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Egypt: At Least 41 Christians Dead After Fire at Saint Mercurius Church in Giza

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 14, 2022

💭 በግብጿ ጊዛ የቅዱስ መርቆሬዎስ ቤተክርስቲያን በደረሰ የእሳት አደጋ የ፵፩/41 ክርስቲያኖች ህይወት አለፈ

✞✞✞ R.I.P ✞✞✞

  • Thousands had gathered inside Philopatyr Mercurius (Abu Sifein) church in Giza, Egypt this morning
  • Death toll climbing as 30 ambulances rush to Coptic Christian place of worship
  • Pres. El-Sisi: ‘I have directed agencies to take necessary measures immediately’
  • There is a nursery inside church, prompting fears many casualties are children

At least 41 worshippers, feared to be mostly children, have been killed after a fire in a church in Egypt where 5,000 people were praying.

It’s feared many of the victims are children and the death toll could rise as some 45 people have also been left injured after flames tore through the St. Mercurius Church in Egypt. It’s reported the congregation had just finished prayer when the blaze broke out – causing a stampede as panicked church-goers rushed to evacuate.

Dozens of ambulances were rushed to the scene in Imbaba, Giza, as firefighters battled to extinguish the raging flames.

Philopatyr St. Marcorios (Abu Sifein)

Philopatyr was born in 224 A.D. in the city of Eskentos in Cappadocia (Eastern Asia Minor.) The word Philopatyr is a Greek word which means Father of Love (Patyr = father, Philo = love). His family used to live on hunting wild animals. One day his father Yares, along with his grandfather, were hunting in the forest when they were attacked by a wild beast. The animal jumped on the grandfather, and that scared Yares so much that he fainted.

While he was unconscious, he had a vision: he saw a brilliant light and heard a voice saying, “Yares, I am your God who loves you. I know that you have a good heart and that you hate the pagan idols. I want to inform you that your son Philopatyr will become like a tree bearing good fruits, and because of him, I will bless you and your wife. Philopatyr will be my witness and will defy all prejudice in my name.”

Shortly after, Yares, his wife and his son were baptized and they were given new names. Yares became Noah, his wife became Saphina and Philopatyr became Marcorios. The news of their baptism spread quickly in the city and the prince ordered them to be arrested and thrown to the wild animals. But the Lord, who shut the mouths of the lions at the time of Daniel, tamed the wild animals and they did not harm them. The prince and his soldiers were astonished and decided to release Yares and his family.

When the Berbers attacked Eskentos, Noah went to fight them. He was taken prisoner and was brought to their foreign country, where he served them for seventeen months. When the war finally ended, he went back to his city and joined his family, but he died shortly after.

After the death of Noah, the pagan king Dicius chose Marcorios to replace his father. He led the army against the Berbers. After several days of fighting, the archangel Michael appeared to Marcorios holding a shining sword. He said, “Marcorios, servant of Jesus Christ, don’t be afraid. Take this sword from my hand and fight the Berbers with it. Don’t forget your God when you come back victoriously. I am Michael the Archangel, whom God sent to inform you that you should suffer for the Lord’s name. I shall be with you and support you until you complete your testimony. The name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in you. “

The saint took the sword from the Archangel. He went to fight the Berbers with two swords. He conquered them as he felt the divine strength fill his heart. When Dicius heard the news about the triumphant victory, he was very pleased. He appointed Marcorios prince and gave him many honorable medals.

In 249 A.D. Dicius blasphemed against Christ and started persecuting the Christians. He issued a decree compelling everyone to offer sacrifices to his pagan gods. The Archangel Michael appeared to Marcorios and told him to remember his Lord and not to be scared of the persecutions. The saint was happy of the encouragement he received from the Lord and spent the whole night praying fervently, and confessing his weakness to God.

The next morning, the king sent some messengers to summon Marcorios to the palace, but he excused himself, saying that he was tired. The day after, the king sent for Marcorios again. He told him, “Dear Marcorios, let’s go offer incense to the gods who helped us attain victory in the war.” Being kind, Marcorios didn’t say anything but as they were going, he slipped through the crowd and went away. However, one of the king’s guards reported his absence, and the king called Marcorios and asked him, “Is it true that you refused to worship the idols who helped us during the war?”

Marcorios answered with courage, “Your Majesty, the victory was not due to dumb idols made by human hands. It was accomplished by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who sent his Archangel to give me a sword and strengthened me. I cannot deny my God and worship statues.”

The king was mad, but held himself back, because he didn’t want to loose a courageous hero like Marcorios. He tried to persuade him by promising him a higher position, and large sums of money, but to no avail. So he stripped him from all his gold medals and ranks. In all that, Marcorios’ faith was unshaken. Then the king ordered him to be thrown in jail.

That did not stop the saint from praying and singing hymns in prison. During the night, Michael the Archangel appeared to him and told him, “Don’t be afraid of the tortures. Confess your faith in Jesus publicly because He’s the only One able to save you.”

The next morning, the king called Marcorios and tried again to convince him to give up his faith. When he refused, the king decided to start the torturing. The soldiers hung the saint between two poles, higher than the ground so that they could hit him with sharp nails. They tried also to cut his body with sharp blades and burn it, but because of the Lord’s grace, Marcorios was able to endure all these tortures in silence. Back in jail, the Archangel appeared and touched Marcorios’ body. He was instantly healed.

The next day, when the king saw that the saint was in perfect health, he attributed it to witcheraft. Marcorios told him that it was Jesus who is the true healer of the soul and the body. Nevertheless, after Dicius tried so many tortures without any success, he decided to have him beheaded.

Marcorios lifted up his arms and prayed fervently, asking the Lord-to accept him in paradise. Then, all of a sudden, he saw The Lord Jesus in a glorified vision, surrounded by many angels. Jesus said, “My chosen son, Marcorios, come to your eternal rest with the saints. Your prayers have risen up to me like the aroma of good-smelling incense. Miracles will be performed in any church bearing your name. And I will save those who ask Me through your intercession. Whoever writes or reads the story of your life will have their names written in the Book of Life.”

Then, after the Lord had blessed him, Marcorios was so happy that he ran to his executioners, and begged them to carry out the king’s orders immediately. Then he knelt down and said, “Lord, do not count this sin against them.” Marcorios was martyred on the 4th of December in the year 250 A.D. He was only 25 years old.

After the end of the first persecution, God wanted to reveal the place of the saint’s burial. Marcorios appeared to a poor man in the city, and told him that he was Marcorios the martyr of the Lord. “My body is buried in Cappadocia Gardens, under the old house on the way to the royal palace. My body looks as white as snow, because Jesus was present at the time of my martyrdom,” said the saint.

The next morning, the man went to dig under the old house. Then he smelled perfume, and at the same time he saw the body of the saint. The news spread quickly and many people came to take a look at the blessed body. They moved it to the village’s Church until they built a new church bearing his name, and Marcorios’ body was buried there with respect and devotion.

A few years later, the Armenian patriarch visited Egypt and met with the Egyptian patriarch. The latter asked him if Egypt could have part of the relics of Saint Marcorios to be placed in the church that bears his name in old Cairo. On the 9th of Baouna (June 16) part of the blessed body was offered to Egypt. May the blessing and prayers of this great martyr and saint Marcorios Abu Sifein be with us all. Amen.


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ግብጽ | የሙስሊሞች መንጋ ቅዳሴ ላይ የነበሩትን ክርስቲያኖች ሲያጠቃ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 17, 2020

በጾመ ነብያት ሙስሊሞች ቅዳሴ ላይ የነበሩትን ክርስቲያኖች ደበደቧቸው፤ ቤተ ክርስቲያኑን አቃጠሉ። በሌላ በኩል በእስክንድርያ ከተማ በኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ላይ በደረሰ ሌላ ጥቃት አንድ ክርስቲያን ሲገደል ሁለቱ ቆስለዋል። የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚው እርኩስ መንፈስ በጥንታውያኑ የኢትዮጵያ፣ የአርሜኒያና የግብጽ ሕዝቦች ዙሪያ እየተሸከረከረ ነው፤ አጋንንት ተለቅቀዋል!


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ግብጻውያን ክርስቲያኖች | ሙስሊሙ አብይ አህመድ ኢትዮጵያን እስላማዊት እያደረጋት ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 20, 2020

  • 👉 በሁዳዴ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ያቃጥላሉ፣ ክርስቲያኖችን ይገድላሉ፥
  • 👉 ለረመዳን መስጊድ ይሠራሉ ሙስሊሞችን ይቀልባሉ!

ሞኝ ሰው እራሱ ከሠራው ልምድ ብቻ ለመማር ይሻል፤ ብልህ ሰው ግን ከሌሎች ልምድ ይማራል!

ህገወጦቹ ግራኝ አህመድ አሊና አጋሩ ታከለ ኡማ በቅዱስ ሚካኤል ዕለት አዲስ አበባ ቅዱስ ሚካኤል ቤተ ክርስቲያን ጎን የሰይጣን አምልኮ የሚውል አንጋፋ መስጊድ ለመገንባት ወስነዋል። ሰይጣን ከቤተ ክርስቲያን አይርቅምእንዲሉ።

እነዚህ ሁለት ውርንጭላዎች ሃይማኖታችን ጴንጤ ነውይላሉ ታዲያ አሁን ማን ፈቅዶላቸው ነዉ ከኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ጎን መስጊድ የሚያሰሩት? እነዚህ የዲያብሎስ የግብር ልጆች ለተዋሕዶ ምን ያህል ሥር የሰደደ ትልቅ ጥላቻ እና ንቀት እንዳላቸው ነው የሚያሳየው።

እግዚአብሔር የሰጠውን አንዷንና ብቸኛዋን ሃገሩን ለጠላት አስላፎ በሰጠው በዚህ ከንቱ ትውልድ ይህን ያህል ያፈርኩበት ወቅት አልነበረም።

ለመሆኑ፤ “በዘመነ ኮሮና ከአራት በላይ ሰው መሰብሰብ የለበትምሲል አልነበረምን? የእነ ታከለ ጭንብል የታለ? አሁን ይህ የረመዳን ጋኔን ወር ልክ ሲገባደድ ቤተ ክርስቲያንን እንደገና ለመዝጋት የኮሮና ታማሚውን ቁጥር ከፍ ያደርጉታል።

አብዮት አህመድን እና ታከለ ዑማን ቅዱስ ሚካኤል በእሳት ይጠራርጋቸው።

ግብጻውያን ክርስቲያኖች ይህን ዓይነት አስከፊ ጂሃድ አይተውታል። በትውልድ አገራቸው ለዘመናት እንደ ሁለተኛ ዜጋ የሚቆጠሩትና የእስልምናን ሜንጫ ላለፉት 1400 ዓመታት በመመከት ላይ ያሉት ኮፕት ወገኖቻችን የእስልምናን ሰይጣናዊ አካሄድ በደንብ ነው የሚያውቁት።
ኮፕት ወንድሞቻችን እና እህቶቻችን በኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስቲያን ላይ እየደረሰ ስላለው ጥቃት ከመገረም ጋር ሃዘኖቻቸውን እንደሚከተለው ይገልጻሉ፦
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የክርስትና ሃገርና መቀመጫ በሆነችው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እንኳን ክርስቲያኖች እየተበደሉ ነው፤ በርግጥም በፍጻሜ ዘመን ላይ ነን፡፡
መላዋ የኢትዮጵያ የኦርቶዶክስ መንግስት ናት እናም ሙስሊሙ መሪ አቢይ አህመድ ይህን አይወድም
ሶማሊያውያኑ ስደተኞች የአመፅ መቅሰፍትን ይዘው ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ገብተዋል፤ በአራት ዓመት ውስጥ ማንም ሳይመክታቸው ወረራውን በደንብ ጀምረዋል፤ በኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስቲያን ነበር ተስፋችን፤ ኦርቶዶክስ ሁልጊዜ ደካማ ናት
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እስልምና አደገኛ ነቀርሳ/ ካንሰር ነው


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እስላማዊቷ ግብጽ 88 ክርስቲያኖችን የገደሉትን 8 ሙስሊሞች በስቅላት ቀጣች

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 26, 2020

ከሦት ዓመታት በፊት በካይሮ፣ በእስክንድርያ እና በታንታ በኮፕቶች ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት ላይ በፈጸሙት አስከፊ ጥቃት 88 ክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችን መገደላቸው ይታወሳል።

ይህን ዜና አስመልክቶ ወስላታው ድርጅት አምነስቲ ኢንተርናሺናል የተለመደውን ተቃውሞ አሰምቷል

በነገራችን ላይ፡ የቀደሞው የግብጽ ፕሬዚደንት የግብጽን ፍርድ ቤት የሞት ፍርድ በማምለጥ ልክ በዚሁ ዕለት ከዚህ ዓለም በሞት ተለይቷል።

ለመሆኑ በሃገራችንን አንድ ሺህ የሚጠጉ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖችን የገደሉት ወንጀለኞችስ መቼ ነው ለፍርድ የሚቀርቡት? እስላማዊቷ ግብጽ ክርስቲያናዊቷን ኢትዮጵያ እያሳፈረቻት/ እያዋረደቻት አይደለምን?


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ግብጻውያን ክርስቲያኖች | በኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስቲያን እያቃጠለ ያለው ሙስሊሙ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 28, 2019

ሞኝ ሰው እራሱ ከሠራው ልምድ ብቻ ለመማር ይሻል፤ ብልህ ሰው ግን ከሌሎች ልምድ ይማራል

በትውልድ አገራቸው ለዘመናት እንደ ሁለተኛ ዜጋ የሚቆጠሩትና የእስልምናን ሜንጫ ላለፉት 1400 ዓመታት በመመከት ላይ ያሉት ኮፕት ወገኖቻችን የእስልምናን ሰይጣናዊ አካሄድ በደንብ ነው የሚያውቁት።

ኮፕት ወንድሞቻችን እና እህቶቻችን በኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስቲያን ላይ እየደረሰ ስላለው ጥቃት ከመገረም ጋር ሃዘኖቻቸውን እንደሚከተለው ይገልጻሉ፦

+የክርስትና ሃገርና መቀመጫ በሆነችው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እንኳን ክርስቲያኖች እየተበደሉ ነው፤ በርግጥም በፍጻሜ ዘመን ላይ ነን፡፡

+ ኢትዮጵያ ሙሉዋ የኦርቶዶክስ መንግስት ናት እናም ሙስሊሙ መሪ አቢይ አህመድ ይህን አይወድም

+ ሶማሊያውያኑ ስደተኞች የአመፅ መቅሰፍትን ይዘው ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ገብተዋል፤ በአራት ዓመት ውስጥ ማንም ሳይመክታቸው ወረራውን በደንብ ጀምረዋል፤ በኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስቲያን ነበር ተስፋችን፤ ኦርቶዶክስ ሁልጊዜ ደካማ ናት

+ እስልምና አደገኛ ካንሰር ነው



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ጂሃድ በግብጽ | ኮፕት እህታችንን ዋና መንገድ ላይ፡ በጠራራ ፀሐይ “አላህ ዋክባር!” እያሉ ደፈሯት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 15, 2019

ምስኪኗ ኮፕት ለእርዳታ ስትጮህ ትሰማለች። ደፋሪዎቿን ወደ ሲዖል ያውርዳቸው!

ሙስሊሞች የሚኖሩት ለመብላት፣ ወሲብ ለመፈጸም እና ለመግደል ብቻ ነው፤ ልክ እንደ እንስሶች። ይህ ነው መሀመድና ጋኔኑ ጂብሪል የፈጠሩት ትክክለኛው እስልምና፤ ሲደፍሩ “አላህ ዋክበር!” ቤተክርስቲያን ሲያቃጥሉ “አላህ ዋክበር!” ማህተብ ሲበጥሱ “አላህ ዋክበር!” ፣ ሲገድሉ “አላህ ዋክበር!”። አላህ ሰይጣን ነው!


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የዲያብሎስ ጂሃድ በፋሲካ | መሀመዳውያኑ በግብጽ እና ናይጄሪያ ክርስቲያን ሕፃናት ላይ እየዘመቱ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 24, 2019

በደቡብ ግብጽ የአንድ ሺህ ሦስት መቶ ኮፕት ክርስቲያኖች መኖሪያ በሆነችው በ ናጋ አልጋፊር መንደር የሰንበት ትምህርት ቤት ውስጥ የተገኙትን ሦስት መቶ የሚሆኑ ሕፃናትን ጎረቤቶቻቸው የሆኑት ሙስሊሞች ግር ብለው ለጥቃት በመምጣት ስላስፈራሯቸው ቤተክርስቲያናቸው ያው በፋሲካ ዋዜም እንዲዘጋ ተደርጓል። ለመንደሩ ያለው ቤተክርስቲያን አንድ ብቻ ነው።

በናይጄሪያ ደግሞ፤ በካቶሊኮች ፋሲካ ዕለት፡ ጎምቤ በምትባለዋ ከተማ አንድ ሙስሊም ፖሊስ በዓሉን ለማክበር መንገድ ላይ ወጥተው የነበሩትን ሕፃናት በመኪና በመግጨት አሥሩን ሲገድል፤ ሰላሳ የሚሆኑትን አቁስሏል። በድርጊት የተናደዱት የሕፃናቱ ዘመዶች ሙስሊሙን ፖሊስ ተከታተለው በመያዝ ቀጥቅጠው ገድለውታል።

በሌላ በኩል ባለፈው ረቡዕ በመካከለኛ ናይጄሪያ ሙስሊም ፉላኒ እረኞች፡ ለ አንድ ህፃን የቀብር ሥነ ሥርዓት የወጡትን አስራ ሰባት ክርስቲያኖችን ጨፍጭፈው ገድለዋቸዋል

ባለፈው ዓመት የፋሲካ በዓል ላይም ፉላኒ ሙስሊሞች አሥራ ዘጠኝ ክርስቲያኖችን መግደላቸው ይታወሳል።

ሜዲያዎች ይህን ዜና አግባብ ባለው መልክ አላቀረቡልንም፤ የመሀመድ አርበኞች በአገራችንም ተመሳሳይ ዲያብሎሳዊ ድርጊት በመፈጸም ላይ ነው፤ እግዚአብሔር ያልታሰበ ነገር ወይም እሳቱን ያውርድባቸው፤ እነዚህ ሰይጣኖች፤ ባጭር ይቅሩ!

10 Killed, 30 Injured In Nigeria After Policeman Ploughs Car Into Children

Ten people have died and 30 left wounded after a policeman ploughed his car into a group of children during Easter proceedings under way in Nigeria late on Sunday, AFP reported.

According to police sources who spoke to AFP, the angry bystanders killed the policeman, who was off-duty at the time the incident took place.

State police spokesperson Mary Mallum told AFP that the policeman as well as a parliamentary member were among the dead.

Witnesses who spoke to AFP said the driver got into an argument regarding the proceedings blocking the road and purposefully rammed his car into the crowd, RTE writes.

“The driver of the car had a heated argument with the children before they made way for him to pass, only for him, in a fit of rage, to turn and drive into them,” said Isaac Kwadang, head of the Boys Brigade in Gombe.

Various reports state that according to Mallum, the injured children have been taken to hospital and the investigation is ongoing.

Other recent Easter Sunday attacks include a series of eight bombings in Sri Lanka which left at least 322 people dead and more than 300 injured, the Associated Press previously reported.

Police have arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers and the owner of a house where some of them lived.

The attacks took place at three churches attended by worshippers during Easter Sunday services as well as three luxury hotels. At least 39 foreigners were killed.



Another worship building shuttered over ‘sectarian tensions.’

A Coptic church in Upper Egypt is closed after a throng of angry Muslims attacked it this month, beating a priest and another Copt as more than 200 fearful children who had gathered for Bible lessons looked on, according to advocacy groups.

One of the injured Copts, Asaad Bakheet Rezek, told Coptic TV (CTV) that a Muslim about 17 years old beat one of the priests with a club as security forces led him from the Anba Karas Church building in Naga al-Ghafir, Sohag Governorate in southern Egypt.

The priest, identified as Father Basilious, sustained a minor head injury as security forces escorted him and another priest into an armored vehicle after the chanting mob tried to enter the building, Rezek said, adding that the children were terrified by the club- and knife-wielding crowds as they shouted, cursed and pelted the building with rocks.

The village mayor had gone to the church premises the previous day, angry at construction underway for a fourth floor to a building annex, according to advocacy groups Coptic Solidarity and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

The mayor accused the Christians of “treason” for the add-on. He started shouting to neighbors to take action against the church and left, later submitting a notice at the city council complaining about the construction, according to the groups. The city council immediately arrived, stopped the work and confiscated building materials, including the cement and the reinforced steel.

The next day at 4 p.m., dozens of angry demonstrators tried to enter the church premises but were unable to get through a steel door. Carrying clubs and knives, they started shouting, cursing and pelting the building with rocks, according to Coptic Solidarity.

Additional forces arrived, and Father Basilious was struck as he and another priest were escorted off the premises. Parents and church leaders were not able to move the 200 children away from the angry, chanting villagers until security forces dispersed the crowds. Though police witnessed the beating of the priest, no arrests were made.

Both Father Basilious and Father Bakhoum were taken for questioning into the evening hours.

Police issued an indefinite closure order, pending investigations, and froze all activities of the 10-year-old church, including the its daycare and the Sunday School.

The church, which held worship services every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, was the only one serving a Christian population of about 1,300 in Naga al-Ghafir village



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የግብጽ እባብ | በረሃ ላይ አዲስ ቤተክርስቲያን ሠሩ፡ ክርስቲያኖች በብዛት በሚኖሩበት ሠፈር አራት አብያተክርስቲያናትን ዘጉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 17, 2019

በልደት ዋዜማ ቤተክርስቲያን ይከፍታሉ፤ በጥምቀት ዋዜማ ቤተክርስቲያን ይዘጋሉ!

ባለፈው የገና ዕለት በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩ ሙስሊሞች በፖሊሶች እየተደገፉ የኮፕት አብያተክርስትያናት ፊት ሆነው ክርስቲያኖችን ሲሳደቡና እነርሱን እንደሚያጠፏቸውም በጩኸት ሲዝቱባቸው ነበር።

አሁን ክርስቲያኖች በብዛት በሚኖሩባቸው የተለያዩ የግብጽ መንደራት የሚገኙትን አራት አብያተክርስቲያናት እንዲዘጉ የግብጽ መንግስት ትዕዛዝ አስተላለፈ። ይህ ውሳኔ ያደፋፈራቸው ሙስሊሞቹና ፖሊሶቻቸውም ቀሳውስቱንና መነኮሳቱን ጠፍረው በማሠር በከብት ማመላለሻ መኪናዎች ወዳልታወቀ ቦታ ወስደዋቸዋል።

አዎ! የእባብን ሥራ እያየን ነው? የግብጹ ፕሬዚደንት ከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት አዲስ ካቴድራል በርሃ ላይ መርቀው ከፈተው ነበር። ባለፈው ጊዜ ልብ ያላልነው ነገር፦ እዚህ በረሃ ላይ፡ አንደኛ፤ ክርስቲያኖች አይኖሩም፣ ሁለተኛ፤ እዚህ አንጋፋ ካቴድራል አጠገብ በይበልጥ አንጋፋ የሆነ አዲስ መስጊድ በዚያው ዕለት በፕሬዚደንቱ ተመርቆ ነበር። አሁን ክርስቲያኖች በብዛት በሚኖሩባቸው ሠፈሮች የሚገኙትን አብያተክርስቲያናት ዘግተዋ፤ ክርስቶስንና ተከታዮቹን ለማዋራድም ቀሳውስቱን ጠፍረው በማሠር በከብቶች ማመላለሻ የጭነት መኪናዎች ላይ ወርወረዋቸዋል።

እነዚህ እርኩስ የዲያብሎስ ልጆች፣ የእነዚህ እባቦች ምላሳቸው ካልተቆረጠ በቀር መናደፉቸውን አያቆሙም፤ ቅዱስ ገብርኤል ምላቻቸውን በሰይፉ ፈጥኖ ይቁረጥባቸው!


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ኮፕት ወገኖቻችን በሳዑዲ አረቢያ ታሪክ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የቅዳሴ ሥነ ስርዓት በይፋ ለማካሄድ በቁ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 6, 2018

በሳዑዲ አረቢያ ክርስቲያኖች እስከ እዚህ ዕለት ድረስ በአደባባይ ጸሎት ማድረግ አይፈቀደላቸውም ነበር፡

የኮፕት ቤተሰቦች በተሰበሰቡበት ቤታቸው ውስጥ ቅዳሴውን በይፋ እንዲመሩ የተፈቀደላቸው ሊቀ ጳጳስ አቫ ሞርኮስ ናቸው። ለቅዳሴው ሥነ ስርዓት የሚያስፈልጋቸውን የቤተክርስቲያን ቅዱሳን ዕቃዎች ከግብጽ ይዘው እንዲገቡ ተፈቅዶላቸው ነበር።

ምንምን እንኳን የሳዑዲ ባቢሎንን ነገር ሁሉ በጥንቃቄና ከጥርጣሬ ጋር መመልከት ቢኖርብንም፤ ይህ ግን ጥሩ እርምጃ ነው። ለአዳም ዘር መቅሰፍት ይሆን ዘንድ በዲያብሎስ የተላከው እስልምና ቀስ በቀስ ከምድር መጥፋት ይኖርበታል።

First Ever Coptic Mass Celebrated In Saudi Arabia

The mass led by Egyptian Bishop Ava Morkos of Shoubra El Kheima came following an invitation sent by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Coptic clergy of Egypt earlier in March.

The mass was held in a house of a Copt in Saudi Arabia, where Coptic families gathered to participate and celebrate the religious occasion. The bishop brought with him required items from Cairo especially for the mass.

Holding the mass is considered by many as the first step that paves the way for more freedoms for Christians in a country where non-Muslims are not allowed to practice their faith openly.

This comes at a time that is believed to be critical for Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince, who is facing accusations of involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

As part of his efforts to achieve more “reforms” in the conservative Kingdom, MBS had allowed women to start driving after a 30-year ban. He also launched a governmental committee that is responsible for holding concerts and entertainment activities in the Kingdom.



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የምሥራች | የኢየሩሳሌሙ ገዳም የኢትዮጵያውያን መሆኑን እስራኤል እውቅናውን ልትሰጥ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 17, 2018

ግብጾች ግን እንደገና በመንጫጫት ላይ ናቸው። በታሪክ ብዙ መለኮታዊ ማስጠንቀቂያዎች የተሰጣቸው ግብጾች አሁንም ታሪክን እንዳፈለጋቸው ከልሰው ለመጻፉ ይሻሉ፤ ኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ለመማርና ንስሃ ለመግባት እስካሁን ፈቃደኞች አይደሉም፣ የፈርዖን ልበ ደንዳናነት አልተዋቸውም፥ እንኳን የአረብ ሙስሊም ቆሻሻነት ታክሎበት፥ ኢትዮጵያውያን መነኮሳትን አንለቅም እያሉ ነው።

እንግዲህ፤ በእግዚአብሔር እዉነት መገለጥ ማመን የእግዚአብሔር ሥጦታ እንደሚያሰጥ አለማመንም ለቅጣት ይዳርጋልና እውነትን ባለመቀበል ከክርስቲያን ወገኑ ጋር የማይተባበርም እንዲሁ በእራሱ ላይ መዘዝ ያመጣል።

በጣም የሚገርመው፡ ከ 1978 .ም እ..አ ጀምሮ ግብጻውያኑ ኮፕቶች ወደ እስራኤል ወይም ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም እንዳይጓዙ የኮፕት ሲኖዶስ ያወጣው ድንጋጌ ይከለክላቸዋል። እንግዲህ ከአረብና ፍልስጤም ሙስሊሞች ጋር ትብብርነት ለማሳየት ሲሉ።

በኢየሩሳሌም የኮፕቲክ ኦርቶዶክሱ የከተማ አስተዳዳሪ የሆኑት አንቶኒየስ, ወቅታዊውን የዴር ሡልጣን ሁኔታ በማስመልከት የሚከተለውን አግባብ የሌለው መግለጫ ሰጥተዋል፦

ችግሩ ገና መፍትሄ አላገኘም ነገር ግን በቅርብ የእስራኤል ፍርድ ቤት ውሳኔዎች አንዳንድ ነጥቦች አዘጋጅተዋል። የእስራኤሉ መንግስት የገዳሙን ጥገና ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ወደ መላው ቤተክርስቲያን ለማስፋት ይፈልጋል። ይህ ኢትዮጵያ መነኮሳት ድል ይሰጣል [ኢትዮጵያውያኑ በአሁኑ ጊዜ አላግባብ መያዝ አልበቃ ብሏቸው ከእኛ ኮፕቶቹ የመብ ባለቤቶች ነጥቀው ሊወስዱት ይሻሉ] እና በገዳማት ውስጥ እንዲቆዩ ይደረጋል በተጨማሪም በዚ የእስራኤል ፍርድ ቤት ውሳኔ የኮፕቲክ ማንነት የሚጠፋ ይሆናል

..1654 . የኢትዮጵያ መነኮሳት የታክስ ቀረጥ ለመክፈል ስላልቻሉ የኢትዮጵያውያን መነኮሳት በጊዚያዊነት በኮፕቲክ ቤተክርስትያን ውስጥ ለጥቂት ጊዜ መጠለያ አገኙ። የኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስትያን በዚያ ጊዜ ግሪክ እና አርሜኒያ ዓብያተክርስቲያናት ይዞታ ሥር ቆይታለች። ኮፕቶች ኢትዮጵያውያንን በእንግድነት ተቀብለው በዴር ሡልጣን አስተናገዷቸው፤ ከዚያ ጊዜ ጀምሮ ግን እንደ እንግዳ ሆነው ነበር የቆዩት። የኮፕቲክ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ገዳሙን በ 1820 ዓ.ም ማደስ እና ነዋሪዎቹን ማስወጣት ሲኖርበት ኢትዮጵያውያን እንደገና በ 1840 .ወደ ታደሰው ቦታ እንዲገቡ ፈቀደችላቸው። በወቅቱ የኢትዮጵያ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የኮፕት ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን አካል ነበረች።

... ኤፕሪል 1970.ም የኮፕት መነኮሳት የትንሳኤ ዋዜማን ለማክበር ወደ ቅዱስ ሴፕቸር ቤተክርስቲያን ሲያመሩ እንግዶቹ የኢትዮጵያ መነኮሳት አጋጣሚውን በመጠቀም ገዳሙን ከቤተክርስቲያን ጋር የሚያገናኘውን በር ቁልፍ ቀይረው ገዳሙን በተግባር ተቆጣጠሩት። ይህም የተደረገው እስራኤል መንግስት ድጋፍ እና ከእስራኤል ወታደሮች ጥበቃ ስርዓት ጋር ነው በወቅቱ ግብጽ እና እስራኤል ጦርነት ላይ ነበሩ።”

ምንጭ፦ ዋታኒ


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