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Fire at St Michael’s Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church | የቅዱስ ሚካኤል ቤተ ክርስቲያን ቃጠሎ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 9, 2022

በሑዳዴ ጾም እንዲህ ያለ አሳዛኝ ክስተት ሲከሰት ትልቅ ምልክት ነው። ❖

🔥SIOUX 👉 AXUM / ሲኦ/ሲኦክስ 👉 አክሱም❖

እሑድ የካቲት ፳፯/ ፳፻፲፬ ዓ./ መድኃኔ ዓለም

የደቡብ ዳኮታ ሱፎልስ ደብረ ምህረት ቅዱስ ሚካኤል ወ ቅ. ማርያም ቤተክርስቲያንጠዋት ላይ የእሳት አደጋ አጋጠመው። ቪዲዮው ላይ በዚሁ ከተማ የሚገኘው ዩክሬን-አሜሪካዊ ፓስተር ስለ ዩክሬይኑ ጦርነት በወገን ዘንድ ደግመን ደጋግመን የምንሰማውን ዓረፍተ ነገር ይነግረናል፤ “የዚህ በሩሲያና በዩክሬይን ጦርነት አካላት እኮ ሁላችንም እርስበርስ ተዋልደን ለዘመናት በሰላም ኖረናል፤ ወንድማማቾች እኮ ነን…”። ነጠብጣቦቹን እናገናኛቸው…

ከንቱው፣ ወራዳውና ደንቆሮው ወገኔ ሆይ፤ አንተ አንገብጋቢ ባልሆነ ጉዳይ ላይ ተጠምደህ ወርቃማ ጊዜህንና ጉልበትህን ታባክናለህ፣ ከንቱ በሆነ “ሬፈረንድም፣ አገር ምሥረታ፣ የሽግግር መንግስት፣ ዲሞክራሲ፣ ብሔር ብሔረሰብ ቅብርጥሴ ትላለሁ፤ ዓለም ግን የኑክሌር እሳትን ለማስተናገድ እየተዘጋጀች ነው፣ የእርዳታ ስንዴ ተትረፍሮ በሚገኝበት በዚህ ወቅት የትግራይን ሕዝብ ዘግተህበትና አፍነህ ለማስራብ ወስነሃል፤ በሚቀትሉት ቀናት፣ ሳምንታትና ወራት ግን እራስህ የምግብ እርዳታ የማታገኝበት ጊዜ እየመጣ ነው። “ለጋሾቹ” እንኳን ላንተ ለራሳቸውም በቅርቡ ምግም አይኖራቸውም ይህ ሁሉ የአንተና ሞግዚቶችህ አረመኔነት ዋጋ ይሆናል። “አክሱም ጽዮንን አትድፈር!መድፈርህን ካቅክ በኋላ ደግሞ በፈጸምከው ከባድ ስህተት ተጸጽተህና ጽዮናውያንን ይቅርታ ጠይቀህ ከእነርሱ ጋር ያለምንም ቅድመ ሁኔታ ተሰለፍና እዚህ ሁሉ ጉድ ውስጥ የከተተህን የፋሺስቱን ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ገርስስ፣ እነ ግራኝን በእሳት ጥረግ… ” ብለን ነበር።

አክሱም ጽዮን – በሚከተለው የእንግሊዝኛ ጽሑፍ ላይ የቤተ ክርስቲያኑን ቄስ ፤ “Solomon Genremariam/ሰለሞን ገንረ ማርያምብሏቸዋል፤ ገብረ ማርያም/Gebre Mariamለማለት ፈልጎ ይመስለኛል።

💭 My Note: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Ukrainian Priest from the same place, in Sioux Falls.

🛑 Now, connect the dots… and read about The Ark of The Covenant in Axum.

💭 “Muslims፡ Whoopee, Orthodox Christians are Killing Each other | ሙስሊሞች፤ ኦርቶዶክሶች ተባሉልን፤ እልልል!” አሉ

❖❖❖[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፮፥፲፮]❖❖❖

እግዚአብሔር የሚጠላቸው ስድስት ነገሮች ናቸው፥ ሰባትንም ነፍሱ አጥብቃ ትጸየፈዋለች፤ በሐሰት የሚናገር ሐሰተኛ ምስክር በወንድማማች መካከልም ጠብን የሚዘራ…”

💭 Ethiopian Church Congregation in Sioux Falls Looks Forward After ‘Earth-Shattering’ Fire

A day after a fire heavily damaged their “second home,” a Sioux Falls church congregation shifted through the ashes for anything they could salvage.

Less than a dozen bibles were recovered, still covered in ashes but not completely destroyed.

Downstairs at the 610 S. Dakota Ave. building, the Styrofoam cups remained filled with coffee from the moment the members of the St. Michael’s Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church had to flee the building Sunday morning. Forks left behind still stuck on pieces of bread the members were eating.

Solomon Gebremariam, the church’s pastor, said the congregation had just finished up a service around 11:30 a.m. and were in the basement enjoying coffee, tea and some bread when the fire started.

“A big sound came from the roof — big boom,” Gebremariam said, “We all came outside and (the building was) burning.”

About 50 members of the church were present in the basement as a fire started on the first floor. The church normally sees between 50-90 members, not including children. Gebremariam said some members went upstairs to see what was going on and found the church pitch black due to heavy smoke. It then became a dash to the doors as members tried to find each other and the exit.

There were no injuries.

“This already is maddening, sad because that’s our second home,” Gebremariam said, “Everybody’s coming to hear the praying, different people are coming in happy all Sunday.”

In a video posted on Youtube of the incident. Many people are seen running out the front door of the church. As police arrive there’s heavy smoke coming from the front door of the church. Police ask the person videoing if anybody else is still inside, but he said “I don’t know” as firefighters prepare to go in

Monday afternoon, Gebremariam spent his time at the church with a few members reliving the experiencing as they surveyed the ash covered worship area that is on the first floor of the building. A single ray of sun came in from a broken window. Everything else was covered in darkness.

Fire was ‘earth-shattering’ for church

Lema Symegn, 72, has been a church member at St. Michael’s for “more than 20 years” with his wife. He wasn’t present on Sunday but was one of the first people notified of the incident.

“Somebody who is a neighbor saw what happened and then he told people to get out and they made it out,” Symegn said.

He described the scene as “earth-shattering” when he arrived.

“Kids were crying and people were crying and everybody was sad,” Symegn said.

Symegn, like the rest of the church members, is from Ethiopia. He said it’s not that easy to find a church like St Michael’s. It’s an important part of their lives both spiritually and culturally, the 72-year-old said.

“It’s your faith,” Symegn said, “That’s where you come and worship every Sunday, so it’s part of your life. It’s very important.”

What’s next for the church?

Monday afternoon Gebremariam along with Symegn and other members were still debating what to do next as they waited for someone from the insurance company to visit the church.

“We don’t know still now,” Gebremariam said when asked where they’d be celebrating their services after the fire.

The first floor of the building is heavily damaged as well as the second floor. The basement received less damage but is still unusable. Gebremariam is looking for a temporary church, if he can’t find one he said the small garage behind the church could work.

Gebremariam said he was unsure the cause of the fire..

A press release sent out by Sioux Falls Fire Rescue didn’t give a definite cause for the fire but did note a reminder to homeowners and businesses to ensure candles were placed a safe distance from combustible materials. The release also said not to leave burning candles unattended.

St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church setup a gofundme to help with repairs. Updates on the church and services will be posted on its Facebook page, according to Gebremariam.

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