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ኢትዮጵያዊቷ የ29 ዓመት እናት በለንደኑ እሳት ሕይወቷን ማጣቷ ሲነገር፡ አረንጓዴ፣ ቢጫና ቀይ የማርያም መቀነት በህንፃው ላይ ወርዶ ይታይ ነበር

Posted by addisethiopia on July 13, 2017

ብርክቲ ሃፍቶም ትባላልች፤ እግዚአብሔር ነፍስሽን ይማርልሽ፤ እናትዬ!!!

Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Named As 29-Year-Old Mother Berkti Haftom

Her family issued a statement which said: “Berkti was a generous, caring, loving mother, partner, sister, aunty and friend and she will be missed by us all forever.”

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ክርስቶስ በደመራ ታየ – እኛን “አትፍሩ” – ጠላቶቻችንን “ተጠንቀቁ”! ይላል

Posted by addisethiopia on September 28, 2016

Jesus Seen Inside The Ethiopian Bonfire

Christ redeemed us through His death on the Cross. The Cross has thus become the sign of victory for Christians. It is the symbol of our freedom from evil and our rebirth for a new life in Jesus Christ.

Even after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Cross kept on making numerous miracles among believers. Indeed, The True Cross on which our Lord was crucified is in Ethiopia.

Every year, The Ethiopian Orthodox Church organises a ceremony to light a huge bonfire at Meskel Square in central Addis Ababa.

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The above video (+snapshots) segment is taken from this year’s ceremony of setting the DEMERA bonfire in Addis Abeba.

While the Demera is set on fire you can clearly see Jesus Christ (no statue or figure there, just normal eucalyptus wood) standing in the middle of the fire giving an inner feeling of brightness and warmth for all those who are around it, and sending a message to the rest of us.

ከዚህ በኋላ ንጉሥ ናቡከደነፆር በአድናቆት ከተቀመጠበት ዘሎ በመነሣት አማካሪዎቹን “አስረን በእሳት ውስጥ የጣልናቸው ሰዎች ሦስት አልነበሩምን?” ሲል ጠየቀ።

እነርሱም፣ “ንጉሥ ሆይ፤ እውነት ነው” አሉ።

እርሱም፣ “እነሆ፤ ያልታሰሩና ያልተጎዱ አራት ሰዎች በእሳቱ ውስጥ ሲመላለሱ አያለሁ፤ አራተኛውም የአማልክትን ልጅ ይመስላል” አላቸው።” [ዳንኤል 324-25]

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Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”

They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”

He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” [Daniel 3: 24 – 25]

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እንኳን ለብርሃነ መስቀሉ በሰላም አደረሰን

Posted by addisethiopia on September 26, 2016

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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 ፺፮፻፪ 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፡፡

ምንጭ

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A Kenyan Lady: Deadly Destruction in New York City Could Cancel Presidential Debate

Posted by addisethiopia on September 26, 2016

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Tomorrow’s debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trumpmight have to be cancelled if recent prophetic warnings are fulfilled.

The Presidential debate is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm on September 26 at Hofstra University, which is located on Long Island in Hempstead NY, just 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan. However, urgent prophetic warnings shared over the past 48 hourshave identified a deadly event strikingNew York City within the next three days with tomorrow being the most likely date.

The recent increase in civil unrest and terrorist attacks throughout the United States, including abombing in New York City, makes these new warnings more believable. New York Cityhas been a favorite target in the past.

There have been many prophetic warnings about chaos surrounding the 2016 Presidential election. These include warnings from Glenda Jackson,Stephen Hanson, Mena Lee Grebin, Matt Smith, and Brian Carn.

Brian Carn shared a specific warning about New York City saying, “New York City will eventually deal with a new terrorist attack. This will re-open an old wound from the days of 9/11 and many are going to flee into Toronto, Ontario.”

Over the years, there have been many prophetic warnings of death and destruction coming to New York City, including amazingly accurate warnings about the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, not only in identifying the event, but also the exact date. David E. Taylor,founder and leader of Joshua Media Ministries International, has a greattestimony about that. However, most of thewarnings have not included dates, but these latest warnings do.

Yesterday morning, I received an email warning of a disaster in New York City within the next five days. Itwas originally posted on September 23, so we now haveonlythree days remaining. After hearing it, I was skeptical so I was not planningto share it. But then I prayed, “God, if you want me to share this, pleaseconfirm it.”

I assumed that would be the end ofit, but within the next few hours, I received two more emails from different people with similar warnings. Neither of them were aware of the other warnings, so I believe they were confirmations. However, I did not personally get a word from God about this, so I am relying on the information sent to me by these three sources. I hope and pray it turns out to be nothing.

Late Friday evening, September 23 2016, a Kenyan lady named Esther Hadassah shared a 2-minute video on her Facebook page with an urgent warning about an attack on New York City happening within the next five days.

Esther did not give a specific date, but she said it would happen “in less than five days.” Since she shared the video shortly before midnight on September 23, I am assuming that means the event would happen by Wednesday September 28 or sooner.

Shalom. My name is Esther and I have a message from the King of kings.

It is an urgent message from the Lord of Lords; the creator of Heaven and earth; the owner of the universe; our Father who art in heaven; the Ancient of Days; the Alpha and the Omega; the Beginning to the End.

His name is YWHY; His name is Jehovah; His name of El Gibhor; His name is El Shaddai; His name is El Sabaoth; His name is Elohiym.

This is what He told me to tell them and issue, it as an emergency alert to America.

He said, ‘In less than 5 (five) days! In less than 5 (five) days, sadly, unfortunately, the dreadful, the devastating, the deadly, the terrible, the heart wrenching, the painful, it is going to happen in America.’

And He told me, it will be a day like we have never seen in our time. A terrible day. We have not seen this kind of day. Very destructive, very catastrophic, very terrible.

And He says, ‘Tell the ones in New York City, that New York is going to crumble. It is going to shake and quake and then it will collapse on its belly, breathless and lifeless.’

And He said, ‘Tell them to get out of their houses in New York City and begin to run as far as they can – not near New York. Anywhere, but near New York.’

Wherever you are, and if your are listening to this, run for your dear lives. Run now when you still can. Because the LORD says, it shall surely be like the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. Only Lot made it out in safety.”

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finding-true-crossMy Note: In the coming two days, Meskel (መስቀል) will be celebrated all over Ethiopia. Meskel (The Cross) is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church commemorating the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena (Saint Helena) in the fourth century. Meskel occurs on the 17 Meskerem in the Ethiopian calendar (September 27, Gregorian calendar, or on 28 September in leap years).

The Meskel celebration includes the burning of a large bonfire, or Demera, based on the belief that Queen Eleni had a revelation in a dream. She was told that she shall make a bonfire and that the smoke would show her where the true cross was buried. So she ordered the people of Jerusalem to bring wood and make a huge pile. After adding frankincense to it the bonfire was lit and the smoke rose high up to the sky and returned to the ground, exactly to the spot where the Cross had been buried.

Deeply hoping for tomorrow that there will be bonfire only in Ethiopia.

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Happy Meskel

Posted by addisethiopia on September 22, 2012

Meskel is celebrated by dancing, feasting and lighting a massive bonfire known in Ethiopian tradition as “Damera”. Meskel commemorates the finding of the True Cross in the fourth century when Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. The feast is celebrated in Ethiopia on September 17 Ethiopian calendar (September 27 Gregorian calendar), 6 months after the discovery of the True Cross. The celebration of Meskel signifies the presence of the True Cross at mountain of Gishen Mariam monastery and also symbolizes the events carried out by Empress Helena.

According to tradition, Empress Helena lit incense and prayed for assistance to guide her. The smoke drifted towards the direction of the buried cross. She dug and found three crosses; one of them was the True Cross used to crucify Jesus Christ. Empress Helena then gave a piece of the True Cross to all churches, including the Ethiopian Church. This piece was then brought to Ethiopia. According to the Ethiopian legend, when people get close to the piece of the True Cross it made them naked by its powerful light. Because of this, a decision was made to bury it at the mountain of Gishen Mariam monastery in Wollo region. The monastery of Gishen Mariam holds a volume of a book which records the story of the True Cross of Christ and how it was acquired.

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