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    Wisdom of the Oriental Orthodox Fathers

    Can I post this as a word of wisdom? http://www.diretube.com/haile-selassie/speaking-in-his-garden-david-will-still-beat-goliath-video_9cd589a73.html “David will still beat Goliath” Hiywot
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    eastern orthodox (eg greece, georgia) and oriental orthodox (ethiopia, syrians)

    I would say: probably “after we died”. The link I gave in my post above indicates that so far seven consultations (four non-official and three official) has been held between EO and OO churches. The first consultation was held in Aahrus, Denmark (1964). The theme of the consultation was "One...
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    eastern orthodox (eg greece, georgia) and oriental orthodox (ethiopia, syrians)

    Well, I thought amending the confession would be an easier way for the Chalcedonians to accept than asking them to cancel the whole confession. But I may be wrong since I don’t know what their feeling is on this.
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    eastern orthodox (eg greece, georgia) and oriental orthodox (ethiopia, syrians)

    Yes. That is right. I do understand how significant the statement you quoted is. But once there is agreement on the basic doctrinal statement through the suggested “textual variant”, do you think that Orthodox Fathers will find it difficult to modify the statement you quoted and hence lift the...
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    eastern orthodox (eg greece, georgia) and oriental orthodox (ethiopia, syrians)

    As a matter of fact, together with her sister Oriental Orthodox Churches, the EOTC does not accept the definition fidei of the council of Chalcedon. In his logical and theologically sound comment on the definition of the council of Chalcedon, the Ethiopian scholar Jembere asserts that most of...
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    Funerals

    1. The wailing is because of bereavement 2. The incense and the umbrella are part of the burial prayer  ceremony. In fact they are objects that  you see in almost all of our praise and prayer ceremonies in the church 3. The language of the funeral prayer is Ge’ez 4. Our bible is The Ethiopian...
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    Oriental Orthodox Christmas

    A brief description of Ethiopian Christmas is found on the following link: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/ethiopian-christmas Hiywot
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    Wisdom of the Oriental Orthodox Fathers

    More quotes from the Ge’ez version of Mar-Yishaq Gossip begets gossip and blessing begets blessing, therefore, bless others. Always bless with your tongue so that nobody will gossip about you. [1:7] *  *  * Refrain from minor sins so that you will not fall into the major ones. [1:4] *  *  *...
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    Presentation/Entrance of the Theotokos in the Oriental Churches

    We celebrate the event on December 12 (Tahsas 3). A summary can be read at the following link. http://www.stmichaeleoc.org/Synaxarium/Tahisas_03.htm Hiywot
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    Gebre Menfes Kidus

    Hailemariam Thank you my brother. Please do not worry about the wilderness because what matters most is where your heart/mind is located. Hiywot
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    Gebre Menfes Kidus

    Following is the correct list of the 10 ranks of holiness (spiritual perfection) mentioned by Haile-Mariam, reply No. 22 above. The Ten Ranks The three categories of the ten ranks I. Nits’ha siga (Purity of flesh/body) II. Nits’ha nefs (Purity of soul) III. Nits’ha libona (Purity of...
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    Gebre Menfes Kidus

    It is true that nobody can approach or see God in His full essence. BUT whenever God wants to reveal Himself to or communicate with His saints He does it in a form which is permissible and is comprehensible to their level. This is why Jacob said “I saw God face to face” after fighting with God...
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    Wisdom of the Oriental Orthodox Fathers

    Quotes from Mar-Isaac (Mar-Yishaq) A soul that loves God gets rest and happiness by God only. Make haste to untie all bindings that are external to you. When you do this you can tie your heart by the string of love of God. Renunciation of carnal deeds brings unity with God. [/color]...
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    THE ETHIOPIAN CREED

    deusveritasest, Well, I agree that we should emphasize its symbolism of Our Lady Zion, the mother of God. But this should not mean that we must reduce the Ark of the Covenant as a useless artifact devoid of God’s power. In fact, because of what it bears, it truly is God’s power among us, and of...
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    Buhe and "Hoya Hoye"

    Yes, the transfiguration is celebrated on the 19th. But "Buhe" the chibo burning ceremony is on the evening of the eve. Yes, the fire is symbol of the light of the transfiguration. Buhe itself means light. Hoya Hoye is the song children sing as they burn the chibo. The messages of the Hoya...
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    Yet Another Pseudo-Ethiopian "Orthodox Church"

    Almost nobody, here in Ethiopia, I can say, knows about this church. I think this is an old, self standing, church with no Ethiopian membership and is in no way a threat to the EOTC. Hiywot
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    THE ETHIOPIAN CREED

    Aidan I’m sorry for my late response. Yes you are right. That is why we call the church of the Ark of the Covenant at Axum as “St. Mary Zion of Axum”. In the Kibre-Negest itself, it is written “…Verily the tabernacle of the covenant was the first thing to be created by Him…He created Zion...
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    THE ETHIOPIAN CREED

    Antonious Nikolas I’m sorry for my late response. The relationship of the EOTC with the BVM is in the same line with that of other OO churches. But it is true that we have some traditions that may not be found in other OOs. There is a saying “If you scratch the skin of an Ethiopian you will...
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    Trisagion in Oriental Orthodox liturgies

    In the EOTC, the trisagion changes only during the Holly Week. The complete trisagion is said in all the other seasons. During nativity, resurrection and ascension, even though the complete trisagion is prayed, the parts that signify these events are sung while the rest part is simply read. Hiywot
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