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አስገራሚ ድራማ በደመራ | 666ቹ ፖሊሶች በሬውን ወደ መስቀል አደባባይ አስገቡት ፥ በሬው “ኢትዮጵያን አትንኳት!“ አላቸው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 10, 2019

ነጠብጣቦቹንእናገናኝ፦

– ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ በግራ እጁ በጻፈው መጽሐፉ አስቀድሞ ይህን ብሎን አልነበር

“….ሰዎች ጥቅም ወዳድ ናቸውና በጥቅም ሂድባቸውየሚፈልጉትን እያሳየህ ወደምትፈልገው ስፍራ ውሰድ እና ጣላቸውከዚያም በሬ ሆይ! ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይብለህ ተርትባቸው

+ ቅዱሱ መጽሐፍ ደግሞ ይህን ይለናል

[፩ኛ ወደ ጢሞቴዎስ ምዕራፍ ፭ ፥ ፲፯፡፲፰]

በመልካም የሚያስተዳድሩ ሽማግሌዎች፥ ይልቁንም በመስበክና በማስተማር የሚደክሙት፥ እጥፍ ክብር ይገባቸዋል። መጽሐፍ። የሚያበራየውን በሬ አፉን አትሰር፥ ደግሞ። ለሠራተኛ ደመወዙ ይገባዋል ይላልና።

+ ክፍል ፩

ዕለተ ደመራ

አስራ አንድ ሰዓት አካባቢ ክብረ በዓሉ በመካሄድ ላይ እያለ አንድ ከየት እንደመጣ ያልታወቀ “ባለቤትአልባ በሬ በመስቀል አደባባይ ሲንጎራደድ ይታያል። በዚህ ወቅት በበዓሉ ላይ የተሳተፉት አድባራትና የከበቧቸው ፖሊሶች አደባባዩን ሞልተውታል። በሬው ወዲያና ወዲህ እያለ ይወራጫል፤ በተዋሕዶ ልጆች ላይ አድሎና በደል የሚፈጽሙትን እንዲሁም የኢትዮጵያን ባንዲራ የሚከለክሉትን ጡትነካሽ ፖሊሶችን የሚፈልግ ይመስላል። ብዙም አልቆየም አንዱን ፖሊስ አግኝቶ መሬት ላይ አነጠፈው። ይህ “የፌደራል ፖሊስ” ለተባለው ፀረኢትዮጵያ እና ፀረአዲስ አበባ ሠራዊት የተሰጠ ማስጠንቀቂያ ተደርጎ ሊወሰድ ይገባል። አዲስ አበባ ከፌደራል ሳይሆን የራሷ ፖሊስ ከራሷ ከተማ ነዋሪዎች መመልመል ይኖርባታልና ነው።

በኦሮሞ ብሔርተኞች በመዋጥ ላይ ያለው የፌደራል ፖሊስ ሠራዊት በአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪዎች ላይ ብዙ በደሎችን በየዕለቱ በመፈጸም ላይ ነው። ይህ የገዳይ አልአብይ ሠራዊት ወደ ደመራ ክብረ በዓል በጥባጭ ቆርቆሮዎቹን ቄሮዎችን መላክ ሰልፈራ ያሰለጠነውን ምስኪን በሬ ወደ መስቀል አደባባይ መላኩን መረጠ።

እነዚህ የኢትዮጵያና የመስቀሉ ጠላቶች ለክፋት ያሰቡትን እግዚአብሔር ለበጎ አድርጎታል።

በሬ የሰውን ልጅ ለዘመናት ሲያገለግል የቆየ አሁንም በማገልገል ላይ ያለ ጠንካራና ጠቃሚ ፍጡር ነው። ያለበሬ ሰብል የለም፤ እህል የለም። አገልጋዩን በሬ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ አድርገን ብንወስደው ይህ በሬ የኢትዮጵያን ጡት የነከሱትንና ከ666ቱ ጋር የተደመሩትን ነበር ሲያሳድድ የነበረው። አዎ! “ጡት አጥብታ ያሳደገቻችሁን፣ የጠበቀቻችሁን፣ ያስተማረቻችሁንና ብዙ ነገር የሰጠቻችሁን ኢትዮጵያን አትንኳት!“ የሚል መልዕክት በሬው ያስተላለፈልን መሰለኝ። በሬው የጎዳቸው የኛዎቹስ? አትደመሩ! የሉሲፈር ኮከብ ያረፈበትን የኢትዮጵያ ባንዲራ አትያዙ!“ ተብለው አልነበረም!?

+ ክፍል ፪

ዕለተ መስቀል / ቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ ቤተክርስቲያን ግቢ / ጠዋት ላይ

ምዕመናን ወደተሰበሰቡበት ቦታ ሳመራ የደመራው በሬ መሬት ላይ ተጋድሞ አገኘሁት፤ አራቱም እግሮቹ ተጠፍረው ታስረዋል፣ አፉ ታስሯል፤ በብዙ ፖሊሶቹም ተከብቧል። የበሬው ስቃይ አሳዘነኝ፤ በዚህ ወቅት ሞባይሌን አወጣሁና ቪዲዮ መቅረጽ እንደጀመርኩ “ተው! አታንሳ!” የሚል ድምጽ ከበስተጎኔ ሰማሁ ፥ እኔም፡ “ምን አገባህ!?” በማለት መለስኩለት። በዚህ ወቅት ሰውየው ወደኔ ጠጋ አለና መታወቂያ ነገር አሳየኝ። መለዮ ያልለበሰ የፌደራል ፖሊስ ነበር።

ለምንድን ነው በሬውን የምትቀርጸው? ሞባይሉን አምጣ!ያነሳኽውን አሳያኝ” አለኝና ሞባይሌን ወሰደው። ቪዲዮውን ከደመሰሰ በኋላ ሞባይሉን መለሰልኝ። “የአዲስ አበባ ሰው ነህ? እዚህ ምን ትሠራለህ?” አለኝ። እኔም “ይህች የእኔ ቤተክርስቲያን ነች፤ እርስዎ እዚህ ምን ይሠራሉ? የተዋሕዶ ማሕተብ አለዎት?” አልኩት በድፍረት። እርሱም፡ “የለኝም!” በማለት መለሰልኝ። እኔም፡ “ስለዚህ እዚህ መገኘት የለብዎትም፤ ይህ የተዋሕዶ ብቻ የሆነ የመስቀል ክብረ በዓል ነው፤ መልካም በዓል” በማለት ተሰናበትኩት።

ከዚያም ከበሬው በመራቅ ወደ እስጢፋኖስ ክብረ በዓል አመራሁ። ክብረ በዓሉ ሲገባደድ የበሬውን ሁኔታ ለማየት ወደነበረበት ቦታ አመራሁ። በኢትዮጵያ ቦታ ያስገባሁትን በሬ ተጋድሞ ክፉኛ ሲንቀጠቀጥ ሳይ እምባየ መጣ ፥ በሬውን ሰዎች ከብበውታል፡ ፖሊሶች ግን በአላቦውው አልነበሩም። በዚህ ወቅት ካሜራየን አውጥቼ በስተመጨረሻ የሚታየውን ቪድዮ ቀረጽኩ። በቀጣዩ ቀን የበሬው ባለቤት መገኘቱንና በሬውም ከእስጢፋኖስ ቤተክርስቲያን ግቢ መውጣቱን ተነገረኝ።

አይ! ይህ በሬ ሊያሳየን የፈለገው አንድ ትልቅ ነገር አለ” የሚለው ሃሳብ እስከ አሁን ድረስ አልለቀቀኝም። ይህን አስመልክቶ ወገኖች የመጣላችሁን ሃሳብ ብታካፈሉን መልካም ነበር።

ለመሆኑ፦

  • በሬው የማን ነው?

  • በሬውን ማን አመጣው?

  • በሬው እንዴት ጥብቅ ፍተሻ ሲደረግበት ወደ ነበረው ወደ መስቀል አደባባይ ሊገባ ቻለ?

  • በሬው ወደ ቅ/እስጢፋኖስ ቤተክርስቲያን ለምን ተወሰደ?

  • በሬው ፌደራል ፖሊሶችን ለምን አሳሰባቸው? በጠዋትስ ለምን በእስጢፋኖስ ቤተክርስቲያን ተገኙ?

በነገራችን ላይ፤ ኢትዮጵያዊነትን የሚያንጸባርቁት ለኢትዮጵያ እና ኢትዮጵያውያን የቆሙት እንደ እስክንድር ነጋ የመሳሰሉት ጀግኖች ልክ እንደ መጭው ጥቅምት ፪ የመሳሰሉትን የሰልፍ እና ስብሰባ ጥሪዎች ማድረግ ሲጀምሩ፡ ቀን ሰው ሌሊት አውሬ የሆነው አብዮት አህመድና ስልጣን ላይ ያወጡት ሉሲፈራውያኑ ኢሉሚናቲዎች መደንገጥ እና መረበሽ ይጀምራሉ። በዚህ ጊዜ የተለመደውን ተንኮላቸውን ይሠራሉ። ይህን ባለፈው ዓመት ላይ በተደጋጋሚ አይተናል፦

  • + በመስቀል አደባባዩ ቦንብ ፍንዳታና ግድያ
  • + ሆራ ደብረዘይት ለመስዋዕት በተከሰከሰው የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አውሮፕላን
  • + በባሕር ዳር እና በአዲስ አበባ በተፈጸመው ኢትዮጵያውያን ጄነራሎች ግድያ

አሁንም፡ ይህን የጥቅምት ፪ቱን ሰልፍ ለማጨናገፍ፡ ኢሉሚናቲዎቹ በነገው አርብ ዕለት ለገዳይ አብዮት አህመድ ወይ የኖቤል “የሰላም ሽልማት”(ቀደም ሲል ገዳዮቹ ሂንሬ ኪሲንጀርና ባራክ ሁሴን ኦባማም ተሸልመው ነበር) በመስጠትና የማንቂያ አዝራሩን ጠቅ በማድረግ የተደመሩትን ሮቦት ግብረ አበሮቻቸውን ለ “እንኳን ደስ ያለህ” ሰልፍ ወደ መስቀል አደባባይ ግልብጥ ብሎ እንዲወጣ ያደርጓቸው ይሆናል፤ ወይ ይህ ካልሆነ ሌላ የተንኮል ሤራ እንደሚጠነስሱ አንጠራጠር። የነገ ሰው ይበለን!

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መስቀሉ አበራ | እንኳን ለብርሃነ መስቀሉ በሰላም አደረሰን!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 24, 2017

Meskel (Ge’ez: መሰቀል) is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox Churches 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

According to Ethiopian traditions, this Demera-procession takes place in the early evening the day before Meskel or on the day itself. The firewood is decorated with daisies prior to the celebration. Charcoal from the remains of the fire is afterwards collected and used by the faithful to mark their foreheads with the shape of a cross (compare Ash Wednesday). With Demera, some believe that it “marks the ultimate act in the cancellation of sins, while others hold that the direction of the smoke and the final collapse of the heap indicate the course of future events – just as the cloud of smoke the Lord over the Tabernacle offered guidance to the children of Israel (Exod. 40:34-38).

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ብሩክ መስቀል –- A Blessed ‘Meskel’ Festivity

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 24, 2015

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“Maskal oder Das Ende der Regenzeit” (Meskal or End of The Rainy Season)

Think of Addis Abeba a century ago. Reading this book by Brigitte Beil I was transported in my mind to this town and I saw the cosmopolitan character of it. People from nations far and near were mingling in this town with imperial status. It reminded me of present day New York or London. Adventurers and professionals, refugees and locals. All in a time of turmoil.

One man we encounter in this lively city is the German architect Carl Haertel. Back home his firm ran into financial problems when his brother left and went to Argentina. At that moment Carl ( in his early fourties) was invited to join a German party to go to Abysinia. Bosch, the man that organized the party, had been asked to get some professionals to work in Addis Abeba. At that time Menelik II is the negus or emperor.

The book ‘Maskal’ is a historical novel. The writer takes up the historical Haertel family that lived in Addis Abeba from 1906 – 1942, separated form each other  during the Great War, when Anna stayed with their three daughters in Germany. When the Italians invaded Abysinia the Haertel family was transported to prisoncamps. Carl died in 1941 in Dire Darwa. His wife and children were transported to Mandera, next Berbera and by ship to Triest (Italy).

During the years in Addis Abeba Carl Haertel worked as an architect for the emperial family and for private individuals. He built the mausoleum for Menelik II and many more buildings (among them the building for the German embassy). His wife Anna had close relations with the wife of the later negus Haile Selassie. She even accompanied her on her epic journey to the Near East. When Haile Selassi returned to Ethiopia after his exile the relation with the Haertel family had cooled down.

Brigitte Beil reveived information from a grandson of Carl and Anna Haertel. She wove this into a story with the general history of Abyssinia and the character of Katrina, the granddaughter of Eva, the third daughter of the family. Katrina discovers in the house an old cardboard box with old pictures and notes. She talks about it with her grandmother and Eva tells about the hidden history of her family, her own hidden family.

MeskalEndeDerRegenyeitIn the book the relations of the imperial family and the Haertel family are on a good footing. There is no sense of colonial disdain (Abysinia was not a colony!). Europeans were in Addis Abeba as long as the leading Abysinians were willing to have them around. Anna in the beginning did some medical work to the benefit of the people around their mud house. Once the family lives in a stone house with a wall, her contacts with the Abysinians are only with the upper class. This sense of class distance is also shown when a young widowed relative comes to stay with the family. She, Lucie, gets to know a local man. This relationship is not appreciated. Lucy is not very keen on participating in the expatriate festivities that abound in town. When her lover dies she is heartbroken and dies as well.

Later, in the present days, Katerina gets  lovingly involved with her Hennoch, her Ethiopian guide in Addis Abeba (a student of architecture, whose grandfather worked for Carl Haertel), and this is not seen as a problem. When Katrina visits Addis Abeba she wants to see the legacy of her great grandfather and she sees the statue of Meneliki, in front of St. George’s Church. She visits the grave of Lucie in Addis Abeba, but in Dire Dawa there is no trace of a grave of her ancestor Carl Haertel. In the end she talks with an Armenian man, Odabassian, nearly a hundred years old, who knew the family. According to this man, one of the few remaning of the many Armenians in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia is different from Africa, it is more related to the Jewish and southern Arabian world. Katrina returns to Germany, but she wants to return, maybe even for the remaining years of her life. In this way she shows the continuing relations beteen Ethiopia and Germany.

Brigitte Beil takes the opportunity to relate the continuing history of the family of the negus Haile Selassie, even when the Hartel family is no longer in Ethiopia. In a way their place was taken by the Pankhurst family (yes, the one of suffragette-fame), that still lives in Ethiopia.

The writer or the translator did something extraordinary to the British writer Evelyn Waugh. This male writer is turned into a female one.

Maskal is the name of an important ecclesiastical feast for the Coptic Church in Ethiopia. It celebrates Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, who went to Jerusalem to find the cross on which Jesus Christ hung, when he was executed by the Roman authorities. During this feast the love affair of Lucie starts. It is the very first feast the Haertel ladies witness after their return form Germany, and it was this festive occasion that was the last before the invasion by Italian forces.

I enjoyed reading this book.

Brigitte Beil – Maskal oder Das Ende der Regenzeit – 2003

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The Feast of The Holy Cross – MASKAL

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 26, 2009

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Our Lord Jesus Christ invites each of us to bear the Cross and said: “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his Cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 16:24) (Mark 8:34). He also said to the rich young man: “Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor,…and come, take up the Cross, and follow Me” (Mark 10:21). He made the bearing of the Cross a condition of discipleship in Him and said: “And whoever does not bear his Cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:27).

Our Lord, during all the time of His life on earth, lived the Cross. Since His Holy Nativity in Bethlehem, Herod the Great wanted to kill Him. God directed St. Joseph to “take the Child and His Mother and flee into Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.” (St. Matthew 2:13).

During His public ministry among the peoples of Israel, our Lord and Saviour suffered the fatigue of His work and had “no where to lay His head.” (St. Luke 9:58). He lived a life of pain, so that the Prophet Isaiah would say about Him that He was: “A Man of sorrow and acquainted with grief.” (Isaiah 53:3). Bitterly persecuted by His own people, several of the Gospels tell us that they “took up stones again to stone Him.” (St. John 10:31). At another time they wanted to “throw Him over a cliff.” (St. Luke 4:29). The accusations and insults hurled at the Lord so often during His three years of ministry are Crosses that He bore outside of the actual wood Cross on which He was crucified.

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