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የኢትዮጵያ የገና በዓል ከአውሮፓ የሚለየው በምንድን ነው?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 6, 2023

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Christian Woman Arrested for Silent Prayer Outside ‘Little Britain’ Abortion Clinic

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 26, 2022

😈 1984 የሀሳብ ፖሊስ! ዋዉ! በቃ አሁን መጸለይ ህገወጥ ነው ማለት ነው?!?

ክርስቲያኗ ሴት ከትንሿ ብሪታንያፅንስ ማስወረጃ ክሊኒክ ውጭ በፀጥታ ፀሎት በማድረጓ ታሠረች።

ወይዘሮ ኢዛቤል ቫገንስፕሩስበአሜሪካ የዜና ጣቢያ ፎክስ ኒውስ ላይ ከተከር ካርልሰን ጋር ስትነጋገር እንዲህ አለች፡– ‘አንድን ሰው ባሰበው ነገር ሳቢያ ለማሰር መምጣት በእውነቱ ባይተዋር ነው።

ኦርዌሊያን” የሚለውን ቃል ከ1984ቱ ልቦለድ ጋር በማመሳሰል ለመግለፅ “ኦርዌሊያን” የሚለውን ቃል የተጠቀሙባቸው ሰዎች ብዛት ከመጀመሪያው እስከ መጨረሻው ድረስ ለእኔ እንደዛ ነው የመሰለኝ።

ካርልሰን እንዲህ አለ፡– ‘አንድን ሰው ለጸሎት ማሰር የክፋት ተግባር ነው። አራት ነጥብ።

እና ይህ እንዲሆን የሚፈቅዱትንበኃላፊነት ላይ ያሉትን ሰዎች ሁሉ ማሰብ ልብህን ይሰብራል።

የኤ..ኤፍ ዩኬ የህግ አማካሪ ኤርሚያስ ኢጉንኑቦሌ የኢዛቤል ልምድ በጥልቅ የታገልነው መሰረታዊ መብቶቻችን ሊጠበቁ ይገባል ብለው ለሚያምኑ ሁሉ በጥልቅ ሊያሳስብ ይገባልብሏል።

ህጉ ለአካባቢው ባለስልጣናት ይህን ያህል ሰፊ እና ተጠያቂነት የሌለው ውሳኔ መስጠቱ በእውነት የሚያስደንቅ ነው፤ እናም አሁን ስህተትተብለው የሚታሰቡ ሀሳቦች እንኳን ወደ አዋራጅ እስር እና የወንጀል ክስ ሊመሩ ይችላሉ.’

መልካም ባህሪ ያላት ሴት ኢዛቤል ለችግር ተጋላጭ ለሆኑ ሴቶች እና ህፃናት በጎ አድራጎት ድጋፍ በማድረግ ማህበረሰቧን ስታገለግል የነበረችው ሴት ጥቃት እንደፈጸመ ወንጀለኛ ነው የተስተደናገደችው።

ይህን ቅሌታማ ተግባር ብዙዎችን አስቆጥቷል። እንግዲህ ኤዶማውያኑ ምዕራባውያን የኮሙኒስት ሃገራትን ፈለግ በመከተል ላይ መሆናቸውን ይህ ክስተት የሚጠቁመን።

😈 1984 Thought Police! Wow. Now it’s illegal to pray?!?

💭 Arrest of Catholic woman protester for silently PRAYING outside abortion clinic sparks debate between her supporters who condemn ‘thought crime’ and critics who accuse her of harassing women patients in ‘buffer zone’

  • Anti-abortion group director was arrested for praying outside abortion clinic
  • Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, 45, charged with four counts of violating buffer zone
  • She was arrested by police after she said she might have prayed in her head
  • Supporters said arrest was ‘thoughtcrime’ but critics say she harassed women

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, director of anti-abortion group March for Life UK, was arrested after being accused of violating the council’s ‘buffer zone’ which bans protest nearby.

She was confronted by a police officer when she was standing on the street outside the BPAS Robert Clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

The protestor, 45, was charged with four counts of violating the abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ after she admitted that she might have been praying silently while standing outside.

She had been standing there some time, and was not carrying a sign, when an officer approached after a complaint from a member of the public on December 6.

The West Midlands Police officer told the campaigner that he had to caution her and then asked her: ‘What are you here for today?’

‘Physically, I’m just standing here,’ Mss Vaughan-Spruce, from Malvern, Worcestershire, replied.

‘Why here of all places? I know you don’t live nearby,’ the officer asked.

She responded: ‘But this is an abortion centre.’

The officer said: ‘Okay, that’s why you’re stood here. Are you here as part of a protest? Are you praying?’

She denied she was protesting but when asked if she was praying she said: ‘I might be praying in my head, but not out loud.’

The officer then arrested her on suspicion of failing to comply with a public spaces protection order.

She is now due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on February 2 charged with four counts of failing to comply with a Public Space Protection Order.

Ms Vaughn-Spruce’s arrest has already sparked a fierce debate, with supporters saying she has effectively been arrested for ‘thoughtcrime’, a term which her legal representatives ADF UK used.

ADF UK are a British branch of American the conservative Christian legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom, who have campaigned and lobbied against the right to an abortion and against the decriminalisation of homsexuality in the States.

‘Still surreal to observe a thought crime arrest in the West,’ said data scientist Justin Co on Twitter.

‘Good Lord. The thought police are with us,’ tweeted Tobye Pierce.

But John Michael Leslie criticised Ms Vaughn-Spruce, accusing of her harassing women.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘No, you’re in violation of if you repeatedly harass women going to a family planning clinic who might be asking for abortion advice.

‘”Praying in her head” is the spin from her supporters.’

Mrs Vaughn-Spruce said: ‘It’s abhorrently wrong that I was searched, arrested, interrogated by police and charged simply for praying in the privacy of my own mind.

‘Censorship zones purport to ban harassment, which is already illegal. Nobody should ever be subject to harassment.

‘But what I did was the furthest thing from harmful – I was exercising my freedom of thought, my freedom of religion, inside the privacy of my own mind.

‘Nobody should be criminalised for thinking and for praying, in a public space in the UK.’

MPs voted to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics in October after Labour proposed an amendment to the Public Order Bill to make it an offence to intimidate or harass anyone within 150 metres of the buildings.

Anyone found guilty of breaching the zone to intimidate, threaten or persuade women will face a fine or six months’ imprisonment, increasing to two years for repeat offences.

Talking to Tucker Carlson on American news channel Fox News today she said: ‘To be arresting somebody for what they’re thinking… it’s actually quite surreal.

‘The amount of people that have used the word “Orwellian” to me to describe this, likening it to the 1984 novel – and it’s really seemed like that to me from start to finish.’

Carlson said: ‘Arresting someone for praying is an act of evil. Period.

‘And it just breaks your heart to think of all the people in charge… who are standing by and allowing this to happen.’

‘Isabel’s experience should be deeply concerning to all those who believe that our hard-fought fundamental rights are worth protecting,’ said Jeremiah Igunnubole, Legal Counsel for ADF UK.

‘It is truly astonishing that the law has granted local authorities such wide and unaccountable discretion, that now even thoughts deemed “wrong” can lead to a humiliating arrest and a criminal charge.’

‘Isabel, a woman of good character, and who has tirelessly served her community by providing charitable assistance to vulnerable women and children, has been treated no better than a violent criminal.

‘The recent increase in buffer zone legislation and orders is a watershed moment in our country. We must ask ourselves whether we are a genuinely democratic country committed to protecting the peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of speech.

‘We are at serious risk of mindlessly sleepwalking into a society that accepts, normalises, and even promotes the “tyranny of the majority”.’

As part of her conditions for bail, Vaughan-Spruce was told that she should not contact a local Catholic priest who was also involved in pro-life work – a condition that was later dropped.

Police also imposed restrictions, as part of her bail, on Vaughan-Spruce engaging in public prayer beyond the PSPO area, stating that this was necessary to prevent further offences.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: ‘Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, aged 45 from Malvern, was arrested on 6 December and subsequently charged on 15 December with four counts of failing to comply with a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

‘She was bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 2 February 2023.

‘The PSPO creates a zone around a specific facility to protect women from harassment by any means if they are seeking a medical procedure or advice at an abortion clinic.’

👉 Courtesy: DailyMail

💭 Pro-Abortion Activists Take Bible And Play Soccer With It. They Then Put The Bible In A Toilet

💭 Legal Abortion in Ethiopia Has Led to The Deaths of Mothers as Well as Babies

💭 በኢትዮጵያ ህጋዊ ፅንስ ማስወረድ ለእናቶች እና ለህፃናት ሞት ምክንያት ሆኗል

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Early Churches Found in Ancient African kingdom of Axum | በጥንቷ አክሱም ግዛት ውስጥ የሚገኙ ቀደምት አብያተ ክርስቲያናት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 10, 2022

👉 Courtesy: Cambridge University Press, Friday, December 9, 2022

💭 Archaeologists have made an important discovery in the Kingdom of Axum, a major ancient power in Northeastern Africa, identifying two churches from shortly after the Axumite’s conversion to Christianity. These are some of the first churches in the Kingdom reliably dated to this key period.

The Axumite Kingdom ruled much of the northern Horn of Africa in the first millennium AD, stretching from Ethiopia to Arabia, and was an important contemporary of the Roman Empire. Like their Mediterranean neighbor, the Axumite leader, King Ezana—converted to Christianity in the 4th century AD but securely dated churches from this period are rare.

However, two churches from the important Axumite port of Adulis, in modern Eritrea, are helping fill this gap. One is an elaborate cathedral, complete with the remains of a baptistry, that is located near the center of the city and was first excavated in 1868. The other, first excavated in 1907, is in the east and features a ring of columns that show it once had a dome.

Over a hundred years since these churches were first excavated, archaeologists are re-examining these buildings with modern techniques. Dr. Gabriele Castiglia, from the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, is part of a team digging them back up and carrying out radiocarbon dating on the site. This new data has allowed them to accurately reconstruct their history, with their findings published in the journal Antiquity.

“This study provides one of the first examples of Axumite churches excavated with modern methods and chronological data coming from modern dating methods,” said Dr. Castiglia.

The research revealed construction began on the cathedral between AD 400–535, whilst the domed church was built AD 480–625. This makes them some of the earliest securely dated churches in the Axumite Kingdom, and the oldest known outside the capital’s heartlands. This shows a relatively rapid spread of Christianity through the Kingdom of Axum.

“Having a precise chronology for these churches is key to understanding how the process of conversion to Christianity shaped the geographical and cultural area,” said Dr. Castiglia.

Crucially, the buildings show that the spread of Christianity was not the result of a single factor, like a mandate by King Ezana. The churches have elements from many traditions, reflecting the diverse influences on the kingdom’s conversion. The domed church, for example, is unique in the Axumite Kingdom and appears to be inspired by Byzantine churches. Meanwhile, the cathedral is built on a large platform in the Axumite tradition.

The churches can also shed light on the later arrival of Islam. Adulis underwent a period of gradual decline and the churches eventually fell into disuse. Dr. Castiglia found that this was not the end of their lives –the cathedral was re-appropriated as a Muslim burial ground. The continued use of existing sacred spaces could indicate the region’s conversion to Islam was also a multicultural phenomenon, with local customs mixed in with the new religion.

“This is one of the first times we have the material evidence of re-appropriation of a Christian sacred space by the Islamic community,” said Dr. Castiglia.

Together, these buildings show the religious history of the Horn of Africa was cosmopolitan, with diverse groups influencing the spread of beliefs.

New Dates Obtained for Ethiopia’s Early Christian Churches

According to a statement released by Cambridge University Press, Gabriele Castiglia of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology and her colleagues have examined and dated two Christian church sites in an ancient port city in the Kingdom of Axum, which included parts of northeastern Africa and southern Arabia in the first millennium A.D. One of these early churches has a baptistry and may have been a cathedral. It was built in the large platform style identified with the Axumite tradition, while the second church features a ring of columns indicating that it had a Byzantine-style dome. King Ezana of Axum is known to have converted to Christianity in the mid-fourth century. The new radiocarbon dates indicate that the cathedral was built between A.D. 400 and 535, and the domed church was built between A.D. 480 and 625. Castiglia said that determining a precise chronology for these churches is key to understanding how the process of conversion to Christianity shaped the geographical and cultural area. The variety observed in the two churches suggests the religion’s spread was not the result of a single factor, such as a mandate from the king, she explained. Read the original scholarly article about this research in Antiquity. To read about excavations of an early Christian basilica at another site in Ethiopia, go to “Early Adopters.”

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The New York Times Pushes U.S. to Fund Abortions in Ethiopia, Which is Currently in a Genocidal War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 21, 2022

👉 Courtesy: BreitbartNews

The New York Times opinion piece promoting abortion in Ethiopia fails to mention that the country has been at war for nearly two years, or that basic medical services in Tigray, and in much of the rest of the country, essentially do not exist. It instead shames America for not doing enough to ensure that more babies are aborted in the Christian-majority African nation.

💭 የኒው ዮርክ ታይምስ ጋዜጣ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት ውስጥ ላለችው ኢትዮጵያ ሴቶቿ ፅንስ ያስወርዱ ዘንድ አሜሪካ ድጋፍ እንድትሰጥ ይገፋፋል።

“የኒውዮርክ ታይምስ የጋዜጣ ፅንስ ማስወረድን የሚያስተዋውቅው አስተያየት ኢትዮጵያ ለሁለት አመታት ያህል በጦርነት ውስጥ እንዳለች ወይም በትግራይ መሰረታዊ የህክምና አገልግሎቶች እና በአብዛኛዎቹ የሀገሪቱ ክፍሎች እንደሌሉ ሳይጠቅስ ቀርቷል። ይልቁንስ በክርስቲያን አብላጫዋ አፍሪካዊት ሀገር ኢትዮጵያ ብዙ ሕፃናት በፅንስ ማስወረድ እየተወገዱ መሆናቸውን አሜሪካ ለማውሳት በቂ ጥረት አለማድረጓ ያሳፍራል።”

😠😠😠 ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! 😢😢😢

ያው እንግዲህ፤ በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያውያን ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች ላይ የሚካሄደው ጦርነት እንዲሁም ጽንስ ማስወረድ ሉሲፈራውያኑ በጥንታውያኑ ክርስቲያን ሕዝቦች ላይ የዘረጉት ዲያብሎሳዊ ፕሮጀክት አካል መሆኑን በትናንትናው ዕለት እንዲህ በማለት ጽፌ ነበር፤

👉 “The plan is for accelerated depopulation. It is part of the extermination of the Tigrayan ethnicity, crime against humanity, war crimes,”

Depopulation is exactly what’s happening – depopulation of ancient Christians / original humans who have the identity and essence of the spirit. The Luciferians have planned their satanic project a long time ago – and executing it accordingly. For now! Africa is the continent with the youngest population worldwide. As of 2021, around 40 percent of the population is aged 15 years and younger.

In 2021, there were around 207 million children aged 0-4 years in Africa. The population aged 17 years and younger amounted to approximately 650 million. In contrast, only approximately 48 million individuals were aged 65 years and older as of the same year.”

A bizarre opinion column published by the New York Times on Monday lamented that the American government is currently not funding abortions in Ethiopia – a country ravaged by a genocidal civil war where basic health care is increasingly difficult to access, the World Health Organization (W.H.O) warned this week.

The column, written by abortion activist Anu Kumar, notably omits that Ethiopia is in the throes of a war between its government, backed by allied Eritrea, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a Marxist political party that previously ruled Ethiopia for nearly 30 years. The war began in November 2020, when the TPLF reportedly attacked a government military base, prompting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, to blockade the entire Tigray region. The government has since designated the TPLF a terrorist organization and surrounded Tigray with the aid of the Eritrean military.

The Tigray blockade is reportedly causing mass starvation, depriving civilians of critical medical aid, and making it impossible for Tigrayans outside the region to know the fate of their families. Multiple international actors, including the U.S. government, have accused Abiy of “ethnic cleansing.”

Members of other ethnic groups have accused TPLF fighters of atrocities, as well, including the mass murder and gang rape of Amharic and other civilians. Both the government and the TPLF deny the evidence against them.

The article also fails to note the years-long phenomenon of outsider pro-abortion activists complaining that the world has too many Africans, enthusiastically urging African mothers to reconsider having more children. The most prominent of these scandals occurred in 2017 when French President Emmanuel Macron, leading a nation with a dark history of oppression on the African continent, complained that Africa has a “civilizational” problem in its large families. A year later, he stated that girls in Africa were not “properly educated,” leading to too many children, and “more choice would mean fewer children in Africa.”

Advocating for abortion in Ethiopia joins support for terrorist-turned-dictator Fidel Castro in Cuba, denial of the Holodomor genocide of Ukrainians by Joseph Stalin, and the claim that women enjoyed better sex under totalitarian communist regimes among the dubious causes the New York Times has embraced throughout its existence.

The New York Times opinion piece promoting abortion in Ethiopia fails to mention that the country has been at war for nearly two years, or that basic medical services in Tigray, and in much of the rest of the country, essentially do not exist. It instead shames America for not doing enough to ensure that more babies are aborted in the Christian-majority African nation.

“Abortion has been legal in Ethiopia under a broad range of circumstances for the past 17 years. Nevertheless, at the Shekebedo Health Center, abortions cannot be performed at all,” the author, Kumar, laments. “The clinic, situated in a rural part of southwestern Ethiopia where quality health care is hard to access, is partially funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. This funding has stopped the clinic from offering abortions to Ethiopian women.”

The column did not specify where the Shekebedo Health Center is exactly, though the southwest is far from the northern Tigray region. It also largely ceased to discuss Ethiopia following its opening. Instead, it lambasted the Helms amendment of the Foreign Assistance Act, which does not allow U.S. funding abroad to go to the killing of an unborn child “as a method of family planning” or towards the promotion of killing unborn children.

“In 2020, America sent more than $592 million in family planning funds overseas — about as much as the next three countries combined — and has contributed 40 percent to 50 percent of total direct funding over the past decade,” Kumar nonetheless noted while condemning Washington for its alleged lack of support for family planning.

The column concluded with a demand for legislation that would allow American taxpayers’ dollars to fund the killing of unborn children abroad, lamenting that “widespread Republican support for the Helms Amendment” would likely block any such legislation.

Two days after the New York Times published the pro-abortion opinion piece, the world’s most prominent Tigrayan, W.H.O. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that his home region was once again on the verge of “genocide.”

“Yes, I’m from Tigray, and yes, this affects me personally. I don’t pretend it doesn’t. Most of my relatives are in the most affected areas, more than 90 per cent of them,” Tedros told reporters at a regular W.H.O. press briefing. “This is a health crisis for six million people, and the world is not paying enough attention.”

Tedros reportedly said that a small “window” existed for the world to prevent a “genocide” of ethnic Tigrayans, most of them trapped behind the blockade with little food or medicine. The director-general noted that, in addition to the absence of outside communication and food, health care is practically nonexistent in Tigray.

“There are no services for tuberculosis, HIV, diabetes, hypertension and more – those diseases, which are treatable elsewhere, are now a death sentence in Tigray,” Tedros said.

The W.H.O. did not list access to abortions among Tedros’ concerns for Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian government announced the capture of three towns in Tigray – Shire, Alamata, and Korem – from the TPLF on Tuesday, promising civilians there would receive humanitarian aid. At least one aid worker in Shire died in an Ethiopian government bombing this week, despite the government claiming it captured the towns “without fighting in urban areas.”

Advances against the TPLF – which, when it had managed to expand outside of Tigray, reportedly allowed fighters to engage in mass gang rapes in Amharic villages – have occurred as mounting reports elsewhere in Ethiopia have surfaced implicating the government in the recruitment of child soldiers.

“The children are being abducted,” one eyewitness in eastern Harar told the Addis Standard last week. “They [security forces] break into houses and abduct children. They pick them, throw them on trucks and drive them to police stations and concentration camps. The majority of the victims are daily laborer children aged between 13 to 15.”

🐷 Pro-Abortion Activists Take Bible And Play Soccer With It. They Then Put The Bible in a Toilet

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666 ALERT: 66 Clinics in 15 US States Have Stopped Doing Abortions

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 7, 2022

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

💭 666 ማንቂያ፤በ ፲፭/15 የአሜሪካ ግዛቶች ፷፮/66 ክሊኒኮች ፅንስ ማስወረድ አቁመዋል

  • Colors of Zion
  • የጽዮን ቀለማት

💭 At least 66 clinics in 15 states have stopped providing abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to an analysis released Thursday.

The number of clinics providing abortions in the 15 states dropped from 79 before the June 24 decision to 13 as of Oct. 2, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights.

All 13 of the remaining clinics are in Georgia. The other states have no providers offering abortions, though some of their clinics are offering care other than abortions.

Nationally, there were more than 800 abortion clinics in 2020, the institute said.

The new report does not include data on hospitals and physician offices that provided abortion and stopped them after the court ruling, but Guttmacher researcher Rachel Jones noted that clinics provide most U.S. abortions, including procedures and dispensing abortion medication. Recent Guttmacher data show just over half of U.S. abortions are done with medication.

States without abortion providers are concentrated in the South.

Dr. Jeanne Corwin, who provides abortions in Indiana and Ohio, said clinic closures harm “women’s physical health, mental health and financial health.’’

In several states, access is under threat because bans were put on hold only temporarily by court injunctions. These include Indiana, Ohio and South Carolina, the analysis found.

“It is precarious from a medical standpoint and certainly from a business standpoint,’’ said Dr. Katie McHugh, an OB-GYN who provides abortions in Indiana. “It’s difficult to keep the doors open and the lights on when you don’t know if you’re going to be a felon tomorrow.”

💭 666 ALERT: India-Made Cough Syrups Linked to Deaths of 66 Children in Gambia: WHO

👹 666 አውሬው በዓለም ፍጻሜ በእጅ አዙር፤ በቀድሞ ቅኝ ግዛቶቻቸው በኩል፤ ሕንድ + ፓኪስታን + ኬኒያ + ናይጄሪያ + ደቡብ አፍሪቃ

💭 የዓለም ጤና ድርጅት ዛሬ እንዳሳወቀው፤ በህንድየተሠራ የሳል ሲሮፕ በጋምቢያ ውስጥ ከ66 ህጻናት ሞት ጋር ተያይዟል። 😠😠😠 ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! 😢😢😢

💭 Pro-Abortion Activists Take Bible And Play Soccer With It. They Then Put The Bible In A Toilet

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Shadow of War Hangs Over Ethiopia’s Meskel Festival Celebrations

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 27, 2022

💭 My Note: We Christians are in sadness these days. And we should be deeply saddened. While we were rejoicing in the victory of distance running stars like Letesenbet Gidey, we should be very sad as well that the suffering mothers and fathers of Letesenbet Gidey and Co. are not able to celebrate the Meskel festival due to the weekly drone fire coming down on them. There is time for everything!

❖ But:

✞✞✞ [Romans 8:18]✞✞✞

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

በኢትዮጵያ የመስቀል በዓል አከባበር ላይ የጦርነት ጥላ ተንጠልጥሏል።

💭 ማስታወሻዬ፡ በዚህ ዘመን እኛ ክርስቲያኖች በሀዘን ላይ ነን። በእጅጉም ማዘን አለብን። በእነ ለተሰንበት ግደይ ድል ስንደሰት እንደነበር፣ በመሰቃየት ላይ ያሉት የእነ ለተሰንበት ግደይ እናቶችና አባቶች የድሮን እሳት ስለሚወርድባቸው በዓሉን ለማክበር ባለመቻላቸው እጅግ በጣም ልናዝን ይገባናል። ለሁሉም ጊዜ አለውና! ይህ ሀዘን ከዲያብሎስና ከመልእክተኛው ከፋሽስት ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ የመጣ ነው።

❖ ግን፡-

✞✞✞ [ወደ ሮሜ ሰዎች ምዕራፍ ፰፥፲፰]✞✞✞

ለእኛም ይገለጥ ዘንድ ካለው ክብር ጋር ቢመዛዘን የአሁኑ ዘመን ሥቃይ ምንም እንዳይደለ አስባለሁ።

The shadow of war hung over Ethiopia’s Meskel festival in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, with high security, low turnout and Orthodox Christian priests calling for peace and forgiveness in their sermons.

The event – usually a joyous affair where huge crowds gather around bonfires – marks the moment when the 4th century Roman Empress St Helena found Christ’s cross in Jerusalem.

As they do year after year, hundreds of priests, musicians and singers clad in white robes came together on the vast expanse of the capital’s Meskel Square.

But the mood was much darker and the clergy kept turning to the conflict raging again in the northern region of Tigray.

“Truly speaking, this year, we Ethiopians are not celebrating the festival in full happiness,” said Archbishop Abuna Markos, resplendent in a white robe with gold trim and embroidered silver crosses and blue floral designs.

“Just like the mothers were crying under the cross, our mothers in the North are also crying. They are suffering. This suffering is common to all of us. It’s our own,” he said, holding a gold cross encrusted with red gems.

The war in Tigray, which broke out in November 2020 and has spilt over into other regions, has killed thousands of people, displaced many more and left an estimated 13 million people in desperate need of food aid.

The conflict has pitted Ethiopia’s federal army, its regional allies and the Eritrean military against forces loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the party that controls Tigray’s regional government.

The central government and its allies accuse the TPLF, which long dominated Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, of seeking to reassert its dominance, while the TPLF accuses the central government of abusing its powers and oppressing Tigray.

Both dismiss each other’s accusations. After months of relative quiet, fighting flared again in August.

“On this day, my prayer for the new year is that God says ‘enough’, because he is the owner of peace and he declared peace through his cross by denouncing hatred,” said deacon Haileyesus Meleku, holding an ornate silver staff.

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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 27, 2022

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ክብረ መስቀል በኢትዮጵያ

መስቀል ስንል ሦስት መሠረታዊ ቁም ነገሮችን መጥቀስ ይቻላል፤ የመጀመሪያው ጌታችን መድኀኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ የሰውን ልጅ ከሞተ ነፍስ ለማዳን ሲል የተቀበለው መከራና የከፈለው መሥዋዕትነት መስቀል ይባላል፡፡ ሁለተኛው በክርስእንትና ውስጥ የሚያጋጥም ልዩ ልዩ ዓይነት መከራም መስቀል ነው፡፡ ጌታችን ‹‹እኔን መከተል የሚወድ ቢኖር ራሱን ይካድ፤ መስቀሉንም ተሸክሞ ይከተለኝ›› /ማቴ.፲፮፥፳፬/ በማለት መናገሩም በክርስትና ሕይወት ውስጥ የሚደርሰውን ይህንኑ መከራ መታገሥ ተገቢ መኾኑን ሲያመለክተን ነው፡፡ ሦስተኛው ደግሞ ጌታችን የተሰቀለበት ዕፀ መስቀል ነው፡፡ በሦስቱም ቁም ነገሮች ነገረ መስቀል (የመስቀሉ ነገር) ከክርስትና ጋር ቀጥተኛ ግንኙነት አለው፡፡ ስለ ክርስትና ሕይወት ሲነሣ ነገረ መስቀልም አብሮ ይታወሳል፡፡ ስለ ክርስትና ሲነገር ክርስቶስ የተቀበለው መከራ፣ የተሰቃየበትና ነፍሱን በፈቃዱ አሳልፎ የሰጠበት ዕፀ መስቀል፣ በክርስትና ሕይወት ውስጥ የሚከሠት ፈተና አብረው የሚነሡ ጉዳዮች ናቸው፡፡

ስለ መስቀል ሲነገር ክርስቶስ ሰውን ለማዳን ሲል በሥጋው የተቀበለው ስቃይ፤ ሰማዕታት በሃይማኖታቸው ምክንያት የሚደርስባቸው ስደት፣ መከራና ሞት፤ ቅድስት ቤተ ክርስቲያን በየዘመኑ በአረማውያንም በውስጥ ጠላቶችም የሚያጋጥማት የዘረፋና የቃጠሎ፣ እንደዚሁም የሰላም እጦትና የመልካም አስተዳደር እጥረት፤ በተጨማሪም በክርስትና ሕይወት ውስጥ የሚከሠቱ የኑሮ ውጣ ውረዶች መስቀልና ክርስትና የማይነጣጠሉ የአንድ ሳንቲም ሁለት ገጽታዎች ለመኾናቸው ማስረጃዎች ናቸው፡፡ ከዚሁ ኹሉ ጋርም መስቀል ሲባል ክርስቶስ መከራ የተቀበለበት፣ ቅድስት ነፍሱን ከቅዱስ ሥጋው የለየበት፣ ድንቅ ተአምራትን ያደረገበት፣ ከኹሉም በላይ ለአዳምና ለልጆቹ ነጻነትን ያወጀበት ዕፀ መስቀልም አንዱ የክርስትናችን አካል ነው፡፡

ቅድስት ቤተ ክርስቲያናችን በጉልላቷና በሌሎችም ንዋያተ ቅድሳቷ መስቀልን እንደ ምልክት ትጠቀመዋለች፡፡ መሠረቷ፣ የልጆቿ መድኀኒት ክርስቶስ በመስቀል ላይ የከፈለው ዋጋ ነውና ሰንደቅ ዓላማዋ መስቀል ነው፡፡ አባቶች ካህናት ጸሎት ሲያደርጉ ‹‹ከመስቀሉ ዓላማ፣ ከወንጌሉ ከተማ አያውጣን›› እያሉ የሚመርቁትም ስለዚህ ነው፡፡ በእጃቸው ይዘውት የሚንቀሳቀሱት፣ እኛንም የሚባርኩትም በመስቀል ነው፡፡ መስቀል የጠላት ሰይጣን ተንኮል የከሸፈበት፣ የክርስቶስ ቤዛነት የተረጋገጠበት የድኅነት ኃይል ነውና፡፡ በየገዳማቱና በየአብነት ት/ቤቱ፤ እንደዚሁም በክርስቲያኖች መኖሪያ ቤቶች ውስጥ በሚከናወኑ ተግባራት መስቀል ሰፊ ድርሻ አለው፡፡ በቅዳሴ ጊዜ፣ በጠበል ቦታ፣ በጸሎት ጊዜያት፣ ወዘተ ቡራኬ የሚፈጸመው በመስቀል በማማተብ ነው፡፡ የመስቀሉን ምልክት ባዩ ጊዜ አጋንንት ይንቀጠቀጣሉ፤ ካደሩበት ሰው ላይም በፍጥነት ይወጣሉ፡፡ ምእመናን በመስቀሉ ስንዳሰስ ከልዩ ልዩ ደዌ እንፈወሳለን፡፡

ወደ አገራችን ክርስቲያዊ ባህል ስንመለስ በኢትዮጵያ የመድኀኒታችን የክርስቶስ መስቀል በብዙ ተግባራት ላይ በምልክትነት ጥቅም ላይ ሲውል ይታያል፡፡ ለምሳሌ በቡልኮ፣ ጋቢ፣ ነጠላ፣ ቀሚስ ወዘተ የመሳሰሉ የሸማ ልብሶች፤ እንደዚሁም በጆሮ፣ በአንገት፣ በእጅና ሌሎችም ጌጣጌጦች ላይ የመስቀል ምልክት አለ፡፡ ክርስቲያን ልጃገረዶች (በተለይ በሰሜኑ የአገራችን ክፍል) በግንባራቸው፣ በጉንጫቸው፣ በአንገታቸው፣ በደረታቸውና በእጃቸው ላይ በመስቀል ቅርፅ እየተነቀሱ ያጌጡበታል፡፡ ክርስቲያኖች ከዚህ ዓለም በሞት ስንለይም በመቃብር ሣጥናችን ወይም በሐውልቶቻችን ላይ የመስቀል ምልክት ይቀመጣል፡፡ በቤት ውስጥም ስንተኛና ከእንቅልፋችን ስንነቃ ፊታችንንና መላ ሰውነታችንን በትእምርተ መስቀል እናማትባለን፤ አባቶችና እናቶችም ውሃ ሲቀዱ፣ ሊጥ ሲያቦኩ፣ እንጀራ ሲጋግሩ፣ ምግብ ሲቈርሱ፣ ወዘተ በመስቀል አማትበው ነው፡፡ በአጠቃላይ መስቀል ብዙ ነገር ነው፤ መስቀል በክርስትና ሕይወት ውስጥ በሚደረጉ ተግባራት ኹሉ ያለው ድርሻ ጕልህ ነው፡፡ /ለተጨማሪ መረጃ ግሸን ደብረ ከርቤ የቃል ኪዳን አምባ፣ መስከረም ፲፱፻፺፮ ዓ.ም፤ ገጽ ፺፮-፻፪ ይመልከቱ/፡፡

በክርስቶስ ደም የተቀደሰው ይህ ክቡር መስቀል ለበርካታ ዓመታት በአይሁድ ምቀኝነት በጎልጎታ ተቀብሮ ከኖረ በኋላ በንግሥት ዕሌኒና በልጇ ቈስጠንጢኖስ ጥረት ከተቀበረበት ወጥቶ ከፀሐይ ብርሃን በላይ አብርቷል፤ ሙት በማስነሣት፣ ሕሙማንን በመፈወስ ብዙ ተአምራትን አሳይቷል፡፡ በመላው ዓለም በሚገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት ደመራ ተደምሮ በዓሉ የሚከበረውም ንግሥት ዕሌኒ መስቀሉ የተቀበረበትን ቦታ ለማግኘት ከእግዚአብሔር መልአክ በተሰጣት አቅጣጫ መሠረት ያነደደችውን ዕጣንና የመስቀሉን መገኛ የጠቆማትን ጢስ ለማስታዎስ ነው፡፡ እግዚአብሔር የተመሰገነ ይኹን! በንጉሥ ዳዊት በልጃቸው በዘርዐ ያዕቆብ አማካይነት ወደ አገራችን የመጣው የጌታችን መስቀል ቀኝ ክፍል በአገራችን ኢትዮጵያ በደቡብ ወሎ ሀገረ ስብከት በግሸን ደብረ ከርቤ ይገኛል፡፡ ከቅዱስ መስቀሉና ከገዳሙ በረከት ለመሳተፍ ብዙ ምእመናን በየዓመቱ ቦታው ድረስ በመሔድ በዓለ መስቀልን ያከብራሉ፡፡

በዓለ መስቀል በቤተ ክርስቲያን ብቻ ሳይኾን በየመንደሩና በየቤቱም ምእመናን ደመራ በመደመር፣ ጸበል ጸሪቅ በማዘጋጀት በድምቀት ያከብሩታል፡፡ በተለይ በደቡቡ የአገራችን ክፍል በዓለ መስቀል በደማቅ ሥርዓት ይከበራል፡፡ ይህም የቀደሙ አባቶቻችን ስለ በዓለ መስቀል ይሰጡት የነበረው ትምህርት ቁም ነገር ላይ መዋሉን የሚያስረዳ መንፈሳዊ ትውፊት ነው፡፡ የአከባበሩ ባህል ከቦታ ቦታ ይለያይ እንጂ በዓለ መስቀል በየዓመቱ በመስከረም አጋማሽ በመላው ኢትዮጵያ በልዩ ድምቀትና በመንፈሳዊ ሥርዓት ይከበራል፡፡ በአገራችን መስቀልና ክርስትና እንዲህ ሳይነጣጠሉ ተሳስረው ይኖራሉ፡፡ እኛም አባቶቻችን እንዳስተማሩን ይህንን በክርስቶስ ደም የተቀደሰውን መስቀል በዘወትር ጸሎታችን ‹‹… መስቀል ኃይልነ መስቀል ጽንዕነ መስቀል ቤዛነ መስቀል መድኃኒተ ነፍስነ አይሁድ ክህዱ ንሕነሰ አመነ ወእለ አመነ በኃይለ መስቀሉ ድኅነ፤ … መስቀል ኀይላችን፣ ጽንዓችን፣ ቤዛችን፣ የነፍሳችን መዳኛ ነው፡፡ አይሁድ ይክዱታል፤ እኛ ግን እናምንበታለን፡፡ ያመነውም እኛ በመስቀሉ ኀይል እንድናለን፤ ድነናልም›› እያልን ለመስቀሉ ያለንን ክብር እንገልጻለን፤ በክርስቶስ መስቀል ኀይል መዳናችንንም ስንመሰክር እንኖራለን፡፡ ልዑል እግዚአብሔር በመስቀሉ ኃይል ኹላችንንም ከልዩ ልዩ ዓይነት መከራ ይጠብቀን፡፡

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✤ ርእሰ ዓውደ ዓመት ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ በበጎው ዘመን | ✤ ደብረ ሳሌም ቦሌ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ ቤተ ክርስቲያን

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 12, 2022

😇 ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ፡ የአዲስ ዘመን ምልክት

በኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተክርስቲያን የበዓላት ቀኖና መሰረት የአዲስ ዓመት ዘመን መለወጫ በዓል የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ በዓል ነው፡፡ ለዚህም ምክንያቱ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ የአሮጌ (ብሉይ) ዘመን ማብቃት ብስራት፣ የአዲስ ዘመን መምጣት ማሳያ ሆኖ በቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት ስለሚታወቅ ነው፡፡ መጥምቀ መለኮት ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ብሉይ ኪዳንና በሐዲስ ኪዳን መካከል ከነበሩት ቅዱሳን አበው አንዱ የሆነ፣ ከነቢያት እነ ነቢዩ ኢሳይያስ፣ ከመላእክት ቅዱስ ገብርኤልና ከካህናት አባቱ ዘካርያስ ትንቢት የተናገሩለት ነቢይና ሐዋርያ ነው፡፡ ገና ከሕፃንነቱ ጀምሮ ቅኑት እንደ ገበሬ፣ ጽሙድ እንደ በሬ ሆኖ እግዚአብሔርን ያገለገለ፣ በፍጹም ልቡ ዓለምን የናቀ፣ ከተድላዋና ከደስታዋም የተለየ፣ አምላክን ለማጥመቅ የታደለ ሐዋርያ፣ መምህር፣ ሰማዕት፣ ባሕታዊ፣ ነቢይ፣ ጻድቅ ነው፡፡

😇 የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መዓርጋት

ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ በርካታ መዓርጋት አሉት፤ የተወሰኑትን ቀጥለን እንመለከታለን፤

  • መጥምቅ /መጥምቀ መለኮት/ጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን በማጥመቁ
  • ነቢይ ከእኔ በፊት የነበረውና ከእኔ የሚበልጠው ይመጣል ብሎ ትንቢት በመናገሩ
  • ካህን ሕዝቡን በማጥመቁ
  • ወንጌላዊ ያስተማረው ትምህርት እንደነቢያቱ ይመጣል ይወለዳል ብቻ ሳይሆን መጥቷል፣ ተወልዷል፣ እነሆ በመካከላችሁ ቆሟል የሚል ለመሆኑ፤ እንደ ነቢያቱ ለቅጣት ምርኮን፣ ለስጦታ /ደስታ/ ምድረ ከነዓንን ሳይሆን ለቅጣት የዘለዓለም ሕይወትን፤ ለስጦታ መንግሥተ ሰማያትንና ገሃነመ እሳትን ማስተማሩ፤ የሥነ ምግባር ትምህርቱም እንደ ወንጌል ትሩፋትን የሚሰብክ በመሆኑ

ርእሰ ዓውደ ዓመት ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ በብሉይ ኪዳን እና በሐዲስ ኪዳን መሸጋገሪያ ላይ የነበረ ነቢይ በመሆኑ የዓመቱ መጀመሪያና የዘመን መለወጫ በዓል በሆነው መስከረም አንድ ቀን የእርሱ መታሰቢያ እንዲደረግበት፣ በዓሉም «ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ» ተብሎ እንዲጠራ አባቶቻችን ወስነዋል፡፡ ቅዱስ ያሬድም በድጓው «ውስተ ርእሰ ዓውደ ዓመት ተጽሕፈ ተዝካርከ፤ ባርከኒ እንሣእ በረከተከ»፤ «መታሰቢያህ በርእሰ ዓውደ ዓመት ተጻፈ፤ በረከትህን አገኝ /እውሰድ/ ዘንድ «ባርከኝ» ብሎ ምሥጋናና ጸሎት ደርሷል፡፡

ከዚሁ ጋር በተያያዘ መልክአ ዮሐንስ ደግሞ «ርእሰ ዓውደ ዓመት ዮሐንስ ወላዴ መጥቅዕ ወአበቅቴ» ይለዋል /ሠላም ለሥዕርተ ርእስከ/፡፡ «የመጥቅዕ እና የአበቅቴ ወላጅ፣ አስገኚ» ማለት ነው፡፡ ይህም ስም የተሰጠው የዓመቱ ክብረ በዓላት የሚውሉባቸው ቀናትና ዕለታትን ለማስላት የሚጠቅሙት መጥቅዕ እና አበቅቴ የሚባሉት ቁጥሮች በዚሁ በመስከረም አንድ ቀን ስለሚወጡ /ስለሚስሉ/ ነው፡፡

ሰማእት /ምስክር/ስለጌታችን አምላክነትና መድኃኒትነት እንዲሁም ስለ እውነት ስለመሰከረ፤ በመጨረሻም በአላውያን ነገሠታት እጅ ስለ ተገደለ፡፡

ከእነዚህ ሁሉ ስሞች የሚበልጠው ግን መጥምቅ /መጥምቀ መለኮት/ የሚለው ነው፡፡ ምክንያቱም ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ካደረጋቸውና ከሆናቸው ነገሮች ሁሉ የሚበልጠው አምላክን ማጥመቁ ነው፡፡ ጌታችንም ስለ እርሱ ክብር በተነገረ ጊዜ «እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ሴቶች ከወለዱአቸው ወገን ከመጥምቁ ዮሐንስ የሚበልጥ አልተነሣም…» በማለት ይህንን ስያሜ አጽድቆለታል፡፡

😇 ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ ለእኛ

ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ በዘመኑ የነበሩ ሰዎችን ገሥጾና አስተምሮ ወደ እግዚአብሔር አቅርቧቸዋል፡፡ እኛስ በዚህ ዘመን ያለን ሰዎች ከእርሱ ምን እንጠቀማለን? ሁለት ነገሮችን መጥቀስ ይቻላል፡፡

  • . ያስተምረናል፡፡
  • . ያማልደናል፡፡

. ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ ያስተምረናል

ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ በቃሉ /በስብከቱ/፣ በሕይወቱ እና በአገልግሎቱ ዛሬ ድረስ ያስተምረናል፡፡

. በስብከቱ /በቃሉ/ ያስተምረናል

አንድ ሰው የድኅነትን ጸጋ /ስጦታ/ ከእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ለመቀበል ሦስት ነገሮች ያስፈልጉታል፡፡ እነዚህም እምነት፣ ምሥጢራትን መካፈል እና ምግባር ናቸው፡፡ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ በእነዚህ በሦስቱም ዙሪያ ትምህርቶችን ያስተምረናል፡፡

እምነት፡ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ «አብ ወልድን ይወዳል፤ ሁሉንም ነገር፤ በእጁ ሰጥቶታል፡፡ በወልድ የሚያምን ሁሉ የዘለዓለም ሕይወት አለው፤ በወልድ የማያምን ግን የእግዚአብሔር ቁጣ በእርሱ ላይ ይሆናል እንጂ ሕይወትን አያይም» እያለ ምሥጢረ ን ምሥጢረ ሥጋዌን ያስተምረናል፤ ካላመንም የዘለዓለም ሕይወት እንደሌለን ይነግረናል፡፡

ምስጢራትን መካፈል፡ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ «መንግሥተ ሰማያት ቀርባለችና ንስሐ ግቡ፡፡»«ከእኔ በኋላ የሚመጣው በመንፈስ ቅዱስ እና በእሳት ያጠምቃችኋል»«የዓለምን ኃጢአት የሚያስወግድ የእግዚአብሔር በግ እነሆ» እያለ ምሥጢራትን /ምስጢረ ጥምቀት፣ ምስጢረ ንስሐን እና ምስጢረ ቁርባንን/ እንድንካፈል ያስተምረናል፡፡

ምግባር፡– «እናንት የእፉኝት ልጆች ለመሆኑ ከሚመጣው ቁጣ እንድታመልጡ ማን መከራችሁ፤ ለንስሐ የሚገባ ፍሬ አፍሩ፤ … እነሆ ምሳር የዛፎችን ሥር ሊቆርጥ ተዘጋጅቷል፤ መልካም ፍሬ የማያፈራ ዛፍ ሁሉ ይቆረጣል፤ ወደ እሳትም ይጣላል፡፡» እያለ ምግባር እንድንሠራ ያስተምረናል፤ ያስጠነቅቀናል።

. በሕይወቱ ያስተምረናል

ከቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ በሕይወቱ እግዚአብሔርን ያስደሰተ፤ «ከሴቶች ከተወለዱ የሚያህለው የለም» የተባለለት ስለሆነ አርአያ ልናደርገው፤ ለዚህ ክብር ያበቃውን ነገር ልንመረምርና በመንገዱ ልንከተለው ይገባናል፡፡ ከሕይወቱ ብዙ ልንማራቸው የሚገቡ ነገሮች ቢኖሩም ጥቂቶቹን ለጊዜው እንመልከት፡

ትሁት ነው፡ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ ጌታ «ከሴቶች ከተወለዱት ወገን የሚያህለው የለም» እያለ ቢያመሰግነውም እርሱ ግን ያሉትን መልካምና ታላላቅ ነገሮች በሙሉ ችላ ብሎ «እኔ የጫማውን ማሰሪያ ልፈታ የማይገባኝ ነኝ» ይል ነበር፡፡ በዚህም ምክንያት ቅዱስ ያሬድ «ዘወጠነዝ ትርሢተ ክብር ትሕትና ወፍቅር ትሕትና ወፍቅር ርእዮ እበዩ ለዮሐንስ…» እያለ የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ የክብሩ ጌጥ፣ የታላቅነቱ ምንጭ ትሕትናው እና እግዚአብሔርን ማክበሩ መሆኑን ይገልጻል፡፡ እመቤታችን በጸሎቷ «ትሁታንን ግን ከፍ ከፍ አደረጋቸው» [ሉቃ.፩፥፶፪] እንዳለችው እርሱ ትሁት ሲሆን እግዚአብሔር ከሁሉ በላይ አከበረው፡፡ የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ትሕትና ግን ምንጩ ምንድን ነው?

ትሕትና ማለት ምንም ነገር የሌለው መሆን ማለት አይደለም፡፡ እግዚአብሔር በባሕርይው ትሁት ነው፡፡ ጌታ «ከእኔ ተማሩ፣ እኔ ትሁት ነኝ» ይላል፡፡ የእግዚአብሔር ትሕትና ምንጩ ክቡር፣ ባዕለ ጸጋ መሆኑ ነው፡፡ የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ትሕትና ምንጭም ይኸው ነው፤ በእምነትና በምግባር ያጌጠ ባለ ብዙ ፍሬ ባለ ጸጋ መሆኑ ማንም ትሕትናን የሚፈልጋት ቢኖርም ማድረግ ያለበት ይህንኑ ነው፤ ባለብዙ ምግባር፤ ባለ ትልቅ እምነት መሆኑ፤ ያን ጊዜ ትሕትናው አብሮ ይመጣል፡፡

ሁለተኛው የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ ትሕትና ምንጭ የእግዚአብሔርን ማንነትና ባሕርይ በሚገባ ማወቁ፤ የራሱን ማንነቱንና አቅሙንም መረዳቱ ነው፡፡ እኛም ትሕትናን ገንዘብ ልናደርግ ብንወድ የእግዚአብሔርን ማንነት፣ ባሕርይ፣ እና ክብር የተቻለንን ያህል ለማወቅ መጣር፤ ራሳችንንም ዘወትር መመርመር፣ ድካማችንን መረዳትና ይህንንም ደግመን ደጋግመን ለራሳችን መንገር አለብን፡፡

ጸጋውን ተጠቅሞ ፍሬ አፍርቷል፡ – ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ በእናቱ ማኅፀን ሳለ መንፈስ ቅዱስ መልቶበት ነበር፡፡ እርሱም ይህንን ጸጋውን አትርፎበታል፤ሕዝቡም ካህናቱም አመጸኞች በነበሩበት በዚያ አስከፊ ዘመን [ሐዋ.÷፴፡፴፱] ጻድቅ ሆኖ ተገኝቷል፤ ለራሱ ብቻ ሳይሆን ለሌሎችም በረከት ሆኖ ነበር፡፡ ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ሺኖዳ እንዳሉት ለዚህ የበቃው «የበረሃ እና የተራሮች ልጅ» በመሆኑና በብህትውና /በብቸኝነትና/ እና በትህርምት በመኖሩ ነው፡፡

እያንዳንዳችን ከጥምቀታችን ቀጥሎ በሚፈጸምልን ምሥጢረ ሜሮን አማካኝነት መንፈስ ቅዱስ ያድርብናል፡፡ ይህንን ተጠቅመን ሥራ ለመሥራት እኛም እንደ መጥምቁ የራሳችን በረሃ ያስፈልገናል፤ በትህርምትና ራስን በመግዛት መኖር አለብን፡፡

ይህንን ማድረግ የሚገባቸውና የሚችሉት በገዳም ያሉ ሰዎች ብቻ አይደሉም፡፡ በዓለም የምንኖር ሰዎችም ብቻችንን የምንሆንበትና በጸሎት፣ በተመስጦ፣ ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍትን በማንበብ፣ ራሳችንን በመመርመር የምናሳልፈው ጊዜ በመመደብ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ አፈወርቅ በወጣትነት ዘመኑ እንዳደረገው መኖሪያ ቤቶቻችንን ገዳማት ማድረግ እንችላለን፡፡ ሁኔታዎችን እያመቻቸን ወደተለያዩ ገዳማት እየሄድን ጊዜ ማሳለፍም ጠቃሚ ነው፡፡

ከዚህም በተጨማሪ ምግባችንን፣ መጠጣችንን እና ልብሳችንን በልክ እያደረግን መጥምቁን ባለ ብዙ ፍሬ በሆነበት ጎዳናው ልንከተለው ያገባናል፡፡

በአግልግሎቱ ያስተምረናል፡ ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ሺኖዳ ከቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ አገልግሎት ልንማራቸው የሚገቡ በርካታ ቁም ነገሮች አሉ በማለት የሚከተሉትን ይዘረዝራሉ፡፡

ቅድስ ዮሐንስ ያገለገለው ለአጭር /ከስድስት ወራት ብዙ ላልበለጠ/ ጊዜ ብቻ ቢሆንም በርካታ ሥራዎችን ሠርቶ አልፏል፡፡ እኛም አገልግሎታችንን ልንመዝነው የሚገባን በርዝመቱ ሳይሆን በጥልቀቱ፣ በውጤታማነቱ፣ በሚያፈራው ፍሬ እና በሚያመጣው ለውጥ ነው፡፡

ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ሲያገለግል ዓላማው ሰዎችን ከእግዚአብሔር ጋር ማገናኘት እንጂ ሰዎችን በእርሱ ዙሪያ መሰብሰብና መክበር አልነበረም፡፡ ቅዱስ ማቴዎስ በወንጌሉ እንደሚነግረን «ከኢየሩሳሌም፣ ከመላው ይሁዳ፣ በዮርዳኖስ ዙሪያ ባለው ነገር ሁሉ ሰዎች ወደ እርሱ ይጎርፉ ነበር፡፡» [ማቴ.፫፥፭፡፮] እርሱ ግን «እኔ በውኃ ለንስሐ አጠምቃችኋለሁ፤ ከእኔ በኋላ የሚመጣው ግን በመንፈስ ቅዱስና በእሳት ያጠምቃችኋል፡፡» እያለ ሰዎቹ እርሱን እንዲከተሉ ሳይሆን የጌታችንን መምጣት ተስፋ እንዲያደርጉ የሚያደርግ ትምህርት ያስተምራቸው ነበር፡፡ በዚህም ምክንያት የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ደቀመዛሙርት በኋላ ወደ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ገብተዋል፡፡

የመጀመሪያዎቹ ጌታችንን የተከተሉት ደቀመዛሙርት የዮሐንስ ደቀመዛሙርት ነበሩ፡፡ ስለዚህ በዚህ ዘመን መታጀብ /በሕዝብ መከበብ/ ለሚያስደስተን የእግዚአብሔርን ሳይሆን የእኛን ተከታዮች እንደ ፈሪሳውያን ለምንፈልግ አገልጋዮች ትልቅ ተግሳጽ ነው፡፡

«በማግስቱ ዮሐንስ ከሁለቱ ደቀመዛሙርቱ ጋር እንደገና በእዚያው ቦታ /ጌታችን በተጠመቀበት/ ቦታ ነበር፡፡ ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስም በዚያ ሲያልፍ አይቶ «እነሆ የእግዚአብሔር በግ» አለ ሁለቱ ደቀመዛሙርትም ይህን ሲናገር ሰምተው ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ተከተሉት» [ዮሐ.፩፥፴፭፡፴፯]

የሐዋርያት ሥራ መጽሐፍም በርካታ የዮሐንስ ደቀመዛሙርት የነበሩና የእርሱን ጥምቀት የተጠመቁ ሰዎች በቀላሉ ወደ ክርስቲያኖች ማኅበር እንደተቀላቀሉ ይነግረናል፡፡ [ሐዋ.፲፰፥፳፬+ ፲፱፣ ፮፥፲፫፡፳፬]

ራሱም ይህንን አቋሙን እንዲህ በማለት ልብ በሚነኩ ቃላት እንዳጋለጠው ወንጌላዊው ዮሐንስ በወንጌሉ መዝግቦታል፡፡

ሰዎች ወደ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥተው «መምህር፣ በዮርዳኖስ ከአንተ ጋር የነበረው፣ ስለ እርሱም የመሰከርክለት … ሰው ሁሉ ወደ እርሱ እየሄዳ ነው» ባሉት ጊዜ እንዲህ ሲል መለሰ «ከላይ ካልተሰጠው በቀር ማንም አንዳች ሊቀበል አይችልም፡፡ «እኔ ክርስቶስ አይደለሁም፤ ነገር ግን ከእርሱ በፊት ተልኬአለሁ» እንዳልሁ እናንተ ራሳችሁ ትመሰክራላችሁ፡፡ ሙሽራይቱ የሙሽራው ነች፡፡ ድምፁን ለመስማት በአጠገቡ የሚቆመው ሚዜ ግን የሙሽራውን ድምፅ ሲሰማ እጅግ ደስ ይለዋል፤ ያ ደስታ የእኔ ነው፤ እርሱም አሁን ተፈጽሟል፡፡ እርሱ ሊልቅ፤ እኔ ግን ላንስ ይገባል፡፡»

እውነት ነው፡፡ ሙሽራይቱ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የሙሽራው የክርስቶስ ነች፡፡ አገልጋዮች ሚዜ ናቸው፡፡ ሥራቸውም ሙሸራይቱን ወደ ሚዜው ማቅረብ ነው፡፡

ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ሲያገለግል በድፍረት ነው፡፡ እርሱ በነበረበት ወቅት ሔሮድስ አንቲጳስ የወንድሙን ሚስት አግብቶ የሚገሥጸው ጠፍቶ ነበር፡፡ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ግን በበረሃው ሳለ ደፋር፣ ለሰው ፊት የማያደላ፣ መሆንን ተምሮ ነበርና ገብቶ ገሠፀው፡፡

ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ሺኖዳ እንዲህ ይላሉ «ከአገልግሎቱ ሊያዘገየው ወይም ሊያስተጓጉለው የሚችል ቢሆንም እንኳን ተገቢውን ነገር ከማድረግ ወደ ኋላ አላለም፡፡ አስተሳሰቡም እንዲህ ነው «እግዚአብሔር እንዳገለግል ፈቃድ ከሆነ አገለግላለሁ፤ ካልሆነም የእርሱ ፈቃዱ ይሁን፡፡ ዋናው ነገር እውነትን መመስከር ነው» ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ስለእውነት ራሱን አሳልፎ ቢሰጥም ከሞተ በኋላም ቢሆን የትምህርቱ ድምፅ ሄሮድስን ሲወቅሰው ኑሯል፡፡»

እውነት ነው፡፡ በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ከሞተ በኋላም ቢሆን ራሱ አስራ አምስት ዓመት ዙራ አስተምራለች፡፡ ሔሮድስም ከሞት ተነሥቶ የሚመጣ እስኪመስለው ድረስ ይፈራው እንደበር ቅዱስ ማቴዎስ በወንጌሉ ጽፏል «በዚያን ጊዜ የአራተኛው ክፍል ገዢ የነበረው ሄሮድስ /አንቲጳስ/ ስለ ኢየሱስ ዝና ሰማ፤ ባለሟሎቹንም እንዲህ ከሆነ መጥምቁ ዮሐንስ ከሞት ተነሥቶ መጥቶአል ማለት ነው፤ ይህ ሁሉ ድንቅ ተዓምራት በእርሱ የሚደረገውም ለዚህ ነው» አላቸው፡፡ [ማቴ.፲፬፥፩፡፪]፡፡

😇 ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ ያማልደናል

ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ዛሬ እኛን እግዚአብሔር ለወዳጆቹ በሰጠው ቃል ኪዳን መሠረት በጸሎቱ ከእግዚአብሔር ያማልደናል፡፡

ቤተ ክርስቲያንም ዘወትር «ሰአል ለነ ዮሐንስ» «ዮሐንስ ሆይ ለምንልን»፤ ትለዋለች፤ «በአንተ ዮሐንስ መጥምቅ መሐረነ» «ስለ ዮሐንስ ስትል ማረን» እያለችም ትጸልያለች፡፡ እኛም ገድሉንና፣ መልኩን በመጸለይ፣ መታሰቢያው በሚደረግበት ጊዜም በስሙ ዝክር በመዘከር፣ ቸርነት በማድረግ በረከትን ለማግኘት ልንተጋ ይገባናል፡፡

«ማንም ከእነዚህ ከታናናሾቹ ለአንዱ ቀዝቃዛ ውኃ ብቻ በደቀመዛሙርቶቼ ስም ቢያጠጣ፤ እውነት እላችኋለሁ ዋጋው አይጠፋበትም» [ማቴ.÷፵፪]

«የቅዱስ ዮሐንስ ጸሎቱና በረከቱ ይደርብን! አማላጅነቱ ይደረግልን»

ወስብሐት ለእግዚአብሔር

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Pro-Abortion Activists Take Bible And Play Soccer With It. They Then Put The Bible in a Toilet

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 1, 2022

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

💭 በአሜሪካዋ ሲያትል ከተማ ያሉ የፅንስ ማስወረድ አራማጆች ጸያፍ ድርጊቶችን ፈጸሙ፤ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስን ነጥቀው በሱ ኳስ ተጫወቱበ። ከዚያም መጽሐፍ ቅዱስን በተንቀሳቃሽ መጸዳጃ ቤት ውስጥ ጣሉት። የሚገርም ነው! 😛 ይህ “የመጸዳጃ ቤት” ምስል ልክ የመካን ጥቁር ድንጋይ / ካባን + zየሂንዱዎችን ሺቫቤተ መቅደስ ይመስላል። እርኩሱን ቁርአንን የማይደፍሩት ለዚህ ሳይሆን አይቀርም! ባቢሎን አሜሪካም አበቅቶላታል!

😛 Amazing! This „Toilette„ image looks exactly like the Islamic Black Stone of Mecca (The Kaaba) + The Hindu ‘Shiva’ temple.

💭 Pro-abortion activists play soccer with a Bible, commit acts of desecration. The activists threw the Seattle preacher’s Bible into a portable toilet outside.

Disturbing footage from Seattle shows pro-abortion activists playing soccer with a Bible before proceeding to completely desecrate and destroy the sacred book.

In the highly offensive footage posted to social media on Sunday, a group of pro-abortion activists can be seen kicking a Bible back and forth to each other as if it were a soccer ball.

Desecration of another persons Religious material is a HATE CRIME.
If this was a Quran people would be outraged. People must really hate the WORD of GOD right now. pic.twitter.com/IjXqab1qma

When the man recording the footage – who goes by “The Seattle Preacher” on social media — explains to the anti-Christian protesters that it is a “hate crime” to destroy someone else’s religious texts, a voice in the background can be heard cackling with laughter.

The video proceeds to cut to the Seattle Preacher holding the now-damaged Bible, telling the protesters that they would not have treated the book with such disrespect if it were the Quran.

Immediately, one of the protesters snatches the Bible back from the man, and the next piece of footage shows the Bible sitting in human waste in the bottom of a portable toilet.

“That right there is a hate crime … That is ungodly and it is wrong,” the Seattle Preacher lamented, with his voice breaking.

The blasphemous footage sparked a large reaction on social media, with pro-lifers and Christians expressing their disgust with the anti-Christian actions of the pro-abortion activists.

“These people are truly the cancer of Earth. Everything they pretend to be against is *exactly* who they are,” reacted prominent songwriter “Five Times August.”

“One day, their souls will understand how foolish and blind they truly are,” added professional poker player turned Christian evangelist Anna Khait.

This display of sacrilege is only one incident of many similar events that have occurred in the United States since the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court last Friday.

As reported by LifeSiteNews, two Christian pregnancy centers were the target of vandalism over the weekend, with one of the centers being set ablaze after being spray-painted with pro-abortion messages and threats.

In addition to the pregnancy centers, a historic Catholic church in West Virginia was burned to the ground last weekend in what authorities are describing as a “suspicious” fire.

Source

💭 Legal Abortion in Ethiopia Has Led to The Deaths of Mothers as Well as Babies

💭 በኢትዮጵያ ህጋዊ ፅንስ ማስወረድ ለእናቶች እና ለህፃናት ሞት ምክንያት ሆኗል

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British Police Arrests a Christian Woman to Appease Muslims

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 26, 2022

💭 በዛሬው ሰንበት ዕለት በለንደኑ ሃይድ ፓርክ “የተናጋሪዎች ጥግ” የብሪታኒያ ፖሊሶች ሙስሊሞችን ለማስደሰት ሲሉ አንዲት ክርስቲያን ሴትን እንዲህ ቅሌታማ በሆነ መልክ አሥረው ከመናፈሻው አስወጧት።

የቀድሞዋ ሙስሊም የዛሬዋ አጥባቂ ክርስቲያን ትውልደ ቱርኳ ‘ሃቱን ታሽ’ የእስልምናን ተረት ተረት በአሳማኝ መልክ አንድ በአንድ ያጋለጠችና ሙስሊም ኢማሞችን ሳይቀር የረታች ጀግና ክርስቲያን ናት። ባለፈው ዓመት ሐምሌ ወር ላይ በሙግት የተሸነፉት ሙስሊሞች ጥቃት በመፈጸም በሜንጫ አጥቅተዋት ቆስላ ነበር። በወቅቲ ምንም እንኳን የቪዲዮ መረጃ ቢኖርም፤ የለንደን ፖሊሶች ግን አጥቂዋን ሙስሊም ለመርመር ሆነ ለማሰር ምንም ሙከራ ሳያደርጉ ቀርተዋል። ይህ ብዙዎችን አስቆጥቶ ነበር።

  • የለንደን ተናጋሪዎች ጥግ ‘ሸሪዓ ኮርነር’ ሆነ። ወራዳ የብሪታኒያ ፖሊስ!
  • London’s Speakers’ Corner becoming ‘Sharia Corner’

💭 Sunday June 26th 2022: Christian Preacher Hatun Tash Arrested at London’s Speakers Corner

Sunday 25 July 2021: Christian preacher Hatun Tash attacked and stabbed multiple times by a man in a black Islamic robe at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/an-interview-with-hatun-tash-the-christian-preacher-stabbed-at-speakers-corner

Met Police are slammed for failing to catch knifeman five days after he stabbed Christian preacher

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