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Romans Avenging the Ethiopia Humiliation of 1896 Via The Heathen Oromos & Black Mussolini

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 6, 2023

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

💭 “Men of action must cease being men of action to write history, which demands a certain tranquility.”

❖ March 2023 marked 127 years of the historic victory of Ethiopian Christians over an aspiring imperial power, Italy, soon after the shameful Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 that cut up Africa and divided its territory and resources.

On March 2nd, 2023 Ethiopia was celebrating the 127th anniversary of Victory of Adwa in 1896 by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians over Italian invaders. It was THE VICTORY of The Almighty Egziabher God + St. George + Northern Ethiopian Christians over evil.

👉 Addis Ababa, 03. March 2023 – The Historical St. George’s Church

To divert the World’s attention from the ongoing genocide in the Tigray region, the fascist Oromo Army/Police of Black Mussolini a.k.a Abiy Ahmed Entered Illegally The Church Compound and fired tear gas and live bullets inside the historical Orthodox Christian Church at worshipers, just like its Fascist Italy predecessors. The Fascist police also blocked all way leading to the Church which is unprecedented. A Priest was shot dead. Many Parishioners attending church services were injured.

❖ Little girl inside the church compound:

“Your faith will save you,

Saint George will save you,

Don’t run. Saint George the knight will come,

We will not remain crying like this!”

The cowardly world media is silent, the many international Organizations, The UN, The AU, Western and Eastern embassies all risk being complicit in conspiracy of silence. They see and know what’s going on, but, a susual, they say and do nothing!

🏴 Unholy alliance: Edomite West + Ishmaelite East (ESAU & Ishmael)

💭 Roman agents; TPLF + EPLF + OLF + EZEMA and Amhara and Galla groups have massacred and starved to death over a million Ethiopian Chrisians of Tigray for their Western Luciferian Overlords, Arabs, Turks and Iranians in under two years.

👉 13 – 15 December 2022

The U.S. welcomed black Hitler a.k.a Abiy Ahmed, who slaughtered over a million Orthodox Christians. Joe Biden watched the World Cup with genocider Abiy Ahmed Ali.

💭 US SoS Anthony Blinken, The Son of a Holocaust Survivor Shaking Hands With the Devil aka Black Hitler

👉 27 December 2022

Chief of Staff of Army of Ethiopia ‘Field Marshal’ Birhanu Jini Jula pays

an official visit to Turkey. A second visit in six months. By the way, this genocider got the ‘Field Marshal’ title after killing a million Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia.

👉 The Franco-German visit, 12 and 13 January 2023

Mme Catherine Colonna, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs pay a joint visit to Ethiopia with Mme Annalena Baerbock, the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs.

♀️ Female European Ministers Meet Black Hitler Who Massacred Over a Million Orthodox Christians

200.000 Christian Women Raped

☆ Yesterday Nazi Ukraine – 🐺 Today Fascist Oromo of Ethiopia

😲 Just Unbelievable – Reel Mockery! What a wicked world!

👉16 – 18 January 2023

One of the responsible actors of TigrayGenocide, UAE President Sheikh Mohamed receives Jihadist PM Abiy Ahmed. A day earlier, Anti-Orthodox and evil Abiy Ahmed Ali visited the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church under construction in Abu Dhabi. Wow!

👉 6 February 2023

President Giorgia Meloni of Italy meets with Black Mussolini Abiy Ahmed Ali

💭 Italy Invited a Genocider, the Black Mussolini aka Ahmed Ali | Woe to Italy, Mount Etna is Boiling!

💭 ኢጣሊያ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል የፈፀመውን ጥቁር ሙሶሎኒ አቢይ አህመድ አሊን ጋበዘችው | ጣሊያን ወዮላት! የኤትና ተራራ/እሳተ ገሞራ እየፈላ ነው

💭 Giorgia Meloni in 1996: “Mussolini Was a Good Politician, in That Everything He Did, He Did for Italy.” Wow!

👉 18 February 2023

Genocider Abiy Ahmed Ali meets Sultan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi – Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar.

Genocider Abiy Ahmed holds a phone conversation with the dictator of Antichrist Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

👉 05 March 2023

Genocider Abiy Ahmed Ali meets with Turkish-Drone-Financier Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha.

😈 The Genesis of Italo-Oromo Fascism

🔥 Ethiopia: Where Two World Wars Began — and Where the Third Is Brewing

The First Italo-Ethiopian War[a] was fought between Italy and Ethiopia from 1895 to 1896. It originated from the disputed Treaty of Wuchale, which the Italians claimed turned Ethiopia into an Italian protectorate. Full-scale war broke out in 1895, with Italian troops from Italian occupied Eritrea achieving initial successes at Coatit, Senafe and Debra Ailà, until they were reinforced by a large Christian Ethiopian army led by General Ras Alula Abanega.

The Battle of Adwa (29 February-1 March 1896) is of huge significance for Africa in that the decimation of the continent could not be completed. Ethiopia turned out to be the last man standing.

After this Italian defeat the Roman Italians, French and Germans begun infiltrating the Ethiopian state. They initially killed the great Christian Emperor Yohannes IV, his son Ras Mengesha and General Ras Alula – and gradually put the Oromo warlord Menelik ll and his Oromo /Oromara associates into power, who treasonously gave them the historical Ethiopian territories like Eritrea and Djibouti. Just like today, with the help of the Oromo Menelik II, the Romans were able to massacre and starve to death over a million Northern Ethiopian Orthdoox Christians who were the main forces behind the Italian humiliation.

Yes, with this the 1st World War started in Ethiopia – and a few years after the Ethiopia adventure, the Romans/Europeans had to pay a very heavy price for their Jihad against Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Between 2014 and 2018, the total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I, was around 40 million. There were 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded.

👉 The Romans-Italians came back to avenge Adwa 1896

🔥 Second Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1941)

Italians using Chemical Weapons on Ethiopian Christians

During the Second Italo Abyssinian war the invading Fascist Italians attempted to colonize Ethiopia to avenge the Adwa humiliation of 1896. However the Ethiopians fought tooth and nail to free their country from the white army.

When the Italian operation even with it’s superior weaponry, war planes and tanks started being defeated by Ethiopian patriots, Mussolini in a panic authorized the Italians to use mustard gas, a deadly chemical weapon that causes horrible burns. The League of Nations had banned it’s use but the Italians decided to break the rules of war.

The Fascists finally took Addis Ababa using this cruel cowardly illegal tactic and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians including women children and the elderly. This video also shows the two armies as they head to war and then images of Ethiopian civilians killed by the poisonous mustard gas. The wounded survivors are shown being treated for their burn wounds.

Like 40 years earlier, and like today the traitor Gala-Oromo & Oromara Soldiers were associated with the enemies and the traitors mixed in disguise with the forces of Fascist Italy to Massacre, Gas and starve to death million of Ethiopian Christians.

The Romans brought another Oromo Ras Teferi a.k.a Haile Selassie into power. He too did the Italian job for them, massacring and starving to death millions of Northern Ethiopian Christians.

Yes, with this the 2nd World War started in Ethiopia – and a few years after the Ethiopia adventure, the Romans/Europeans had to pay another heavy price for their continued Jihad against Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Between 1939 to 1945 some 75 million people died in World War II, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians.

🔥 Third Roman/ Italo-Ethiopian War from 1970 till Today

Edomite Romans + Ishmaelite Muslims vs Ethiopian Christians

👉 History repeating itself:

Oromos, Oromaras, Romans, Arabs, Turks and Iranians are bombing Axum Zion again. These evil forces use siege, rape, hunger & forced resettlement tactics in their Jihad against Orthodox Christians of Ethiopis. Their evil agents Menelik ll + Haile Selassie + Mengistu Hailemariam, Isaias Afewerki (actually his real father is Arab Muslim, called ‘Abdullah Hassan’) Debretsion (we suspect he too has Muslim ancestors) and Ahmed Ali all do the Italian job for the historical enemies of Ethiopia. What we are witnessing in Northern Ethiopia the continuation of the Antichrist’s Jihad campaign that begun in stages, 1400, 500 and 130 years ago:-

😈 Menelik ll: Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

😈 Haile Selassie: Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

😈 Mengistu Hailemariam: Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

😈 Abiy Ahmed Ali ´= Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

🐷 1. Menelik II. (1844 – 1913)

The genocidal Menelik II Oromo regime was installed by Anglo-Saxons + French + Italians + Germans – after murdering the last true Ethiopian and Christian Emperor Yohannes IV, on 10 March 1889.

The Great Ethiopian Famine of 1888-1892

The great famine is estimated to have caused 3.5 million deaths. During Emperor Menelik’s Reign, Tigraywas split into two regions, one of which he sold to the Italians who later named it Eritrea. Only two months after the death of Emperor Yohaness lV, Menelik signed the Wuchale treaty of 2 May 1889 conceding Eritrea to the Italians. It was not only Eritrea that Menelik gave away, he also had a hand in letting Djibouti be part of the French protectorate when he agreed the border demarcation with the French in 1887. Some huge parts of Tigraywere put under Gonder. The Southern part, places like present day Alamata, Kobo etc were put under Wello Amhara administration.

🐷 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

The genocidal Haile Selassie Oromo regime was installed by Anglo-Saxons + French + Italians + Germans.

In 1943, at the request of the Emperor Haile Selassie, the Royal British Airforce bombed two towns – Maekaelle and Corbetta. Thousands of defenseless civilians lost their lives as a result of aerial bombardment. It is recorded that ‘on 14th October [1943] 54 bombs dropped in Maekaelle, 6th October 14 bombs followed by another 16 bombs on 9thOctober in Hintalo, 7th/9th October 32 bombs in Corbetta’.

Between 2 and 5 million’ people died between 1958 and 1977 as a cumulative result. Haile Selassie, who was emperor at the time, refused to send any significant basic emergency food aid to the province of Tigray,

🐷 3. Mengistu Hailemariam (1937 – )

1979 – 1985 + 1987

The genocidal and Antichristian Oromo Dergue regime was installed by the United States. Declassified CIA documents reveal that Dergue was an Oromo regime.

Due to organized government policies that deliberately multiplied the effects of the famine, around 1.2 million Christians of Northern Ethiopia died from this famine. Mengistu & his Children still alive & ‘well’ while Orthodox Christians are starving again.

🐷 4. Abiy Ahmed Ali (1976 – )

The genocidal and Antichristian fascist Oromo regime was installed by the United States.

2018 – Until today: over 1.5 million Orthodox Christians massacred by this evil monster. 😠😠😠 😢😢😢 Unlike the past famine there is no natural or man-made drought, rather, Abiy Ahmed Ali simply uses war and hunger as a weapon. Abiy Ahmed Ali sent his kids to America for safety and better life, while bombing & starving Christian kids to death.

  • Soldiers of the fascist Oromo regime of Abiy Ahmed are deploying rape and famine in their war in the Tigray region.
  • Genocide in Tigray: Over a million Christians Massacred
  • 200.000 women, girls, even Nuns systematically raped
  • The already three-year-old siege of Tigray is Causing Starvation for Millions.
  • Six million People Silenced: Four months since the so-called “Peace Accord” was announced, yet Independent investigators, journalist or humanitarian workers can not gain access to Tigray. The genocidal regime of Abiy Ahmed and its collaborators, the TPLF + ELF + PP + EZEMA + ANM are exploiting the total media blackout, medieval-like siege and humanitarian blockade with aims to buy enough time to hide their genocidal acts, and other egregious crimes they all have committed on the Orthodox Christians of Tigray.

The region of Tigray is the cradle of Ethiopian Christianity and civilization.


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Ethiopia’s Muslims Who Used Turkish Army to Massacre a Million Christians Now Send Money to Turkey Quake Victims

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 1, 2023

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

✞ በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠሩ ኢትዮጵያውን ክርስቲያኖችን በቱርክ ጦር ሲጨፈጭፉና ሲያስጨፈጨፉ የነበሩት የኢትዮጵያ ሙስሊሞች አሁን ገንዘብ ለቱርክ ላኩ፤ በየመስጊዱ ለቱርኮች እምባቸውን አነቡ

👉 ለእነዚህ ሙስሊሞች፤ ባቅራቢያቸው ከሚኖሩት ከክርስቲያን ወገኖቻቸው ጋር መተሳሰር የለም ፡ በጭራሽ፤ ቱርክ ትበልጥባቸዋለች ፥ ሀራም ነው! የቀደሙት ነገሥታቶቻችን ከእስላም ጋር አብራችሁ አትኑሩ ራቁ አርቋቸው!” ሲሉን የነበረው ፻/100% ትክክል ነው። ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ነው የሚያመዝነው! በተለይ ባሁኑ ወቅት።

💭 ላለፉት ሁለት ዓመታት ከአንድ ሚሊየን በላይ ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች በቱርክ፣ አረብ፣ ኢራንና ቻይና ድሮኖች ሲጨፈጨፉ እነዚህ ከሃዲ የኢትዮጵያ ሙስሊሞች አንዲትም ቃል አልተነፈሱም፤ እስካሁኗ ሰዓት ድረስ ምንም ዓይነት እርዳታ ለማበርከት ፈቃደኞች አይደሉም። በጣም የሚገርም ነው፤ የመጀመሪያ ሂጂራ መስጊድ እያሉ የሚኩራሩበትና ያላግባብ “አልነጃሺ” እያሉ የሚጠሩት መስጊድ በቱርክ ድሮኖች ከሁለት ዓመታት በፊት ሲወድምም በተለመዶ ለአመጽ ማንም የማይቀድማቸው እነዚህ መሀመዳውያን አንዲትም ቃል አልተነፈሱም። አሁን ለቱርክ ድጋፋቸውንና እርዳታ ለመስጠት ተደራጅተዋል። ከዚህ በላይ ክህደት ሊኖር ይችላልን?

ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በፊትም የኢትዮጵያ ሙስሊሞች ከኦቶማን ቱርክ ጋር አብረው ከፍተኛ የጂሃድ ዘመቻ በኢትዮጵያ ክርስቲያኖች ላይ አካሂደዋል፣ በባርነት ንግድ ላይ ከፍተኛ ተሳትፎ አድርገዋል። በ1930ዎቹ ዓመታትም ከፋሺስት ጣልያንና ከቤኒቶ ሙሶሊኒ ጎን ተሰልፈው ክርስቲያኖችን ጨፍጭፈዋል፣ ዓብያተክርስቲያናትንና ገዳማትን አፈራርሰዋል። ልክ በአሁኑ ሰዓት እያደረጉት እንዳሉት! ከሃዲዎች፣ ግብዞች፣ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች!

👉 For These Muslims Solidarity With Their Christian Neighbors Doesn’t Exist, – Nada! it’s Haram!

For the past two years, when more than one million Orthodox Christians were massacred by Turkish, Arab, Iranian and Chinese drones, these renegade Ethiopian Muslims did not utter a single word. As of now, they are unwilling to provide any assistance. It’s amazing. When the mosque, which they are proud of as ‘the first Hijra or Al-Najashi mosque’ in Tigray was destroyed by Turkish drones two years ago, these Muslims, who are usually the first to riot and kill, did not say a word, nada! Now they are organizing to give their support and help to Turkey. Can there be more betrayal than this?

Five hundred years ago, together with the Ottoman Turks, Ethiopian Muslims carried out a major Jihad campaign against Ethiopian Christians, and were heavily involved in the East African and trans-saharan slave trade. In the 1930s, they sided with Fascist Italy and Benito Mussolini and massacred Christians, destroyed churches and monasteries. Just like what they are doing right now! Traitors, Hypocrites, Antichrist!

🔥 World War III | For the past 500 years, Anti-Christ Turkey is Bombing The World’s Most Ancient Christian Nations: Armenia & Ethiopia

🔥 Ottoman-Portuguese War in Africa – Ethiopian–Adal /Turkish War

☪ Muslims of Ethiopia Who Invited the Turkish Army to Massacre a Million Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia Now hold aid campaign for Turkey’s quake victims

Ethiopians launched an aid campaign and have raised 10 million Ethiopian birr ($186,320) for the victims affected by the 6 February earthquakes in southern Turkey, Anadolu News Agency reports.

Despite being struck by civil war and drought, where tens of thousands of lives were lost, the people in Ethiopia gathered forces and mobilised to help the quake-hit victims in Turkey’s 11 provinces.

Since the first day, Ethiopia’s Muslims who went to Turkish representative offices in the country to convey condolences, performed funeral prayers in absentia in mosques and prayed for the quake victims and Turkey.

On Monday, a program was organised in the capital, Addis Ababa, for the aid campaign initiated by Turkey’s Addis Ababa Embassy.

The program participants included Turkish Ambassador to Addis Ababa, Yaprak Alp, Ethiopian Federal Parliament Harar deputy and Ethiopia-Turkey Friendship Group Chairman, Fatih Wazir, TIKA Ethiopia Program Coordinator, Cengiz Polat, and Ethiopian-Turkish Alumni Association President, Fennan Mohammed, as well as philanthropists in the country.

During the program, Muslim donors presented symbolic donation checks to Ambassador Alp in Addis Ababa.

Alp said the Ethiopian government has been supporting Turkey since the first day of the quake, sending thousands of blankets and tents, along with soldiers and professional search and rescue workers.

“Turkey is facing an unprecedented disaster,” Alp said, adding: “Turkey is going through really difficult times, but it is precisely this kind of solidarity, of which we have seen a very good example today, that makes these difficult days bearable, “she added.

Wazir said: “Turkey is reaping the fruits of the seeds of love, compassion and solidarity it has been sowing for years. I don’t know which other country in the world could be the recipient of such an act of solidarity. I don’t know if there is a country in the world that does not owe Turkey a debt of loyalty. God bless Turkey.”

Mohammed, for his part, said that for the alumni, supporting Turkey is not an option but an obligation.

“You can see the traces of Turkey and Turkish NGOs in every inch of Ethiopia. It breaks our hearts when we see the super-human efforts of these organisations not to leave the work they started here unfinished, even in this earthquake disaster. No matter what we do, we cannot repay our debt to Turkey,” he added.

Polat said the Ethiopian people have been going through very difficult times in recent years, and noted: “Our tears have been mixed together since the first day of the quakes. It is impossible to describe with words the appreciation of our Ethiopian brothers and sisters towards Turkey.”


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Hundreds Massacred in Ethiopia Even as Peace Deal Was Being Reached | የአድዋ ማርያም ሸዊቶ ዕልቂት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 1, 2023

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

✞ የአድዋ ማርያም ሸዊት አስቃቂ ጭፍጨፋና ዕልቂት ✞

😢😢😢 ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! 😠😠😠

ይቅር በሉን፤ አባቶቼና እናቶቼ ፥ ወንድሞቼና እኅቶቼ፤ ይቅር በሉን!

❖❖❖[ትንቢተ ኤርምያስ ምዕራፍ ፮፥፲፫፡፲፭]❖❖❖

ከታናሹ ጀምሮ እስከ ታላቁ ድረስ ሁሉ ስስትን ያስባሉና፥ ከነቢዩም ጀምሮ እስከ ካህኑ ድረስ ሁሉ በተንኰል ያደርጋሉና። የሕዝቤንም ስብራት በጥቂቱ ይፈውሳሉ፤ ሰላም ሳይሆን። ሰላም ሰላም ይላሉ። ርኩስን ነገር ስለ ሠሩ አፍረዋልን? ምንም አላፈሩም፥ እፍረትንም አላወቁም፤ ስለዚህ ከሚወድቁ ጋር ይወድቃሉ፤ በጐበኘኋቸው ጊዜ ይዋረዳሉ፥ ይላል እግዚአብሔር።”

“The Eritreans and Tigrayan forces had been fighting for days in the surrounding area. The Tigrayan troops had taken territory and inflicted heavy losses on their foes before abruptly pulling back, leaving civilians exposed to Eritrean troops

ሕወሓቶች የትግራይን አረጋውያንን፣ ቀሳውስትንን ሕፃናትን ለሻዕቢያ የባህል ጨዋታ‘ ‘አጋሮቻቸውይጨፈጭፏቸው ዘንድ አሳልፈው ሰጧቸው። አዎ! በአክሱም ጽዮን፣ በደብረ አባይ፣ በደብረ ዳሞ፣ በውቅሮ፣ በዛላምበሳና በሌሎች ብዙ ቦታዎችም ተመሳሳይ Hit & Run ዘዴ እየተጠቀሙ ነው ሕዝባችንን እንዲህ ያስጨፈጨፉት። ቴዲ ርዕዮት ቢኒያምከተባለው የቆሻሻው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አጋርና የሲ.አይ.ኤ ቅጥረኛ ጋር ያደረገውን ቃለ መጠየቅ እናድምጠው፤ ወደዚህ የሕወሓቶች የሃምሳ ዓመት ወንጀል በግልጽ ይጠቁመናል።

በነገራችን ላይ፤ ይህ ቢኒያም የተሰኘው ሰው ልክ እንደነ ስብሐት ነጋ፣ ኬሪያ ኢብራሂም፣ ጃዋር መሀድመና እስክንድር ነጋታሠረየተባለው ለስልት ነው፤ ሁሉም ለጋራ ዒላማ በጋራ የሚሠሩና የሉሲፈራውያኑ ቺፕ የተቀበረባቸው ሮቦቶች ናቸው።

ከአራት ዓመታት በፊት እነ ደብረ ጽዮን አዲስ አበባን ለቅቀው ወደ መቐለ ሲጓዙ ጋላ-ኦሮሞዎቹ እነ እባብ ዱላ ገመዳ አብረው ተጉዘው ነበር። በተቃራኒው አቅጣጫ ደግሞ እነ ሳሙራ ዩኑስ፣ አርኸበ እቍባይና ጻድቃን አዲስ አበባ እንዲቆዩ ተደረጉ። ለዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነቱ ከግራኝ፣ ኢሳያስና አማራ ኃይሎች ጋር ዝግጅታቸውን ከጨረሱ በኋላ፤ እነ እባብ ዱላ ገመዳ፣ ኬሪያ ኢብራሂምና ሌሎችም ከመቐለ ወደ አዲስ አበባ እንዲመለሱ፣ እነ ጻድቃንና የጋላ-ኦሮሞ ሰአራዊትን አሰልጥነው የጨረሱት የትግራይ ጄነራሎችና ኮሎኔሎች ከእነ ሰላዮቻቸው ወደ ትግራይ እንዲገቡ ተደረጉ። ዓላማቸው ግልጽ ነው፤ አክሱም ጽዮናውያንን መጨፍጨፍና ማስጨፍጨፍ፣ ተቃዋሚዎቻቸው የሆኑትን የመለስ ዜናዊ ተከታዮችን እያሳደዱ መግደል ነው። ይህን ዲያብሎሳዊ ተልዕኮ ሕወሓቶች፣ ሻዕቢያ፣ ኦነግና የአማራ ቡድኖች ለጊዜውም ቢሆን አሳክተዋል። የወስላታው የእነ ቢኒያም ተልዕኮም ይህ ነው። ቃለ መጠይቁ ጋር እንደምንሰማው፤ ጦርነቱ እውነት መስሏቸው፤ “ልጃችን ነው!” ብለው በቤቶቻቸው የደበቁትን ብዙ ወገኖቼን ሆን ብሎ ያስጨረሰ እርኩስ አረመኔ ነው። አይይይ! ስለዚህ ጉዳይ ሲጠየቅ ምን ያህል ስሜታዊ ባልሆነና ሮቦታዊ በሆነ ሁኔታ እንደሚመልስ ተመልከቱት። የጭፍጨፋው አካል ስለሆኑና በስነልቦናም የተዘጋጁበት ስለነበር ነው እንዲ ደፍረው ካሜራ ፊት ለመቅረብ የቻሉት። እርኩሶች! እያንዳንዱ የሕወሓት አባልና ደጋፊ ከሻዕቢያ እና ኦነግ/ብልጽግና ያልተናነሱ ሰይጣኖች ናቸው። ቆሻሾች የዲያብሎስ ጭፍሮች! አንድ በአንድ እየታደናቸሁ ወደ ገሃነም እሳት የምትጣሉበት ሰዓት ሩቅ አይደለም። ወዮላችሁ!

Soldiers from neighboring Eritrea went house to house killing villagers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, witnesses say.

በጋላ-ኦሮሞ አጋንንት “አባቶች” ጉዳይ በየቀኑ እየወጡ የመግለጫ ጋጋታ ሲያሰሙ የነበሩት የቤተክህነት “አባቶች” አሁን ምን ይሉን ይሆን? ብጹዕነታቸው አቡነ ማቲያስስ ከክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎቹ ከእነ አርኸበ እቍባይ፣ አረጋዊ በርሄ እና ግራኝ ወጥተው ይናገሩ ዘንድ ፈቃዱን ያገኙ ይሆን?

ይህ እጅግ በጣም አሳዛኝ ዘገባ የወጣው ልክ በአድዋው ድል መታሰቢያ ወቅት ነው። ይህም ያለምክኒያት አይደለም። ማርያም ሸዊት በአድዋ ዙሪያ ነው የሚገኘ። የሮማውያኑ ሉሲፈራውያን ወኪሎች፤ ከሃዲዎቹን ሕወሓቶችንና የአዲግራት አካባቢ የሕወሓት ተቃዋሚዎቻቸውን (Bad cop /good cop እየተጫወቱ) ጨምሮ የእግዚአብሔር አምላክ፣ የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስና የአድዋ ሕዝብ ድል የሆነውን የአድዋን ድል መታሰቢያ ለማጠልሸት ሰበባሰበብ እየፈለጉ የአድዋን ሕዝብ በማንቋሻሽ ላይ ይገኛሉ። በእንቅርት ላይ ጆሮ ደግፍ እንዲሉ በአድዋ ሕዝብ ላይ የዘር ማጥፋት ጥሪም ለማድረግ የደፈሩ የዲያብሎስ ጭፍሮች እየተሰሙ ነው። እንግዲህ ሉሲፈራውያኑ ሮማውያኑ የአእምሮ ቁጥጥር ስለሚያደርጉባቸው፤ ‘ሞግዚቶቻቸው’ ባሰኛቸው ሰዓት የድምጽ ትዕዛዙን (Voice to Skull) ጭንቅላታቸው ውስጥ ያስገቡላቸዋል። አብዛኛዎቹ እራሳቸውን ያሳዩና ያሳወቁ ሜዲያ ሰዎችም የዚህ ዲያብሎሳዊ ቴክኖሎጂ ሰለባዎች ናቸው። በጣም አዝናለሁ! ስለዚህ ጉዳይ ሳወራ ሃያ ዓመት ሆኖኛል። እንግዲህ እንደምናየው ሁሉም ጨፍጫፊያችንና አስጨፍጨፊያችን ከሆነችው አሜሪካ ጋር እንደሚያብሩ ይናገራሉ። ሁሉም የአባቶቻችን ጥብቅ ክርስቲያናዊ እምነት የሌላቸው፣ የሰዶም ዜጎች ርዕዮት ዓለም የሆኑትን አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ/ሊበራል ዲሞክራሲ ግባችን ነው ብለው ዛሬም በይፋ ያውጃሉ። ሁሉም የራሳችን ሕዝብ የሚሉትን በመንደርተኛነት ደረጃ እያሰቡ በመከፋፈል ሁሉን አቃፊና ሰፊዋን አግዓዛዊቷን ኢትዮጵያን ነው የምንመኘው ይላሉ።

ልብ እንበል፤ አንዳቸውም የጽዮንን ቀለማት የንጉሠ ነገሥት አፄ ዮሐንስን ሰንደቅ አያውለበቡም። የሚያውለበልቡትም የአማራ አክቲቪስቶች ሰንደቁን ይይዙ ዘንድ በጭራሽ አይገባቸውም፤ እንዲያውም ያቆሽሹታል እንጅ። ስለ አድዋ ድልም ይህ ትውልድ ‘በኩራት’ የመናገር ሞራላዊ መብት የለውም፤ በጭራሽ! ዳግማዊ ምኒልክም ሆኑ ኃይለ ሥላሴ፣ መንግስቱ፣ ስብሐት ነጋና ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ በጽዮናውያን ላይ የዘር ማጥፋት የፈጸሙ ወንደማማች ሕዝብን የከፋፈሉ፤ ሃገር ለባዕድ አሳልፈው የሰጡ በከፍተኛ ደረጃ የተመዘገቡ ወንጀለኞች ናቸው። ስለዚህ ከአድዋ ጋር ምንም የሚያገናኛቸው በጎ ነገር የለም፤ ሁሉም ከሃዲዎች ናቸው!

ምን ያህል አለመታደል መሆኑን ለመረዳት እያንዳንዳቸው፤ ‘ወዲ አዲግራት፣ ወዲ አደዋ፣ ጓል ራያ ጓል እንደርታ፣ ጎንደሬ፣ ጎጃሜ፣ ወሎዬ’ እያሉ እራሳቸውን እንደ ሶማሌዎች አሳንሰው ይከፋፍላሉ። ሶማሌዎች አንድ ቋንቋና አንድ ሃይማኖት ኖሯቸው አንድ ሆነው በጋራ መኖር ያልቻሉት በዚህ የጠበበ፣ መንደርተኛና ዘላናዊ በሆነ አስተሳሰብ ሳቢያ ነው።

👉 Courtesy: The Washington Post

Just days before a deal to end the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, soldiers from neighboring Eritrea last fall massacred more than 300 villagers over the course of a week, according to witnesses and victims’ relatives.

Eritrean forces, allied with Ethiopian government troops, had been angered by a recent battlefield defeat and took their revenge in at least 10 villages east of the town of Adwa during the week before the Nov. 2 peace deal, witnesses said, providing accounts horrifying even by the standards of a conflict defined by mass killings of civilians.

The massacres, which have not been previously reported outside the Tigray region, were described in interviews with 22 relatives of the dead, including 15 who witnessed the killings or their immediate aftermath. They spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

The survivors are only now willing to talk: As long as Eritrean troops remained close by, villagers were cowed into silence. Once the soldiers finally pulled back in late January from much of Tigray, witnesses and relatives began to give accounts like the following: A toddler killed with his 7-year-old brother and their mother. Elderly priests shot in their homes. A nursing mother shot dead in front of her young sons. Family members beaten back as they clung to fathers and sons being taken to their deaths.

Residents of the village of Mariam Shewitto who had fled the violence said they returned from the bush to find the doors of their homes swinging open, the floors inside black with blood and the air heavy with the stench of death. Others searched for brothers and husbands among half-eaten corpses on a mountain where scores were executed and left to wild animals.

Satellite images first provided by Planet Labs and reviewed by The Washington Post show that at least 67 structures in the area, mostly in household compounds, were severely damaged during the time that witnesses said the killings happened. Additional imagery provided to The Post by Maxar Technologies shows military vehicles matching witness descriptions of Eritrean vehicles, less than three miles from where the massacres took place.

The agreement between the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan rebels brought about a cease fire in a two-year war that had made northern Ethiopia one of the deadliest places in the world. But the deal did not address the status of Eritrean troops. Neither the Ethiopian nor Eritrean government has made any public statement on how Eritrean soldiers who perpetrated mass killings like the most recent one near Adwa could be brought to justice.

Joint investigations by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, whose head is appointed by parliament, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights have documented crimes against humanity and war crimes carried out by all sides up until June 2021. The head of the EHRC, Daniel Bekele, said they had identified many other incidents requiring investigation and they would be dealt with under a transitional justice mechanism.

The U.N. International Commission of Human Rights Experts, a separate body, also documented war crimes by all sides, and said the government and its allies may have committed crimes against humanity. In January, the Ethiopian government asked the United States to support its bid to terminate the commission, calling its work “highly politicized.”

Eritrea, a heavily militarized one-party state often dubbed “the North Korea of Africa,” has consistently denied committing war crimes. On Feb. 9, President Isaias Afwerki told a news conference that such allegations were “fantasy … lies and fabrication.” Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel did not respond to requests for comment on the killings near Adwa.

A senior official working with Ethiopia’s Justice Ministry did not specifically address the killings but said it would be seeking public input around the country, including in six places in Tigray, on issues such as accountability and redress for abuses during the war.

War arrives on their doorstep

The civil war erupted in November 2020 when Tigrayan fighters seized federal military bases across Ethiopia’s northern region, claiming an attack by government forces was imminent. The Eritrean military entered the conflict almost immediately to help fight against its longtime enemy, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The TPLF had dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades, but its power was curtailed after Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in 2018.

During two brutal years of fighting, the conflict largely passed by many of the tiny villages outside of the northern town of Adwa.

But on the morning of Oct. 25, the war arrived on the doorstep of 92-year-old Gebremariam Niguse in the village of Mariam Shewitto. The Eritreans and Tigrayan forces had been fighting for days in the surrounding area. The Tigrayan troops had taken territory and inflicted heavy losses on their foes before abruptly pulling back, leaving civilians exposed to Eritrean troops, villagers said.

“We were too close to the road,” one of Gebremariam’s relatives recounted bleakly. “We were the first house they came to.”

The Eritreans shot Gebremariam dead in the compound of his home. They also killed his son, two daughters, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law and 15-year-old granddaughter, relatives and witnesses said. The daughter-in-law, Tsige, had her 5-month-old baby on her back when the soldiers arrived, one relative said. The soldiers told her to untie the baby and set it down, then shot her dead in front of her 10-year-old son and his four younger brothers, according to the relative. The boys stayed with the bodies of their parents, too terrified to leave, for a night and a day, the relative said.

The soldiers continued their slaughter deeper into the village, gunning down many people in or near their homes, witnesses and relatives said. The victims included 15-year-old Samson Gebreyohannes Legesse, who sold eggs to save up for the university; an elderly priest who was shot in the chest and discovered in his living room by his son clutching a cross; and another priest killed along with his son and grandson.

The killing in Mariam Shewitto continued for three days as soldiers went house to house, witnesses said. At least 140 people were killed, according to a tally of names provided by survivors. While some men were killed with their families, others were taken, tied up and marched to a mountain called Gobo Soboria, where they were shot dead. When the soldiers came for a man named Hagos Gebrekidan, his 10-year-old son clung to him, crying, until the Eritreans pulled him off and took Hagos away, a witness said.

One man said he was hiding on the mountain, but a group of soldiers found him. He was marched past groups of bodies with their hands bound behind their backs before he broke free and ran. He was shot but survived by tumbling into a ravine and hiding under some bushes, he said. He tried to stanch his bleeding for hours with his shirt while listening to the Eritrean soldiers just above looking for signs he was still alive.

Another man from Mariam Shewitto, in his 60s, said that eight soldiers came into his house and demanded to know where his children were. When he said they were not home, they shot him and looted the house, down to the bedsheets.

“They came to check if I was dead twice, but when they kicked me, I just played dead,” he said. Eventually, he crawled into the forest and met a small girl, begging her for help. Neighbors tore up some women’s clothes to bandage his wound and, lacking medicine, smeared honey on it. For four days, they took him into their house late at night but returned him to the forest before dawn, fearing soldiers would discover him in their home and kill them all, he said.

Satellite imagery collected by Maxar Technologies on Oct. 27 shows at least 25 vehicles — identified by three analysts as military vehicles — either stopped or moving very slowly less than three miles east of Mariam Shewitto. Survivors said Eritrean vehicles were in the area at the time.

Less than two miles farther to the east, largely confined to an area just south of Mariam Shewitto Church, more than 60 structures were severely damaged by Nov. 1, according to a review of satellite imagery provided by Planet Labs.

When the Eritreans finally left Mariam Shewitto on Nov. 1, the villagers emerged from hiding and searched for their loved ones. Survivors found that many of the bodies had been partially eaten by animals. Some bodies still had faces; others had identity cards in their pockets. Others were just limbs. Yohanis Yibalh, a taekwondo enthusiast who drove a motorcycle taxi, was seen being marched away; only part of his body was found, a relative said.

One woman said she lost her husband and 11 other relatives. When she discovered her husband in his distinctive white and gray shirt and coffee-colored trousers it was so late in the afternoon that there wasn’t enough time for a proper burial. She and two other women scraped soil over his body to protect it from hyenas, she said.

She recalled her husband was a kind man who always brought home treats for their three children. When asked for her fondest memory of him, she hesitated, then offered, “Every day was special.”

Horrors on all sides

As Tigray emerges from the war, few places have been left unscathed, and no side is blameless.

Peace deal ending Ethiopia’s Tigray war yet to dispel fear of more atrocities

Residents, rights groups and journalists have documented frequent mass killings of civilians, systematic gang rapes and sexual slavery by Eritrean soldiers.

Ethiopian government troops have also been blamed for repeated war crimes and other atrocities. The Ethiopian government has said it has arrested more than 50 of its own soldiers for crimes that included rape and killing civilians, but the trial records and identities of the soldiers have never been made public. Ethiopian prison guards also killed scores of Tigrayan detainees at a camp near Mirab Abaya in November 2021, and at least seven other locations, according to an exclusive report in The Post, citing witness accounts.

Ethiopian guards massacred scores of Tigrayan prisoners, witnesses say

Tigrayan fighters have also been credibly accused of war crimes, including the rape and murder of Eritrean refugees living in their region and the forcible recruitment of young people into their ranks by jailing relatives if they refused. When Tigrayan forces pushed into the neighboring regions of Afar and Amhara, residents reported hundreds of rapes, looting and the killing of civilians. Early in the war, a Tigrayan youth militia in a town called Mai Kadra killed hundreds of mostly Amhara laborers. The TPLF leaders have denied these allegations, saying in particular their group did not carry out killings in Mai Kadra.

While the Ethiopian government has extensively documented crimes committed by Tigrayan fighters, it has not yet conducted such detailed investigations into crimes against Tigrayan civilians.

Hundreds of civilians killed in Tigray, Ethiopia’s rights commission says

Many of those left behind are glad for the November cease fire. But survivors are living surrounded by the dead.

“We want the world to hear what happened,” said a woman who reported losing seven close relatives in the massacre near Adwa. “We want people to know what happened to our families.”

Too many to mourn properly

The week of slaughter by Eritrean soldiers extended well beyond Mariam Shewitto to villages including Geria, Adi Bechi, Adi Chiwa, Mindibdib, Kifdimet and Kumro, according to lists of victims shared with The Post and cross-checked by reporters. Some of the lists were neatly typed; others were scrawled on notepaper or recited over the telephone.

In Kumro, between 35 and 40 villagers were killed, one woman said. “They were hiding, but the old ones stayed in their houses. They thought they would be safe,” she said. Her 11-year-old son found his grandfather’s body, she said. The soldiers had burned the thatch that covered the stone houses, the fodder for their livestock, even the beehives, she said.

In Rahiya, Eritrean troops killed a teacher named Letemichael Fisseha Abebe with her 7-year-old son and another aged 20 months, a relative said. Her husband Dawit Weldu, also a teacher, was killed four days later in nearby Endabagerima along with his brother, a construction worker, the relative said.

A local official in Endabagerima said at least 80 people were killed there. Residents said many were buried at a famous monastery nearby. Some of the dead were families from outside the area that had come to take nearby holy waters, said a resident. No one knew their names.

At least 48 people were killed in the village of Geria, according to lists provided by two survivors. The victims included seven Muslims, many farmers, a 65-year-old mentally ill woman and a priest.

At least 34 of the victims were buried in Abune Libanose Church near Kumro, said a woman who attended a mass ceremony for the dead at the end of November. “The mourning was bitter for us. Some people didn’t come because they were afraid,” she said, her words tumbling out. “We didn’t know who to cry for. Your father, sister, mother, brother?”

Families gathered in groups to exchange condolences, she said. Some mourners had lost so many relatives they weren’t sure which group to stand with.

Individual condolences would have taken hours, even days, so representatives from each group would murmur “Tsinat Yihabkum” — “may God give you strength” — to another family’s group, then move onto the next one.

There were no priests to wave incense or perform the traditional ceremony of fithat on the bodies. She said they were all among the dead or mourning.

💭 Selected +365 Comments Courtesy of The Washington Post

🛑 ከሦስት መቶ ስልሳ በላይ አስተያየቶች በዚህ ዘገባ ላይ ተሰጥተዋል። ዓለም ለዩክሬይን ከሰጠችው ከፍተኛ አትኩሮት ጋር እያነጻጸሩ ብዙዎች በአዎንታዊ መልክ አስተያየት መስጠታቸው በጎ ነገር ነው። በሌላ በኩል ግን ከዚህ በፊት አስተያየት ወይንም ጥላቻቸውን ለመግለጽና የዘር ማጥፋት ጥሪ ለማድረግ ማንም የማይቀድማቸው ግብዞቹ የኦሮማራ ምንሊክ አርበኞች ዛሬ ዝም ጭጭ ብለዋል! በቦረና ጉዳይ ተጠደምደዋል!

  • – Excellent reporting on a woefully underreported war.
  • – Important reporting, makes for horrific reading that shocks me to my core. Utterly barbaric.
  • – Important reporting to recognize the horror of war and invasion across the world and not just in the Steppes at the Black Sea. All of these atrocities are crimes against humanity. The International community must respond with commensurate outrage against an attack on Ethiopia as it does against an attack on Ukraine.
  • – We only care about the white Christians of Ukraine.
  • – There certainly is bias in the relatively sparse reporting of wars in Africa between the native peoples there, and the war in Ukraine. So I appreciate this reporting.
  • – Maybe if WP and other media made mention of this war and atrocities as much as they do what’s happening in Ukraine some of the violence could have been prevented. It’s so obvious to see what others deny exists. Our prayers to those left behind.
  • – My heart goes out to these victims. Can’t their killers be tried?
  • – Very heartbreaking. Children who had nothing to do with the conflict being killed. There has been almost no reporting on the war there last year. The loss there is great yet nobody without a connection to the people seem to care.
  • – And the Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed Ali still has his Nobel Peace Prize? Jesus Wept!
  • – For two years I have followed the sparse reporting here on the civil war in Ethiopia. Nearly every article has comments from people purporting to be Ethiopian and calling for the genocide of ethnic minorities like those in Tigray.
  • It’s disgusting. I understand this is humanity at its worst, but the moderation needs to be stepped up. These articles do not attract thousands of comments.
  • – This is why no one pays attentions to wars in Africa. Ethiopia used to be a great place, one of the founders of the Christian Church, and with one of the world’s oldest alphabets. Now it’s just Rwanda. Even Russians are not going door-to-door killing Ukrainians.
  • – What the press is not saying…Ethiopia was historically a Christian nation.
  • The Muslims eventually took over, militarily supported by Muslim nations like Turkey. I’m really not sure the two faiths will ever peacefully get along.
  • – I visited Ethiopia more than twelve years ago. A fascinating country with a lot of youth and not enough employment possibilities. The northwestern, mountainous region of the Tigrayans had for centuries prevailed politically and culturally. It holds the lion’s share of the holy sites of Ethiopian Christianity that dates from the earliest centuries of the faith, even earlier than the Christianization of Germanic Europe and of Scandinavia. The numerical growth of other sectors of Ethiopia have ultimately eroded the political near monopoly of the Tigrayan, who are Semitic, whilst the rest of the huge country is racially ‘negro’, though everybody is coloured. The Tigrayan refused to fully accept the rule of national leaders not of their sort, the loss of their region’s prestige. There is a lot of politics, and financial reasons for the civil war, also the Christian and Moslem divide. Wonderful the cuisine of Ethiopia, wonderful people I met there.
  • – Showing that “never again” was forgotten before the ink dried. shame on all our governments for ignoring human rights to make a buck.
  • – There but for the Grace of God. May the victims rest in peace and may these nations/groups stop the horrors.


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Axum:The Mysterious ‘Fifth Evangelist’ Who Created the Bible as We Know It

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 16, 2022

✞ አክሱም፡- እኛ የምናውቀውን መጽሐፍ ቅዱስን የፈጠረው ምስጢራዊው ‘አምስተኛው ወንጌላዊ/ የቤተ ክርስቲያን ታሪክ አባት’ ቅዱስ አውሳቢዎስ

✞✞✞ ኢትዮጵያና ኢየሩሳሌም በዘመነ ክርስትና ✞✞✞

እስራኤላዊና የእስራኤልን እምነት የተቀበለ ወንድ ልጅ ሁሉ በዓመት ሶስት ጊዜ የሚያከብራቸው እጅግ የተከበሩ በዓላት ሶስት ናቸው፡፡ እነዚህም

  • የቂጣ በዓል (በዓለ ናዕት)
  • በዓለሰዊት
  • በዓለመጸለት (የዳስ በዓል) ናቸው።

እነዚህ በዓላት እስራኤላዊ ወንድ ሁሉ እግዚአብሔር በመረጠው ቦታ ማክበር ግዴታው መሆኑን ኦሪት ያዛል፡፡ [ዘዳ ፲፮፥፲፮]

ይህን ሐይማኖታዊ ሕግ መሠረት በማድረግ ሕገ ኦሪትን የቀበሉ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ሁሉ እግዚአብሔር ወደ መረጠው ቦታ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም እየሔዱ በዓል ያከብሩ ነበር።

በሕጉ መሠረት እስራኤላውያን ከፋሲካ በኋላ ሱባዔ ቆጥረው በዓለ ሰዊትን ሲያከብሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ምዕመናን እየተገኙ በአንድነት እግዚአብሐርን ያመሰግኑ ነበር፡፡ [ሶፎንያስ ፫]

በዘመነ ክርስትናም ልማድ ስለቀጠለ ከትንሳኤ በኋላ በ ፴፬/34 ዓም ይህን በዓል ሲያከብሩ ሐዋርያት መንፈስ ቅዱስን ተቀብለው በሀገሩ ሁሉ (በ፸፪/72) ቋንቋዎች ሲናገሩ እና ሲያመሰግኑት ከሰሙት መካከል ኢትዮጵያዊያን እንደነበሩ አበው ይናገራሉ።

ቅዱሳን ሐዋርያት ጸጋ መንፈስ ቅዱስ በተቀበሉበት ወቅት ከተገኙ የዓለም ምዕመናን መካከል ኢትዮጵያዊያን ነበሩ ሲል ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ አፈወርቅ ጽፏል፡፡ (ድርሳን ዘቅ ዮሐ አፈ) [ሐዋ ፪፥፩፡፲፫]

የኢትዮጵያውያን ንግስት ሕንደኬ ሙሉ ባለስልጣን የነበረው ኢትዮጵያዊ ጃንደረባ ሕገ ኦሪት በሚያዘው መሠረት በ፴፬/34 ዓም ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ሄዶ በዓሉን አክብሮ ሲመለስ በጋዛ መንገድ ከወንጌላዊ ፊሊጶስ ጋር ተገናኘ ጃንደረባውም ትንቢተ ኢሳያስ ምዕራፍ ፶/50 እያነበበ ነበርና ቅዱስ ፊሊጶስ ተርጉሞ አስተምሮት ለክርስትና ጥምቀት አብቅቶታል፡፡ [ሐዋ ፪፥፩፡፲፫]

ቪዲዮው በአስገራሚ መልክ የተረከለትና የቤተክርስቲያን የታሪክ አባት የተባለው ቅዱስ አውሳቢዎስ ዘቂሳርያ ይህን ሲገልጽ ከእስራኤል ሕዝብ ቀጥሎ በክርስቶስ አምኖ በመጠመቅ ኢትዮጵያዊው ጃንደረባ የመጀመሪያ የወንጌል ፍሬ ነው፡፡ ብሏል፡፡ (አውሰንዮስ ዘቂሳርያ የቤ/ታሪክ ፪ኛመጽሐፍ)

ከቅዱሳን ሐዋርያት መካከል ቅዱስ ማቴዎስ፣ ቅዱስ ናትናኤል፣ ቅዱስ በርተሎሜዎስ፣ ቅዱስ ቶማስ በኖብያና በኢትዮጵያ ስለመሰበካቸው የታሪክ ጸሐፊዎት እነ ሩጼኖስና ሶቅራጥስ መስክረዋል፡፡

በይበልጥ ቅዱስ ማቴዎስ በስፋት ማገልገሉ ይታወቃል፡፡ ይህን የመሳሰለውና ሌሎችም ማስረጃዎች የሁለቱን ሀገራት ግንኙነት ይገልጻሉ፡፡

ከኢራን እና አረብ ሃገራት ጎን ለዘመን ፍጻሜ ሤራዋ የቃልኪዳኑን ታቦት ተግታ በመፈለግ ላይ ያለችው እስራኤል ዘስጋ (በየመንም እየፈለጉ ነው፤ የመን ወይም ኢትዮጵያን የጽላተ ሙሴ መቀመጫ እንደሆኑ ስለሚያምኑ) የአክሱም ጽዮናውያንን ከትግራይ ግዛት ምድር የማጥፋቱ ሤራ ተካፋይ ናትን? ቤተ እስራኤላውያንን ከሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ወደ እስራኤል ወስዳ በሁሉም አቅጣጫ በመከተብ ላይ ያለችው እስራኤል ዘስጋ አክሱም ጽዮናውያንን እንዲጠፉ ካስደረገች በኋላወደ ሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ወስዳ ልታሰፍራቸው ትሻለችን?

እንግዲህ ሁሉም እርስበርስ ጠላት የሆኑት ሃገራት ሁሉ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ በተከፈተው ጥንታውያኑን ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች የአቡነ ገሪማ ልጆችን የማጥፊያው ጂሃድ ላይ አንድ ሆነው መገኘታቸው በአጋጣሚ አይደለም። እስራኤልና ኢራን በጋራ፣ ቱርክና ኤሚራቶች በጋራ፣ ሩሲያ + ዩክሬይንና ምዕራባውያኑ በጋራ ወዘተ.

በነገራችን ላይ፤ በዩክሬይን እና ሩሲያ መካከል የሚካሄደውም ጦርነት ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖችን ከግዛታቸው የማስወገጃ ጦርነት ነው። ልብ ካልን፤ በተለይ በዩክሬይን፤ ከፕሬዚደንቱ ዜሊንስኪ እስከ ሚንስተሮቹ ድረስ ሥልጣኑን ሙሉ በሙሉ የተቆጣጠሩት እስራኤል ዘ-ስጋ/ አይሁዶች ናቸው። ቤተሰቦቹ ከአስከፊው የዘመነ ናዚ ሆሎኮስት ጭፍጨፋ ያመለጡት የአሜሪካው የውጭ ጉዳይ ምኒስትር አንቶኒ ብሊንከን በናዚዎች ለተሞላው የዩክሬይን አገዛዝ ድጋፉን መስጠቱ በጣም ያሳዝናል/ያስደነግጣል። በትናንትናው ዕለትም ብሊንክን ባወጣው መግለጫ ፋሺስቱን የኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ለማበረታታት፤ የትግርያ ኃይሎች እራሳቸውን እንዳይከላከሉ ወቀሳ ነገር መሰንዘሩ ብዙዎችን በጣም አስገርሟል። ግን ተልዕኳቸው ፀረ-ኦርቶዶክስና ፀረ-ጽዮናዊ ክርስቲያን እንዲሁም የቃል ኪዳኑን ታቦት ፍለጋ መሆኑ ግልጽ ነው። አቶ ብሊንክን ገና እጩ አያለ ነበር “የትግራይ ጦርነት ይመለከተኛል” በኋላም ሲመረጥ “በምዕራብ ትግራይ የዘር ማጽዳት ወንጀል እየተፈጸመ ነው” ሲለን የነበረው። ወዮላቸው!

💭 If you were traveling through the verdant Ethiopian highlands, you might make a stop at the Abba Gärima monastery about three miles east of Adwa in the northernmost part of the country. If you were a man—and you’d have to be to gain entry into the Orthodox monastery—then you might be permitted to look at the Abba Gärima Gospel books. These exquisitely illuminated manuscripts are the earliest evidence of the art of the Christian Aksumite kingdom. Legend holds that God stopped the sun in the sky so the copyist could finish them. Leafing through a Gospel book you would come upon portraits of the four evangelists—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—the authors of the book’s contents. You might be surprised to find, however, that there is a fifth evangelist included there.

“A fifth evangelist?!” you say, and rightly so. This fifth portrait is that of Eusebius of Caesarea, the man who taught us how to read the Gospels. A new book, Eusebius the Evangelist: Rewriting the Fourfold Gospel in Late Antiquity, by Dr. Jeremiah Coogan, an assistant professor of New Testament at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, sheds light on history’s lost “fifth evangelist” and explains the pervasive influence of the bishop who has, arguably, done more than anyone else to shape how we read the gospels.

Eusebius of Caesarea is not a very well-known name outside of scholarly circles. He was born in the last half of the third century in Caesarea Maritima, in what is today Israel. He became first a priest and then a bishop. He would later become a biographer of the emperor Constantine possibly even a wheeler-dealer in the ecclesiastical politics of the imperial court. Under the influence of the third-century theologian Origen, who spent a long period of his life in Caesarea, Eusebius became an accomplished textual scholar.

If you’ve heard Eusebius’s name before it’s probably because of his Church History, an account of Christianity’s origins from the Apostles to his own day. As influential as the Church History is—and it became the template for how people have written the history of Christianity ever since—it doesn’t compare to the impact of his less visible and least-known literary production, the canon tables (also known as the Eusebian Apparatus).

In Eusebius’ time the contents of the New Testament were not universally established. Though many agreed that there should be four Gospels, and even grounded this assumption in the natural order of the universe, they did not read the Gospels in parallel. At least part of the reason for this was that, practically speaking, this was hard to do. Even if you had a Gospel book that contained copies of the four canonical Gospels, identifying how the various stories related to one another involved familiarity with the text, deductive skills, and a real facility navigating the physical object itself. Gospel books were big and heavy; the text was usually written in a series of unbroken Greek letters; and there were no chapter, verse, or page numbers to help you find your way.

Enter Eusebius, the man whose invention made reading the Gospels in parallel possible. It is basically a carefully organized reference tool that allows you to navigate books. In a period before chapter and verse divisions, Eusebius and his team of literary assistants divided the canonical Gospels into numbered sections and produced a set of coordinating reference tables that allow readers to cross-reference versions of the same story in other Gospels. This was an important innovation in book technology in general. As Coogan put it “the Eusebian apparatus is the first system of cross-references ever invented—not just for the Gospels, but for any text.” Reference tables might not seem sexy, but by producing them Eusebius inaugurated a trend that would dominate how Christians ever since have read the Bible.

“While Eusebius was never formally denounced as a heretic, some of his opinions were pretty unorthodox.”

The enormity of his innovation is hard to see precisely because it has become ubiquitous. We thread the different sayings of Jesus from the Cross together into one story. We merge the infancy stories of Matthew and Luke together to produce a single shepherd and wise men-filled Nativity story. These decisions are relatively uncomplicated, but we should consider the amount of decision-making that went into the production of this reading scheme. First, the team had to decide on unit divisions: what is a unit, where does it begin, and where does it end? While today church services have designated readings, early Christians often read for as “long as time permitted.” In segmenting the Gospel, the Eusebian team was cementing preexisting yet informal distinctions about what constituted a particular story, episode, or section of the life of Jesus.

Once this was accomplished, each unit had to be correlated to the corresponding units in the other Gospels. Some decisions seem easy: Jesus feeds 5,000 people in all four Gospels, for example. But there is an additional story—relayed by Mark and Luke—in which he feeds 4,000 people. What should we do with them? What about chronological discrepancies? The incident in the Jerusalem Temple where Jesus gets into a physical dispute with moneychangers appears in the final week of his life in the Synoptics but kicks off his ministry in the Gospel of John. Are they the same story? Did Jesus cleanse the Temple twice? These were and indeed are live questions for Christian readers, but by drawing up his tables, Eusebius and his team provided answers by means of a simple chart. A great deal of interpretation and theological work happens in the construction of the chart, but the tables seem to be factual accounting. Instead of argumentation that makes itself open to disagreement, we see only beguilingly agent-less lines and numbering.

This kind of schematization might seem to be the ancient equivalent of administrative or clerical work. Indeed, it drew upon technologies and practices from ancient administration, mathematics, astrology, medicine, magic, and culinary arts. The portraits from the Ethiopian Gärima Gospel, however, capture an often-hidden truth: Schematization is theological work. Segmenting the Bible and mapping its contents created theologically motivated juxtapositions and connections. For example, by connecting the story of divine creation from the prologue of the Gospel of John (“In the beginning was the word…”) to the genealogies of Matthew and Luke (the so-and-so begat so-and-so parts), the Eusebian team could underscore the divine and human origins of Jesus. Equally important, they instructed the reader to read the Gospels in a new way: a way that reoriented the original organization. If this shift seems unimportant or intuitive to us, it is only because we have so thoroughly absorbed it.

Take, say, the interweaving of Jesus’s finals words at the crucifixion. Mark’s version ends with Jesus in psychic and physical distress crying that God has abandoned him. It’s an uncomfortable scene and it is meant to be. Luke and John have more self-controlled conclusions: Jesus commends his spirit into the hands of his father (Luke) and authoritatively proclaims his life “finished” (John). Though Eusebius doesn’t reconcile these portraits himself, his apparatus allowed future generations to combine them in a way that neutralizes the discomfort we have when we read Mark.

While others had thought about reading the Gospels alongside one another, it was Eusebius and his team who came up with the tool to do it in a systematic way. From Eusebius onwards, Coogan told The Daily Beast, “most manuscripts of the Gospels included the Eusebian apparatus. When a reader encountered the Gospels on the page, they generally did so in a form shaped by Eusebius’ innovative project. While Eusebius prepared his Gospel edition in Greek, the apparatus had an impact in almost every language the Gospels were translated into. We find it in manuscripts in Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Ethiopic, Gothic, Georgian, Arabic, Caucasian Albanian, Nubian, Slavonic, Old English, Middle German, and Dutch. Thousands of Gospel manuscripts, from the fourth century to the twentieth, reflect Eusebius’ approach to reading the Gospels.” Even today when academics think about the relationships between the Gospels and print Gospels in parallel with one another, we are asking the same questions as Eusebius did. It might be said that Eusebius is still controlling how we think.

The truth is however that any kind of supplementary material (scholars call them paratexts) like an index or a table of contents creates new ways to read a text. Matthew or Mark may have wanted you to read their stories linearly from start to finish, but Eusebius and his team gave you a new way to read. You could hunt and peck between the bindings. Reading out of order can be powerful work, as Wil Gafney’s A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church is, because it creates new pathways through the text that disrupt the ways that the authors meant the texts to be read. Most authors don’t write narratives with the expectation that people will just use Google to search inside it.

While Eusebius was never formally denounced as a heretic, some of his opinions—including some of the judgments that inform his apparatus—were pretty unorthodox. Like Origen he was sympathetic to views about the nature of Christ that would later be condemned as heresy. It’s probably because of the ambiguities surrounding his theological views that Eusebius, one of the most influential figures in Christian history, never became a saint. But his story proves that it is sometimes invisible actors who are the most powerful of all.



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Was The Ark of The Covenant Stolen From Axum So It Could Be Brought into Battle… in America?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 2, 2022

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

💭 የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት ከአክሱም ተሰርቆ ወደ ጦርነት እንዲገባበአሜሪካ?

ባዕዳውያኑ እንኳን በግልጽ እየጠቆሙን ነው፤ የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት ከጽዮናውያን ደም/ዘረመል/ተፈጥሯዊ ማንነትና ምንነት ጋር ብዙዎቻችን በማናያውና ባልተገነዘብነው መልክ የተሳሰረ ነው። ጽላተ ሙሴ እንደ የአሠርቱ ት ዕዛዛትን የያዘ ሳጥን ብቻ ሆኖ መታየት የለበትም። ኤዶማውያኑ እና እስማኤላውያኑ በምርምርም ሆነ (ደማችንንና መቅኒያችንን ለጥናታዊ ምርመራችው ይረዳቸው ዘንድ በየሆስፒታሉና በዩኒቨርስቲው “እንኩ!” ብለን በቀላሉ/በነፃ እየሰጠናቸው አይደል!) እንደ እስማኤላውያኑ በጂኒያቸው በኩል፤ በአክሱም ጽዮን ዙሪያና ትግራይ ባሉ ገዳማትና ከዚህ የዘር ግንድ በተገኙና በመላው ዓለም በተበተኑ ጽዮናውያን ዘንድ የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት ኃይል እንደሚፈልቅ ደርሰውበታል።

አዎ! እኛ ጅሎቹ ነን እንጂ እዚህ ላይ ያልደረስንበት እነርሱ በድብቅ ለእኛ በቀጥታ ሳያሳውቁ የሚያውቁትን አውቀዋልና፤ ወደ ሦስተኛ ዓለም ጦርነት የሚወስደውን ሥራቸውን መሥራት የጀመሩት በቅድሚያ ጽዮናውያን በሚገኙበት ቦታ ሁሉ በማንኛውም መንገድ ማጥቃት ነው። ጦርነት + ረሃብ + በሽታ + የተበከለ ምግብ + ክትባት + ጨረር ወዘተ። ቀስበቀስ እርግጠኛ መሆን እንችላለን ለዚህ ዲያብሎሳዊ ተልዕኳቸው ይረዷቸው ዘንድ ባለፉት አምስት መቶ ዓመታት ፣ በተለይም ላለፉት መቶ ሃምሳ ዓመታት ከእኛው መኻል አውጥተው በደንብ ያዘጋጇቸውን የምንሊክ ትውልድ “አርበኞቻቸውን” ይጠቀማሉ። የዋቄዮአላህ ኦሮሞዎች፣ የጎንደር አማራዎች + የሕወሓት ተጋሩ (ሁሉም ከግራኝ አህመድ ቀዳማዊ ጂሃድ እስከ ዘመነ ምንሊክ የአደዋው ጦርነት ባሉት ጊዚዓት በዲያብሎሳዊ እቅድ ተዳቅለው እንዲመረቱ የተደረጉ የሉሲፈራውያኑ ችግኞች ናቸው። ይህን በተለይ የቃልኪዳኑ ታቦት ጨረር ያረፈባቸው ጽዮናውያን ያውቁታል/ያረጋግጡታል! በዚህ በዘመናችን የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት እንኳን እስከ መቶ ሃያ ሺህ የትግራይ ሴቶችን ደፍረው ዲቃላዎቻቸውን ለመፈልፈል እንደዘመቱ እያየነው እየሰማነው ነው። እህ ህ ህ! የእነዚህ የሰይጣን ጭፍሮች ዘር ማንዘራቸው እንደሚጠፋ ግን 100% እርግጠኛ ሆኜ መናገር እደፍራለሁ። ከጉጂ እስከ ቦረና ድረስ ተጉዘን ተገቢውን ቅጣት እንሰጣቸዋለን!

💭 Greater Ethiopia: The Evolution of a Multiethnic Societyበሚለው መጻሃፋቸው በገጽ ፸፰/78 ላይ አሜሪካዊው ተመራማሪ ፕሮፌሰር ዶናልድ ሌቪን እንዲህ ይላሉ፤

የመጀመሪያው የጋላእንቅስቃሴ የተጀመረው በ1520ዎች ሲሆን መጀመሪያ ላይ ባሌን ወረሩ፤ ቀጥለው ዋቢሸበሌን ተሻግረው ዳዋሮን ወረሩ። በ1540ዎቹ እና 50ዎቹ ደግሞ ፋጢጋር እና ሸዋን ወረሩ። በ1567 በሃረር ከፍተኛ ወረራ ወይንም Devastating Raidአካሄዱ። ሌሎቹ የኦሮሞጎሳዎች ደግሞ ወደ ሰሜን በመግፋት አማራን በተለይም አንጎት/ራያ/ እና ቤጌምድርን ወረሩ። በ16ኛው ክፍለዘመን መጨረሻ ላይም ወደ ቤጌምድር፤ ደምቢያን እና ጎጃም ተስፋፉ። ከዚህ በተጨማሪ ሌሎች ጎሳዎቻቸው ወደ ትልቁ ስምጥ ሸለቆ፤ ዋጂ፤ ጊቤ ወንዝ፤ ዳሞት እና ጎጃም ከፍተኛ ወረራ ፈጸሙ ይላሉ።

😈 እንግዲህ ከኦሮሞዎች/ጋላዎች ጋር በተያያዘ የጥፋትና የሞት ሥርዓተ አምልኮ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የገባውና የዲያብሎስ ዙፋን በምድሪቱ ላይ የተተከለው ንጉሥ ምኒልክ ንጉሠ ነገሥት ዮሐንስን ገድለው ቤተ ክርስቲያንን እና ኢትዮጵያን ለመቆጣጠር ከበቁ በኋላ ነው ማለት ነው። አፄ ምኒልክ በአክሱም ጽዮን ያልተቀቡ ንጉሥ መሆናቸውን ልብ እንበል።

👉 ከዚህም በመነሳት ከኦሮሞ ወረራ እና ከዋቄዮአላህአቴቴ የአህዛብ ባዕድ አምልኮ ጋር በቀጥታ የተያያዙትና ለዚህም ተጠያቂ የሆኑት አራቱ ትውልዶች እነዚህ ናቸው፦

፬ኛ. የሻዕቢያ/ህወሓት/የኢሕአዴግ/ኦነግ/ብልጽግና/አብን ትውልድ

፫ኛ. የደርግ መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም ትውልድ

፪ኛ. የቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ ትውልድ

፩ኛ. የአፄ ምኒልክ/አቴቴ ጣይቱ ትውልድ

ይህ መረሳት የሌለበትና ዝም ብለን ካለፍነው ሁላችንንም በታሪክ የሚያስጠይቀን ክስተት ነው። “በብሔር ብሔረሰብ እኩልነት ርዕዮተ ዓለም ተረት ተረት” ኦሮሞ ላልሆኑ ነገዶች፣ ጎሳዎች እና ብሔሮች ታሪካዊ ጠላት የሆነውን ኦሮሞ ለማንገሥ የሚሠራ ማንኛውም ዓይነት ሥራ ወደ ሲዖል የሚያስገባ የወንጀልና ግፍ ሥራ ነው የሚሆነው። ከመቶ ዓመታት በፊት ፳፯/27 ጥንታውያን የኢትዮጵያ ነገዶችንና ጎሳዎች ከምድረ ገጽ ያጠፏቸው ኦሮሞዎች/ጋሎች ዛሬ ከደቡብ እና መካከለኛው ኢትዮጵያ ከፍ ብለው ጽዮናውያንን ከምድረ ገጽ ለማጥፋት መነሳሳታቸውን እያየናቸው ነው።

💭 ቪዲዮው ላይ ከሚሰማው፤ ለሚከተሉት ቃላት ትኩረት እንስጣቸው፤

ይህ ሁሉ ምዕመናን የተጨፈጨፉባት ቤተ ክርስያን እዲሁ ተራ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ሳትሆን ታቦተ ጽዮን የምትገኝባት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ልትሆን ትችላለች። ይህን የተቀደሰ ቅርስ የትኛውም ሠራዊት ተሸክሞ ቢዘምት ድል እንደሚያደርግ ዋስትና ይሰጠዋል ፥ ይህን ለእልቂቱ ትክክለኛው ምክንያት ሊሆን ይችላልን? እልቂቱ በክርስቲያኖች ላይ የተወሰደ የበቀል እርምጃ ብቻ ካልሆነ፣ ቦታውም ቁልፍ ከሆነ እና ዓላማው የቃል ኪዳኑን ታቦት በድብቅ ለመውሰድ ከሆነ በ 2020 የመጨረሻ ቀናት ላይ ለምን ይህን ዓይነት ጭፍጨፋ በአክሱም ክርስቲያኖች ላይ ይፈጽማሉ?

“የሆነ ኃይል በእርግጠኝነት በአክሱም ቤተክርስቲያን ውስጥ ወይም በአቅራቢያው የሚገኘውን/የሚኖረውን እያንዳንዱን ክርስቲያን ማጥፋት አስፈላጊ እንደሆነ ተሰምቶት ነበር፣ እና ምናልባት የቃል ኪዳኑን ታቦት በቅርቡ ወደ ጦርነት ለመውሰድ ስለፈለገ ሊሆን ይችላል።”

💭 And this is no ordinary church where the killings wiped everyone out, it may be where the Ark of the Covenant has been kept. Could this holy artefact – which allegedly guarantees victory for whatever army carries it – be the real reason for the massacre? If the massacre wasn’t just retaliation against Christians – if the location was key and the purpose was to secretly obtain the Ark of the Covenant – why do so in the final days of 2020?

Someone definitely felt it was necessary to wipe out every Christian in or near the church in Aksum, and it may have been because they want to take the Ark of the Covenant into battle soon.”

I have to admit, when I first heard that 750 people were massacred in the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion church complex in Aksum, Ethiopia – my first thoughts were disbelief, and wait a minute, isn’t that where people claim the Ark of the Covenant is kept? The Ethiopian Church has long claimed that the Ark is kept safe underneath their church. Graham Hancock and other researchers concur there is a significant chance the Ethiopians are correct and that the Ark – the one we may know best from the hit 1981 movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – has really been kept in Aksum for thousands of years.

In one of my previous books, I wrote many years ago: “The Royal Chronicles of Ethiopia tell us that Prince Menelik was the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon of Israel. Menelik was raised by Solomon after the queen left, and was educated by Temple priests until age 19, when (as the Ethiopian national epic, the Kebra-Nagast tells us) the Queen of Sheba died, and the Ethiopian court sent for Menelik to come to Ethiopia as king. Their story claims that Solomon made Menelik a replica of the Ark, as he would be too far from Jerusalem to worship at the Temple. But Menelik was concerned with the growing apostasy in Israel, and (allegedly) with the help of like-minded priests, switched the replica with the real Ark and took it to what he believed would be a safer location in Ethiopia.” As the Ark has never officially been found, perhaps it was moved to Ethiopia as many claim.

While the following scenario is mostly speculation, there aren’t many reasons that could justify dragging almost a thousand people out of a church a murdering them – but this did happen recently in Aksum, as Wikipedia and many other web sites can confirm. The people there were annihilated so completely that we don’t even know for sure what day the event took place, though an estimated range over three days in late December 2020 has been narrowed down by Belgian analysts as of a few days ago.

And this is no ordinary church where the killings wiped everyone out, it may be where the Ark of the Covenant has been kept. Could this holy artefact – which allegedly guarantees victory for whatever army carries it – be the real reason for the massacre? If the massacre wasn’t just retaliation against Christians – if the location was key and the purpose was to secretly obtain the Ark of the Covenant – why do so in the final days of 2020?

Some believe the Ark is needed to complete the Third Temple in Jerusalem. If this is the motivation for stealing it, perhaps we should be worried about the antichrist coming to power. Though I have no particular reason to assume we are at that point (mid-tribulation) it provides one of the best potential explanations for stealing the Ark.

Yet another reason could be to bring it into a very crucial battle against overwhelming odds. Just like I first learned in the Indiana Jones movies, Adolf Hitler really did believe ancient relics were important, and he really did send teams around the world to gather evidence and artefacts. The Nazis’ Ahnenerbe wasted plenty of time, effort and money from Peru to Tibet and they absolutely looked for the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant. Who else might want such things today?

Hollywood made us wonder what might have happened differently in WWII if Germany had access to something that offered a divine guarantee of victory on the battlefield (the Bible tells us the Jews believed this in 1 Samuel 4:1.) There are some who believe America is at the brink of civil war. Some expect an apocalyptic fight between good and evil. (Personally I hope America’s deep partisan divide is fixed not by civil war but by wise leadership. Time will soon tell if Joe Biden can heal the divide.) And the prospect of war is not limited to America; odds seem even higher that WWIII could start soon near Iran, Syria, Israel, China and Taiwan, and a host of other places. If any war must happen and those in charge believe the Ark will guarantee them victory, this is a possible explanation for recent events in Ethiopia.

The ark being stolen recently could also just be a baseless rumor, and if so it would not be the first time. In November 2014, there were rumors that the Ark had been stolen by commandos after the people guarding it have been gassed into unconsciousness. Unfortunately, this time the rumor has a very real body count behind it. Someone definitely felt it was necessary to wipe out every Christian in or near the church in Aksum, and it may have been because they want to take the Ark of the Covenant into battle soon.


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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake in Ethiopia | ጠንካራ የመሬት መንቀጥቀጥ በኢትዮጵያ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 24, 2021

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake – Somalia Regional State, 92 km northwest of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 5:26 PM

❖❖❖ ያው! በድጋሚ በአቡነ አረጋዊ ዕለት!❖❖❖

✞✞✞[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፲፮፲፰]✞✞✞

መብረቅና ድምጽም ነጎድጓድም ሆኑ፥ ትልቅም የምድር መናወጥ ሆነ፤ ሰው በምድር ከተፈጠረ ጀምሮ እንዲህ ያለ ታላቅ መናውጥ ከቶ አልነበረም፤ ከሁሉ በለጠ። ታላቂቱም ከተማ በሦስት ተከፋፈለች፥ የአሕዛብም ከተማዎች ወደቁ። ታላቂቱም ባቢሎን የብርቱ ቍጣው ወይን ጠጅ የሞላበትን ጽዋ እንዲሰጣት በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ታሰበች። ደሴቶችም ሁሉ ሸሹ ተራራዎችም አልተገኙም።”

✞ይህ ከአክሱም/ አድዋ ጋር የተያያዘ ነው፤✞ ዛሬ አድዋ በፋሺስቱ የኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ተዋጊ አውሮፕላኖች ተደብድባለች

በትግራይ በጽዮናውያን ላይ ከተከፈተው የዘር ማጥፋት ጭፍጨፋ ጋር የተያያዘ ነውን? አዎ! የሚገርም ነው በሶማሊያ እና ኦሮሚያ ህገወጥ ክልሎች መከሰቱ ለዚያውም “አድዋ” የተሰኘው የተኛ እሳተ ገሞራ ነቃ ነቃ በሚልበት አቅራቢያ። ዋው!

በተጨማሪ ከዚሁ ጋር በተያያዘ፤ እርቀት የማይወስነው መለኮታዊ ኃይል በአትላንቲክ ውቂያኖስ አፍሪቃ ጠረፍ በምትገኘውና የስፔይን ግዛት በሆነችው የላስ ፓልማስ ደሴት ኃይለኛ የእሳተ ገሞራን ቀስቅሷል። ይህ በጣም የሚፈራው እሳተ ገሞራ የሚፈጥረው የመሬት መንሸራተትና፣ የሱናሚ ጎርፍ አውሮፓን እና ምስራቅ አሜሪካን አውድሞ በብዙ ሚሊየን የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎችን ሊገድል ይችላል። ይህ ለብዙ ዓመታት ሲጠብቅ የነበረ አስፈሪ ትንቢት ነው። የቱሪስቶች መናኸሪያ ከሆኑት ከካናሪ ደሴቶች መካከል በሆነችው ላስ ፓልማስ ልክ ከወር በፊት እሳተ ገሞራው ፈንድቶ የላቫ ፍሰቱ እስከ ዛሬው ዕለት ድረስ ቀጥሏል። ከደሴቲቷ ሰማኒያ አምስት ሺህ ነዋሪዎች መካከል አሥር ሺህ የሚሆኑት ተፈናቅለዋል።

አንዳንድ ታዋቂ ሳይንቲስቶች እርግጠኞች ሆነው እንደሚናገሩት ከዚህች ደሴት የሚቀሰቀሰው ከፍተኛ የእሳተ ገሞራ በሰሜን አሜሪካ ምስራቃዊ ዳርቻ (ኒው ዮርክ) እና የሜዲትራንያን ባሕር አዋሳኝ በሆኑ የአውሮፓ ሃግራት በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎችን ሊገድል ይችላል፤ ይህ እስኪሆን ድረስ የጊዜ ጉዳይ ብቻ እንደሆነም ያስጠነቅቃሉ።

❖❖❖“ሰዶምና ገሞራ | የጣልያኑ እሳት ገሞራ በድጋሚ ፈነዳ | አክሱም ጽዮን + ደብረ አባይ + ደብረ ዳሞ”❖❖❖

❖❖❖ ጥንታዊው የአቡነ አረጋዊ ገዳም ደብረ ዳሞ በድጋሚ ተዘረፈ፣ በቦምብ ተደበደበ ❖❖❖

🔥 👉 ❖ አደገኛውና የአውሮፓ ከፍተኛው በጣሊያን ሃገር ኤትና በተሰኘው ተራራ ላይ የሚገኘው ንቁ እሳተ ጎሞራ ትናንትና በሲሲሊ ደሴት የተፋው ቀላጭ አለት ይህን ይመስል ነበር። አባታችን አቡነ አረጋዊውን ያየሁ መስሎ ነው የታየኝ።

በኤዶማውያኑ እና እስማኤላውያኑ የዓለማችን ፈላጭ ቆራጮች የበላይነት እየተመራ በእነ አረመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለው ግፍ የኛዎቹን ከሃዲዎች ብቻ ሳይሆን መላው ዓለምን በማያውቁትና ባላሰቡት መልክ ያስጨንቃቸዋል፤ ገና ደም ያስለቅሳቸዋል። ቀላል ነገር እንዳይመስለን! የእግዚአብሔር ቅዱሳን ከፍተኛ ጦርነት ላይ ናቸው። የጽላተ ሙሴን እና የቅዱሳኑን ኃይል ለመፈተነ/ለመፈታተን ሲሉ ነው ከተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት እስከ ሃያላኑ ሃገራት ሁሉም በህብረት ጸጥ ብለው ኮሮና ያላጠፋችላቸውን ሕዝባችንን ለመበቀልና የሕዝባችንን ሰቆቃ ዓይኖቻቸውን ገልጠው በማየት ላይ የሚገኙት። ግን ቀድመው አንድ በአንድ በእሳቱ የሚጠረጉት እነርሱው ይሆናሉ።

👉 ኤትና – ኤርታ አሌ – እሳተ ገሞራ – ሰዶምና ገሞራ

ኤርታ አሌ ዝግጁ ነው፤ እነ ግራኝንም እየጠበቃቸው ነው!

በደንብ እናስተውል፤ አክሱም ጽዮን፣ ደብረ አባይ፣ ደብረ ዳሞ ሁሉም በጽዮን ማርያም መቀነት አረንጓዴ፣ ቢጫና ቀይ ቀለማት ያሸበረቁ ገዳማት ናቸው፤ ይህን ከትግራይ ሕዝብ ለመንጠቅና ተዋሕዷዊውንም ከአምላኩና ከጽዮን እናቱ ጋር ለማጣላት አህዛብ የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች፣ መናፍቃንና ሰለጠንን ባዮቹ “ኢ-አማንያኑ” የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች በህብረት ተግተው እየሠሩ ነው።


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Earthquake in Ethiopia 6-7? | የመሬት መንቀጥቀጥ በኢትዮጵያ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 17, 2021

✞✞✞[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፲፮፲፰]✞✞✞

መብረቅና ድምጽም ነጎድጓድም ሆኑ፥ ትልቅም የምድር መናወጥ ሆነ፤ ሰው በምድር ከተፈጠረ ጀምሮ እንዲህ ያለ ታላቅ መናውጥ ከቶ አልነበረም፤ ከሁሉ በለጠ። ታላቂቱም ከተማ በሦስት ተከፋፈለች፥ የአሕዛብም ከተማዎች ወደቁ። ታላቂቱም ባቢሎን የብርቱ ቍጣው ወይን ጠጅ የሞላበትን ጽዋ እንዲሰጣት በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ታሰበች። ደሴቶችም ሁሉ ሸሹ ተራራዎችም አልተገኙም።”

🔥 4.5 / 4.3 አማካይ መጠን የመሬት መንቀጥቀጥ

ዓርብ፣ ጥቅምት ፭/፳፻፲፬ ዓ.ም(አቡነ ገብረ መንፈስ ቅዱስ)

እሑድ፣ ጥቅምት ፯/ ፳፻፲፬ ዓ.ም (ሥላሴ)

‘አድዋ’ በተባለው እሳተ ገሞራ አካባቢ

(ሶማሌ + ኦሮሚያ በተሰኙት ፀረ-ኢትዮጵያ ክልሎች)

🔥 6 እስከ 7 ከፍተኛ መጠን ያለው የመሬት መንቀጥቀጥ

በመጭው ማክሰኞ ጥቅምት ፱/ ፳፻፲፬ ዓ.ም (ጨርቆስ)

‘አድዋ’ በተባለው እሳተ ገሞራ አካባቢ

(ሶማሌ + ኦሮሚያ በተሰኙት ፀረ-ኢትዮጵያ ክልሎች)

ይህ ከአክሱም/አድዋ ጋር የተያያዘ ነው፤✞

በትግራይ በጽዮናውያን ላይ ከተከፈተው የዘር ማጥፋት ጭፍጨፋ ጋር የተያያዘ ነውን? አዎ! የሚገርም ነው በሶማሊያ እና ኦሮሚያ ህገወጥ ክልሎች መከሰቱ ለዚያውም “አድዋ” የተሰኘው የተኛ እሳተ ገሞራ ነቃ ነቃ በሚልበት አቅራቢያ። ዋው!

በተጨማሪ ከዚሁ ጋር በተያያዘ፤ እርቀት የማይወስነው መለኮታዊ ኃይል በአትላንቲክ ውቂያኖስ አፍሪቃ ጠረፍ በምትገኘውና የስፔይን ግዛት በሆነችው የላስ ፓልማስ ደሴት ኃይለኛ የእሳተ ገሞራን ቀስቅሷል። ይህ በጣም የሚፈራው እሳተ ገሞራ የሚፈጥረው የመሬት መንሸራተትና፣ የሱናሚ ጎርፍ አውሮፓን እና ምስራቅ አሜሪካን አውድሞ በብዙ ሚሊየን የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎችን ሊገድል ይችላል። ይህ ለብዙ ዓመታት ሲጠብቅ የነበረ አስፈሪ ትንቢት ነው። የቱሪስቶች መናኸሪያ ከሆኑት ከካናሪ ደሴቶች መካከል በሆነችው ላስ ፓልማስ ልክ ከወር በፊት እሳተ ገሞራው ፈንድቶ የላቫ ፍሰቱ እስከ ዛሬው ዕለት ድረስ ቀጥሏል። ከደሴቲቷ ሰማኒያ አምስት ሺህ ነዋሪዎች መካከል አሥር ሺህ የሚሆኑት ተፈናቅለዋል።

አንዳንድ ታዋቂ ሳይንቲስቶች እርግጠኞች ሆነው እንደሚናገሩት ከዚህች ደሴት የሚቀሰቀሰው ከፍተኛ የእሳተ ገሞራ በሰሜን አሜሪካ ምስራቃዊ ዳርቻ (ኒው ዮርክ) እና የሜዲትራንያን ባሕር አዋሳኝ በሆኑ የአውሮፓ ሃግራት በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎችን ሊገድል ይችላል፤ ይህ እስኪሆን ድረስ የጊዜ ጉዳይ ብቻ እንደሆነ ያስጠነቅቃሉ።


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‘At Least’ 78 Priests ‘Massacred’ in One Zone of Tigray | በትግራይ አንድ ዞን ‹ቢያንስ› ፸፰/78 ካህናት ‹ተጨፍጭፈዋል›

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 10, 2021

…leaked letter claims.

12 Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers barged into the sacred room of the church. “They entered the holy room with their shoes. They shouted over us saying; ‘You are our enemies because you have comforted and preached to the villagers that this shall pass.”

፲፪/12 የኢትዮጵያ እና የኤርትራ ወታደሮች ከነጫማቸው ወደ ቤተ መቅደሱ ገቡ። ከዚያም ጮኹብን ‘እናንተ ጠላቶቻችን ናችሁ ምክንያቱም የመንደሩ ነዋሪዎችን ስላጽናናችሁ እና ስለ ሰበካችሁ ነው። አሁን ግን ይህ አብቅቷል!”

💭 Very sad, nevertheless Great reporting, dear Lucy Kassa – many blessings to you. Please to have a detailed one-on-one interview with His Holiness, Abune Matthias. A golden opportunity for us all! Please, if you could!

💭 በጣም አሳዛኝ ነው፤ ቢሆንም ታላቅ ዘገባ ውድ ሉሲ ካሳ ፥ ብዙ በረከቶችን እንመጭልሻለን። ሱሲ፤ ከብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ ጋር ዝርዝር እና አንድ-ለአንድ የሆነ ቃለ ምልልስ ለማድረግ ብትችይ በጎ ይሆን ነበር፡፡ ለሁላችንም ወርቃማ እድል ነው! እባክሽ ከቻልሽ ፍጠኚ!

The document, obtained exclusively by the Telegraph, claims a number of mass killings have taken place over the last five months

At least 78 priests were ‘massacred’ in one zone of Tigray, according to an official church letter leaked to the Telegraph.

The letter, which was addressed to the Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, says that “priests, deacons, choristers, and monks” have been “massacred” over the last five months.

Half a dozen survivors confirmed the news to this newspaper and said that both Ethiopian national army soldiers and Eritrean troops went into their holy spaces across southeast Tigray and “shot them down”.

Ethiopia has been wracked by a horrific civil war since the Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed sent his national army into the mountainous northern region of Tigray to oust the powerful regional government there on November 4.

The news comes several days after a video was smuggled out of the country showing the head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church Abune Mathias condemning what he calls a ‘genocide’ being committed on the ethnic Tigrayan people by the Ethiopian state.

The conflict has released an almighty humanitarian crisis and neither priests nor religious sites have not been spared.

Centuries-old monasteries and mosques, including the 6th century Debre Damo monastery and Al-Nejashi, Africa’s first Mosque, have been looted and bombed by Eritrean troops who are allied to Ethiopia’s government in Addis Ababa.

The stamped letter was sent on April 15 and lists the number of clergymen killed over the past five months in the church administrations.

Priests who survived the killings told the Telegraph the number of dead clergymen could be much higher than 78.

Gergera Maryam, Adi’Zeban Karagiorgis, Kidanemihret Bosa, Taksa and the monastery of Da Abune Ayzgi are some of the churches where churchmen were massacred, according to witnesses.

Kahsay* and his deacon son Halfom* fled their homes to the nearby mountains of Seharti after receiving news that the Eritrean and Ethiopian troops were raiding churches.

Two days later, Halfom returned back to the church in their village to see if the situation had improved. “I begged my son not to go back. He promised me he would return. But he did not return. The Eritrean soldiers killed my son” says Kahsay, an old man. “I learned a week later the villagers picked up my son’s body. I did not attend his burial. He was only 25.”

In Ethiopian Orthodox tradition, many priests and deacons gather in churchyards to celebrate Saints’ Celebration days.

Three witnesses told the Telegraph that Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers specifically target these celebration days to execute members of the church.

“In the afternoon of January 9, there were many of us in the church of Adi’Zeban Karagiorgis. We were there to celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary,” one witness who asked to remain anonymous, said. “Suddenly, eight Ethiopian soldiers entered the churchyard. The soldiers picked 12 young deacons between the ages of 15 and 20. They took them out and shot them down,” he says.

Hadera*, an old priest, survived a massacre at the church of Gergera Da Mariam. He says there have been various killings and massacres since early December 2020.

The 76-year-old says he was praying on February 1 when 12 Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers barged into the sacred room of the church.

“They entered the holy room with their shoes. They shouted over us saying; ‘You are our enemies because you have comforted and preached to the villagers that this shall pass. You should not have done that,” recounts Hadera.

“There were six priests in the room. They shot us all and left the church. My friends died. It is nothing short of a miracle I survived.”

The Telegraph approached Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel and spokeswoman of the Ethiopian Prime Minister office Billene Seyoum for comment. Neither had replied at the time of going to press.



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Tigray, Ethiopia | Scholars Fear The Worst For One of Christianity’s Oldest Manuscripts

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 10, 2021

❖ የቅዱስ አቡነ ገሪማ ወንጌል | በክርስትና እምነት ጥንታዊ ለሆነው ቅርስ ምሁራን ከፍተኛ ስጋት አላቸው ❖

After surviving 1,500 years of human history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels are now facing their most severe threat.

The war in Tigray has inflicted more destruction on Ethiopia’s religious and cultural heritage than anything since the invasions of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.

የገሪማ ወንጌሎች በትግራይ ገዳም ውስጥ ለ ፲፻፭፻/1,500 ዓመታት የሰው ልጅ ታሪክ ከተረፉ በኋላ አሁን በጣም ከባድ ሥጋት እየገጠማቸው ነው፡፡

ከግራኝ አህመድ ኢብን ኢብራሂም አል-ጋዚ ወረራ ጀምሮ ከምንም ነገር በላይ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ጦርነት በኢትዮጵያ ሃይማኖታዊና ባህላዊ ቅርሶች ላይ የበለጠ ጥፋት/ውድመት አስከትሏል።

በአድዋ፤ ትግራይ በጥንታዊው የቅዱስ አቡነ ገሪማ ገዳም የሚኘው መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ከመጀመሪያው የእንግሊዝኛው መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ (KJV – King James Version) በ፰፻/800 ዓመት ቀደምትነት እንዳለው ሳይንሱ ሳይቀር ማረጋገጫ ሰጥቷል።

“ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በኋላ፤ ከግራኝ አህመድ ቀዳማዊ ዘመን በኋላ እንዲህ ዓይነት ውድመት በኢትዮጵያ ሲታይ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ነው” እያሉን ነው ባዕድውያኑ እንኳ። በእውነት ባዕዳውያኑ “ኤትዮጵያውያን ነን፣ ተዋሕዶ ነን” ከሚሉት ይልቅ ስለ ሃይማኖታዊ እና ባህላዊ ቅርሶቻችን በይበልጥ ተቆርቋሪዎች ሆነው ይታሉ። ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! በዓለማችንና ለመላው የሰው ልጅ ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ያላቸው ታሪካዊ ቅርሶችና ኃብቶች የሚገኙባትን ትግራይን የኢትዮጵያና ተዋሕዶ እምነቷ ጠላት የሆነው ግራኝ አብህመድ ዳግማዊ እንዲጨፈጭፍላቸው ፈቃድ የሰጡት “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ነን” ባይ ግብዞች አሁን የት አሉ? ስንቱስ ነው እንኳን ለአባቶቹ ቅርስ ለሃገሩ የማንነት መገለጫ ለመጋደል፤ ጉዳዩ አሳስቦት “ቅርሶቻችን እየጠፉ ነውና ጦርነቱን አቁሙ!” ለማለት እንኳ ኢትዮጵያዊ ወይንም ክርስቲያናዊ ድፍረት ያለው? ፲/10 % የሚሆን አይመስለኝም።

ባለቤቱን ካልናቁ አጥሩን አይነቀንቁ” እንዲሉ፤ ለሦስት ዓመታት ያ ሁሉ ግፍ በቤተ ክርስቲያንና ልጆቿ ላይ ሲሰራ፣ ቅድስት ሃገር አክሱም ጽዮን ትግራይ ስትጨፈጨፍ ለአንዴም እንኳን ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ መውጣት የተሳነው ሙት የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ሙቀቱ በዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች ተለክቶ ያው መስቀል አደባባይን ሊወርሱለት ዱብዱብ በማለት ላይ ናቸው። ለመሆኑ ከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት አማራው ሲያሰማው የነበረው ጩኸት የት ደረሰ? ሁሉም ጭጭ፤ አይደል! እንዲያውም ግራኝ ይባስ ብሎ ኮሚሽነሩን በመገደል የአማራውን ወንድ ወኔ በድጋሚ ነጠቀው። አዎ! ከእነ ጄነራል አሳምነው ግድያ በኋላ ያየነው ነው። የዲያብሎስ ጭፍራው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድና አማካሪዎቹ በስነ-ልቦና ጨዋታው ተክነዋል።

Saint Abune Garima Monastery, Adwa, Tigray

After surviving 1,500 years of human history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels are now facing their most severe threat.

When a Canadian scholar first glimpsed the ancient Garima Gospels, carried carefully into the sunlight by monks in a mountain monastery in northern Ethiopia, the pages were tattered and crumbling.

“The parchment was so brittle that flakes fell to the ground at every turn,” wrote Michael Gervers, a historian at the University of Toronto, recalling his earliest encounter with the manuscript more than 20 years ago.

Even then he did not fully realize what he was seeing. Some experts now believe it could be the world’s oldest intact version of illuminated Christian scripture. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that its pages date back as early as the fifth century, making it one of the oldest manuscripts of any kind in the world. Its brilliant colours and stunning illustrations make it even more valuable to world culture.

Today, after surviving 1,500 years of human history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels are facing their most severe threat.

War has ripped through the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia for the past six months. Shelling, gunfire and looting have ravaged churches and monasteries across the region.

Historic manuscripts, along with church icons and silver crosses, are among the treasures that have been plundered by Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers, raising global alarm for Tigray’s cultural heritage.

Cut off from the world by military clashes and telecommunications shutdowns, the fate of the Abba Garima monastery and its spectacular Garima Gospels is still unknown. But the area around the monastery is controlled by soldiers who have looted systematically since the start of the war. The fears are growing.

“It is chilling to many of us to think that these Gospels and other ancient artifacts are in the way of danger,” said Suleyman Dost, a professor in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

“These Gospels are not only among the earliest complete texts of the Christian scripture, but they also provide us with a rare glimpse into the language, religion and history of ancient Ethiopia,” he told The Globe and Mail in an e-mail.

“They are truly part of the world heritage and constitute indispensable sources for scholars of early Christianity, late antique Ethiopia and even early Islam.”

The Garima Gospels, bound and illustrated copies of the Four Gospels of the New Testament written in the classical Ethiopian language Ge’ez, are one of the treasures of the ancient Axumite kingdom, whose heartland is now engulfed by the war zone in Tigray.

“The war threatens countless invaluable remains from this period, including inscriptions, religious buildings and manuscripts that have been diligently preserved in monasteries for centuries,” Prof. Dost said.

The Axumite kingdom, whose territories extended across the Red Sea into modern-day Yemen, was one of the great cultural and economic empires of its time, a crossroads of early civilizations and one of the first states to accept Christianity as state religion, in the early fourth century, before even the Roman Empire. Its capital, Axum, is reputed by tradition to be the home of the Ark of the Covenant – another holy relic whose fate is unknown today.

“It was the one territory which retained its Christianity without external domination and has done so ever since,” Prof. Gervers said.

“It is the oldest free Christian culture in the world. And that culture was centred in what is now Eritrea and Tigray. The world is only at this point coming to recognize the importance of this area.”

The Garima Gospels are older than more famous Western manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, and a closer link to the original Greek gospels. “They are just amazing in their artistic expertise, incomparable even to early Gospel books that we have,” Prof. Gervers told The Globe in an interview. “They are of utmost importance to Christian culture as a whole. Their loss or displacement would be disastrous to the cultural heritage of Judeo-Christianity.”

Prof. Gervers has been documenting Ethiopian art and culture for decades, photographing historic church manuscripts and creating a unique database of about 70,000 digitized images, including the Garima Gospels. With no sign of the Tigray war ending soon, his database is becoming increasingly crucial. “We’re thankful that we were able to document so much of this over the past 30 years,” he said.

Among the most invaluable illustrations in the Garima Gospels, he said, are an unparalleled image of the evangelist Mark, and a rare image of a building that has been identified as the Old Temple in Jerusalem.

The war in Tigray has inflicted more destruction on Ethiopia’s religious and cultural heritage than anything since the invasions of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, who burned churches and manuscripts across the country in the 16th century, Prof. Gervers said.

He and his colleagues are trying to monitor the antiquities markets, in case any looters try to sell the manuscripts. “It would be an offence to Christianity if the Garima Gospels ended up for sale somewhere.” Even worse, soldiers could simply burn the manuscripts “out of spite,” he said. But so far their fate is a mystery. “We haven’t heard a word about it.”

Wolbert Smidt, an ethnohistorian at Jena University in Germany who studies Ethiopian culture and history, said he has received reports of soldiers regularly searching churches and sometimes looting or burning church relics, including rare parchment manuscripts that were written by hand in late antiquity.

But there is still hope, he says. During conflicts of past centuries, the monks of Abba Garima carefully hid the Garima Gospels, possibly in mountain caves. Today there is a chance that the monks may have succeeded in hiding them again.



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Sec. Blinken Presses PM Abiy for Immediate, Full & Verifiable Withdrawal of Eritrean Troops From Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 26, 2021

Blinken presses Ethiopia’s Abiy on withdrawal of Eritreans from Tigray — End Hostilities Immediately

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday pressed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for troops from Eritrea involved in the Tigray conflict to be withdrawn “immediately, in full, and in a verifiable manner,” according to a statement.

Blinken said Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces in the Tigray region are contributing to the growing humanitarian disaster and committing human rights abuses, according to a statement by U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price describing a phone call with Abiy.

“The Secretary also stressed the need for all parties to the conflict to end hostilities immediately,” Price said.

Washington said last week that it had seen no evidence of a troop withdrawal promised by both Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Blinken also expressed concern in the call about the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia, including the growing risk of famine in the Tigray region, Price said.



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