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A School Bus Runs on Fire in France | ፈረንሳይ ውስጥ የትምህርት ቤት አውቶቡስ ጉዞ ላይ እያለ ጋየ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 18, 2023

🔥 እንደ እድል ሆኖ፡ ማንም አልተጎዳም፤ በደቡባዊ ፈረንሳይ ኒምም ከተማ ሲጓዝ የነበረው አውቶብስ ሙሉ በሙሉ በእሳት ከመቃጠሉ በፊት አስር ህጻናት እና የአውቶቡስ ሹፌሩ እራሳቸውን ከመኪናው ማስወገድ ችለዋል።

🔥 Fortunately, no one was hurt; 10 children and the bus driver managed to extricate themselves from the car before it was completely engulfed in flames in the city of Nimes, in southern France.

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Apocalypse in FRANCE: Celestial Warnings | The Magi & Frankincense + The Ark of The Covenant + Corona

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 18, 2023

🔥 አፖካሊፕስ/የዓለም ፍጻሜ በፈረንሳይ፤ መለኮታዊ ማስጠንቀቂያዎች | ሰብአ ሰገል እና ዕጣን + የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት + ኮሮና

🔥 Massive explosion At A Building Housing Thousands of Lithium Batteries In France

A massive explosion occurred at the Bollore Logistics facility in Grand-Couronne, France, that houses thousands of lithium batteries.

Hundreds of firefighters were battling a huge blaze that broke out last night, Monday, January 16, as the result of an explosion at a facility belonging to Bollore Logistics. Located near the city of Rouen, in the Normandy region of Grand-Couronne in northern France, the building reportedly houses thousands of lithium batteries.

  • ❖ Fire
  • ❖ France
  • ❖ Frankincense
  • ❖ The Three Wise Men (Magi)
  • ❖ Axum, Ethiopia
  • ❖ The Ark of The Covenant
  • ❖ The Genocidal War Against Axum Zion
  • ❖ FM Catherine COLONNA
  • ❖ Tomb of the Three Magi in COLOGNE (Colonia) – EAU DE COLOGNE
  • ❖ FRANKINCENSE is The Cure to the CORONA VIRUS
  • ❖ እሳት
  • ❖ ፈረንሳይ
  • ❖ ዕጣን
  • ❖ ሦስቱ ጠቢባን (ሰብአ ሰገል)
  • ❖ አክሱም ኢትዮጵያ
  • ❖ የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት/ ታቦተ ጽዮን
  • ❖ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የተካሄደው የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት
  • ❖ ባለፈው ሳምንት ጂኒውን ግራኝን የጎበኘችው የፈረንሳይ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር ካትሪን ‘ኮሎና’
  • ❖ የሦስቱ ሰብአ ሰገል መቃብር በኮሎኝ (ኮሎኒያ) ጀርመን ፥ አዲ ኮሎኝ /EAU DE COLOGNE
  • ❖ ዕጣን የኮሮና ቫይረስ መድኃኒት ነው

☆ France – Frank – Frankincense

❖ Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh

When the wise men (or magi) found Jesus, they bowed down and presented Him gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh [Matthew 2:11]

The three gifts had a spiritual meaning: gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense (an incense) as a symbol of deity, and myrrh (an embalming oil) as a symbol of death.

👉 Etymology: The English word Frankincense derives from the Old French expression ‘franc encens’, meaning ‘high-quality incense’. The word franc in Old French meant ‘noble, pure’. Although named frankincense, the name is not referring to the Franks.

✞ AXUM ZION = Home of The Ark of The Covenant + GOLD, FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH

🛑 Corona Virus – Lungs – Oxygen – Breath – Frankincense – Tree of Life

ኮሮና ቫይረስ – ኦክስጅን – እስትንፋስ – እጣን የሕይወት ዛፍ

🔥 በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ላይ የተከፈተው ጦርነት ዋና ዋና ዓላማዎች፤

  • ❖ ጥንታዊውን የአዳም ዘር ለማጥፋት
  • ❖ ኢትዮጵያና ኢትዮጵያዊነትን ለመዋጋት
  • ❖ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን ለማዳከም
  • ❖ የሕይወት ዛፍን ለመቁረጥ (አዲስ የ’ሰው’ዘር ለመፍጠር)
  • ❖ የእጣንና ከርቤ ዛፎችን ለማጋየት (እንደ ኮሮና ላሉ ወረርሽኞች ፈውስ ስለሆኑና ክትባትን እንዳይፎካከሩ)
  • ❖ የወርቅና ሌሎች ማዕድናት መገኛዎቹን ለማቆሸሽ (ዛሬ ወርቅ በጣም ተፈላጊ ነው)
  • ❖ የጤፍ ዘሮችን ለማጥፋት (ዛሬ ጤፍ በጣም ተፈላጊ ነው)
  • ❖ ውሃዎቹን (የጥምቀትና ፈውስ ጠበሎቹን) ለመበከል ብሎም ለማድረቅ። “የታሪክ አባት” በመባል የሚታወቀው ዝነኛው የግሪክ ዓለማዊ ፈላስፋ፤ ሄሮዶትስ እንኳን ከሁለት ሺህ ዓመታት በፊት እንዲህ ሲል ተናግሮ ነበር፤ “ረጅም እድሜ የሚያስገኘው የውሃ ምንጭ የሚገኘው በኢትዮጵያ ነው”።

መልካምንና ክፉን መለየት የሚያስችለው የሕይወት ወይም የእውቀት ዛፍእንዲሁም የእጣንና የክርቤ ዛፎች ብሎም የወርቅ ኮረብታዎችብዙ ቅዱሳን በሚገኙባት በአክሱማዊቷ ኢትዮጵያ ነው የሚገኙት። በሕክምናው ዓለም እንኳን ብዙ የመፈወስ ብቃት ያለው ዕጣን ከእነዚህ ምስጢራዊ ዛፎች መካከል አንዱና በተለይ ለወረርሽኞች የተፈጠረ ዛፍ ነው። በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የተከፈተው የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት የዛፎች፣ አታክልቶች፣ እጽዋትና የጤፍና ስንዴ ሰብሎችን ጤና አዳምን ወዘተ. የማጥፊያም ጦርነት ነው። ይህች ዓለም ከእግዚአብሔር ፍጥረት የተገኙ ጥንታዊ የሆኑ ነገሮች ላይ ጂሃድ አውጃለች። ሉሲፈራውያኑም ማን/ምን የት እነድሚገኝ ያውቁታል፤ በደንብ ደርሰውበታል።

አዎ! ዛሬ ከጽዮናውያን ጤፉን፣ ገብሡን፣ ሰሊጡን ፣ ስጋውን፣ ውሃውን፣ ማሩንና ወተቱን ሁሉ ሲነጥቁ፤ ጽዮናውያንን ግን በእርዳታ ስም፤ ምንነቱና ጥራቱ ለማይታወቅ የ.ኤስ.አይ.ኤይድዱቄት ተገዥ ለማድረግ እየሠሩ ነው። አብዛኛው ኢትዮጵያዊ ደግሞ ለዚህ ከባድ ወንጀል ተባባሪ ለመሆን መብቃቱ እጅግ እጅግ በጣም ያሳዝናል። መሪ የለው፣ መምህር የለው፣ ጠባቂ የለው!!!

ሆኖም ሉሲፈራውያኑ ያቀዱት ሁሉ ከንቱ ሆኖ ይቀራል፤ ያው ዛሬ በመደናገጥ ላይ ናቸው፤ በመጨረሻ ምንም አይሳካላቸውም፤ ሁሉም ይወገዳሉ፤ ጥቂቶቹ የምንተርፈው ተፈጥሯዊ ህጉን እንደገና ለመከተል የምንበቃበት ጊዜ ሩቅ አይሆንም። እግዚአብሔር ይጠብቀን!

This week is Epiphany (Timket) , a three-day religious festival that is one of the most important events on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo calendar.

For Western Christians, Epiphany is the day the Magi visited the baby Jesus. Most Christians in the West follow the Gregorian calendar, and the holiday is celebrated on January 6 or 7. For Eastern Orthodox Christians, Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus (rather than the visit of the Magi). Eastern churches using the Gregorian calendar (for example, most Greeks) also celebrate Epiphany on January 6 or 7. For those using the ‘Julian’ calendar (like Greek Old Calendarists and Ethiopian Orthodox), Epiphany falls on January 19.

Timkat is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. The Chapel of the Tablet in Axum houses The original Ark of the Covenant or Tabot. Tabot is taking out of the chapel during a Timkat. A priest carrying a covered Tabot on his head and parading through the streets to the pool area. Tabot is storing inside a ceremonial tent (Tabernacle) for first night.

Last week, France – alongside Germany’s FM – sent its Foreign Minister Catherine COLONNA to Ethiopia to meet the notorious ‘Black Hitler’ aka Abiy Ahmed Ali, who massacred, and is still starving to death over a million ancient Orthodox Christians of Axumite Ethiopia. Protecting the genocider – the ‘depopulation agent’ of the Edomite West and Ishamelite East. What an evil crime! Well, Everything Jinni Ahmed touches burns or dies!

🔥 The genocidal war against Axumite Ethiopians is a spiritual war on Christianity + The Ark of The Covenant + Gold + Frankincense + Myrrh & Tree of Life.

Magi’s Tomb in Axum (Aksum), Ethiopia

A Magi’s Tomb may have been found in Axum (Aksum), Ethiopia. The Birth of Christ is said to have taken place in the eighth year of Emperor Bazén’s reign. The Ethiopian church teaches that Emperor Bazén was one of the Magi who visited Jesus soon after his birth. He delivered the gift of Frankincense.

Emperor Bazén (Jewish), whose name also appears as Zäbe’esi Bazén, ZäBazén Balthazar or Tazén, was the seventeenth or twenty-first ruler of the Solomonic line according to the shorter King Lists or the twenty-fifth or twenty-sixth ruler of his line according to the longer King Lists.

Because papyrus and skins did not survive due to the humidity, of old it has only been oral tradition, or stone inscriptions. What we think is the Magi’s tomb, can be visited today in Axum (Aksum) as can the Boswellia grove that the frankincense most likely came from. When the Emperor returned to Axum he announced that the Messiah had been born. There are several accounts of who the Magi specifically were.

The so-called “Stone of Bazen” is now built into one of the walls of the cathedral of Maryam Tseyon at Aksum, or St. Mary of Zion. It is St. Mary of Zion where many believe the Ark of the Covenant is waiting. (Zephaniah 3:10-12: From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my worshipers, the daughter of My dispersed ones, shall bring My offering.)

In addition to the Tomb of Bazén, located to the West of the city of Axum is what is called the Tomb of Ityopis. The Book of Aksum that was kept at St. Mary of Zion church and was written in the 14th to 17th century AD with updates in the 19th century AD states that Ityopis was the great grandson of Noah.

The late Ruth Plant identified the location per archeologist Stuart Munro-Hay.

Modern day Israel confirms the great numbers of Beta Israel living in Ethiopia. Bazen ruled at a time of great Judaic influence in Aksum. Could Bazen have been one of the great Magi that was one of Daniel’s understudies? Is the Magi’s Tomb where we think it is? Join us on a Christian trip to Ethiopia and learn for yourself.

😇 The Relics of The Three Magi in the city of COLOGNE (Colonia – Catherine COLONNA)

The Shrine of the Three Kings, also known as the Tomb of the Three Kings or the Tomb of the Three Magi, is a reliquary traditionally believed to contain the bones of the Biblical Magi, also known as the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men. The shrine is a large gilded and decorated triple sarcophagus placed above and behind the high altar of Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is considered the high point of Mosan art and the largest reliquary in the western world.

According to legend dating to the 12th century, the relics of the Magi were originally situated at Constantinople after being discovered by Saint Helen, but brought to Milan with two small cows which transported a large sarcophagus of marble by Bishop Eustorgius I of Milan in 344, to whom they were entrusted by the Emperor Constans I. Eight centuries later in 1164, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa took the relics of the Magi from the Church of Saint Eustorgio in Milan and gave them to the Archbishop of Cologne, Rainald of Dassel. The Three Kings have since attracted a constant stream of pilgrims to Cologne. A part of these relics were returned to the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio of Milan in 1904.

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7 Years Later U.S. Begins Ebola Screenings at Airports for Uganda Travelers

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 10, 2022

💭 ከ ሰባት ዓመታት በኋላ ዩ.ኤስ. አሜሪካ ለኡጋንዳ ተጓዦች በአውሮፕላን ማረፊያዎች የኢቦላ ወረርሽኝ ምርመራ ማድረግ ጀመረች።

👹 ሉሲፈራውያኑ ሰሞኑን ከሰሜኑ የሃገራችን ክፍል ጎን በኡጋንዳ ላይም ከፍተኛ ትኩረት አድርገዋል። ምስጢሩ፤ ወርቅነው። በኡጋንዳ ከአስራ ሁለት ትሪሊየን ዶላር በላይ የሚያወጣ የወርቅ ክምችት ተገኝቷል የሚል ዜና ሰሞኑን በመናፈስ ላይ ነው።

.አይ.ኤ ቅጥረኛውን ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊን ያዋረደውን የቀድሞውን የኬኒያን ፕሬዚደንትን ኡሁሩ ኬኒያታን አንስቶ ቅጥረኛውን ዊሊያም ሩቶን ከተካ በኋላ፤ ወስላታው ሩቶ የመጀመሪያውን ጉብኝቱን ያካሄድው በአዲስ አበባ ነበር፤ የኢትዮ ቴሌኮምን ለመውረስና ለአረመኔው ግራኝ አንድነትን ለማሳየት። በበነገታውም ሩቶ ያመራው ወደ ኡጋንዳ ነበር። የኡጋንዳው ፕሬዚደንት ዬዎሪ ሙሴቬኒ ጄነራል ልጅ ምናልባት በሲ.አይ.ኤ በኩል ለመፈንቅለ መንግስት እየተዘጋጀ ሊሆን ይችላል፤ ሰሞኑን የኡጋንዳው ፕሬዝዳንት ዩዌሪ ሙሴቪኒ ከፍተኛ ወታደራዊ አመራር የሆኑት ልጃቸው ጄነራል ካይኒሩጋባ የኬንያን ዋና ከተማ ናይሮቢን፤ እወራለሁ፤ በቀናት ውስጥ መቆጣጠር እችላለሁለማለት ደፍረው ነው ነበር። የኡጋንዳ መሪዎች ከሕወሓት ጋር ጥሩ ግኑኝነት አላቸው፣ ተዋጊዎች በኡጋንዳ ይሰለጥናሉ…የሚሉ ዜናዎችንስ ስንሰማ አልነበረምን? ምስጢሩ ምን ይሆን?

ከዚህ በተጨማሪ የኢቦላ ወረርሽኝ በኡጋንዳ በከፍተኛ ፍጥነት በመሰራጨት ላይ ነው።

👉 ምስጢሩ ወርቅ + ዕጣን + ከርቤ ሊሆን ይችላል/ነውም!

👹 ሉሲፈራውያን ተስፋ ቆርጠዋል፤ ስለዚህ ወርቅን፣ ዕጣንና ከርቤን ለማጥፋት ቆርጠው ተነስተዋል። በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የተከፈተው ጂሃድ አንዱ ተልዕኮ የሦስቱም ውድና ብርቅዬ ነገሮች ምንጭ አክሱም ጽዮን በመሆኗ ነው።

የዕጣን ዛፎቹ (የጦርነቱ አንዱ ተልዕኮ ይህን እንደ ኮሮና ያሉ ወረርሽኞችን የሚከላከለውን ዕጣን የሚያወጣውን የሕይወት ዛፍለሉሲፈራውያኑ አንጋፋ የዓለማችን መድኃኒት ዓምራች ኩባንያዎች ሲባል ማውደም መሆኑን በተደጋጋሚ አውስቼ ነበር።

ዕጣን እና ከርቤ ምናልባት በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ትርጓሜያቸው በጣም የታወቁ ናቸው። እነዚህ የዛፍ ጭማቂዎች በዓለም ዙሪያ ለስድስት ሺህ ዓመታት ያህል በጣም የተከበሩ ናቸው። እነዚህ ጥሩ መዓዛ ያላቸው የዕጣንና ከርቤ ዛፎች “በቅርቡ ወደ መጥፋት ሊያመሩ ይችላሉ።” የሚለው ስጋት መሰማት ከጀመረ ዓመታት አስቆጥሯል። የእነዚህ ዛፎች መነሻ ከአክሱም ጽዮን ነው።

🛑 ታዲያ ወርቅን፣ ዕጣንን እና ከርቤን በጣም ውድ የሚያደርጋቸው ነገር ምንድን ነው?

  • ወርቅ = ኢየሱስ የዘላለም ንጉሥ ነው።
  • ዕጣን = ኢየሱስ የሁሉ አምላክ ነው።
  • ከርቤ = ኢየሱስ የማይሞት ነው።

😇 ሰብአ ሰገል ወርቅ፣ ዕጣንና ከርቤ የመገበራቸው ምስጢር፡

የጌታችንን ልደት በኮከብ ተረድተው ሰብአ ሰገል (የጥበብ ሰዎች) ማንቱሲማር፣ ሜልኩ በዲዳስፋ የተባሉ የፋርስ ነገሥታት ወርቅ፣ ዕጣን ከርቤ አምጥተው የመገበራቸው (አምሐ አድርገው የመስጠታቸው) ምስጢር እንደምንድን ነው ቢሉ፡

ወርቅ፡

ወርቅ መገበራቸው ይኸን የምንገብርላቸው ነገሥታት ቀድሞም ፍጡራን ኋላም ኀላፍያን ናቸው። አንተ ግን ቀድሞም ያልተፈጠርህ ነህ፤ ኋላም የማታልፍ ነህ ሲሉ፤ አንድም ወርቅ ጽሩይ ነው፤ ጽሩየ ባሕርይ ነህ ሲሉ፤ እንዲሁም በአንተ ያመኑ ምዕመናንም ጽሩያነ ምግባር ወሃይማኖት ናቸው ሲሉ። አንድም ወርቅ የሃይማኖት ምሳሌ ነው። የሃይማኖት ጽሩይነቱና ግብዝነቱ የሚታወቅ መከራ ሲቀበሉበት ነውና።

ዕጣን፡

ዕጣን መገበራቸው ይህንን የምናጥናቸው ጣዖታት ቀድሞም ፍጡራን ኋላም ኀላፍያን ናቸው። አንተ ግን ቀድሞም ያልተፈጠርህ ኋላም የማታልፍ ነህ ሲሉ። አንድም ዕጣን ምዑዝ ነው፤ አንተም በባሕርይ ምዑዝ ነህ ሲሉ እንዲሁ ደግሞ በአንተም የሚያምኑ ምእመናንን ምዑዛነ ምግባር ወሃይማኖት ናቸው ሲሉ። አንድም ዕጣን የተስፋ ምሳሌ ነው። ዕጣን ከሩቅ እንዲሸት ተስፋ ያልያዙትን እንደያዙት ያላዩትን እንዳዩት ታደርጋለችና።

ከርቤ፡

ከርቤ መገበራቸው ምንም ቀድሞ ያልተፈጠርህ በኋላም የማታልፍ ብትሆንም በሰውነትህ መራራ ሞትን ትቀበላለህ ሲሉ፤ አንድም ከርቤ የተሰበረውን ይጠግናል፤ የተለየውን አንድ ያደርጋል። አንተም ከማኅበረ መላእክት የተለየ አዳምን አንድ ታደርገዋለህ፤ ጽንዓ ነፍስ ሰጥተህ ታጸናዋለህ ሲሉ። አንድም በዕለተ ዓርብ ያቀምሱታልና ከርቤ አመጡለት። ከርቤ የምዕመናን ምሳሌ ነው። በፍቅር አንድ ይሆናሉና። ከርቤ የፍቅር ምሳሌ ነው። ከርቤ አንድ እንዲያደርግ ፤ ፍቅርም አንድ ታደርጋለችና።

በአጠቃላይ ሰብአ ሰገል ወርቅ፣ እጣን ከርቤ የገበሩለት ሃይማኖት፣ ፍቅር፣ ተስፋ፣ ገንዘቦችህ ናቸው ሲሉ ነው። በሌላ መልኩ ወርቅ ለመንግሥቱ፣ ዕጣን ለመለኮቱ፣ ከርቤ ለሞቱ ምሳሌ ናቸው።

❖❖❖[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፰፤]❖❖❖

፩ ሰባተኛውንም ማኅተም በፈታ ጊዜ እኵል ሰዓት የሚያህል ዝምታ በሰማይ ሆነ።

፪ በእግዚአብሔርም ፊት የሚቆሙትን ሰባቱን መላእክት አየሁ፥ ሰባትም መለከት ተሰጣቸው።

፫ ሌላም መልአክ መጣና የወርቅ ጥና ይዞ በመሰዊያው አጠገብ ቆመ፤ በዙፋኑም ፊት ባለው በወርቅ መሰዊያ ላይ ለቅዱሳን ሁሉ ጸሎት እንዲጨምረው ብዙ ዕጣን ተሰጠው።

፬ የዕጣኑም ጢስ ከቅዱሳን ጸሎት ጋር ከመልአኩ እጅ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ወጣ።

👹 The Luciferians are desperate for:

  • GOLD = Jesus is King of The Ages
  • FRANKINCENSE = Jesus is The God of all
  • MYRRH = Jesus is the Immortal One

💭 FRANKINCENSE protects against CORONAVIRUS

GOLD = A Sign that Jesus is The King of Israel, of The Entire Universe, and of The Kingdom of God to come.

FRANKINCENSE = A Symbol of Jesus’ Priestly Role. Signify the fact that Jesus is God, since incense is for worship, and only God may be worshiped.

MYRRH = is for the Lord Jesus who has come to die as the perfect sacrifice for the people. For the dead were anointed with myrrh, as Jesus Himself was anointed.

💭 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Thursday implemented Ebola testing for travelers who have visited Uganda within the past 21 days.

Uganda is currently battling an Ebola outbreak that killed at least nine people over the past two weeks.

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda advised travelers that flights from Uganda to the United States must arrive at five selected airports — JFK, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, or Dulles — so they can be screened. The embassy reassured travelers that the risk of contracting Ebola is “currently low.”

The United States normally receives about 140 passengers per day who have visited Uganda recently, and more than half of them already pass through those five airports.

Similar steps were taken in March 2021, when travelers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea were routed through six U.S. airports for Ebola screening.

The Ugandan Ebola outbreak is troubling to international health officials because it managed to spread for three weeks before the first case was formally noted on September 20. It also seems to be spreading with unusual speed, although the total number of cases remains low. Ebola can remain undetected inside a human carrier for long periods of time and can be spread by animals.

As of Thursday, there have been 43 confirmed cases and nine fatalities from the outbreak, most of them in Uganda’s central administrative and commercial hub of Mubende. Six of the infections, and four of the fatalities, occurred among healthcare workers. To date, no infections have been reported outside of Uganda.

Uganda’s health ministry believes at least 18 other people may have died from Ebola before the outbreak was declared but the bodies were buried before they could be tested.

Uganda is suffering from the relatively uncommon Sudan strain of Ebola, for which there is currently no approved vaccine. Six possible vaccines are under development, with the most promising candidate developed by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIAID is reportedly considering a small shipment of its vaccine to Uganda within the next week for emergency use.

The outbreak is already the largest faced by Uganda in over 20 years and World Health Organization (W.H.O.) emergency operations manager Dr. Fiona Braka warned on Thursday that “we still haven’t reached the peak.”

Braka noted that contact tracing has been completed for only about three-quarters of the people exposed to Ebola, since it was circulating for some days before the outbreak was officially declared, so people carrying the highly infectious disease might have moved outside the controlled area in Uganda.

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Unconfirmed Reports of Myrrh-Streaming Bust of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 8, 2017

Is this some coincidence or what!? The day before yesterday I blogged this story on Tsar Nicholas II’s gift to the Ethiopian Orthodox church dedicated to the beloved martyr St. George, and now the following two amazing stories pop up today.

When Tsar Nicholas gave the beautiful bell to the Ethiopian church he probably felt then that he will soon be martyred. For whom tolls the bell? It tolls, indeed, for thee! By the way, the mysterious Myrrh, like Frankincense, has its origin in Ethiopia.

As reported yesterday, eyewitnesses have claimed to see myrrh streaming from several icons and a bust of Tsar Nicholas II at the Holy Royal Martyrs chapel in Simferopol. Representatives of the Simferopol and Crimean Diocese have investigated the icons in the chapel and the bust standing outside, but found no traces of the miraculous occurrence. However, as RIA-Novosti reports, they have called on the local priest to continue monitoring the situation.

Earlier Deputy of the State Duma of Russia and former Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya spoke about the myrrh-streaming bust of the Holy Royal Martyr Nicholas II in Simferopol. Her words have evoked a mixed reaction in social networks.

Miraculous myrrh streaming is typically associated with icons and the relics of saints in Orthodoxy, manifesting the grace of God present in the sacred objects, and is often used for healing.

A study of the situation connected with the statement of the State Duma Deputy about the possibility of the myrrh-streaming bust of the Tsar-Passion Bearer Nicholas II, situated near the chapel of the Holy Royal Passion Bearers… and also of several icons inside the chapel itself, was carried out on site by a commission… At the time of the visit to the chapel… traches of myrrh on the bronze bust of the Tsar-Passion Bearer Nicholas and on the icons in the chapel were not found,” reads a message of the diocesan press service.

However, to come to a final conclusion, the commission has tasked the local priest with continuing to observe the icons and bust, and to report any signs of myrrh to the bishop and commission immediately.

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A Wise Man’s Cure: Frankincense is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 4, 2015

At this time of year it is hard to escape the Three Wise Men, riding their camels across Christmas cards and appearing in miniature form in countless school nativity plays across the world, bearing their gifts for the infant Jesus. Whilst we are all familiar with gold, it is the mention of frankincense and myrrh that really says “Christmas” to us and and takes our imaginations back to ancient times. But you might be surprised to learn that these two fragrances are still big business today; for example, Ethiopia alone trades around 4000 tonnes of frankincense every year. This is all the more remarkable because a single tree from which the resin is harvested will typically yield about 200g per year. The main international trade comes from a tree called Boswellia papyrifera, and Ethiopia is the main exporting country.

Frankincense is harvested by wounding the bark of trees and collecting the resin that is subsequently released from the wound, a process known as tapping. Tapping is carried out at several spots along the stem, using a traditional type of tool that resembles a chisel. The procedure is repeated in 8 tapping rounds during the dry season, which lasts about 8 months. But high demand means that many trees are being over-exploited and populations are at risk of dying out, threatening the livelihoods of villagers who depend on them.

But help may be on hand as the results of a new study by botanists from Ethiopia and the Netherlands led by Motuma Tolera, which could secure a future for the trees by revealing the anatomy of the resin secretory system.

Motuma Tolera explains, “In some areas, the high demand for frankincense is causing over-tapping, which is bad for a couple of reasons. Tapping the tree creates wounds in the stem that take resources to be healed, and more wounds create more opportunities for insects to attack the tree. It’s not a surprise that some trees die. This is bad for the tree but also for the people living in those areas, since they depend on the resin production, both economically and culturally.

One of the problems is the lack of knowledge of the type, architecture and distribution of resin producing, storing and transporting structures in the tree. Such knowledge is needed for improved tapping techniques in the future.”

The study, published this month in the Annals of Botany, provides this detailed knowledge for the first time.

Motuma Tolera said, “What we found was a 3-D network of inter-connected canals in the inner bark. Most of these canals are within a very narrow region of the inner bark, in a zone that is less than 7 millimeters thick. These allow for the transport of resin around the tree. We also found a few canals connecting deep into the xylem, the heart of the tree.”

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The findings will have practical applications for the people of Ethiopia and other frankincense producers. Traditional tapping starts with a shallow wound, from which a relatively small amount of resin is released. The wound is then re-opened later with a cut that goes a bit deeper and more resin is collected – a process that is repeated over and over again. The amount of resin collected peaks after about 5 rounds of tapping, which the study suggests is the point at which the wound reaches the main region of resin canals.

Motuma Tolera says, “Our results suggest that tapping can become more efficient. A cut that goes deeper, earlier in the tapping cycle, may drain the resin more effectively. Since the 3-D resin canal network may allow for long distance movement of resin when it is intact, this would be an option to reduce the number of cuts, and reduce the damage to the trees. New studies will be needed to show how such improvements may keep trees healthy but still productive for resin production. This opens new ways for a more sustainable frankincense production system.”

It’s nice to discover something new, but here we also have the opportunity to give something back to the people who helped us with the study. I hope everyone in Lemlem Terara, but also elsewhere in Ethiopia, will benefit from what we have found in the future.” Tolera says.

The team hope the results mean more Boswellia trees will live to see next Christmas.

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What Do Frankincense, Christians and Bees Have In Common?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 23, 2012

My answer: They are all precious, and they are disappearing in some parts of the world. Frankincense is destroyed by greedy money worshipers, Christians are exterminated by diabolic extremist Muslims, and technology, Cellphones, in particular, could be killing Bees all over the world. These phenomenons should be of great concern to the whole world, as Frankincense, Christians and Bees are an indicator species and their disappearance could signal greater environmental and spiritual problems

What will save the frankincense tree?

BosTreeEthiopiaThey are the most famous Christmas presents in history, and roll off the tongue as easily as the alphabet: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Every child still learns all about gold from a young age, but how many adults could tell you about those other holy stocking-fillers?

Both are aromatic resins, made from tree sap. When Jesus was born, they cost roughly the same as gold. Now they are hundreds of times cheaper than the precious metal, and are still grown in reasonable quantities around the Middle East.

That might be changing, however. Myrrh, made from the Commiphora tree, is relatively stable, but frankincense is in the grip of a serious crisis. Over-exploitation, changing land use and a destructive beetle are killing its source tree, Boswellia sacra. Some scientists estimate that without intervention the species could be all but eradicated within 50 years, severing a living botanical connection to the past that is rich in religious and economic history.

Recently, however, several factors have come together to pose a serious threat to Boswellia. Research led by Dutch scientist Professor Frans Bongers of Wageningen University in Holland, published last year, showed that commercial Boswellia was in danger of extinction. He says that the situation is only getting worse. Trees across Ethiopia, where most commercial frankincense originates, are dying at an alarming rate.

What is more, farmers are turning to more profitable crops such as sesame and cotton, and clearing their Boswellia forests. “Demand is falling, but the price is still rising,” says Prof Bongers. “The farmers are having to use a greater land area for the same yield.” Frankincense is a tiny crop by world standards, with Ethiopia exporting around 5,000 tons per year: mostly to China for use in medicines and perfumes. The entire Catholic Church uses just 50 tons a year.

Frankincense and myrrh are among the oldest internationally traded commercial tree products. Ethiopia is worldwide the main producer of frankincense and myrrh

Source: The Telegraph

Christianity ‘close to extinction’ in Middle East

Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report.

The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group.

And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”.

It warns that converts from Islam face being killed in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Iran and risk severe legal penalties in other countries across the Middle East.

“A far less widely grasped fact is that Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.”

It cites estimates that 200 million Christians, or 10 per cent of Christians worldwide, are “socially disadvantaged, harassed or actively oppressed for their beliefs.”

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Important footnotes:

They came for the Jews, and no one spoke up. Now they are coming for the Christians, and who is speaking up? When will they come for the atheists? the secular humanists? and each of the other religions in the world? If you don’t speak up now, who will speak up for you?

Please speak up now and sign a White House Petition to protect Christians in the Middle East

The website Orthodox Christian Laity has posted an appeal to Orthodox Christians in the U.S. to sign a petition to protect Christians in the Middle East.

Merry-Xmasb

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The Mysterious Myrrh & Frankincense

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 30, 2009

FrankincenseOriginMyrrh and Frankincense have had spiritual significance since ancient times and they also were adopted as medicines for physical ailments. When referring to this pair of herbs, many people might immediately think of their historic importance in religion.

The herbs are best known through the story of the Three Wise Men (Magi) delivering gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the baby Jesus; myrrh was also used to anoint Jesus’ body after the crucifixion.

These herbs, valued like gold, were mentioned repeatedly in the Old Testament, in instructions to Moses about making incense and anointing oil, and in the Song of Solomon, where, among other references, are these:

Who is this coming up from the wilderness

Like palm-trees of smoke,

Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,

From every powder of the merchant?”

Till the day doth break forth,

And the shadows have fled away,

I will get me unto the mountain of myrrh,

And unto the hill of frankincense.

Frankincense (Boswellia) and Myrrh (Commiphora) species are economically and ecologically important plant species found mainly in the horn of Africa particularly in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. They are the source of aromatic gum resins, frankincense and myrrh.

Frankincense and myrrh have been valued for their sacred and ceremonial uses as well as in medicinal contexts since several millennia. Still today, they are widely used as raw materials in several industries such as pharmacology, food, beverage, flavoring, liqueurs, cosmetics, detergents, creams and perfumery, paints, adhesive and dye manufacturing.

Ethiopia is one of tropical African countries with large potentials of frankincense and myrrh resources and has been known as one of the major producers. Nevertheless, little efforts have been made at national level to explore the vegetation resources that provide these valuable products.

Both myrrh and frankincense grow as small trees or shrubs; they are of the botanical family Burseraceae. Their natural growing range is limited, but this has been extended by cultivation, and the current supplies are adequate to meet worldwide demand.

Today, most of the internationally-traded myrrh and frankincense are produced in the southern Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and in northeast Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia). The primary species relied upon today are Commiphora myrrha for myrrh and Boswellia caraterii for frankincense.

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