤትና የሚያስገኘው ፍሬ በነፍስ ብቻ ሳይሆን የሥጋ ሞትን ችምር በማስቀረት የምሕረት ሕይወትን በክፋት ኃይላትም ላይ ድልን የሚያቀዳጅ የመላእክት ተራዳኢነትን መሆኑን በዚሁ በታኀሳስ ፲፱ ቀን የምናከብረው የ ታኀሣሥ ገብርኤልበዓል ያስታውሰናል፡ ያስተምረናልም።

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Happy Meskal 2006

Posted by addisethiopia on September 25, 2013

THE  CROSS  OF  THE  LORD  JESUS  CHRIST

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The Mystery of our Salvation is contained within The Cross of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. And it is correct to say the “Mystery of our salvation,” for what is contained there is more than a cosmic transaction (Christ Jesus pays for our sins): it is also the whole of our way of life. It is truly the Mystery of our salvation.

The extent of this Mystery is hinted at in Christ’s admonition: “Whosoever would be My disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Me.” This clearly goes much further than a single transaction or even our faith in the efficacy of that transaction.

The mystery is again invoked in St. Paul’s statement: “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live. Yet, not I, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

The clearest statement of this Mystery is perhaps found in St. Paul’s description of the “mind of Christ” in the second chapter of Philippians:

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Here the Holy Apostle speaks of The Cross in its universal form – the Mystery is being unfolded. To take up our cross and follow The Lord Jesus is to have within ourselves the “mind which is yours in Christ Jesus.” That “mind” (the Greek work is ‘phronema’) is a complete orientation of our life – a life that understands that only in the path of self-emptying are we to find the path of exaltation. Our salvation – our deliverance from the emptiness of death – is found, mysteriously, in our willingness to be empty for Christ’s sake. The way of The Cross is the way of life, and, a way of life. This is the path that Martyrs have traveled. It is the path that everyone who would know love must travel. For love is found in “laying down its life for its friends.”

What we see in The Cross of The Lord Jesus is surely everything we say of it as the moment of our salvation. There The Lord of Glory – Jesus, died for us. There His blood was shed for us. There His life was poured out for the life of the world. There we were reconciled to God.

But The Cross also stands outside of time and for all time (the Lamb was slain “before the foundation of the earth”). The Cross was always the way of life. Love, self-emptying love, was always the love of God for all mankind – though until He made it manifest in the Cross of Christ we did not know it.

But now we know it. And now it should become our mind.

The Ethiopian calendar date Meskerem 17 – (western calendar date is September 27) is the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross

An additional thought:

The Orthodox Tradition, as it developed in early Church, had a great devotion to The Cross of Christ. It was believed by the Orthodox in Syria that the Shekinah glory of God, which had once dwelt in the Ark of the Covenant and filled the Temple in Jerusalem, also came to reside in The Cross following Christ Jesus death and resurrection. There was thus a very deep and profound devotion for the Cross (any Cross) within Orthodox Christian practice. It serves, I think, as a reminder that The Cross we wear from our Baptism, the sign of the Cross that we make when we pray, and The Cross wherever it is depicted and displayed, should be approached with great reverence and care. It is not (as the popular culture would make it) jewelry for the decoration of our bodies nor mere art. It is the sign of our salvation and the mystery of its power was ever held in great reverence by early Christians and everywhere to this day by Orthodox Christians.

 

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Posted by addisethiopia on August 19, 2013

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Good and Bad Angels

Posted by addisethiopia on August 8, 2013

The word “angel” means “messenger” and this word expresses the nature of angelic service to the human race.

The Creation of the Angels

SynaxisAngelsIn the Symbol of Faith we find the following words: “I believe in One God . . . the Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.” The invisible, angelic world was created by God before the visible world. “When the stars were made, all My angels praised Me with a loud voice” (Job 38:7). The Apostle Paul writes: “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him” (Col. 1:16). Studying the first words of the Book of Genesis, “in the beginning God created heaven and earth”, some of the Fathers of the Church understand the word “heaven” as meaning not the firmament, which was created later, but the invisible heaven, the world of angels. Many teachers of the Church have expressed the thought that God created the angels long before the visible world (Ambrose, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anastasius of Sinai) and that at the time when the material universe was created, they already stood before the face of the Creator and served Him. St. Gregory writes about this as follows: “As the goodness (or “love”) of God could not find satisfaction in contemplating Himself, He wished to spread this goodness ever further, so that the number of those who would enjoy it should be as great as possible (for such is the nature of the highest form of goodness) and so God first thought of the angelic heavenly powers, and thought became act, carried out by the Word and fulfilled by the Spirit. As His first creation was pleasing to Him, He then devised another world, material and visible, and a well-balanced unity between heaven and earth and that which is between them.” This idea of St. Gregory is echoed in the work of St. John of Damascus (Precise Confession of the Orthodox Faith, Book II, Chapter 3).

The Nature of the Angels

By their nature, angels are active spirits endowed with reason, will and knowledge; they serve God, fulfil the will of His Providence and praise Him. They are incorporeal spirits, and because they belong to the invisible world, cannot be seen by our bodily eyes. St. John of Damascus writes: “When it is the will of God that angels should appear to those who are worthy, they do not appear as they are in their essence, but, transformed, take on such an appearance as to be visible to physical eyes.” In the book of Tobit, the angel accompanying Tobit and his son says of himself: “All these days I was visible to you, but I neither ate nor drank, this only appeared to your eyes” (Tobit 12:19).

But St. John of Damascus also writes: “An angel can only be called incorporeal and non-material in comparison with us. For in comparison with God, Who alone is beyond compare, everything seems coarse and material, only the divinity is totally non-material -and incorporeal.”

The Conflict of the Good and Bad Angels

Those parts of God’s creation which are inanimate and not endowed with reason have no freedom and automatically do God’s will—they obey the rules He has laid down for them, which we call “the laws of nature.” But those beings which God has endowed with reason, He has honored with great gifts—language and free will—and it is free will which invests each action of a free being with moral value. To be free to choose to do good and perform the will of God, not merely be forced to do so by irresistible natural laws, is essential for there to be any moral value in one’s doing of good, and for obedience to the will of God to truly express love for God. However, to have the freedom to choose to do good, one must also be free to do evil, for without alternatives there can be no choice, and if there is no choice there is no moral value in doing good, it is simply an automatic reaction to irresistible force. Having the freedom to choose evil, one of the angels actually did so, and by so doing, from an angel of light became the devil. This took place before the creation of the visible world.

The devil, who is also called “Satan” or “the enemy,” was created as a mighty and beautiful archangel, one of the most perfect and radiant, and for this reason he was given the name Lucifer, “the light-bearer”. But when he chose not to do the will of God, he fell, lost his exalted qualities, and left his dwelling in heaven. St. Jude says: “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains, under darkness, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude v. 6). Lucifer had been richly endowed by the Creator and should have ever held his eyes on the Lord, “as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress.” But instead he concentrated his attention on his own perfection, fell in love with it and was seized with pride. By doing this he left the path of truth, which united him with the Source of Life and Light, and entered the path of destruction. He forgot that he owed all to God, that all his perfections were the gift of God. He ascribed them to himself, and so seemed exceedingly great to himself. He was so blinded by the idea of his own greatness and considered, “is there any who is equal to me? Any angel … or God, even God Himself. I myself am divine, I myself am a divinity!” Satan rose against his Lord and took with him a large number of spirits who accepted his authority. The Archangel Michael took command of the angels who remained faithful to God, forming an army of angels, and entered into conflict with the fallen spirits. Long before the creation of the material world took place this war which was waged between the angels of light and the spirits of darkness. But light conquered darkness, and the rebels were hurled into the abyss.

The fall of the mighty spirit was horrifying and inevitable. “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven,” says Christ (Luke 10:18). And this fall, associated with increasing stubbornness and hardening of heart continues, further and further downwards, to this day. One sin leads to another, pride leads to envy and spite, whose weapons are lies, false witness and cunning. Darkness falls when we leave the Source of light, and this is what happened to the devil. From a light-bearing angel he was transformed into the prince of darkness. But can he not repent? Would not the merciful Lord receive his penitence? One hermit, who pondered over this problem, was granted a revelation. An angel brought him from heaven the answer that forgiveness is always possible for those who repent. The holy man repeated this comforting reply to the devil, when he appeared before him. The enemy of mankind burst into laughter and disappeared: every thought of repentance is comic to him, every suggestion of humility unbearable. Stubbornness, hardness of heart and pride which develops into a habit can reach such a level that a sinner no longer wishes to make use of the means of salvation. This is the curse of pride—that extreme pride no longer desires salvation and hence perishes.

Thus the angelic world of light divided; some angels, faithful to the Lord, remain in light, joy, love and gratitude, piously serve God and all the time continue to develop, to make progress towards perfection, to closer union with the Lord. And they have gone so far in their work and in the path of grace, and have developed such a habit of goodness, that none of them can or will rebel against God now. The leader of this holy army of heaven is the radiant Michael, whereas that other world of darkness and spite consists of Satan and the demons.

Source

Enoch1

A Message of God, which GABRIEL brought on behalf of The Almighty God: The head Angels of God are being appointed, as these are exactly described in The Book of Enoch.

1 Enoch 20, verse 1 to 8 

And these are the names of the holy angels who watch.

  • Uriël, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus.
  • Rafaël, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men.
  • Raguël, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.
  • Michaël, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos.
  • Saraqâêl, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit.
  • Gabriël, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.
  • Remiël, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.

Verily, thus there are many more angels of God who have been appointed.

Mysterious Priest Performs Miracle at Crash Site

Pinned inside her mangled Mercedes, seriously injured and fading fast, Katie Lentz turned to her rescuers on the lonely open stretch of Missouri highway and asked them to pray.

Struck head-on by a drunk driver on Sunday morning, emergency workers had been battling for an hour and a half to free Lentz, but to no avail.

But as they joined hands a Catholic priest appeared, even though there were no bystanders and the road was blocked, who offered a prayer and an instruction to the rescuers that they would now be able to free her.

Suddenly, heavy equipment needed to cut through the metal arrived from a nearby town and Lentz was pulled from the wreck in time to be saved – but when they turned to thank the priest, he was gone.

Continue reading…

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Stealing The Rainbow

Posted by addisethiopia on August 4, 2013

ReadyThe Almighty Egziabher-God sent snakes / serpents- not to hurt but to get them to move from where they were back to trusting in Him. The Lord may have to hurt us in order to help us.

The sneaky snake, Satan comes out unexpectedly to hypnotize and bite. It comes obstructively, imitating, confusing, stealing… We start dying the moment we are bitten by it. We don’t know how long it will be, hours or years. But the snake’s poison is in our veins. In this situation we have only two choices:

  1. Either lie down and die like most – ignore the condition, don’t believe it will happen to us. This is the condition of the masses today. They are bitten by the snake
  2. Recognize the condition and reach for the cure. There is only one anti-venom

መፍትሔውANTI-VENOM

And the Lord said to him: “Make a bronze serpent, and place it as a sign. Whoever, having been struck, gazes upon it, shall live. Therefore, Moses made a bronze serpent, and he placed it as a sign. When those who had been struck gazed upon it, they were healed.” [Numbers 21:8-9]

Instead, Jesus emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and accepting the state of a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, even the death of the Cross.” [Phil. 2:7-8]

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, since he became a curse for us. For it is written: “Cursed is anyone who hangs from a tree.” [Gal.3:13]

Egziabher God gives us many things, He permanently communicates with us showing different signs and miracles. Tragedies and disasters occur all over their world, and He shows his presence through pain and suffering to redeem us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us.

Last June, when tornadoes plowed through the US state of Oklahoma, and many were caught in heavy rains and flash flooding the three most powerful colors (Green – Yellow – Red) of the Ethiopian flag were seen in one of the street corners of Moore, Oklahoma.

What has the flag got to do with the disaster?

EthioCupThe Ethiopian Flag has a very long history. The Tricolors of the flag were taken from Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church. The Ethiopian Church adopted the three popular colors of the flag from the seven basic colors of the rainbow revealed to Noah (one of the well-known Biblical Fathers of the Old Testament) as the sign of the Covenant between God and himself. The rainbow was an indication of the promise of God to Noah not to destroy the world with the flood anymore. In this connection, it is common to see the green-yellow-red colored flag in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church during ceremonies.

To learn more about the Ethiopian tricolor and its symbolic significance, I bring up the following perfect explanation from Ethiopian theologian, Nibure-Id Ermias Kebede Wolde-Yesus’ book, “Ethiopia:The Classic Case”

For the Ethiopians, the rainbow, from the beginning of their existence, was not only a physical manifestation of their Creator’s presence in their midst. It was also a spiritual assertion of the imprint of the Divine Seal of the Covenant on their hearts wherein it is enshrined by faith since then.

That’s why they (the Ethiopians) always looked to it (the Rainbow) outwardly and inwardly: first, as a testimony of their covenantal relationship with the Only God they worship, secondly, as an eternal assurance of His Divine Protection from the enemy, and thirdly, as a guarantee of their security from total annihilation by destructive forces or human perversity.

Every Ethiopian child, since the Era of the New Covenant, is instructed to address the Rainbow as “የማርያም መቀነት” (The Waist-band of Mary). By means of this tradition, the body and the life of the Virgin Mary, imaged as Ethiopia, became the personification and externalization of the sign of the Rainbow. The Holy Mother proved to be instrumental, through her Son Jesus Christ, for the complete deliverance of humanity from extinction as well as for its absolute assurance of the everlasting mercy.

Later, in the course of time, when it was required to maintain a national banner for identification purpose, the Ethiopians did not need another man-made flag to replace the Divine One. Rather, they decided to consolidate their faith in their God by reducing the sign of the Divine Covenant of the Rainbow to the (የኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅ ዓላማ) Ethiopian flag of Green, Yellow and Red: the prominent and representative tricolors of the Rainbow.

They adopted this flag as their national banner that remained unchanged to this day.

Thus the triple/colored Ethiopian flag of Green-Yellow-Red stripes, is symbolic not only of the Rainbow but also of the manifold phenomena.

It represents, among other things, the Trinity of God and that of the human race descende from the three sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japhet. As in the doctrine of the Trinity, the oneness of the flag symbolizes the unity of the three races in the person of the Ethiopian whose birth was rooted in that of Melchizedek -the seed of the three children of Noah.

The significance of this Covenant (the Second Covenant) is effectively enhanced by the Third Covenant of God with Melchizedek, the patriarch of Ethiopianism, whose Foundation and Crown is none other than God the Son, Jesus Christ, Himself.”

The appearance ot the Ethiopian tricolors at the recent Oklahoma disaster could be taken as a sign to those sodomite forces who have decided to lift up arms to fight against the aforementioned Covenant. They use the divine colors of the Rainbow as their own, and stubbornly revolt against the Laws of The Almighty. The moment they decided to raise the banner of the ‘fake’ rainbow, they’ve declared an open spiritual war against the God of Noah. So, is Egziabher God now saying, ‘enough is enough’ by unleashing his wrath due to the West’s acceptance of homosexuality? Possibly! We now seem to be in a situation where we are liable for God’s judgment, which is intended to call us to repentance.

In a free society one can do what he or she wants in private, but they should not impose their sinful way of life on others. They want attention, they want to show their presence in public places, they aggressively attack Christians in private, in public, they use the media to demonize them and their God. But, they are terribly wrong! No one will be able to secure divine favor in a nation for which the divine is unconstitutional. A nation that rejects the idea of a blessing is a prideful nation. A nation that allows to use the perverted version of the rainbow colors is a nation which is going to reap the consequences of its moral degradation. Few days before the celebration of American independence day, 4th of July, the original rainbow appeared over Washington DC.

Ethiopians love country music. In a live CNN broadcast, (The video) — overlooking the Ethiopian tricolors – County star, Tobey Keith expresses his sadness about the recent tragic disaster in Oklahoma state.

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በዓለ መንፈስ ቅዱስ / ጰራቅሊጦስ

Posted by addisethiopia on June 22, 2013

Paraclete22አጋጣሚ? የእንግሊዙ ቴሌግራፍ ስለ ደብረ ዳሞ ይህን አቀረብገለባ-ገለባው-ሲኤን ኤንእንኳን ያልተለምዶው ስለ ገዳማቶቻችን የሚለው አለ። ይህን ጽሑፍ በማቀርብበት በዚህ ሰዓት፡ ምስሉ ላይ የገባችው እርግብበመስኮቴ ብቅ ብላ ቁልጭ ቁልጭ ትልብኝ ጀመር። ቀስ ብዬ ፎቶ ካነሳኋት በኋላ፡ ጥሬ ስንዴ ለማምጣት ወደ መዓድ ቤት ገባሁ። ከፊሉን ስንዴ ለንፍሮ፣ ከፊሉን ደግሞ ለርግቧ ወስጄ ጣል ጣል ማድረግ ስጀምር እርግቧ ተንስታ በረረች። የበረረችበት አቅጣጫ ወደ ደቡብ ምስራቅ (የኢትዮጵያ አቅጣጫ) እንዲሁም ከኔ አንድ ኪሎሜትር ያህል እርቃ ልክ በዚያው አቅጣጫ ወደምትገኘው የመንፈስ ቅዱስ ቤተክርስቲያንነው። ነገ ተነስተህ ወደዚያ መሄድ አለብህበማለት እርግቧ ምልክት እየሰጠችኝ መሆኑ ታወቀኝ። ወገኖቼን ይወደ ቤተክርስቲያኗ አመራለሁ፡ ከተቀቀለውም ስንዴበአብ፣ በወልድ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ስም እንቀምሳለን ማልተ ነውስብሐት ለእግዚአብሔር!

በዓለ መንፈስ ቅዱስ / ጰራቅሊጦስ

ይህች ታላቅ ዕለት ከቅድስት ሥላሴ አንዱ አካል የሆነው እግዚአብሔር መንፈስ ቅዱስ ለቅዱሳን ሐዋርያት፣ ለቅዱሳን አርድእትና ለቅዱሳት ሴቶች የተገለጠባት ዕለት ናት፡፡ እነዚህ ሁሉ በጸሎት ተግተው በሚጸልዩበት ወራት መንፈስ ቅዱስ በተከፋፈሉ የእሳት ልሳን አምሳል የወረደበት ቅዱስ ቀን ነው፡፡

አስቀድሞ ጌታችን አምላካችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ለቅዱሳን ሐዋርያት ደብረ ዘይት በተባለ ታላቅ ተራራ ላይ ሳሉ እንዲህ ብሎ አስተምሯቸው ነበር “ኀይልን ከላይ ከአርያም እስክልክላችሁ ድረስ በኢየሩሳሌም በጸሎት ቆዩ፡፡”/ሉቃ 2436/ መቶ ሃያው ቤተሰብም በኢየሩሳሌም ሀገር በምትገኝ በቤተ መቅደስ በአንድነት ሆነው በጸሎት በመትጋት ቆዩ፡፡ ልጆችዬ መቶ ሃያው ቤተሰብ የሚባሉት 12ቱ ሐዋርያት፣ 72ቱ አርድእት/አገልጋዮች/ እና 36ቱ ቅዱሳን አንስት/ሴቶች/ ናቸው፡፡

ከዕርገት በኋላ በአሥረኛው ቀን እግዚአብሔር መንፈስ ቅዱስ ሐዋርያት ወዳሉበት፣ በጸሎትና በምሥጋና ወደ ሚተጉበት ሥፍራ በእሳት አምሳል /ምሳሌ/ ወርዶ በእያንዳንዳቸው ላይ ተቀመጠባቸው፡፡ ይሄንንም ሁኔታ ተከትሎ ምስጢር ተገለጠላቸው፣ ይፈሩ የነበሩት ሐዋርያትም ወንጌልን ለማስተማር ደፋሮች ሆኑ፣ በተለያየ ቋንቋዎች እንዲናገሩ እውቀት ተሰጣቸው፤ የእግዚአብሔርንም ጸጋ ተቀበሉ፡፡ ይህንን ታላቅ ኀይል እና ሰማያዊ ስጦታን የሰጣቸውን እግዚአብሔርን በታላቅ ዝማሬና እልልታ አመሰገኑት፡፡

በዓለ ሃምሳ የሚባለውን የአይሁድን በዓል ለማክበር ከተለያዩ ሀገራት የመጡ በጊዜው የነበሩ ቁጥራቸው በብዙ ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎች የሐዋርያቱን ታላቅ የዝማሬና የእልልታ ድምፅ ሰሙ፡፡ ከመቶ ሃያው ቤተሰብ መካከል አንዱ የሆነው ቅዱስ ጴጥሮስ የተሰበሰቡት ሁሉም እንዲሰሙት ድምፁን ከፍ አድርጎ ቃለ እግዚአብሔርን እንዲህ ብሎ አስተማራቸው፡፡ “እናንተ የእስራኤል ሰዎች ሆይ እኛን የሰው ልጆችን ለማዳን እግዚአብሔር ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሰው ሆኖ ወደ ምድር መጥቶ ከክፉ ሥራ ተመለሱ፣ ኀጢአትን አታድርጉ፣ በቅድስና ኑሩ፣ ወደ እኔም ተመለሱ ቢላችሁ፤ እናንተ ግን ምንም በደል ሳይኖርበት ገረፋችሁት፣ አንገላታችሁት፣ በመስቀል ላይም ሰቀላችሁት፡፡ እርሱ ግን እግዚአብሔር ነውና ሞትን ድል አድርጎ ተነሣ፡፡ እርሱ ግን አሁንም ይቅር ባይ ነውና ከኀጢአታችሁ ተመለሱ ንስሐም ግቡ ፡፡” በማለት አስተማራቸው፡፡

የተሰበሰቡት ሰዎች ሁሉ ተገረሙ፡፡ ምክንያቱም ሐዋርያት በፊት የሚያውቁት አንድ ቋንቋ ብቻ ነበረ፡፡ በዚህ ሰዓት ግን ሰባ ሁለት ቋንቋን እግዚአብሔር መንፈስ ቅዱስ ገልጦላቸው ለሁሉም በየቋንቋቸው አስተማሯቸው፡፡ ይህንንም ድንቅ ተአምር ከተመለከቱት ብዙዎች እግዚአብሔርን አመሰገኑት፡፡ ወደ ሐዋርያትም ቀርበው “አባቶቻችን እናንተ የእግዚአብሔር አገልጋዮች ናችሁና ምከሩን፡፡ እንደ እናንተ የእግዚአብሔር ልጆች እንድንሆንና በቅድስና እንድንኖር ምን እናድርግ?”በማለት ጠየቁ፡ በዚያች ቀን ቁጥራቸው ሦስት ሺ ያህል ሰዎች በቅዱስ ጴጥሮስ ትምህርት አምነው ክርስቲያን ለመሆን ቀረቡ፡፡

ቅዱስ ጴጥሮስም እንዲህ አላቸው፡፡ “እነሆ ሁላችሁም ንስሐ ግቡ፡፡ በአምላካችን በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ የባሕርይ አምላክነት አምናችሁ ተጠመቁ፡፡” አላቸው በዚያው ዕለትም ሦስት ሺ ሰዎች ወደ ሐዋርያት በመቅረብ ኀጢአታቸውን ተናገሩ፤ ሐዋርያትም እግዚአብሔር ይፍታችሁ እያሉ ልጅነትን የሚያሰጣቸውን ጥምቀት አጠመቁዋቸው፡፡

ከዚያ ቀን ጀምሮም በየዓመቱ ይህችን ታላቅ የቤተ ክርስቲያን የልደት ቀን የምትባለውን በዓለ ጰራቅሊጦስን ክርስቲያኖች በታላቅ ደስታና ምሥጋና እናከብራታለን፡፡ እናንተም ልጆችዬ እንደ ቅዱሳን ሐዋርያት በቤተ ክርስቲያን ተገኝታችሁ ቅዳሴ በማስቀደስ፣ መዝሙር በመዘመር እና በመጸለይ ይህችን ታላቅ በዓል ልታከብሯት ይገባል፡፡

የእግዚአብሔር አብ ጸጋ የእግዚአብሔር ወልድ ቸርነት የእግዚአብሔር መንፈስ ቅዱስ አንድነት ከሁላችን ጋር ይሁን አሜን፡፡

ምንጭ

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