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The Time Is Coming That Whoever Kills You Will Think That He Is Offering A Service To God’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 20, 2015

How do you deal with psychotic religious warriors that believe that they are offering a service to God by killing Christians?

Ever since 9/11, we were endlessly told about what a great threat “al-Qaeda” was, but I don’t remember a single time when al-Qaeda ever marched a group of Christians out and beheaded them on camera. ISIS appears to be an entirely different animal than al-Qaeda ever was, and it is about time that we started taking them seriously.

But the Obama administration is actually allowing Americans that went overseas to fight for ISIS to come back into the country and resume their normal lives. To me, that is absolutely insane. These are people that believe that they score major points with their god when they kill us. And they especially seem to relish the opportunity to kill Christians. Sadly, this is all part of a rising trend of Christian persecution all over the planet. Christian churches are being burned to the ground in places such as Egypt, India and West Africa, and earlier this month we witnessed a horrific incident during which more than a hundred Christians were mercilessly gunned down in Kenya. It is becoming increasingly dangerous to be a Christian, and it is only going to get worse in the years ahead.

You have to keep in mind that these ISIS fighters are actually convinced that they are the good guys. They don’t believe that what they are doing is evil. When they kill Christians, they are just doing what they believe their god wants them to do

A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christian Ethiopians being beheaded and shot by ISIS in Libya has been released.

The 29-minute video, titled ‘Until It Came To Them – Clear Evidence’, shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive, thought to be in the south and the west of the country.

At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the ‘followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church’, are lined up and shot in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach before being beheaded.

This follows another video in February of the beheading of a group of 21 Coptic Christians on the beach in Libya, though that terrain was rockier than the one shown in the latest film.

This video that was released makes it abundantly clear what these killers are motivated by. The following description of the audio on this latest ISIS video comes from CNN

All praise be to Allah, the Lord and cherisher of the world and may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Mohammed. To the nation of the cross, we are back again on the sands, where the companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him, have stepped on before, telling you: Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap,” the narrator says in Arabic on the 30-minute video.

The narrator continues, “In fact, their blood is the purest blood because there is a nation behind them (which) inherits revenge. And we swear to Allah: the one who disgraced you by our hands, you will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam.”

Do you understand what is being said there?

They will not stop fighting until we all embrace Islam.

Not much room for negotiation there.

Meanwhile, other Islamic groups all over the planet are starting to take their cues from ISIS, and this is resulting in a rising tide of violence against Christians.

For example, recall the incident in the Mediterranean Sea the other day in which a dozen innocent Christians were tossed to their deaths

When a rubber dinghy carrying around 100 African refugees across the Mediterranean began to sink, a Nigerian Christian prayed for his life in an innocent act that would end in the deaths of 12 fellow migrants.

One of the Muslims on board the rickety craft ordered him to stop, saying: ‘Here, we only pray to Allah.’

When he refused, a violent fight ensued and 12 Christians drowned when they were thrown overboard by the Muslim refugees.

Who in the world would do such a thing?

The only reason those 12 people were killed was because they were Christians.

The following is what Reverend Franklin Graham had to say about this incident…

The Italian police have arrested 15 Muslims for throwing 12 people overboard and watching them helplessly drown in the Mediterranean,” said Rev. Graham in an Apr. 17 Facebook post.

He continued, “Why? Just because they were Christians! Because Islam has a deep and relentless hatred for people who bear the Name of Christ. These Christians were among a group of 105 people who were trying to escape war and poverty in Africa and were headed to Italy to look for work.”

We saw another example of this kind of violence against Christians earlier this year in West Africa

It took only a few hours, but it was enough time for hundreds of radical Muslims in Niger, West Africa, to destroy dozens of churches and several Christian homes. Ten people lost their lives and hundreds were injured when Muslim mobs went on the deadly rampage in early January.

Now, three months later, Christians living there are moving forward, determined to still preach the Gospel despite the dangers.

In most of these attacks around the globe, those involved do not believe that they are doing anything wrong.

Rather, most of the people involved in this violence believe that they are actually offering a service to their god.

And the tide is turning in the western world as well. I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is quite socially acceptable to make jokes about Christians and to portray them as bad guys and lunatics in movies and on television shows. Evangelical Christians are even being labeled as “potential terrorists” in official government documents, and every trace of the Christian faith is being pushed out of public life in the United States. I discussed how this is being done in the U.S. military in this recent article, but just about everywhere you look Christianity is being pushed into the shadows. The disdain for the faith of our forefathers has reached a crescendo, and it is not going to be any easier to be a Christian in this country in the years ahead – that is for sure.

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Mystery Babylon: Saudi Ebola Martyrs in USA?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 20, 2014

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But the LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time” [Genesis 6:5]

A new report released in the Kremlin today by the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is stating that the reason(s) for President Obama’s “mysterious and unscheduled” return to the White House this weekend is due the United States facing an “apocalyptic attack” from an estimated 3,000 “Ebola Martyrs” who are already in America and warned are “ready to strike”.

According to this report, SVR intelligence analysts became aware of the attack planned by these “Ebola Martyrs” against the US from their “monitoring” of a Islamic State (IS) [also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)] terror cell operating out of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia located in Washington D.C.

In the past few weeks, this report continues, this IS terror cell has had “total freedom of movement” around Washington D.C. with no US intelligence service monitoring of them and have brazenly taken and posted photos of their: 1.) flag pinned to the White House fence [top photo left] and 2.) One of their operatives holding a letter against the backdrop of a US government building [photo 2nd left] that reads:

Soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon,” followed by a Koran verse that reads, “and Allah is perfecting His Light even though the disbelievers hate (that).”

The underlying tweet posted with these photos further warned America: “We are in your state. We are in your cities. We are in your streets.”

Important to note, the SVR in this report says, is that like this new attack planned upon America, the Saudis were, likewise, “deeply responsible” for the 11 September 2001 attacks upon the US, and as recently verified by US Democratic Representative Stephen Lynch and Republican Representative Walter Jones who publicly warned the American people last December that two administrations have kept 28 pages of a 2002 report on the 9/11 so highly classified that they don’t contain redactions — just an ellipsis noting their absence.

Lynch and Jones claim that the 2002 report from Congress after the 9/11 attacks that left 3,000 Americans dead contains material that “absolutely shocked” them — and that pins the blame on Saudi Arabia for state support of the attack.

Though the Saudis deny any role in 9/11, the SVR says, the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically.

clip_image001_thumb1The intelligence files cited in the 2002 report, it’s critical to note, directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

Not understandable about Obama, this SVR report further states that upon taking office in 2009, and becoming fully aware of Saudi Arabia’s act of war against the US on 9/11, he traveled to their kingdom and “bowed before their king”. [Photo 3rd left]

Even worse, this report continues, where the Bush regime had capped the number of Saudi students allowed into the US to just 10,000 a year, Obama has, since he took office, “opened the flood gates” to them to such an extent that now there are over 110,000 of them in America today.

The danger of allowing so many Saudi students into America, SVR analysts in this report say, is not only due to their involvement in 9/11 (where 15 of the alleged 19 hijackers were Saudi students), but by their sheer numbers as they are not able to be adequately monitored by any US intelligence agency.

Of these over 110,000 Saudi students now in the US, this report warns, around 8,000 of them are devout IS followers financed by the richest terror organization the world has ever known having assests of over US$2 billion…all of which was financed by Saudi Arabia.

And of these 8,000 IS terror members in the US posing as Saudi students, the SVR states, nearly 3,000 have become “Ebola Martyrs” willing to die in their “mission” of infecting as many Americans as they can before their stated deadline of October.

To how these “Ebola Martyrs” were “created”, this report continues (and as we had previously reported on), was contained in the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) report for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) this week on the ever growing Ebola virus apocalypse currently devastating a number of Western African nations and that no one has been able to explain its rapid and unprecedented dissemination.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has today stated that official death toll from the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is currently standing at 1,069 deaths out of 1,975 cases, it also admits that this number “could be vastly underestimated” and that beds in treatment centers are “filling up faster than they can be provided”.

Also, even though the experts at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) [aka Doctors Without Borders] stated earlier today that this current Ebola crisis will “take six months to control”, this SVR report notes that they stated that same thing back in April when they said “we will manage to contain this outbreak in a short amount of time…” when the death toll was only 78.

As to why this Ebola outbreak has spread so fast and widely, this report chillingly states, is due to an “alliance from hell” between the IS and the West African Islamic terror group Boko Haram whose leader, Abubakar Shekau, recently praised IS for having taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Shekau, likewise, SVR analysts in this report say, is the “mastermind” for the creation of these “Ebola Martyrs” who are directly responsible for the spread of this disease in their attempts to perfect it as a biowarfare weapon against the US and EU.

And due to the “experiments” conducted by both Boko Haram and IS operatives in how best to transmit this disease, the SVR says, is what has allowed the unprecedented spread of Ebola these past months.

In just one example of these “experiments” conducted by Boko Haram and IS, this report outlines, their operatives were directly infected with the Ebola virus and then sent on “martyr missions” to other West African nations and villages where they would then withdrawal their own blood and disperse it to their “targets” at roadside cafes/restaurants by adding it to the water or other beverages people would purchase.

Specifically to be “targeted” by these Boko Haram “martyr missions”, the SVR grimly notes, were health care professionals who dressed head to toe in suits that are specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus (especially Westerners) and whose death toll to date numbers over 170 that as yet no one is able to explain.

As to why Saudi Arabia is using IS and Boko Haram to target the United States with these “Ebola Martyrs”, SVR intelligence experts in this report say, is due to the US$100 million15-acre mega-mosque due to be opened in October outside of Washington D.C. in October, and at which time it will become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere.

Financed by Turkey, this report says, the ceremonial stone dedicating this mega-mosque was laid by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in May 2013, who was once jailed in his own country for inciting Muslims when he stated about mosques: “The minarets are our bayonets; the domes are our helmets. Mosques are our barracks, the believers are soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty, Our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom.”

Even worse this report warns, the current “cold war” in the Middle East has now taken two forms as it involves the Shiite-Sunni war being fought in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Gulf, as well as a parallel Sunni-Sunni conflict involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia and political Islamic forces to control and dominate the politics of Sunni Islam.

Dominating the Sunni sphere requires controlling religious interpretation, especially that relating to political systems. In this regard, the model of Islamic democracy practiced in Turkey is considered a challenge to the political realm of Saudi religious theory…and with the October opening of the mega-mosque outside of Washington D.C., this report says, the Obama regime has now completely aligned itself with Turkey against Saudi Arabia.

This report concludes by noting that even though the US didn’t retaliate against Saudi Arabia attacking them on 9/11, the same cannot be said now due to the simple fact that the Obama regime is filled with inexperienced and young political operatives (defined by one SVR operative as “Kidiots”) who are continuing to fail to realize how close they are to causing World War III…and when thousands of Americans start dying after dining in restaurants that have hired these Saudi student “Ebola Martyrs”, without a doubt, atomic bombs will begin to fall.

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Obama Oversees Brazen Paris Convoy Attack Against Saudi Prince

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A new report by the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Barack Obama “ordered and personally oversaw” from the White House a brazen attack conducted by US Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) commandos against an 11 vehicle Saudi Arabian convoy last night nearing Porte de la Chapelle in northern Paris as it was heading for Le Bourget airport after leaving the Saudi Embassy. 

According to this report, and as confirmed by various media sources, the attacked convoy was protecting an as yet unnamed Saudi prince who was briefly detained by these highly-trained DEVGRU commandos, and who were able to not only conduct their mission without firing a shot, but were also able to secure the “sensitive documents” they were after.

A French police source talking to the AFP news agency about this US commando attack further stated “It’s quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It’s true that it’s quite a rare way of operating,” and said that “If they were looking for sensitive documents, that changes the nature of the crime. It will no longer be an armed robbery, but something more complicated.”

To how “complicated” this attack really was in fact, this report notes, SVR intelligence operatives in the US had previously warned that Obama was mysteriously returning to the White House this past weekend from his scheduled vacation due the United States facing an “apocalyptic attack” from an estimated 3,000 “Ebola Martyrs” who are already in America and warned are “ready to strike”.

As we had, likewise, reported on after the issuance of last weeks SVR report, of the estimated 111,000 Saudi Arabian students currently in the United States, 8,000 have been identified as being Islamic State (IS) [also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)] terror members, of which nearly 3,000 of them have become “Ebola Martyrs” willing to die in their “mission” of infecting as many Americans as they can before their stated deadline of October.

The “sensitive documents” obtained by these DEVGRU commandos, this report continues, were related to these “Ebola Martyrs” who are under the “direct control” of Saudi Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud who heads that nations top spy agency, the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP).

This SVR report further details that this Saudi convoy was attacked by DEVGRU commandos on Obama’s orders based upon information obtained from nearly 25 of these “Ebola Martyrs” detained during the past week in Albania, Montenegro and Bulgaria showing symptoms of this disease, and all of whom stated that their destination was Paris where they would “receive further orders and travel documents”.

The SVR in their new report reiterates from their previous report that Saudi Arabia is using IS and Boko Haram terrorists to target the United States with these “Ebola Martyrs” due to the US$100 million15-acre mega-mosque due to be opened in October outside of Washington D.C. in October, and at which time it will become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere.

Of Saudi Arabia’s “greatest fear”, this report says, is the “center of Islam” being removed from Mecca and supplanted in Jerusalem (which the mega-mosque outside Washington D.C. will be a part of) which would, in effect, destroy their nation and the other monarchies of the Gulf region.

Important to note, SVR analysts in this report say, is that Obama has long championed the Muslim Brotherhood organization that took power in Egypt after the 2011 revolution and whose forces toppled the long serving dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Enraged by Obama’s “betrayal” of Mubarak, however, this report continues, Saudi Arabia provided Egypt’s military with over US$5 billion to topple the Muslim Brotherhood, sentence all of its top leadership to death, and install another dictatorial regime.

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, this report further notes, said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which the President told him that he was still a Muslim, and in two separate criminal complaints, Egyptian lawmakers this past June charged both Obama and Hillary Clinton with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood, charges which stated that they had:

“…cooperated, incited, and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes…”. Some of the crimes include murder, rape, torture, extortion, bribery, enslavement, and the ethnic cleansing of Egyptian Coptic Christians.” According to one of the criminal charges, Hillary Clinton was, also, found to be working with ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi’s wife, Naglaa Mahmood, in attempting to overthrow the current leader of Egypt, General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.

US ally Great Britain, this report continues, is, likewise, being caught in this maelstrom as its long delayed Whitehall report on the Muslim Brotherhood is set to find that this organization (which is contending with Saudi Arabia for the leadership of the Sunni Muslim world) to be “INNOCENT of any wrongdoing”…and which, also, enables them to omit Obama and Clinton’s ties to them.

And, perhaps, most grimly, this SVR report concludes, Obama does, in fact, appear to not only be in a “deadly struggle” with Saudi Arabia for the control of the Sunni Islam world, but has gone even further by waging a de facto war against all of Christianity too, an observation not only made by Russian intelligence analysts, but also by US Senator Rand Paul who this past June warned the American people:

Christians are being attacked around the world, but you won’t hear much about it on the evening news because the answer’s not convenient. It doesn’t fit the narrative we have been told about radical Islam. The president tries to gloss over who’s attacking and killing Christians. The media describes the killings as sectarian. But the truth is, a worldwide war on Christians is being waged by a fanatical element of Islam.”

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ሊቀ ሰማዕታት ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 1, 2014

StGeorgis19በጥር 20 ቀን በ277 .ም ተወለደ። ሀገሩ ፍልስጤም ሲሆን ልዩ ስሟ ልዳ ይባላል። ጊዮርጊስ ማለት ኮከብ፣ ብሩህ፣ ሐረገወይን፣ ፀሐይ ማለት ነው። አባቱ ዘሮንቶስ (አንስጣስዮስ) ይባላል ከልዳ መኳንንት ተሹሞ ይኖር ነበር፤ እናቱ ቴዎብስታ (አቅሌስያ) ትባላለች። ማርታና እስያ የሚባሉ እህቶች ነበሩት። 10 ዓመት ሲሞላው አባቱ ስለሞተ ሌላ ደግ ክርስቲያናዊ መስፍን ከቤቱ ወስዶ አሳደገው። በጦር ኃይልም አሠለጠነው። 20 ዓመት ሲሞላው የ15 ዓመት ልጅ ሊያጋቡት ሲሉ እግዚአብሔር የመስፍኑን ነፍስ ወስደ፤ ቅዱስ ዮርጊስም ወደ ቤሩት ሄደ።

በቤሩት ደራጎን ን ያመልኩና ሴት ልጃቸውን ይገብሩለት ነበርና በኃይለ መስቀል ድል ነስቶት ህዝቡን ወደ አምልኮተ እግዚአብሔር አስገብቷቸዋል።

ወደፋርስ ቢመለስ ዱድያኖስ ሰባ ነገሥታት ሰብስቦ ሰባ ጣዖታት አቁሞ ሲሰግድ ሲያሰግድ ቢያገኛቸው ለሃይማኖቱ ቀናዒ ነውና ከቤተመንግስቱ ገብቶ “እኔ ክርስቲያን ነኝ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ አምናለሁ” አለው። እርሱም ማንነቱን ከተረዳ በኋላ “አንተማ የኛ ነህ በ10 አህጉር ላይ እሾምሃለሁ የኔን አምላክ አጵሎንን አምልክ” አለው። ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስም “ሹመት ሽልማትህ ለአንተ ይሁን እኔ አምላኬ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን አልክድም” አለ። በዚህ ጊዜ እጅግ ተናዶ መከራን አጸናበት እርሱ ግን “ይህን ከሀዲ እስካሳፍረው ድረስ ነፍሴን አትውሰድ” በማለት እግዚአብሔርን የለመነና እንደጸሎቱ የተደረገለት። በእምነቱም ጽናት የሰው ልጅ ሊሸከም የማይችለውን መከራ የተቀበለ ቅዱስ አባት ነው። ከእነዚህም መከራዎች ውስጥ

  1. በእንጨት አስቀቅሎ ሥጋውን በመቃን አስፈተተው

  2. ረጃጅም ችንካሮች ያሉበት የብረት ጫማ አጫምቶት ሂድ አለው። ቅዱስ ሚካኤልን ልኮለት ፈውሶታል።

  3. በሰባ (70) ችንካር አስቸንክሮ በእሳት አስተኩሶ አናቱን በመዶሻ አስቀጥቅጦ በሆዱ ላይ የደንጊያ ምሰሶ አሳስሮ እንዲያንከባልሉት አደረገ።

  4. ሥጋውን በመጋዝ አስተልትሎ ጨው ነስንሶበት ሥጋው ተቆራርጦ ወደቀ። ጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በመንፈቀ ሌሊት በእጁ ዳስሶ “ገና 6 ዓመት ለስሜ ትጋደላለህ፣ 3 ጊዜ ትሞታለህ፣ በ4ኛው ታርፋለህ።” አለው።

  5. ዱድያኖስ ደንግጦ “የሚያሸንፍልኝ ቢኖር ወርቅ እሰጠዋለሁ” ቢል አትናስዮስ የተባለ መሰርይ ከንጉሱ ላምን በጆሮዋ ሲያንሾካሹክባት ለሁለት ተሰንጥቃ ገድሏት ፈቃድን ተቀበለ። ሆድ በጥብጦ አንጀት ቆራርጦ የሚገድል መርዝ ቀምሞ አስማተ ሰይጣን ደግሞ ሰጠው። ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ግን ስመ እግዚአብሔርን ጠርቶ ቢጠጣው እንደ ጨረቃ ደምቆ እንደ አበባ አሸብርቆ ተገኝቷል። ጠንቋዩም ማረኝ ብሎት ከመሬት ውሃን አፍልቆ ወደ ጌታችን ቢያመለክት ሐዋርያው ቶማስን በመንፈስ መጥቶ አጥምቆት በሰማዕትነት አርፏል።

  6. በመንኮራኩር አስፈጭቶ ከትልቅ ጉድጓድ ጥሎት ደንጊያ ዘግቶበት አትሞበት ሄዷል። ጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ የተፈጨውን ሥጋ በእጁ ዳስሶ መንፈሱን መልሶ አንስቶታል፤ ተመልሶም “አምላኬ ከሞት አዳነኝ” ብሏቸዋል።

  7. በብረት አልጋ አስቸንክሮ ከበታቹ እሳት አንድዶበታል። እሳቱም ደሙ ሲንጠባጠብ ጠፍቷል።

  8. ዱድያኖስ “ኢየሱስ አምላክ መሆኑን አሳየኝ” ቢለው የለመለሙትን ዕፅ አድርቆ፣ የደረቁትን አለምልሞ፣ ከሞቱ 430 ዓመት የሆናቸውን ሙታንን አስነስሰቶ አሳይቶታል። ነገር ግን ልቡ ክፉ ነውና በረሀብና በጽም ይሙት ብሎ ምንም ከሌላት መበለት ቤት አሳስሮታል። እርሷም የሚቀመስ ስትፈልግ ቤቷን በእህል አትረፍርፎ የታሰረበት ግንድ አፍርቶ ልጇ ጆሮው የማይሰማ ነበርና ፈውሶላት መበለቲቷን ከነልጆቿ አጥምቆ ቅዱስ ሚካኤል ከእስራቱ ፈትቶት ተመልሷል።

  9. ዳግም በመንኩራኩር ፈጭታችሁ ደብረ ይድራስ ወስዳችሁ ዝሩት ብሎ አስፈጭቶ ሥጋውን ቢዘሩት ሥጋው ያረፈበት ሳር፣ ቅጠሉ፣ ደንጊያው፣ እንጨቱ ሁሉ “ጊዮርጊስ ቅዱሱ ለእግዚአብሔር፣ ጊዮርጊስ ሰማዕቱ ለእግዚአብሔር፣” እያሉ አመስግነዋል። ጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስም ለሦስተኛ ጊዜ ከሞት አስነስቶታል። ሔዶም “አምላኬ ከሞት አዳነኝ” አላቸው። ጭፍሮቹ ደንግጸው ከእግሩ ስር ወደቁ። ከመሬት ውሃ አመንጭቶ ቅዱስ ዮሐንስ አጥምቋቸዋል።

  10. ንጉሡ ልሹምህ ለአጵሎን ስገድ” ብሎ ቢለምነው እሺ ብሎ ገብቶ ሲጸልይ የንጉሱ ሚስት እለእስክንድርያ “ምን እያልክ ነው?” ብትለው አስተምሯት አሳምኗታል። ሲነጋ ንጉሱ በአዋጅ ህዝብን አሰብስቦ “ጊዮርጊስ ለጣዖቴ ሊሰግድ ነው’ ብሎ በተሰበሰበ ህዝብ መካከል አንድን ብላቴና (የመበለቷን ልጅ) “የክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ አገልጋይ ጊዮርጊስ ይጠራሃል” በል ብሎ ወደጣዖቱ ቢልከው ጣዖቱ ላይ ያደረው ሰይጣን እየጮኸ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ያለበት ቦታ መጣ፤ አምላክ አለመሆኑን አናዞት መሬት ተከፍታ እንድትውጠው አደረገ። ብዙ ሰዎች ይህንን ተዓምር አይተው አመኑ። ንጉሱን ሚስቱ እንዲመለስ ብትነግረው በአደባባይ አሰቅሎ አሰይፏት ሞታለች ደሟን ጥምቀት አድርጎላት ሰማዕት ሆናለች።

  11. በመጨረሻም በሰይፍ እንዲመተር አስደረገ። ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስም ከጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ቃልኪዳን ተገብቶለት በ27 ዓመቱ በሚያዝያ 23 ቀን በ900 ሰዓት ሰማዕት ሆኗል። አንገቱ ሲቆረጥ ውሃ፣ ደም እና ወተት ወጥቷል።

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November 25, 523 – Crucial Day in History

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 7, 2009

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The amazing story below is about the massacre of Christians on the Arabian peninsula back in 500’s A.D.

It happened in what is present day Yemen, on November 25 – on the same day as the start to the Christian holy season prior to the Feast of the Nativity of Jesus – Lidet (Christmas) of Tsome Neviyat (the fast of the Prophets known as Sebket / Advent – 15 November to 28 December Ethiopian Calendar )

The massacre of Christians on November 25, 523 has changed the entire world history in a very mysterious fashion.

In the sixth century, the nation of Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) dominated the kingdoms of Himyar and Yemen on the southern Arabian peninsula. There were flourishing Christian churches in the area (also known as Homerites) which looked to Christian Abyssinia for protection.

It happened that a Himyarite Jew, Yusuf As’ar (better known by nicknames referring to his braids or ponytail: Dhu Nuwas, Dzu Nuwas, Dounaas, or Masruq), seized the throne from his king and revolted against Abyssinia, seeking to throw the Ethiopians out of the country. He captured an Ethiopian garrison at Zafar and burned the church there and burned other Christian churches.

Christians were strongest at the North Yemen city called Najran (sometimes spelled Nagran or Nadjran). Dhu Nuwas attacked it. The Christians held the town with desperate valor. Dhu Nuwas found he could not capture it. And so he resorted to treachery. He swore that he would grant the Christians of Najran full amnesty if they would surrender. The Christians, knowing they could not hold out forever, yielded against the advice of their leader Arethas (Aretas or Harith).

What happened next was so appalling that Bishop Simeon of Beth Arsham (a Syrian) traveled to the site to interview eyewitnesses and write a report… “The Jews amassed all the martyr’s bones and brought them into the church where they heaped them up. They then brought in the priests, deacons, sub-deacons, readers, and sons and daughters of the covenant…they filled the church from wall to wall, some 2,000 persons according to the men who came from Najran; then they piled wood all round the outside of the church and set light to it, thus burning the church with everyone inside it.”

In the ensuing week, hundreds more Christians were martyred, among them many godly women, who were killed with the most horrible tortures when they refused to renounce Christ. According to Simeon, many were told “Deny Christ and the cross and become Jewish like us; then you shall live.”

Versions differ as to date, but one says that it was on this day, November 25, 523, Dhu Nuwas took his vengeance on Arethas and 340 followers, killing them. These men were quickly included in martyr lists in the Greek, Latin and Russian churches. A song was even written about them by one Johannes Psaltes, although it reports only about 200 deaths.

Other accounts written within a century add that deep pits were dug, filled with combustible material, and set afire. Christians who refused to change faiths were hurled into the flame, thousands dying in this painful martyrdom. Some think that this is the event that the Koran refers to when it says, “Cursed be the diggers of the trench, who lighted the consuming fire and sat around it to watch the faithful being put to the torture!” although Muslim commentators deny this.

A wealthy lady named Ruhm was compelled to watch her virgin daughter and granddaughter executed and to taste their blood before she was killed herself. Asked how the blood tasted, she answered, “Like a pure, spotless offering.”

When word reached Constantinople, the Roman Emperor encouraged the Ethiopian king Ellesbaas (Ella Atsbeha or Kaleb) to intervene, as did the Patriarch of Alexandra. Ellesbaas was only too willing to do so, since his garrisons had been massacred and fellow Christians killed. He destroyed Dhu Nuwas and established a Christian kingdom. An Ethiopian-Jewish writing known as the Kebra Nagast regarded the downfall of Dhu Nuwas to be the final catastrophe for the Kingdom of Judah. Another Ethiopian book told the story of the massacre under the title The Book of the Himyarites.

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