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Why Muslims Love to Visit The Monastery of St. George The Great Martyr

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 31, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 😇 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉መድኃኔ ዓለም

ሙስሊሞች የታላቁ ሰማዕት ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስን ገዳም መጎብኘት ለምን እንደሚወዱ

✞ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ እና ሙስሊሞች ☪

✞ ST. GEORGE AND THE MUSLIMS ☪

💭 ማሳሰቢያ፡እነዚህና መሰል ተአምራትና ስሜቶች የእስልምናን የውሸት ሃይማኖትም ሆነ አንዳንድ ቱርኮች በክርስቲያኖች ላይ የፈጸሙትን አስከፊ ድርጊት የሚያረጋግጡ አይደሉም፤ ነገር ግን አንዳንድ ተራ ሙስሊሞች ለክርስቶስ እና ለቅዱሳኑ ያላቸውን እምነትና ፍቅር እንጂ። በተመሳሳይ፣ ክርስቶስ በእስራኤል እንኳ ያላገኘውን ትልቅ እምነት ነው በሮማውያን መቶ አለቃ ዘንድ ያገኘው[ማቴዎስ ፰፥፲]። እና ብዙውን ጊዜ፣ ይህ የመንፈስ ቅዱስ መገኘት፣ በፍቅር, የኦርቶዶክስ ያልሆኑ አካላትን ለመፈወስ ብቻ ሳይሆን፤ በይበልጥም ነፍሳትን ለመፈወስ፣ ብዙዎች በኋላ ብርሃኑን ተቀብለው በኦርቶዶክሶች ይጠመቃሉ። ሁላችንም እንድንዳን እና እውነትን ወደ ማወቅ እንድንደርስ ክርስቶስ ለሁላችንም ለንስሐ ያብቃን። ፅዋ ተሸካሚው ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ስለ ሁላችን ይማልድልን፤ ይርዳን! ኣሜን።

💭 ምንም እንኳን የኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች በቱርኮች ብዙ መከራን ተቋቁመው የቆዩ ቢሆንም በቱርክ ከሙስሊም ቤተሰቦች የተወለዱ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስን በጣም የሚያከብሩ እና የሚያደንቁ እንዲሁም እንዲረዳቸው የሚለምኑት ብዙ ሙስሊሞች አሉ።

💭 እናም የቀድሞው ሙስሊም-ሳራሲን እንዲህ አለ፡-“ጌታ እና አባት ሆይ፣ ይቅር በለኝ፣ ግን ክርስቶስን ለማየት ምኞት እና ፍላጎት አለኝ። ይህን እንዴት ማድረግ እችላለሁ?” ፤ ካህኑም “ክርስቶስን ማየት ከፈለግህ ወደ የወንድምህ ልጅ ሄደህ ክርስቶስን ስበክለት። የሙስሊም-ሳራሲኖችን እና የሐሰተኛ ነቢያቸውን መሐመድን እምነት እስልምናንስደብ እና ኮንን፤ እናም የክርስቲያኖችን እውነተኛ እምነት ያለ ፍርሃት በትክክል በመስበክ ክርስቶስን ታያለህ። …

በመሆኑም ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ በሺዎች ለሚቆጠሩ ኢአማንያን፣ ክርስቲያኖች፣ አይሁዶች እና በተለይም ሙስሊሞች በማንኛውም መንገድ ወደ ደሴቲቱ መጥተው ታማታ (ስእለታቸውን) በማምጣት በቅዱሱ ፊት የሚያቀርቡበት የአምልኮ ስፍራ ሆኗል። ተስፋቸውን በእርሱ ላይ ያድርጋሉ። ቅዱሱም እንደማይፈርድ እና ለእያንዳንዱ ታማኝ ሰውፈውስን እንደሚሰጥያሳያል።

💭 Note: These and similar miracles and sentiments do not at all vindicate the false religion of Islam, nor the terrible actions of some Turks against Christians, but the faith and love of some simple Muslims towards Christ and His Saints. Similarly, Christ found in the Roman Centurion greater faith than any in Israel (Matthew 8:10). And often, this presence of the Holy Spirit, out of love not only acts to heal the bodies of non-Orthodox, but more crucially the souls, as many later embrace the light and are baptized Orthodox. May Christ grant us all repentance, that we all may be saved, and come to the knowledge of the Truth. St. George the Trophy-bearer, intercede for us all and help us! Amen.

💭 And the former Muslim-Saracen said: “Forgive me, Master and Father, but I want and have a desire to see Christ. How can I do that?” And the priest said: “If you wish to see Christ go to your nephew and preach Christ to him. Curse and anathematize the faith of the Muslim-Saracens and their false prophet Muhammad and preach correctly the true faith of the Christians without fear, and thus you will see Christ.”

Thus, St. George has become a place of worship for thousands of atheists, Christians, Jews, and especially Muslims, who with every means come to the island and bring their tamata (vows), and place them before the Saint, as they place their hopes in him. And the Saint shows that he does not judge and ‘imparts healing’ to every faithful person.”

And the former Muslim-Saracen said: “Forgive me, Master and Father, but I want and have a desire to see Christ. How can I do that?” And the priest said: “If you wish to see Christ go to your nephew and preach Christ to him. Curse and anathematize the faith of the Muslim-Saracens and their false prophet Muhammad and preach correctly the true faith of the Christians without fear, and thus you will see Christ.”

Although Orthodox Christians have endured much suffering at the hands of the Turks, there are many people in Turkey born to Muslim families who nevertheless respect and venerate St. George, and pray to him for help.

The Monastery of St. George Koudounas

This historic Monastery of Saint George Koudounas, on Prince’s Island outside of Constantinople, was according to tradition built by the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros Phokas in 963 AD. A miraculous icon of St. George was brought here from the Monastery of Peace, which was founded by Emperor Justin II, in Athens at that time.

The Monastery was later sacked in the Fourth Crusade. Then in 1302 the pirate Giustiniani plundered all the buildings and monasteries of the island. Not wanting their holy icon stolen by the Franks, the monks hid the icon under the earth and place the holy altar above it. The miraculous icon however was lost for many years.

Later, St. George appeared to a shepherd in a dream and told him where to find his icon. When he approached the area, he heard the ringing of bells, and having unearthed the icon, found it decorated with bells. This is the source behind the epithet “Koudouna” which means “bells”.

The Monastery was later attached to Hagia Lavra in Kalavryta, and eventually to the Patriarch of Constantinople.

The current church was built in 1905.

The miracles of the Saint are many, not only towards Christians [Romans], who approached always with great reverence (in olden times there wasn’t a Christian family which had not visited Koudouna at least once a year), but towards everyone without exception, who approach his grace with faith. Thus there is a great mass of people who come from other faiths from throughout Turkey. The pilgrims number about 250,000 a year, the majority being Muslim Turks.

The great iron gate of the Monastery, as we learn from its engraving in Greek and Turkish, was offered from the Muslim Rasoul Efenti, as a gift of gratitude towards the Saint for the healing of his wife.

On April 23rd, in other words the day when the Saint is honored and the Monastery celebrates, tens of thousands of pilgrims arrive, not only from Constantinople but from other cities, to venerate the Great Martyr and to seek help in their problems.

Roughly all of these pilgrims are from other faiths.

Many will return later to thank St. George, who heard their prayer and granted their desire, bringing the indispensable oil for his vigil lamp. You hear with passion how he healed this person’s son, how another became a mother after being barren for many years, how a third acquired a house, etc.

The Monastery also celebrates on the feast of Saint Thekla, and on this feast about 10,000 Muslims visit the Monastery seeking the prayer of Saint George.

Muslim Vows

Some come barefoot up the hill, which takes about 30 minutes to climb to the Monastery, others come with offerings of oil, candles, and sugar so that their lives may be sweet. Some do not speak as they climb up to the Monastery until they kiss the icon of St. George. They follow the services with hands lifted in the air holding lit candles. They ask priests for antidoron to bring home with them for a blessing. They have great faith and respect for Orthodoxy.

On September 24 I witnessed at 6:00 AM four modern looking Turkish girls approaching the Monastery. I asked them for what purpose they came. They responded: “Faith in the Saint brought us here. It doesn’t matter that we are Muslims. We prayed that he would help us. We have heard so much about the Monastery.”

Oral came from Smyrna in order to venerate the Saint with her vow. She brought three bottles of oil. When I asked why she, as a Muslim woman among the thousands, visits the Orthodox Monastery, she responded: “It is not forbidden by anyone for us to believe in Saint George. Religions have one common agreement, the one and only God. We could be hiding within us a Christian.”

Of the many interviews I conducted that day with Muslims, the responses were basically the same.

A different answer was given by Antil however. He said: “Life in Turkey is difficult. The people need something to give them strength. They have turned to religion. They have been bored by everything so they seek help elsewhere. Why not Saint George?”

And one Turkish newspaper reported: “Saint George has distributed hope to the suffering.”

Testimonies of Monks From the Monastery

Hieromonk Ephraim of Xenophontos, who has lived for three years at “Koudouna”, is astonished with the faith of the thousands of Muslims who visit the monastery. “These people live with their heart”, he affirms, “Because faith is the sight and the strength of the heart, for this reason they can and they do experience our Saints.”

Monk Kallinikos of Xenophontos, who serves as a priest, relates: “We are astonished with that which occurs here. Many times we see people who find the Lord with the faith of the Roman centurion.” To our question if the Saint responds to the supplications of the thousands of pilgrims, he replied: “During my three years here, we ourselves are witnesses of miracles, such as the healing of paralytics, mutes, and the giving birth to children.”

We asked the monks at St. George to comment about their stay in Turkey, and they told us: “All of their behavior is perfect. From the highest ruler, to the lowest, they treat us with such respect that many times we wonder which would be better, to live in Christian Greece or Muslim Turkey. We should tell you that we go everywhere with the monastic dress and our experiences have always been positive.

“Thus, St. George has become a place of worship for thousands of atheists, Christians, Jews, and especially Muslims, who with every means come to the island and bring their tamata (vows), and place them before the Saint, as they place their hopes in him. And the Saint shows that he does not judge and ‘imparts healing’ to every faithful person.”

Miracles: The Sick Turkish Woman

A Turkish woman from Levkochori had a serious health problem. She had heard a lot about St. George and wanted to come [venerate], but they did not let her come into the church because she was Turkish. But this didn’t deter her from remaining outside the church the whole night. In the morning they gave her holy oil from the vigil lamp of the Saint and she became well. After this, her husband gave many gifts to the church.

St. George Saves a Young Muslim Girl

A Muslim woman with her mother were taking a taxi for a long trip. The Muslims, as is well known, respect St. George very much.

On the road the taxi driver abandoned the proper course and began to show a threatening attitude towards the girl—the women apparently were praying—and at some point the taxi driver stopped the car and attempted to rape the girl. Immediately a police officer on horseback appeared, who ordered the taxi driver in a very powerful manner to the nearest police station. He went full of fear with the policeman, and the policeman on horseback went with him to the station, and issued a complaint for attempted rape. He signed the police book and left. When the taxi driver later came out of the interrogation, they looked in the book and said to him:

“There is no hope for you to escape! Do you know who brought you here?” Saint George.

💭 Note: These and similar miracles and sentiments do not at all vindicate the false religion of Islam, nor the terrible actions of some Turks against Christians, but the faith and love of some simple Muslims towards Christ and His Saints. Similarly, Christ found in the Roman Centurion greater faith than any in Israel (Matthew 8:10). And often, this presence of the Holy Spirit, out of love not only acts to heal the bodies of non-Orthodox, but more crucially the souls, as many later embrace the light and are baptized Orthodox. May Christ grant us all repentance, that we all may be saved, and come to the knowledge of the Truth. St. George the Trophy-bearer, intercede for us all and help us! Amen.

💭 What an Infidel Saw that a Believer Did Not. Miracle in the Church of St. George

The following is a historical speech by St. Gregory of Decapolis about a vision that a Saracen [Muslim] once had in the Church of St. George in Damascus, and who, as a result of this, believed and became a monk and then a martyr for our Lord Jesus Christ. This took place in the eighth century.

Nicholas, the strategos, called Joulas, has related to me that in his town, which the Muslim-Saracens call in their language “Vineyard”, the Emir of Syria sent his nephew to administer some works under construction in the said castle. In that place there is also a big church, old and splendid, dedicated to the most glorious martyr St. George. When the Muslim-Saracen saw the church from a distance he ordered his servants to bring his belongings and the camels themselves, twelve of them, inside the church so that he may be able to supervise them from a high place as they were fed.

As for the priests of that venerable church, they pleaded with him saying: “Master, do not do such things; this is a church of God. Do not show disrespect towards it and do not bring the camels inside the holy altar of God.” But the Muslim-Saracen, who was pitiless and stubborn, did not want even to listen to the pleas of the presbyters. Instead he said to his servants, in Arabic: “Do you not do what you have been commanded to do?” Immediately his servants did as he commanded them. But suddenly the camels, as they were led into the church, all, by the command of God, fell down dead. When the Muslim-Saracen saw the extraordinary miracle he became ecstatic and ordered his servants to take away the dead camels and throw them away from the church; and they did so.

As it was a holiday on that day and the time for the Divine Liturgy was approaching, the priest who was to start the holy service of preparation of the gifts was very much afraid of the Muslim-Saracen; how could he start the bloodless sacrifice in front of him! Another priest, co-communicant to him, said to the priest who was to celebrate the Liturgy: “Do not be afraid. Did you not see the extraordinary miracle? Why are you hesitant?” Thus the said priest, without fear started the holy service of offering.

The Muslim-Saracen noticed all these and waited to see what the priest was going to do. The priest began the holy service of offering and took the loaf of bread to prepare the holy sacrifice. But the Muslim-Saracen saw that the priest took in his hand a child which he slaughtered, drained the blood inside the cup, cut the body into pieces, and placed them on the tray!

As the Muslim-Saracen saw these things he became furious with anger and, enraged at the priest, he wanted to kill him. When the time of the Great Entrance approached, the Muslim-Saracen saw again, and more manifestly, the child cut into four pieces on the tray, his blood in the cup. He became again ecstatic with rage. Towards the end of the Divine Liturgy, as some of the Christians wanted to receive the Holy Communion and as the priest said, “With the fear of God and faith draw near,” all the Christians bent their heads in reverence. Some of them went forward to receive the holy sacrament. Again, for a third time, the Muslim-Saracen saw that the priest, with a spoon, was offering to the communicants from the body and the blood of the child. The repentant Christians received the holy sacrament. But the Muslim-Saracen saw that they had received communion from the body and the blood of the child, and at that he became filled with anger and rage against everybody.

At the end of the Divine Liturgy the priest distributed the antidoron to all Christians. He then took off his priestly vestments and offered to the Muslim-Saracen a piece from the bread. But he said in Arabic: “What is this?” The priest answered: “Master, it is from the bread from which we celebrated the Liturgy.” And the Muslim-Saracen said angrily: “Did you celebrate the Liturgy from that, you dog, impure, dirty, and killer? Didn’t I see that you took and slaughtered a child, and that you poured his blood into the cup, and mutilated his body and placed on the plate members of his, here and there? Didn’t I see all these, you polluted one and killer? Didn’t I see you eating and drinking from the body and blood of the child, and that you even offered the same to the attendants? They now have in their mouths pieces of flesh dripping blood.”

And the Muslim-Saracen said: “Is this not what I saw?” And the priest: “Yes, my Lord, this is how it is; but myself, being a sinner, I am not able to see such a mystery, but only bread and wine as a figuration of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, even the great and marvelous Fathers, the stars and teachers of the Church, like the divine Basil the Great, and the memorable Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian, were unable to see this awesome and terrifying mystery. How can I see it?”

When the Muslim-Saracen heard this he became ecstatic and he ordered his servants and everybody who was inside to leave the church. He then took the priest by the hand and said: “As I see and as I have heard, great is the faith of the Christians. So, if you so will, Father, baptize me. And the priest said to the Muslim-Saracen: “Master, we believe in and we confess our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to the world for our salvation. We also believe in the Holy Trinity, the consubstantial and undivided one, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the one Godhead. We believe also in Mary, the ever-virgin mother of light, who has given birth to the fruit of life, our pre-announced Lord, Jesus Christ. She was virgin before, virgin during, and virgin after giving birth. We believe also that all the holy apostles, prophets, martyrs, saints, and righteous men are servants of God. Do you not realize, therefore, my master, that the greatest faith is that of the Orthodox Christians?”

And the Muslim-Saracen said again: “I beg you, Father, baptize me.” But the priest answered: “Far from that. I cannot do such a thing; for if I do and your nephew the Emir hears of that, he will kill me and destroy this church, too. But if it is, indeed, your wish to be baptized, go to that place in the Sinai Mountain. There, there is the bishop; he will baptize you.”

The Muslim-Saracen prostrated himself in front of the presbyter and walked out of the church. Then, one hour after nightfall, he came back to the priest, took off his royal golden clothes, put on a poor sack of wool, and he left in secret by night. He walked to Mount Sinai and there he received holy baptism from the bishop. He also learned the Psalter, and he recited verses from it every day.

One day three years later he [the former Muslim-Saracen] said to the bishop: “Forgive me, Master, what am I supposed to do in order to see Christ?” And the bishop said: “Pray with the right faith and one of these days you will see Christ, according to your wish.” But the former Muslim-Saracen said again: “Master, give me your consent to go to the priest who offered me instruction when I saw the awesome vision in the church of the most glorious martyr George.” The bishop said: “Go, in peace.”

Thus, he went to the priest, prostrated himself in front of him, embraced him and said to him: “Do you know, Father, who I am?” And the priest: “How can I recognize a man whom I have never seen before?” But, again, the former Muslim-Saracen said: “Am I not the nephew of the Emir, who brought the camels inside the church and they all died, and who during the Divine Liturgy saw that terrifying vision?” When the priest looked at him he was amazed and praised God seeing that the former Arab wolf had become a most calm sheep of Christ. He embraced him with passion and invited him to his cell to eat bread.

And the former Muslim-Saracen said: “Forgive me, Master and Father, but I want and have a desire to see Christ. How can I do that?” And the priest said: “If you wish to see Christ go to your nephew and preach Christ to him. Curse and anathematize the faith of the Muslim-Saracens and their false prophet Muhammad and preach correctly the true faith of the Christians without fear, and thus you will see Christ.”

The former Muslim-Saracen left in earnest. By night he was knocking at the door of the Muslim-Saracen forcefully. The guards at the gate of the house of the Emir asked: “Who is yelling and knocking at the door?” And he answered: “I am the nephew of the Emir who left some time ago and was lost. Now I want to see my uncle and tell him something.” The guards of the gate conveyed this to the Muslim-Saracen immediately: “Master, it is your nephew who left some time ago and was lost.” The Emir, heaving a sigh, said: “Where is he?” They said: “At the gate of the palace.” He then ordered his servants to go and meet him with lights and candles. They all did as the king, Emir, commanded and they took the monk, the former Muslim-Saracen, by the hand and presented him to the Emir, his uncle.

When the Emir saw him, he was very glad. He embraced him with tears in his eyes and said to him: “What is this? Where were you living all this time? Aren’t you my nephew?” And the monk said: “Don’t you recognize me, your nephew? Now, as you see, by the Grace of God the Most High I have become a Christian and a monk. I have been living in desert places so that I may inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. I hope in the unspeakable compassion of the All-sovereign God to inherit his kingdom. Why are you hesitating yourself, too, Emir? Receive the holy baptism of the Orthodox Christians in order to inherit eternal life, as I hope to do.”

The Emir laughed, scratched his head and said: “What are you chattering about, you miserable one; what are you chattering? What has happened to you? Alas, you pitiful one! How did you abandon your life and the sceptres of reign and roam around as a beggar, dressed in these filthy clothes made of hair?”

The monk responded to him: “By the grace of God. As far as all the things I used to have when I was a Muslim-Saracen, these were [material] property and were of the devil. But these things that you see me wearing are a glory and pride, and an engagement with the future and eternal life. I anathematize the religion of the Muslim-Saracens and their false prophet.”

Then the Emir said: “Take him out, for he does not know what he is chattering about.” They took him away and put him in a place in the palace where they gave him food and drink. And he spent three days there, but he took neither food nor drink. He was praying to God earnestly and with faith. Going down to his knees he said: “O Lord, I have hoped in thee, let me never be ashamed, neither let my enemies laugh me to scorn.” And again: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” And again: “Enlighten my eyes, Lord God, that I may not fall asleep into death; that my enemy may never say, ‘I have overpowered him’. ‘Strengthen my heart, O Lord,’ so that I may be able to fight the visible deceiver, the Muslim-Saracen; so that the evil devil may not stamp on me and make me fear death, for your holy name.” He then made the sign of the cross and said: “The Lord is my enlightenment and my saviour. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life. From whom will I hesitate?” And again he cried out to the Emir: “Receive holy baptism in order to gain the immeasurable kingdom of God.”

Again the Emir gave orders for him to be brought in front of him. He had prepared for him clothes exceedingly beautiful. And the Emir spoke: “Enjoy, you pitiful one, enjoy and rejoice for being a king. Do not disdain your life and your youth which is so beautiful, walking instead mindlessly like a beggar and a penniless one. Alas, you pitiful one. What do you think?”

The monk laughed and replied to the Emir: “Do not weep at what I have in mind. I am thinking how to be able to fulfill the work of my Christ and that of the priest who has sent me, and has been my teacher. As for the clothes you have prepared for me, sell them and give the money to the poor. You, too, should abandon the temporary sceptres of the reign, so that you may receive sceptres of an eternal life. Do not rest your hope on things of the present but on things which are of the future, and do not believe in the pseudo-prophet Muhammad, the impure, the detestable one, the son of hell. Believe, rather, in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the crucified one. Believe that the one Godhead is a consubstantial Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a Trinity of one essence, and undivided.”

The Emir laughed again and said to the officials who had gathered in the palace: “This man is mindless. What shall we do with him? Take him out and expel him.” Those, however, sitting by the king said: “He meant to desecrate and corrupt the religion of the Muslim-Saracens. Do you not hear how he curses and anathematizes our great prophet?”

The monk and former Muslim-Saracen cried out loudly: “I feel sorry for you Emir because you, unfortunate one, do not want to be saved. Believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, the crucified one, and anathematize the religion of the Muslim-Saracens and their false prophet, as I did.”

And the Muslim-Saracen Emir said: “Take him out as I am ordering you. He is mindless and does not know what he is talking about.”

Those sitting by with him said: “Well, you heard that he anathematized the religion of the Muslim-Saracens and that he is blaspheming against the great prophet, and you say, ‘He does not know what he is talking about’? If you do not have him killed we will also go and become Christians.”

And the Emir said: “I cannot have him killed because he is my nephew and I feel sorry for him. But you take him and do as you please.”

And they got hold of the monk with great anger, they dragged him out of the palace and submitted him to many tortures to try to make him return to the previous religion of the Muslim-Saracens. But he did not. Instead he was teaching everybody in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth to believe and be saved.

The Muslim-Saracens dragged him out of the city, and there they stoned to death this most pious monk, whose name was Pachomios.

On that night a star came down from heaven and rested on top of the most pious martyr, and everybody was able to see it for forty days; and many of them became believers.

With the prayers of the most blessed martyr, of the all-pure Mother of God Mary, who is ever-virgin, and of all of the saints; for the remission of our sins. Amen.

From Daniel J. Sahas, “What an Infidel Saw that a Faithful Did Not: Gregory Dekapolites (d. 842) and Islam”, Greek Orthodox Theological Review 31 (1986), 47-67.

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ዛሬ በብቸኛነት ለፍትሕ እና ለሕልውናቸው እየታገሉ ካሉት ከጽዮናውያን ተጋሩ፣ አገው እና ቅማንት ኢትዮጵያውያን ጎን ያልቆመ በጭራሽ ክርስቲያንም፣ ኢትዮጵያዊም፣ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅም ሊሆን አይችልም!

✞✞✞ቤተ ክርስቲያን ቅዱሳን የምትላቸው እነማንን ነው? ✞✞✞

😇 ቅዱሳን መላእክት፡ቅዱሳን መላእክት ከማንኛውም ነገር የራቁ፣ ሥርዓታቸውን የጠበቁ፣ እግዚአብሔርን ያወቁ፣ እግዚአብሔርን የሚቀድሱ ስለሆኑ ቅዱሳን ይባላሉ፡፡

አንዱም ለአንዱ፣ ቅዱስ ቅዱስ ቅዱስ የሠራዊት ጌታ እግዚአብሔር ምድር ሁሉ ከክብሩ ተሞልታለች እያሉ ይጮሁ ነበር፡፡” [ኢሣ. ፮፥፫]ስለዚህ በባህሪዩ ቅዱስ የሆነውን እግዚአብሔርን ስለሚያመሰግኑ፣ ስለሚቀድሱ ቅዱሳን ተብለዋል፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን አበው፡መጻሕፍት ሳይጻፍላቸው መምህራን ሳይላኩላቸው በሕገ ልቡና በቃል ብቻ የተላለፈላቸውን ይዘው እንዲሁም በሥነ ፍጥረት በመመራመር ፈጣሪያቸውን አምነው እርሱ የሚወደውን ሥራ የሠሩና በጣኦት አምልኮ ራሳቸውን ያላረከሱ አባቶች ቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ቅዱሳን ትላቸዋለች፡፡ ለምሣሌ አበው ብዙኃን አብርሃም ኩፋሌ [፶፥፵፪፡፵፬፣ ፲፩፥፩]

😇 ቅዱሳን ነቢያት፡እግዚአብሔር ከማኅፀን ጀምሮ ጠርቶ መርጧቸው ሀብተ ትንቢትን አጐናጽፏቸው ያለፈውንና ወደፊት የሚሆነውን በእርግጠኝነት እየተናገሩ ሕዝቡን ይመክሩትና ይገስጹት የነበሩ ቤተ ክርስቲያን በቅድስና ማዕረግ የምትጠራቸው አባቶች ናቸው፡፡

ትንቢት ከቶ በሰው ፈቃድ አልመጣምና፣ ዳሩግን በእግዚአብሔር ተልከው ቅዱሳን ሰዎችበ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ተነድተው ተናገሩ” [፪ኛጴጥ ፩፥፳፭] እንዲል፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን ሐዋርያት፡በነቢያት የተነገረውን ቃለ ትንቢት መድረሱንና በዘመናቸው መፈጸሙን ለዓለም እንዲያስተምሩ ጌታችን ራሱኑ ተከተሉኝ ብሎ የጠራቸውና የመረጣቸው ናቸው፡፡

በእውነት ቀድሳቸው ቃልህ እውነት ነው፡፡ወደ ዓለም እንደላክኸኝ እንዲሁ እኔ ወደ ዓለም ላክኋቸው፤ እነርሱም ደግሞ በእውነት የተቀደሱ እንደሆኑ እኔ ራሴን ስለ እነርሱ እቀድሳለሁ“[ዮሐ. ፲፯፥፲፯፡፲፱]

😇 ቅዱሳን ጻድቃን፡ቅዱሳን ጻድቃን ጌታን አርአያ አድርገው መላ ዘመናቸውን ከጣዕመ ዓለም ተለይተው ፈቃደ ሥጋቸውን ለፈቃደ ነፍሳዋው አስገዝተው በጾም፣ በጸሎት፣ በስግደት፣ በምናኔ ጸንተው ድምጸ አራዊትን፣ ጸብአ አጋንንትን፣ ግርማ ሌሊትን ሳይሳቀቁ ዳዋ ጥሰው፣ ደንጊያ ተንተርሰው፣ ጤዛ ልሰው የኖሩ አባቶችን ቤተ ክርስቲያን በቅድስና ማዕረግ ታከብራቸዋለች፡፡

ጻድቅንም በጻድቅ ስም የሚቀበል የጻድቁን ዋጋ ያገኛል“[ማቴ ፲፥፵፪] እንዲል፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን ሰማዕታት፡ቅዱሳን ሰማዕታት ጌታችን በጲላጦስ ፊት “እኔ እውነት ልመሰክር ስለዚህ ተወልጃለሁ ስለዚህም ወደ ዓለም መጥቻለሁ“[ዮሐ ፲፰፥፴፯] ያለውን ምስክርነት በመከተል እግዚአብሔርን አንክድም ለጣኦት አንሰግድም በማለት በዓላውያን ነገስታት ፊት ሳይፈሩና ሳያፍሩ ቆመው የመሰከሩትን ቤተ ክርስቲያን በቅድስና ትጠራቸዋለች፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን ነገሥታት፡እንደ አሕዛብ፣ ዓላማውያን ነገሥታት በሥልጣናቸው በሀብታቸው በሠራዊታቸው ሳይመኩ ኃይማኖት ይዘው ምግባር ሰርተው የተገኙ እንደ ዳዊት ያሉ ቅዱሳን አባቶችናቸው፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን ሊቃውንት፡ቅዱሳን ሊቃውንት ደከመኝ ሰለቸኝ ሳይሉ ያልተመሰለውን መስለው የተመሰለውን ተርጉመው በማስተማር መጻሕፍትን በመተርጐም መናፍቃንን ጉባኤ ሰርተው ረትተው ያስተማሩ ቅዱሳን ይባላሉ፡፡

መልካሙን የምስራች የሚያወሩ እግሮቻቸው እንዴት ያማሩ ናቸው” [ሮሜ. ፲፥፲፭]

😇 ቅዱሳን ጳጳሳት፡ቅዱሳን ጳጳሳት የካህናትና የምዕመናን፣ የሰማያውያንና የምድራውያን አንድነት የሆነችውን ቤተ ክርስቲያን በኃይማኖት በመምራት መንጋውን ከተኩላ በመጠበቅ የክርስቶስን ትዕዛዝ የፈጸሙ ቅዱሳን ናቸው፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን መነኮሳት (ደናግል)ቅዱሳን መነኮሳት (ደናግል) ከሕገ እንስሳ ሕገ መላእክት ይበልጣል ብለው ራሳቸውን ለክርስቶስ አጭተው ከሴት ወይም ከወንድ ርቀው ስለ መንግሥተ ሰማያት ብለው ራሳቸውን ጃንደረቦች ያደረጉ ናቸው፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳት አንስት፡ጌታችን መርጦ ካስከተላቸው ፻፳/120ው ቤተሰብ ፴፮/36ቱ ቅዱሳት አንስት ጌታ ሲሰቀል ሳይሸሱ፣ በመቃብሩም በመገኘት፣ የትንሳኤው ምስክርም በመሆን መከራ በበዛበትና በጸናበት የክርስትና ጐዳና የተጓዙ እናቶች፣ እህቶች ሁሉ ቅዱሳት አንስት ይባላሉ፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳት መካናት፡ማለት የተለዩ፣ የተከበሩ ሥራዎች ቦታዎች እግዚአብሔር በመዝሙር፣ በቅዳሴ፣ በማኅሌት ይገለገልባቸው ዘንድ የመረጣቸው ገዳማትና አድባራት ቅዱሳት መካናት ይባላሉ፡፡

የእግዚአብሔር ሠራዊት አለቃ ኢያሱን፡አንተ የቆምክባት ስፍራ የተቀደሰ ነውና ጫማህን ከእግርህ አውልቅ አለው” [ኢያሱ ፭፥፲፭]

😇 ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት፡ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት የሚባሉት የብሉያትና ሐዲሳት፣ የመነኮሳትና ሊቃውንት፣ እንዲሁም አዋልድ መጻሕፍት ናቸው፡፡ ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት ስንል የተመረጡ፣ የተከበሩ የተወደዱና የተመሰገኑ መጻሕፍት ማለት ነው፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳን መጻሕፍት ቅዱስ መሰኘታቸው የሰውን ልጅ መነሻና መድረሻ ታሪክ በሦስቱም ሕግጋት የተነሱ ቅዱሳን ጥንተ ክብራቸውን ገድላቸውን ከእግዚአብሔር የተቀበሉትን ጸጋ እግዚአብሔር ወልድ የሰውን ልጅ ለማዳን ያደረገውን ጉዞ የማዳን ሥራውን ስለያዙ ቅዱሳን ተባሉ፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳትሥዕላት፡በእግዚአብሔር ትእዛዝና ፈቃድ ተስለው የእግዚአብሔር ስም በሚጠራበት ቦታ የሚቀመጡና ከስዕሉ ባለቤት ተራዳኢነትና በረከትን ለማግኘት የሚጠቅሙ የእግዚአብሔር ልዩ ስጦታዎች ናቸው፡፡ [ዘፀ. ፳፭፥፲፰፡፳፪፣ ዘኁ.፯፥፹፱]

ሥጋዊውን ዓለም ከሚያንጸባርቁ ዓለማውያን ሥዕላት ፈጽመው የተለዩ በመሆናቸው ነው፡፡ የቅዱሳኑ ቅድስና ሥዕላቱንም ቅዱሳት አሰኝቷቸዋል። ሥዕላቱ በራሳቸው የሚያደርጉት ገቢረ ተአምራት ቅዱሳት አሰኝቷቸዋል፡፡

😇 ቅዱሳት ንዋያት፡በእግዚአሔር ቤት ውስጥ ለመንፈሳዊ አገልግሎት የሚውሉ ንዋያት ሁሉ የተቀደሱ ናቸው፡፡ ምክንያቱም አገልግሎቱ የሚፈፀመው ቅድስና የባህሪይ ገንዘቡ ለሆነ ለእግዚአብሔር ነውና፡፡

ቅዱስ መስቀል፡የጌታችን ቅዱስ መስቀል ሕያው፣ አማናዊ በሆነው በክርስቶስ ደም ከመክበሩ የተነሳ ቅዱስ ተብሏል፡፡ (ቅዱስ ያሬድ ስለመስቀሉ በድጓ ዘክረምት ላይ እንዲህ ብሏል) “የቅዱሳን ክብራቸው የጻድቃን ሞገሳቸው የዕውራን ብርሃናቸው እነሆ ይህ መስቀል ነው” ብሏል፡፡

ታቦት፡ቤተክርሲያን ቅዱስ ብላ ከምታከብራቸው አንዱ ታቦተ ሕጉን ነው፡፡

ታቦት ማለት በግእዝ ቋንቋ ማዳሪያ፣ ማዳኛ ማለት ሲሆን በዚህ ታቦት ላይ እግዚአብሔር የሚያድርበትና የሚገለጥበት የጽላት ሕጉ ማዳሪያ ነው፡፡ [ዘፀ. ፳፭፥፳፪]

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Aliens Were Present at Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 13, 2017

ALIENS were present at the Crucifixion of Christ, according to ET enthusiasts who have been studying ancient art.

Because painted on the walls of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia is an image of Christ that has sent conspiracy theorists into a frenzy.

The fresco painting shows Christ being crucified with a large crowd gathering around him, but in the top left and right corners are what appear top be flying crafts or some form of advanced technology which humans clearly would have not have had 2000 years ago.

The ships are dome like, with three trails coming out of each which look like a propellant of some kind.

Art historians who have studied the 11th century painting claim that the strange crafts actually represent guardian angels, but during the Byzantine period, which was present in south east Europe and south west Asia up until the 1450s, angels were depicted as human-like with wings.

Conspiracy theorist website Ancient Aliens said: “The unknown artist seems to be telling us that these flying saucers were present during the death of Jesus.

The faces likely mean these crafts were piloted by people, or beings, that seem to play a central role in the event.

They must have been part of the crucifixion story, at least as it was taught by the Georgian Orthodox church.

Were early artists and the Orthodox Church aware of certain facts about ancient aliens that have been veiled from us today?”

Throughout history, Jesus Christ and Christianity have been linked to alien activity.

Two separate texts from Egypt, now being held in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City and the other at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, which have recently been deciphered in the past few years and suggest that Jesus was an alien shape-shifter.

The text describes Judas’ betrayal of Christ: “Then the Jews said to Judas: ‘How shall we arrest him (Jesus)? For he does not have a single shape but his appearance changes. Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat coloured, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man’.”

Another reading, written in the Coptic language – a form of Egyptian – describes how Pontius Pilate had dinner with Jesus the night before his crucifixion.

The Roman, who is considered a Saint in Coptic churches which would explain the favourable view of him, then tells Jesus: “Well then, behold, the night has come, rise and withdraw, and when the morning comes and they accuse me because of you, I shall give them the only son I have so that they can kill him in your place.”

To which Jesus responds: “Oh Pilate, you have been deemed worthy of a great grace because you have shown a good disposition to me.”

Jesus then supposedly showed Pilate that he can escape if he chose to by shape-shifting.

The text reads: “Pilate, then, looked at Jesus and, behold, he became incorporeal: He did not see him for a long time.”

Source

The Christian World Should Pay Attention, and Contemplate on the architecture of Ethiopian churches + Only The Ethiopians Consider Pontius Pilate A Saint

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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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