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‘White Ethiopians’ Singing Hymn to St. Michael in Ethiopic/ Geez | የቅዱስ ሚካኤል ግዕዝ መዝሙር በነጭ ኢትዮጵያውያን አንደበት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 21, 2022

❖ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን የተቀበለ ሁሉ የክርስቶስ ቤተሰብ ነው፤ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነው!

የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን የሚቀበል ሁሉ የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አካል ነው፤ ስለዚህ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነው! የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ መባል እና የቤተሰቡ አባል መሆን ትልቅ ክብር ነው። የትም ብትሄድ ወይም ማን ብትሆን ሁልጊዜም የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አካል ትሆናለህ። ሁሉም አማኞች የቸሩ ጌታ የልዑል እግዚአብሔር ልጆች ናቸው።

በኢየሱስ የሚያምኑ ብቻ የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አካል ይሆናሉ። የዮሐንስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፩፥፲፪፡፲፫፤

ለተቀበሉት ሁሉ ግን፥ በስሙ ለሚያምኑት ለእነርሱ የእግዚአብሔር ልጆች ይሆኑ ዘንድ ሥልጣንን ሰጣቸው፤ እነርሱም ከእግዚአብሔር ተወለዱ እንጂ ከደም ወይም ከሥጋ ፈቃድ ወይም ከወንድ ፈቃድ አልተወለዱም።”

በዓለም ላይ ያለ ማንኛውም ክርስቲያን የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አካል ነው። አማኞቹ በአፍሪካ፣ በአሜሪካ፣ በአውሮፓ፣ በእስያ ወይም በአውስትራሊያ ቢኖሩ የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አካል ናቸው። የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ በማንኛውም ባህል፣ ጎሣ፣ ዕድሜ፣ ወይም ጾታ የተገደበ አይደለም (ገላትያ ፫፥፳፰)። በእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ ውስጥ ያለ ሰው ሁሉ እኩል ነው (ሮሜ ፪፲፩)

የማያምኑ ሰዎች በክርስቶስ ስቅለት፣ ቀብር እና ትንሣኤ ላይ እምነት ስላላደረጉ የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አባል አይደሉም። አማኝ ከሆኑ ግን እነሱም የእግዚአብሔር አምላክ ቤተሰብ አባላት መሆን ይችላሉ። የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አባል መሆን ድንቅ ነገር ነው። የእግዚአብሔር ቤተሰብ አካል ከመሆን የበለጠ ምንም ነገር የለም።

እነዚህ ፈረንጅ ወንድሞች ኢትዮጵያን፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን እና የግዕዝ ቋንቋን ለመክዳት ከወሰኑት ጋላኦሮሞዎች ይልቅ የክርስቶስ አምላክ ቤተሰብ አካል ለመሆን በመብቃታቸው በጣም የታደሉ ናቸው። ከሃዲዎቹ ግን ወዮላቸው!

❖ Everyone who accepts Orthodox Tewahedo Christianity is part of the Family of God Egziabher, and He or She is Ethiopian! It is a great honor to be called a child of God Egziabher and to be a part of His family. No matter where you go or who you are, you will always be part of God’s family. All believers are children of the Good Lord God Almighty Egziabher.

Only those who place faith in Jesus become part of God’s family. John 1:12-13 says;

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”

If you are a Christian, then you are a child of God and you are part of God’s family. You will never lose your place in God’s family as once a person is saved; they are always saved. Nobody can lose their salvation as salvation is a gift from God. Salvation is not based on anything we do, but rather on placing faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Unbelievers are not part of the family of God because they have not placed faith in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. If they become a believer, then they too can become members of God’s family. Becoming a member of the family of God is a wonderful thing. There is nothing greater than being part of the family of God.

It is a great honor and privilege to know God as your Father. Being a member of the family of God includes knowing that you are eternally and forever loved by God Almighty. It means that you can never lose your place in His family. The concept of being part of “a family” can be foreign to many of us.

Broken homes, hatred between family members, or never knowing your parents can cause an individual to be skeptical of the idea of a “family.” In God’s family, there is no abandonment, hatred, or abuse. Only love, forgiveness, and grace abide within God’s family. He will never cast you out or turn you away (Isaiah 41:10).

Since we have God as our Father, we can freely talk to Him in prayer any time we want. God is the Holy Trinity, which is the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Three distinct Persons — One God. As children of God, we can pray to Him anytime, anywhere.

You do not have to use eloquent words, lengthy prayers, or rehearse your words in order for God to hear you. Jesus’ death on the cross enabled us to become children of God. If it was not for Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, we would not be children of God. This is something worth reflecting on as we owe our entire beings to God.

It is only by His mercy that we are privileged to spend eternity with Him. God loves us so much that He willingly sent His Son to die for us (John 3:16-17). There is no greater love than the love God has for His children.

Maybe your father, mother, or siblings did not treat you very well growing up. Even if our earthly families have hurt us or abandoned us, we know God never will. Psalm 27:10 tells us, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” God will never forsake you. He can be fully trusted.

We Are the Family of God

Every Christian in the world is part of the family of God. Whether the believer lives in Africa, America, Europe, Asia, or Australia, they are part of the family of God. God’s family is not restricted to any culture, ethnicity, age, or gender (Galatians 3:28). Every person within the family of God is equal (Romans 2:11).

Likewise, each person is strongly beloved by God, and He wants all people to know Him. Once we accept Jesus as our Savior, we become eternally part of God’s family. As part of God’s family, we inherit thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ.

😇 Commemoration of the Archangel Saint Michael- የሕዳር ሚካኤል

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church honors Saint Michael (Kidus Mikael); the Angel of mercy; on the 12th of each month of which two of them are great annual feasts of the saint – on Hidar 12 (November 21) and Senie 12 (June 19). His name Michael means “who is like God”.

Saint Michael is one of the seven Archangels, who is always standing besides God’s throne and is honored for defeating Devil at God’s command (Rev.12:7-9).

In addition to the Holy Bible, “Dersane Michael” contains the miracles of St. Michael. Archangel Saint Michael is powerful and the guardian of the souls and fighter against evil. He is often painted in the walls of every Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church followers with a flaming sword and spear, which pierces the devil.

❖ On Hidar / ሕዳር ፲፪/ 12 (November 21):

1. Crowned and became the Arch of the Archangel’s

Saint Michael is one of the seven Archangels, who is always standing besides God’s throne and is honored for leading the army of Holy Angels and defeated Satan and the rebellious angels into Hell. Revelation 12:7 On this day God crowned him with his glory and mercy and become the Arch of the the Archangel’s

2. The Commander of the Lord’s Army

Joshua, the son of Nun, saw him in great glory and was frightened by him and fell on his face to the earth and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” So he said, “No; but as Commander of the army of the Lord… I have given Jericho into your hand, … and its king.” (Joshua 5:13-15, 6:2)

3. The Exodus of Israel from Egypt through the help of the Arch Angle Michael

Exodus 14:19-22:

19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.

21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. 24 During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. 25 He jammed[a] the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”

26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward[b] it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.

29 But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 30 That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31 And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.

Michael, is the commander of the angels, came down from heaven, and rolled back the stone from the mouth of the tomb, and announced the women “Christ is risen from the dead”.

St. Paul observes that the Hebrews “ all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea” (1 Cor. 10:1-4; Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 3:27).

There is a common ritual practiced by the devotees in order to commemorate, worship and give thanks. Ethiopian traditional bread – Difo Dabo, roasted barley – Kolo in the name of St. Michael are being prepared and shared in the church.

May the prayer of Archangel Saint Michael be up on us!

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