The Festival of Timket – 2017

Eotcmk.org - 26/1/17 ‘Timket’ is a Ge’ez word meaning “immersion in water” similar to the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The word also denotes epiphany which is driven from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning “appearance”. The annual Timket celebration is held across Ethiopia on Tir 11 E.C (January 19 G.C) with processions of priests carrying replicas of the ...

Abortion in the Teachings of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church

  Mahibere Kidusan - November 2016 Abortion is equal to killing. In Exodus 20:13, God commanded us not to kill: "Thou     shalt not kill." This applies to the unborn foetus as well. The Beginning of Life The Holy Bible tells us that Almighty God created man in His image and likeness. (Genesis 1:26) and because He wanted the ...

Zemene Tsigie: the Season Dedicated to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt

Mahibere Kidusan - Kassa Nigus - October 2016 Zemene Tsigie meaning “the season of flower” is a season devoted to the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. The time ranges from Meskerem 26 – Hidar 5 E.C (October 6 –November 14 G.C). It is part of an autumn season that comes after the Ethiopian rainy ...

Festival in Memory of the Lodging of the True Cross and the Council of Nicea

Kassa Nigus - Mahibere Kidusan - October 2016 The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates yearly two special events on Meskerem 21st (October 1): the lodging of a piece of the "True Cross" in Gishen Debre Kerbe and the Council of Nicea which took place in 325 E.C. Gishen Debre Kerbe is one of the ancient, most sacred monasteries ...

New Book on Preaching in Ethiopian Orthodoxy

LOI - August 2016 PURCHASE HERE: Keon-Sang An, An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible: Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, American Society of Missiology Monograph Series Book 25 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015). ISBN 978-1-498220699; also available on Kindle This book gives a good background to the multiple influences on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and the ...