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King Charles III Faces Pressure to Return Sacred Tabot—Which Symbolically Represents The Ark of The Covenant to Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 1, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 😇 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

💭 አዲሱ ‘ንጉሥ ቻርለስ ሳልሳዊ’ የቃል ኪዳኑን ታቦት (ጽላተ ሙሴን) የሚወክለውን የተቀደሰውን ታቦት ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንዲመለስ ግፊት ተደረገበት።

በቀጥታ በንጉሣዊው ሥልጣን ሥር የሚገኘው ዌስትሚኒስተር አቤይ፣ በአሁኑ ጊዜ ቅዱሱን ጽላት ለመመለስ ፈቃደኛ አልሆነም።

💭 ጊዜውን በደንብ እንዋጅ፤ ይህ በአጋጣሚ አይደለም፤ ንግሥቲቱም የተቀበረችው እዚሁ ጽላታችን አጠገብ ነው፤ ለማንኛውም ሁሉም ተደናግጠዋል!

የንግሥት ኤልሳቤጥ ዳግማዊ ሞት፣ አዲስንጉሥ አዲስ የ፳፻፲፭ አመት የጽዮንና የጽዮናውያን ጠላቶች ተርበድብደዋል፣ በሃገራችን አረመኔዎቹ ጋልኦሮሞዎችና እኵዩ ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ የሉሲፈራውያኑ ወኪሎች ንጹሐን ወገኖቼ ከአዲ ደዕሮ እስከ ወለጋ በመጨፍጨፍና በማስቃየት ላይ ናቸው። (ወዮላችሁ እናንተ አረመኔዎች፤ ሕዝባችንን ቶሎ ልቀቁ!)

ያው እንግዲህ፤ ከኢትዮጵያ እስከ ፍሎሪዳ አሜሪካ፣ ከብሪታኒያ እስከ ኢራን፤ በመላው ዓለም ጽላተ ሙሴ ድንቅ ሥራውን እየሠራ ነው። ሞኞቹና ግትሮቹ የሕወሓት ደጋፊዎች የደምና መቅኔ ተምሳሊት የሆኑትን ሁለት ቀለማት(ፀረሥላሴ/Antitrinitarian፣ ሁለትዮሽ/Dualistic)) በመልበስ ፈንታ፣ የሉሲፈር/ቻይና ባንዲራን በማውለብለብ ፈንታ ነጭ ለብሰው፣ የቃልኪዳኑን ታቦት ተሸክመውና የጽዮን ሦስት ቀለማት (Trinity/ሥላሴ)ያረፉበትን የንጉሠ ነገሥት አፄ ዮሐንስ ሰንደቅን እያውለበለቡ በምዕራባውያን ከተሞች ጎዳናዎች ላይ ለሰልፍ መውጣቱን ቢያዘወትሩ፣ እንዲሁም በጦር ሜዳው ሆነ በሌሎች ቦታዎች “ድል” በተቀዳጁ ቁጥር ለእግዚአብሔር፣ ለጽዮን ማርያም፣ ለቅዱሳኑ እና ለጽላተ ሙሴ ምስጋናቸውን ቢያሳዩ ኖሮ የሕዝባችን የስቃይና ሰቆቃ ጊዜ ባጠረልን እንዲሁም የጽዮን ጠላቶችም በሳምንት ውስጥ በተጠራረጉ ነበር።

እጅግ በጣም ከሚያሳዝኑኝ ጉዳዮች መካከል አንዱ ይህን መጠቆም የሚችል አባት፣ ልሂቅና ባለሥልጣን አለመኖሩ ነው። ከሌላውስ ምንም ነገር አልጠብቅም፤ ግን በተለይ ከትግራይ የወጡ መንፈሳውያን አባቶች ይህ ትልቅ መለሎታዊ ምስጢር በግልጽ ሊታያቸው በቻለ ነበር። አልማር ስላልን፣ ልባችንም ስለደነደና የተመረጡትም እየሳቱ ስለሆኑ ወጥቶ እውነቱን በድፍረት ሊናገር የሚችል አባት እናገኝ ዘንድ አልተፈቀደልንም። በዚህ እጅግ በጣም አዝናለሁ!

ሆኖም ግን ኃያሉ የቃልኪዳኑ ታቦት ድንቅ ሥራውን መሥራቱን ይቀጥላል። ታቦተ ጽዮን፤ ፈጠነም ዘገየም፡ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የዘመቱትን ሉሲፈራውያን ሁሉ ከእነ ጭፍሮቻቸው፣ ንብረቶቻቸውና ምልክቶቻቸው አንድ በአንድ ይጠራርጋቸዋል። ፻/100%!

✞✞✞[፪ኛ ወደ ቆሮንቶስ ሰዎች ምዕራፍ ፲፬፥፭፡፮]✞✞✞

“የጦር ዕቃችን ሥጋዊ አይደለምና፥ ምሽግን ለመስበር ግን በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ብርቱ ነው፤ የሰውንም አሳብ በእግዚአብሔርም እውቀት ላይ የሚነሣውን ከፍ ያለውን ነገር ሁሉ እናፈርሳለን ለክርስቶስም ለመታዘዝ አእምሮን ሁሉ እንማርካለን፥ መታዘዛችሁም በተፈጸመች ጊዜ አለመታዘዝን ሁሉ ልንበቀል ተዘጋጅተናል።”

👉 From The Art Newspaper, 30 September 2022

+ 💭 Queen Elizabeth II in Ethiopia February 1965

💭 Westminster Abbey, which is directly under the monarch’s jurisdiction, currently refuses to return the Holy Tablet

George Carey, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, has told The Art Newspaper that he is “astonished and saddened” that Westminster Abbey is refusing to return a sacred Tabot to Ethiopia. For the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a Tabot is a holy tablet that symbolically represents the Ark of the Covenant.

London’s Westminster Abbey is what is known as a Royal Peculiar, which puts it directly under the monarch’s jurisdiction. This means that returning the Tabot might well require the blessing of the monarch, the supreme governor of the Church of England.

In July 2018 The Art Newspaper revealed that the Ethiopian government was calling for the restitution of the abbey’s Tabot. Although King Charles III will now be dealing with a myriad of pressing issues, he is known to be sympathetic towards the Eastern Churches. More than 150 years after its acquisition, an appeal to the new king for the return of the Tabot might finally prove successful.

Westminster Abbey’s Tabot was looted at the battle of Maqdala (Magdala) in 1868, when British troops attacked the forces of emperor Tewodros. The Tabot was then acquired by Captain George Arbuthnot of the Royal Artillery.

Arbuthnot donated the Tabot to the abbey. Two years later a new altar was commissioned for the Henry VII Lady Chapel. The dean inserted the Tabot into the back of the altar, where it remained visible, along with two other sacred objects: fragments from the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral and the leading Greek Orthodox church in Damascus.

The Ethiopian Church has a strict belief that Tabot should not be seen, other than by priests. In 2010 the abbey therefore added a covering so that its Tabot is no longer visible behind the altar. Today a ghost-like rectangle where the front of the tablet could once be viewed can just be made out.

An abbey spokesperson said last month that “there are no current plans [for its return], but the future of the Tabot is kept under review”.

Carey, who served as archbishop from 1991 to 2002, told us just before the Queen’s death that he is disturbed that the Church of England “has not returned a sacred object belonging to another faith and country”.

💭 British Museum considers loan of ‘invisible’ objects back to Ethiopia

The British Museum holds 11 Tabot, the largest collection in the UK. To reflect the prohibition on them being seen, they are kept in an underground store that even the museum’s staff cannot enter.

The pressure group Returning Heritage last month submitted a Freedom of Information request to the British Museum, asking for details of claims for the Tabot since 1990. The group argues that the museum would legally be able to deaccession, under an exemption which allows it to dispose of objects that are “unfit to be retained”. Since the Tabot cannot be seen, the pressure group argues that there is no point in them remaining in the museum’s collection—and they should be returned to Ethiopia.

Since the summer of 2021, as part of its efforts to bridge cultures, The Scheherazade Foundation has been campaigning behind the scenes for the British Museum to repatriate eleven highly sacred Ethiopian altar tablets looted by British forces at the Battle of Maqdala in 1868. So sacred are these ‘Tabot’ to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, that in some 150 years the Museum has never put them on display nor allowed them to be studied, copied or even photographed. They therefore have no value to the Museum and should be returned to their rightful owners – a point made to the Museum Trustees in a letter sent by the Scheherazade Foundation last September and backed up by an opinion by Samantha Knights QC. Among the signatories to the Foundation letter were the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, Lord Foster of the Liberal Democrats, and former Labour minister Lord Boateng. The British Museum answered that letter only last month, refusing to engage in any way with the comprehensive legal arguments that the Foundation had put forward for the Tabot’s return. Yesterday in the House of Lords, Lord Carey tabled an oral question on the matter, sparking a lively debate in which Lords Foster and Boateng, along with the Bishop of Worcester and Lord Bassam of the Labour Party also intervened to support the Foundation’s position. Here is the relevant clip from the debate.

✞✞✞[2 Corinthians 10:4-6]✞✞✞

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”

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