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Attack on Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church appears to be state-backed 

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His Holiness Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, calling upon government to avoid bloodshed and protect civilians (Photo : screenshot from EOTC video)

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Updated on January 30, 2023 at 12:29 A.M.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has been under increasing repression for decades. It got worse especially after Abiy Ahmed took power as Prime Minister in 2018. Although Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is said to be faithful to Prosperity Gospel, he initially appeared to be a rather friendly Prime Minister to the Ethiopian Church. He is even credited with “reuniting” two patriarchates (based in the country and abroad) , the origin of which happened about thirty years ago because the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) led political repression and threats on the life of the 4th patriarch, His Holiness the late Abune Merkorios. 

Despite Abiy Ahmed’s stated “reverence” towards the Ethiopian Church, the attack got worse over the past four years. From politically motivated radical ethnic nationalist rampage that massacred followers of the church and slaughtered priests and deacons to the burning of dozens of churches – the church endured it all. 

Besides, it has been facing administrative discrimination to the point that it was even restricted not to celebrate religious holidays in the venues where it used to celebrate for generations.  The mob attack and government backed systemic attack has happened in Oromia, Sidama, Somali and Benishangul Gumuz – among other areas. 

When Hachalu Hundessa was assassinated in Addis Ababa ( he was himself a follower of the Ethiopian Church according to local reports that cited the church sources), hundreds of the Orthodox Church followers were massacred in the Oromia region despite his assassination had nothing to do, directly or indirectly, with the Church. The properties of the followers of the Ethiopian Church were burned and vandalized. 

His Holiness Abune Mathias has been pleading, at times in tears, for the attack against the Church to end but to no avail. 

There seems to be even a tendency, on the part of those who consider themselves as the mightiest at this point in time, for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to accept the ethnic Oromo indigenous traditional belief – Irrechha- as a sacred one.  The Ethiopian Church does not have a duty to do so.

Now the move to weaken the church is happening mostly from within. Last week, three Bishops of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, who have been clandestinely working to break up the unity of the church by establishing an ethnic-based patriarchate in the Oromo region of Ethiopia,  at least for a little over a month based on the testimony of one of the episcopus who was appointed illegally as Bishop, officially declared that they have ordained 26 Bishops. 

They did so in a rural church about five kilometers from Woliso town, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.  The church they used belongs to the Ethiopian church.  The ordination itself did have protection by government securities. The laity in the nearby area who rushed to the place of ordination to halt the procession were reportedly attacked by security forces.

The situation has strengthened the speculation that the radical ethnic nationalist forces within the government structure (Usually when Christians , they are mostly from protestant churches) are supporting the move to weaken the church from within.  A week or so before the three Bishops declare a new ordination – which the Holy Synod called Illegal – Jonathan ( a protestant pastor and close confidant of the Prime Minister from whom he received a financial award for service) made an announcement while preaching saying that he saw ” a big rock breaking into two pieces.” About three weeks before that, the same Protestant Pastor attacked the church’s creed as it relates to the Virgin St. Mary as a “cult.” Other protestant Church leaders and Catholic leaders headed to the Patriarchate of the Ethiopian Church in a gesture of apology on behalf of the pastor. They stated that they have a deferential attitude to the Ethiopian church and that it should not be insulted.

His Holiness Abune Mathias summoned on Bishops of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the country and abroad to the patriarchate for an emergency meeting on the day the Ethiopian Church learned about illegal ordination in Woliso. In two days tie, the Holy Synod excommunicated the three Bishops and stripped their ecclesiastical ranks in all their forms after days of prayer and consultation. It also called upon the government to discharge its responsibility to maintain peace and order. 

What happened was the opposite. Aba Tsegazeab, an episcopus who was among the 26 ordained bishops, apologized to the Ethiopian Church just a day before the Holy Synod passed the decision. This week, he was abducted and detained for over a day. And yesterday, Oromia region security authorities arrested his eminence Ahune Estifanos in Jimma as he was returning from the Holy Synod meeting. He was traveling to Jimma with several Bishops for the inauguration of a new St. Mary church. The Bishops were turned back at Addis Ababa Airport. Abune Estifanos himself was arrested in Jimma and the inauguration of the new church had to be postponed.

In the face of all these brazen attacks against the Ethiopian Church and hassling religious leaders, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who claimed to revere the Ethiopian Church did not even remark about it. 

The development that brought about much grief to the followers of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the country and abroad was not covered by any one of the public funded media outlets in the country. 

An increasing number of Ethiopians who belong to the faith seem to be convinced that the pressure and attack on the Ethiopian Church are state-backed and it does seem to be that way.  At least the government has the duty to respect the right to worship and to protect citizens from being attacked because of religious identity.

The situation seems to be concerning for the church. His Holiness Abune Mathias on Sunday made another appeal for the government to be vigilant to avoid bloodshed in the country. 

There is no legal or political ground for the government to support the attack and or pressure against the Ethiopian Church through any form of action or inaction. 

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12 COMMENTS

  1. The current trials and tribulations of the tens and tens of millions faithful in the EOTC is actually a blessing in disguise. This incident has brought out to the surface the doubts, mistrust, allegations that many hold in their hearts against the current regime, especially the PM.

    The internal affairs of the EOTC, the need for reform in certain areas of the administration, and the legitimate complaints of the clergy, parishioners, including the Mahbre Kidusan will not be the topics of discussion here. It will be assumed that the current regime will respect the constitution and adhere to the separation of state and church principle enshrined in the constitution and leave all EOTC matters to to the EOTC.

    Now, the current schism in the EOTC has been clearly shown to be an attempt to transfer the the government ethnic federalism structure and amalgamate it with the EOTC. The EOTC is a 2000 year old institute, with its laws, traditions, codes and regulations. The Unity and Oneness of the Church is based on the spiritual teachings of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

    In Matthew 16:18 Jesus then continues: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

    Why on earth archbishops who have renounced worldly material gain, accepted the call for service of the faithful as children of Jesus Christ, detach themselves from the universal and higher call to serve all Christians and instead select to serve only Oromo Christian??????

    It saddens my heart and gives me a pang of dejection to hear of the excommunication of one of the archbishops. From my first encounter, I remember a young deacon , likeable, who was said to have come from rural Ethiopia and joined one of the churches in Addis Ababa long before the arrival of TPLF. Ethnicity and identity were not subject matters carped about 24/7 then and to this day, I never thought of him as belonging to this or that ethnic group per se. I also only very recently heard about his appointment as archbishop. Reflecting upon his spiritual journey from his humble beginnings as a deacon, I tried to envision the dedication and commitment of that spiritual travel. So to hear suddenly that he was among the group who rose up against the mother church in which he grew up, matured and accepted a call for higher purpose was heart breaking, agonizing and painful.

    Why would an archbishop get involved in ethnic politics and worldly affairs and mix up the spiritual with the worldly??? Is this not an indication of radicalization and permeation of identity politics in every aspects of Ethiopian life?????

    The PM and his current regime must be reminded that there WILL BE NO POLITICAL GAIN OR ADVANTAGE EMANATING FROM THIS SAGA!!!!!!!!!

    In fact, this is a reflection on the PP internal division, schism and rivalry of the various factions of PP, TPLF, OLF etc spilling over from the worldly, political and government arena into the religious, namely the EOTC. Also opportunistic politicians who never cease to amaze Ethiopians for being dumb as a rock, must realize the same tactics, plots and conniving directed and catapulted against the EOTC today will also plague other religious denominations including Islam, Protestants and more. Thus the political opportunist should pay heed to the wise adage, “those who live in glass houses should not be the first to cast stones”.

    This comment began by stating this incident can be considered a blessing in disguise. How so? The EOTC, a two. thousand year old institute, studied church precedents, law, its cannons and traditions, interpreted the law, and passed a decisive decision. It showed transgressions have consequences. It explained the EOTC, despite its shortcomings, administration malpractices and inefficiencies or biases, still strives to achieve and aim for the higher. It inspired and continues to inspire each individual to think out of the box, to aim for higher moral attainment, to think of “ I am my brothers keeper”, to abide by the law etc.

    The PM, we are pretty sure is aware of the recent exam results of the over 900,000 students at an appalling national passing rate of low 3%. Cheating, embezzlement, destruction of a meritocratic system and society, shunning of accountability and responsibility are all the bottle necks that are impediments to progress and development, and to the vision the PM says he has for Ethiopia.

    And moreover, in one of the detailed explanations by one of the Archbishops from the Holy Synod, the following was stated. አንድ ወታደር አገሩን ማለትም የተወለደበትን ቦታ ከድቶ ማለትም ከዚህች መንደር ነው የተወለድኩት የምትለውን ትንሿን ሃሳብ ትቶ ትልቋን አገር በልቡ ስሎ አስቀምጦ ለሃገሩ ሲል ይዘምታል:: አንድ ዻዻስ ወይም ሰባኪም መንደሬ ጎሳዬ ቋንቋዌ ሳይል የተሰጠውን ጥሪ መልዕክት ተቀብሎ በጎቼ ብሎ በዘር በቋንቋ በጎሳ ሳይወሰን ሳይታጠር ለትልቁ ስራ ለምድራዊቷ ሳይሆን ለሰማያዊው ፅድቅ ቦታ እረኝነት ይሄዳል ማለት ነው::

    How much easier it would have been for the PM, if the vision is indeed for all Ethiopia, to have had a workforce guided by these aspirations. The PM has talked and presented his case extensively, how he has worked incessantly to rebuild a national army, a professional army that should never ever lose the focus on Ethiopia. The PM has mentioned the need to wipe out corruption, tax evasion, bureaucratic inefficiency, accountability in all sectors ad infinitum.

    The edifices for a strong society that honors universality, hospitality, honesty, accountability and morality begin in our churches, families, neighbors, villages, communities, cities and country as a whole. However, tarnished, corrupted, mismanaged and mangled our oldest institutions of which only a few are still standing have been especially in the past 50 years, there are still some significant residuals and a large reservoir of the magnanimity, wisdom and maturity of the Ethiopian people, if left alone from interference and corruption, and poisoning of the well by political cadres and political opportunists, will spring up and blossom to fruition.

    • “”ለዓላማው ያልተንበረከኩ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት: ካህናትና ዲያቆናት በማሳደድና ነፍስ እስከ መግደል ድረስም የተሰማራ የጥቁር ራስ ስብስብ መሰሪ ድርጅት የማያውቅ ሰው ይኖራል የሚል እምነት የለኝም፡፡”””Everyone know the wickdness and hameleon personalities of this satanic association named mistakenly mahibrekidusan to attract the laity and delude youngesters.

      Bishops of EOTC were asking to attend meetings so as to obtain high salary increment.These bioshops of EOTC were also asking in their syond meetings to make laws that allow them transfering their riches to their family.
      Being amonk or bishop is tradtionally considered as if you gave your life before the cross and died. In contrast to this traditin, those bishops who excommunicate our bishops struggle and preach only to make money and get increasing monthly salary and gifts from rich men. Theese bishops of amhara descent choose only wealthy ladies and men to act like as father confessor. They don’t bless and visit poor men and women but only wealthy people.
      Some of your bishops and monks recite መልክዓ ሳጥናኤል ‘ praise dedicated to Satan” as a means to win charisma and self-protection from Satan, አቃቤ ርዕስ እና ግርማ ሞገስ.

      የእናንተን ወንጀል ያጋለጠ ስሙን ስታጠፉ ትውላላቹ ሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑን ለሰማዕትነት፥ተነሳ እያላቹ ሃይማኖታዊ ላልሆነ ለግል ጥቅማቹ አመፅና አምባጓሮ ታነሳሱታላቹ፥፥

      “በአንድም በሌላም የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስትያን እምነት ተከታይ ሆኖ ራሱን “ማህበረ ቅዱሳን” በማለት የሚጠራ ነፍሰ ገዳይ ሳለ መንፈሳዊ ጭምብል አጥልቆ ንብረትነቱ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የሆነ ንዋያተ ቅድሳትና የተለያዩ ቅርሳቅርሶች ከዬ ገዳማቱና አድባራቱ እያደነ ከመዝረፍና ከመመዝበር አንስቶ ለዓላማው ያልተንበረከኩ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት: ካህናትና ዲያቆናት በማሳደድና ነፍስ እስከ መግደል ድረስም የተሰማራ የጥቁር ራስ ስብስብ መሰሪ ድርጅት የማያውቅ ሰው ይኖራል የሚል እምነት የለኝም፡፡””

      ለረዥም አመታት የነፍጠኛ ሥርዓት አቀንቃኙ ማኅበ ቅዱሳን ተብየው (socalled Mahibrekidusan የቆሎ ትምህርት ቤቶችን በዘመናዊ መልኩ ልናሰራ ነው በዚህ አካባቢ በዚህ ቦታ እንዲህ ያለ የቆሎ ትምኅርት ቤት ተዘጋ ተማሪዎቹ ተበተኑ እያለ በብዙ ሚሊዮን የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ አሰባስቧል። እስኪ እዚህ ቦታ ይህ የቆሎ ትምህርት ቤት በዚህን ያህል ወጪ በዘመናዊ መልኩ አሰራን የሚሉትን ያሳዩን ? ባካፋ ዝቀው በማንኪያ እዚህና እዛ ጠብ እያደረጉ ያቺን ደግሞ አጋኖና ተአምር የተሰራ አስመስሎ በማቅረብ ተአማኒነት ለማግኝት ከሚደረግ ማታለያ በስተቀር ማኅበሩ በርግጥም ለቤተክርስቲያን የቆመ ሳይሆን ተልዕእኮው በደምብ ሊጤን የሚገባው ነው።

      Having accountants, or specialists don’t guarantee transparency and integrity, we have corrupted leaders in the modern developped world . Accountants and leadfers of Mahibrekidusan are robbers and stealing millions every year.
      A bishop and monk who don’t support this wicked associationn became target of defamation and physical attack.

      The Bishops of Oromia are genuine leaders of the church and they showed their integrity by fighting corrupted leaders within the church. You are barking and brainwashing the laity of EOTC here since you gonna loose a huge wealth that you were amassing from Oromia by deceiving the laity in the guise of one synod one bishop one synod one language . Gone are the days when you were able to colonize every district and collect gifts and huge amount of money.

  2. Typo correction:

    “The EOTC, a two. thousand year old institute, studied church precedents, law, its cannons and traditions”

    Should instead read “The EOTC, a two. thousand year old institute, studied church precedents, law, its CANONS and traditions.

    Sorry the EOTC, I should have been very careful with my spelling; I don’t want your premises to be searched for cannons. You do have spiritual cannons though and written canons.

  3. I hope my Christian brothers and sisters will resolve this issue peacefully and amicably before it gets out of hand. Religious violence is the last problem that country will ever need God speed!!!

  4. Speak up now and Desperate and on the way out

    ለጥቅማጥቅማቹ በሃይማኖት ሽፋን እንደ ውሻ ቁራ ስትጮሁ መስማት አያስደንቅም፤፤

    YOur fitanegenst says “””በፍትሐ ነግስቱ ዓንቀጽ 4፣ ቁጥር 50 መሰረት የግብፅ አለክሳንድርያ ቤተ ከርስትያን ለ1600 አመታት ያህል የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስትያንን ሹማ በመትልከው ሊቀ ጳጳስ አማካኝነት ስታስተዳድር ቆይታለች። ይህም ዓንቀጽ እንዲህ ይላል:
    ‘የኢትጵያ ሰዎች ከዐዋቂዎቻቸው ወገን በራሳቸው ፈቃድ ሊቀ ጳጳሳትን ለራሳቸው አይሹሙ። ጳጳሳቸው ከስክንድርያው በዓለ መንደር ስልጣን በታች ነውና። ከሊቀ ጳጳሳት በታች የሆነውን ሊቀ ጳጳስ ከእርሱ ወገን ሊሾምላቸው የሚገባውም እርሱ ነው’ “”” According to fitehanegets , you have no right to appoint bishops and patriarch , and this is just a canonical part and now is repealed as you all know.

    These bishops of Oromia never violated the dogma and biblical teaching. However, synod of EOTC violated the biblical teaching that encourage bishops to speak directly these bishops before ecommunicating and should have prayed for several days before ecommunication. Synod of EOTC members and chairman is concerned only one amhara led church and based on monetary agenda not for sake of religion and one church.
    ለቅድሥት ቤተክርስቲያን ምርኮን ማርከው ማሕበረ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን(ኢኦተቤ- EOTC) ምዕመናንን ለማስፋፋት ስለ ተነሳሱ ማበረታታት ሲገባቹ ሃይማኖታቸውን እንደካዱ አስመሥላቹ መሳደብ ማውገዝ በአመፅ ሕዝቡን ማነሳሳት ኢክርስቲያናዊ ብቻ ይሆን ፖለቲካዊ ና ጎሣዊ ኣላማ እንዳላቹ ያሳያል፤፤ሃይማኖት እናስፋፋ ስላሉ ኢትዮጵያን ሊያፈርሱ ው፥ፀረ ኦርቶዶክስ ናቸው፤ጦርነት: ግጭት በኦሮሞና በአማራ መካከል ሊቀሰቅሱ ነው ወዘተ በማለት ሽብር የሚያነሳሳው እነዚህ የኦሮሚያ አባቶች ሳይሆኑ ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየው ና እኛ ብቻ እናዝዛቹ እኛ ብቻ ሃብቷን እንቆጣጠር የሚሉ በነፍጠኞች የሚመራው ሲኖዶስ(ጉባኤ ነፍጠኛ)ነው፥፥

    no one willm be suprised to people like you crying and inciting violence since you are stealing the church and manipulating the laity with parables and veses that doesn’t fit the situation . YOu are inciting the laity to prepare itself for martyrdom just beacuse bishops of oromia exposed your corrupted act . EOTC and mahibrekidiusan is notorious for robbery, sexual harassment and giving support for political groups.

    You were insulting the patriatrch of EOTC in the following despecable manner ”

    ማሰሰቢያ፦ “ወለእመ ተራድአ በመኳንንተ ዝንቱ ዓለም፡ወተሠይመ ለቤተ ክርስቲያን እምሃቤሆሙ ይትመተር ወይሰደድ ውእቱኒ ወኩሎሙ እለ ተሳተፍዎ”(ፍ.ነ. ፻፸፭) ማለትም፦ “በመንግስት ድጋፍ የተሰየመ ግለ ሰብ ጭንጋፍ ነው”። በቦታው እንዲቀመጥ የተባበሩት ሰዎችም ህይወት የሌለውን ህይወት ያለው በማስመሰል የተባበሩ ናቸውና ጭንጋፎች (ምቱራን) ናቸው። “ይትመተር” ማለት፦ ይጨንገፍ ማለት ነው። “ይሰደድ” ማለት ደግሞ፤ ጭንጋፍ ሆኖ በተወለደ ህይወት አልባ ውራድ ላይ የሚፈጸመው ስርአት ይድረስበት ማለት ነው። ሊወለድ ነው እየተባለ የሚታወጅለት ይህን ግለ ሰብ፤ በመንበሩ ላይ አጽናው ብለን በቅዳሴያችን ልናወሳው ይቅርና፤ “አርህቅ እግዚኦ እምኔየ። ወእምነ ኩሉ ህዝብከ። ወእምዝንቱ መካን ቅዱስ ዘዚአከ”(ሥ.ቅ. ገጽ ፴ ቁ ፴፰) እያልን ከፍ ባለ ድምጻችን ከግላችን፤ ከማህበራችንና ከተቀደሰው መንበራችን እንዲርቅ የምናውጅበት ምቱር ፓትርያርክ ነው።”
    The synod is working with political parties and ethiopian goverment(ወለእመ ተራድአ በመኳንንተ ዝንቱ ዓለም) and should be dismantled since it has no power and godly authority at all(ምቱራን) ናቸው).And any bishop and synod supporting a genocide is not a bishop and synond and can’t excommunicate. እናንተ ልሙጣን ሌቦች ነፍሰ ገዳዮች የማይሆን አሉባልታ እየነዛቹ ንፁሑን አማራ ና ኦሮሞን ለእልቂት አትጋብዙት፤፤

    mahibrekiduisan is stealing riches of church , and should be dismantled from Oromia. And brought to justice.

    It is not you are paid servant ofmahibrekidusan , mafia and known by every church scholars for itrs robbery and political agenda. You are deceiving peoplewho don’t know you here

    you are deleting many comments as you stand with mahibrekidusan leboch mafoyawoch , those who rape ladies inside colleages and universities.

    Stop your violence that yiu are inciting to put EOTC laity into bloody con flict as if bishops of oromia comitted crimes. they are struggling like holy Apostles to spred the goespel. It is shameful act and shameful history of eotc !!You will regret later stop it now!!

    • ተው እንጂ ጃል? ሆድ ሲያውቅ ዶሮ ማታ ይላል ያገሬ ሰው። ቢተክርስቲያን ወርቅ አስይዛ ወርቅ ላይ አስቀምጣ ባከበረቻቸው በአንድ ቢላ የምንበላው አልበቃንም ብለው ከቤተመንግሥቱ የቀላወጡ የእናት ጡት ነካሾችን ሴራ ሳታውቁ ቀርታችሁ እኮ አይደለም። ሌላው ቢቀር ይህን እንቅስቃሴ አጥብቀው የሚደግፉት ጽንፈኛ ሙስሊሞች እና ምንደኛ ፕሮቴስታንቶች እንደሆኑ ስታዩ በነቃችሁ ነበር። አውቆ የተኛ ቢቀሰቅሱት አይሰማ ሆነባችሁ እና ምስኪኑን ኦርቶዶክሳዊ ለጅቦች አሳልፋችሁ ልትሰጡ ድግስ ላይ ናችሁ።
      ወደ ልቦናችሁ ተመለሱ እንዳልላችሁ የጥፋቱን ልክ ሳታውቁት ቀርታችሁ አይደለም፣ ስለዚህ አድቡ ቤተክርስቲያናችንን እና ምስኪኑን ምእመን ለቀቅ አድርጋችሁ ሌላ አማራጭ ሞክሩ። ለዛሬ አልተሳካላችሁም።

  5. How is amazing how narrow ethnocentristic view and hatred blinds one to a truth as clear as daylight. “… like holy apostles…” If Judas is your holy apostle, u sure are right!

  6. Ethiopia Orthodox Church may have, iadvertently or unwisely, made
    some mistakes long time ago Especially its close association with the repressive past mmperial regimes and rulers when it come to the poor treatment of the large Muslim and Indigenous population. That said , It doesn’t deserve disrespect defenatiom and ill-treatment by the State, much of its destruction and division among for Makevellian political ends . It is part of irreparable national history and heritage with sizable following still. As for Abiy’s religious beliefs and credentials, I believe has none . He has been throigh all the main four: The Islam, the Woqafeena, the Ordodox and the Protestant even perhabs perhaps the Catholic denomination depending an opportunity instinct of every given situation . You never know. But one thing is for sure and that is he already made deal with devil through power thrist and money and nothing else matters for him.

  7. How many times should it be explained to those deliberately distorting the truth, you cannot use sophistry, lies, mendacity, fake outrages, cherrypicked affronts and personal slights to hide behind your identity politics anymore.

    “These bishops of Oromia never violated the dogma and biblical teaching. However, synod of EOTC violated the biblical teaching that encourage bishops to speak directly these bishops before ecommunicating and should have prayed for several days before ecommunication. Synod of EOTC members and chairman is concerned only one amhara led church and based on monetary agenda not for sake of religion and one church”.

    የምትፅፈውና የምታወራው ሁሉ እኮ ከእውነቱ በጣም የራቀ በመሆኑ ለማመን አዳጋች ነው:: እነዚህ ግለሰቦች የተሰጣቸው የጵጵስና ማዕረግ ሹመት ሃላፊነት ከግለሰብ እኔ ባይነት ከጎሳ ቀለም ቋንቋ ጠባብ አስተሳሰብ ዉጪ ለበጎቻቸው ሁሉ እኩሉ እንዲያገለግሉ እንጂ እኔ የመጣሁበት ቦታ ወይንም ዘር ሃረግ ወይንም አፍ የፈታሁበት ቋንቋ ሀ ወይንም ለ ወይንም መ ስለሆነ ለ ሀ በጎች ብቻ ወይንም ለለ በጎች ብቻ ወይንም ለመ በጎች ብቻ ነው የምሰብከው ብለው ከክርስትያንነት እምነት ትልቅነት ወይንም አቃፊነት ሰማያዊ ሰፊ ድንኳን ውስጥ ወጥተው የዘር ክልል ቋንቋኗ የሌብነት ደላላ ነጋዴ ሆኖ በመጨረሻም ትልቅ ኪሳራ ከከሰረው ፖለቲከኛና ካድሬ አለማዊ የቀበሮ ጉድጉዋድ ውስጥ ተሸሸገው እንዲደበቁ አይደለም:: እናት ቤተ ክርስቲያን እኮ አክብራ ብፁዓን አባቶች ብላ ሾማ መርቃ ባርካ ሂዱ ወደልጆቼ ብላ በእምነት በንፁህ መንፈስ ልካቸዋለች::

    The EOTC has explained the decisions for the excommunication, the precedents, codes, canons and regulations for its decisions. Mediators were involved. Instead of repenting, the dissenters put preconditions and ultimatums. The worldly and the spiritual all got tangled up and mixed.

    ግን የእናት ቤተክርስቲያን ደጆች ሁሌ ክፍት ስለሆኑ አሁንም ትንሽ ጨለመ እንጂ ፈፅሞ አልመሸም:: በእግዚአብሄር ታላቅ ፈቃድና ቸርነት ወደ ወንድሞቻቸው አስቀድሞ በሙሉ እምነት አባቶቻችን ብሎ አምኗቸው ወደ ነበረው ህዝብ ይመለሱ ይሆናል::

    “mahibrekiduisan is stealing riches of church , and should be dismantled from Oromia. And brought to justice.

    It is not you are paid servant ofmahibrekidusan , mafia and known by every church scholars for itrs robbery and political agenda”.

    My friend, unfortunately your argument here appears to implicate those who call out for the need for accountability as members and agents of the “ Mahibere Kidusan”. How will you justify your criticism if those you accuse as “ paid agents” have nothing to do with Mahibere Kidusan????? Don’t forget the EOTC, under ethical and capable leadership can improve, introduce and expand its management and accounting practices. That is an institutional matter and should not be any concern for you, unless you are already a clergy member, and in that case do not engage in any activities that would raise the eyebrows of an auditor.

    “And any bishop and synod supporting a genocide is not a bishop and synond and can’t excommunicate”. Is that your legislative or church canons and laws drafting side speaking?????Aha finally, ማንነትህን ወይን ማንነትሽን ቁልጭ አድርጎ የሚነግረው አረፍተ ነገር ተገኘ::

    • Bishops of EOTC were asking to attend meetings so as to obtain high salary increment.These bioshops of EOTC were also asking in their syond meetings to make laws that allow them transfering their riches to their family.
      Being amonk or bishop is tradtionally considered as if you gave your life before the cross and died. In contrast to this traditin, those bishops who excommunicate our bishops struggle and preach only to make money and get increasing monthly salary and gifts from rich men. Theese bishops of amhara descent choose only wealthy ladies and men to act like as father confessor. They don’t bless and visit poor men and women but only wealthy people.
      Some of them recite መልክዓ ሳጥናኤል ‘ praise dedicated to Satan” as a mean to win charisma and protection from Satan.

      ለረዥም አመታት የነፍጠኛ ሥርዓት አቀንቃኙ ማኅበ ቅዱሳን ተብየው (socalled Mahibrekidusan የቆሎ ትምህርት ቤቶችን በዘመናዊ መልኩ ልናሰራ ነው በዚህ አካባቢ በዚህ ቦታ እንዲህ ያለ የቆሎ ትምኅርት ቤት ተዘጋ ተማሪዎቹ ተበተኑ እያለ በብዙ ሚሊዮን የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ አሰባስቧል። እስኪ እዚህ ቦታ ይህ የቆሎ ትምህርት ቤት በዚህን ያህል ወጪ በዘመናዊ መልኩ አሰራን የሚሉትን ያሳዩን ? ባካፋ ዝቀው በማንኪያ እዚህና እዛ ጠብ እያደረጉ ያቺን ደግሞ አጋኖና ተአምር የተሰራ አስመስሎ በማቅረብ ተአማኒነት ለማግኝት ከሚደረግ ማታለያ በስተቀር ማኅበሩ በርግጥም ለቤተክርስቲያን የቆመ ሳይሆን ተልዕእኮው በደምብ ሊጤን የሚገባው ነው።

      Having accountants, or specialists don’t guarantee transparency and integrity, we have corrupted leaders in the modern developped world . Accountants and leadfers of Mahibrekidusan are robbers and stealing millions every year.
      A bishop and monk who don’t support this wicked associationn become target of defamation and physical attack.

      The Bishops of Oromia are genuine leaders of the church and they showed their intergrity by fighting corrupted leaders within the church. You are barking and brainwashing people here since you gonna loose a huge wealth that you were amassing from Oromia by deceiving the laity . Gone are the days when you were able to colonize every district and collect gifts and huge amount of money.

    • Desperate and on the way out

      ሁሉም ለገዛ ጥቅሙ ሽንጡን ገትሮ ውሸቱን እውነት አስመስሎ ምዕመናንን ሃይማኖታቹ ልትፈርስ ነው ለሰማዕትነት ተዘጋጁ እያሉ መደንፋት ማታለል አጀብ የሚያሰኝ ሆኖ አላገኘነውም፥፥ለራሳቸው ሥልጣንና ትርፍ አባቶቻቹ ሰውን ከጎረቤቱ ጋር ሲያጋድሉ ቆይተዋል፥፥በሃይማኖት ሽፋን ሕፃናትን የሴት ወይዛዝርትንም ሆነ እናቶችን መደለል ማወናበድ የቀለለ ሁኖ አግኝታችሁታል፥፥ለሥልጣንና ለገንዘብ(ለዱዲ)ካልሆነ እንደዚህ አያንገበግባችም ነበር፥፥ልጅ ያላቸው ስልጣነ ክህነታቸውን ያፈረሱ ብዙ የነፍጠኛ ሥርዓት አራማጆች የትየለሌ ናቸው፥፥ሲጠየቁ ምን ቢሉ ጥሩ ነው ሥልጣነ ክህነት ግምብ አይደለም አይፈርስም እያሉ ይታጀራሉ፦የኦሮሚያ ቤተክርስቲያንን ለዘመናት በቅኝ አገዛዝ የያዙት ሥልጣናችን ረቂቅ ዕውቀታችን ምጡቅ የሚሉት የናንተው አባቶች ንስሓ ገብተው የበደሉትን ምዕመን ክሰው ሃብታም ደሃ ሳይሉ ሁሉንም በእኩልነት ቢያገለግሉ መልካም ነው ስንል እንመክራለን፥፥ትዥርት፥ትዕቢት ፥አመፅ፥የሀሰት ወሬ ማባዛት ስም ማጠልሸት ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ነኝ ከሚለውም ሆነ ከሲኖዶሳቹ አይጠበቅም፥፥አሌ ለክሙ ፃህፍት ፈሪሳውያን ዘመንበረ ነፍጠኛ ዓላዊ፥፥አቡነ ሳዊሮስ ቀዳማዊ ፓትርያርክ ዘሀገረ ኦሮሚያ ናቸው፥፥ሌላውን አንቀበልም!!
      Extract taken from hagiography written in the honor of Muhaze hostility dn Daniel Kibret reads as follows:

      “ማህበረ ቅዱሳኖች ወይም የዚህ ብሎጎች እንዳሉት ማህበረ ሰይጣኖች ሳይማሩ አስተማሪዎች የሆኑት በልባቸው ድንዳኔ ነው። አንድ የማህበረ ቅዱሳን አመራርና መምህራቸው ያደረገውን ልንገራችሁ። መቼም ጆሮ ለባለቤቱ ባዳ ነው አይደል የሚባለው። ማን እንደሾመው በውል ባላውቅም ሲጠሩት መምህር ዲያቆን ዳንኤል ክብረት ትሉታል። ታዲያ በአንድ ወቅት እንደ መምህራኖቹ ሊቅ መስሎ ለመታየት በጨርቅ መስሎት አለባበሱን አሳምሮ በአንድ ከባህር ማዶ ወደሚገኝ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ቤተ መቅደስ ዘው ብሎ ጥልቅ ይላል። በዚያ የነበሩ አንድ አባት ስላላወቁት ማን ትባላለህ ብለው ይጠይቁታል እርሱም መምህር ዲያቆን ዳንኤል ክብረት እባላለሁ ብሎ ይመልሳል። ታዲያ እኒህ አባት እንግዳ ዲያቆን መጣ ብለው እንኳን ደህና መጣህ፤ በል ከኛ ጋር ትቀድሳለህ እግዚአብሔርን አመስግን ቢሉት እርሱም አይ እኔ አልቀድስም አይሆንልኝም ብሎ እርፍ። እሳቸውም ምን ነው የኔ ልጅ ቢሉት፤ ቅዳሴ አልችልም ማስተማር ብቻ ነው የምችለው ብሎ እርፍ። እንደነገሩ ሁሉም አልፎ ስርዓተ ቅዳሴ ተጠናቅቆ ውጭ ከወጣ በኋላ እራሱን ሲያጋልጥ እኒህ አባት ተሐድሶ ናቸው፣ መናፍቅ ናቸው ብሎ ማስወራት ጀመረ። እንዲህ ነው እንግዲህ የተርታ ስም ሲያወጡ። ሲያጋልጧቸው ውጭ ወጥተው እያጋለጥን ነው ብለው ያወራሉ። ታዲያ ዳንኤል ክብረት ማን ነው? በእውነት ይንን ዲያቆን ትሉታላችሁ? መምህርነቱስ ከየት የመጣ ይሆን? ያላዋቂ ሳሚ …””

  8. በኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለው ክስተት ብዙውን ኢትዮጵያዊያን በተለይም የእምነቱን ተከታዮች በጣም ያሳዘነ ቢሆንም የንቃት ደወል: የህሊና ጥሪ : መሆኑን በፍፁም መዘንጋት የለብንም:: ለአለፉት 4 ወይንም 5 አመታት በጣም ተስፋ ተጥሎባቸው የነበሩትን ዋና ዋና ጥያቄዎች በተለይም የአንድን የእኔ ብሄር ብቻ ተራ ነው ባይነትን በእውነት አውልቀን ጥለን ለሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዊ የምትሆን አገር እያመቻቸን ወይንስ አይ አሁንማ የእኔ ነው ተራው የሚል የሌላ ብሄርን የበላይነትን የምታራምድ አገር እየቀየስን መሆናችንን በትክክል የምንለይበት ወቅት ነው::

    በተለይም አሳ እንደላሰው እንደ ወንዝ ድንጋይ እየተሙለጨለጩ ትክክለኛ ወርቅ ወይ መዳብ መሆናቸውን ለመለየት ያዳገቱንን: በተለየ አባባል ደግሞ በይፋ የሚያራምዱትን የአመራር አቅጣጫ ያለምንም ጥርጥር አብጠርጥረን የምንለይበት በጣም ታሪካዊ ወቅት ነው ቢባል ብዙ ማጋነን አይመስልም::

    የተከበሩት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር በአንድ ወቅት ኦርቶዶክስ ሃገር ናት: መለያየት ወይንም መበታተን የለባትም ስንል “ultra structure” መሆኗን ስለተረዳን ነው ብለውን ነበር::

    እንደሚታወቀው በአሁኑ ግዜ እገራችን በብዙ ውሳጣዊ ውጫዊ ጫና ላይ የተወጠረች: ህዝቧ በከፍተኛ የኑሮ ውድነት ጫና ውስጥ የወደቀ: የአገሪቱ ፀጥታና ሰላም ላይ ገና ብዙ ውጣ ውረድ ያለ ከመሆኑም :የተከበሩት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትርም ሌት ተቀን እየደከሙና እየለፉ መሆናቸውን ነው::

    ሙስና: ስርቆት ምገባረ ብልሹነት: ሃሰት: የሰፈኑባት: ሳይለፉ ሳይጥሩ በማጭበርበር ብቻ ቶሎ ሃብት የሚግበሰበስባት : ፍትህ ህግና ስርዐት የሌለባት ኢትዮጵያ እንኳን ለሌላው ጎረቤትም ሆኑ ለሌሎች አገራት: ለራስዋ ህዝብም ቢሆን በፍፁም የማትመጥን በመሆኗ የሚመለከተው ማንኛውም የመንግስት አካልም ሆነ ህዝብ ኢትዮጵያ ወደዚያ እዝቅት ውስጥእንዳትገባ የራሱን ድርሻ መወጣት አለበት::

    ሰሞኑን በተፈጠረው ክስተት የሁለት ሺህ ታሪክ ያላት የኢትዮጵይ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን: ታሪኳን: ህግጋቷን: ቀኖናዋን አጥንታ መርምራ በቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ውሳኔዋን አስተላልፋለች:: ይህም የተከበሩት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኦርቶዶክስ (ultra structure) ናት ያሉዋትን እንድናስታውስ ግድ ይለናል::

    በመሆኑም: የሚመለከታቸው የመንግስት አካላት ሁሉ በፌድራልም ሆነ በክልል ደረጃ በህግ የሚጠበቅባቸውን ድርሻ ያለምንም አድልዎ: ያለአንዳች ፍትህ መስተጉዋጎል : ወይ የፍትህ መዛነፍ እንደሚያስፈፅሙ የህዝብ ቅን ግምት ነው::

    1) የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቀኖናዋቿ ህግጋትዋ ያሳለፈቻቸው ውሳኔዎች መጣስ የለባቸውም::

    2)በማናቸውም የክልላዊ ወይንም የፌድራል መንግስት እካላት ወይንም አባላት ተደራደሩ በሚል ግፊት በቁጥር አንድ የተጠቀሱት ውሳኔዎችዋ መጠልሸት ወይንም መቆሸሽ የለባቸውም::

    3) በቁጥር ሁለት ያለውን በጉልበት ወይንም እልህተኝነት ማስፈፀም ማለት በተከበሩት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር “ultra structure” የተጠቀሰውን ወይንም የአንድን ነፃ ተቋም: ለዚያውም የሁለት ሺህ አመት ታሪክ ያላትን የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ተቋም: ላዕላይ:መዋቅር: መናድ ማለት ነው::

    4) በተጫማሪም በቁጥር ሶስት ያለውን መፈፀም ማለት: የኢትዮጵያን ህገ መንግስት አንቀፅ 11ን መጣስ ማለት ነው::

    5) የኢትዮጵያ ኦቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስታያን በህግ የተደነገገ መብት ያላት ጥንታዊ ተቋም መሆኗ ለማንም ግልፅ ነው:: የቤተክርስትያኗን ብፁዑ አባቶች: ካህናትን ማጉላላት: ምዕመናኑን: ማስቸገር ከጨዋ የኢትዮጵያዊያን የሚጠብቅ ስነ ምግባር ካለመሆኑም በላይ: በኢትዮጵያ ህገ መንግስት የተደነገጉትን መብቶች መድፈርና መንፈግ ማለት ነው:: በተለይም:በተለይም በአንቀፅ 15, 16, 17, 18 ላይ ያሉት ትኩረት ይደረግ::

    በአገሪቷ ውስጥ ከፍተኛ ምግባረ ብልሹነት በተስፋፋበት: ዘመን: ሙስና: ስርቆት: ጉቦ ስር ሰደው: ማህበረሰባዊ ዝቅጠት በሚንፀባረቅበት በዚህ ወቅት: ስርዐት አልበኝነት በዝቶ: የትምህርት ደራጃችን ተዳክሞ:ባለንበት ይህ አሳዛኝ ዘመን: ከእኛና ከማንኛውም መንግስት የሚጠበቅብን: እያንዳንዱ ግለሰብ በራሱ ጥረት ልፋት: ሃላፊነት ከራሱ አንስቶ ለቤተሰቡ ለአካባቢው ለአገሩ እንዲጥር: ሃቀኝነት:ታታሪነት: ተጠያቂነት: በስራ: በሙያ: በችሎታና በክህሎት : መታነፅን ማስፋፋትና ማመቻቸት ነው::

    አንዲት ሀገርን በስርዓቱ ለመምራት ከማንኛውም ዜጋ ወይንም መንግስት አካል በመጀመሪያ የሚጠበቀው ህግና ስርዓትን ማክበር ነው:: ህግና ስርዓትን መጣስ ደግሞ አስከትለው የሚያመጡት ርምጃዎችና ቅጣቶች እንዳሉ በተግባር ማሰየት ነው:: ወላጅ ልጁን መክሮ ገስፆ ቀጥቶ እንደሚያሳድግ ሁሉ: ቤተክርስቲያንም ልጆቿን ትገስፃለች:: የእናት ቤተክርስቲያን የምህረት ደጇቿ ግን ሁልግዜም ለህሊናችን ተፀፅትን በተመለስን ግዜ ሙሉ በሙሉ ክፍት ናቸው::

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