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A splinter group from Ethiopian Orthodox Church oscillating 

Three Archbishops changed their position about three times just days after Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church announced that internal problem is solved 


A day after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told Ethiopian Patriarch His Holiness Abune Mathias that he had brought the “lost sheep,”  in reference to the three Archbishops who parted ways from the Holy Synod , the sheeps “he found” were reported missing again. 

Their residence was sealed after they announced that they had separated from the Holy Synod but when they returned, the Holy Synod offered the residences again before even the ex-communication was lifted. But they were not to be found anywhere near the premises of the Patriarchate. 

When PM Abiy Ahmed, along with other elders that were canvassing them to end division and reunite with the Holy Synod, brought them to the patriarchate, it was announced that the problem within the church was resolved.

Three archbishops from the Holy Synod and the three Archbishops who departed from the Holy Synod met to discuss their issue ( and the church made it clear that it does not constitute negotiation) and their demands. Later the video of the discussions, albeit embarrassing, was released to the public via a state-owned television station.  

It was clear that they appeared at fault and they were meant to apologize to the Holy Synod for resorting to the unconstructive path in pursuit of alleged “language right” as it relates to the Oromo region of Ethiopia.  But it was indicated that the 26 bishops they ordained on January 22 will not be accepted by the Holy Synod and that they will be considered for ordination should they qualify for it. 

Two days after they went missing following their return to the Holy Synod, they issued a statement claiming that they did not apologize to the Holy Synod and that the 26 bishops they ordained will not be stripped of their ordination.

At this point, His Grace Abune Abraham, manager of the patriarchate, and His Grace Abune Petros, Secretary of the Holy Synod, announced to Ethiopians that the terms of the agreement by which they returned to the Holy Synod were violated and that they continue to consider themselves as a separate entity – in fact, this time with even the use of the term “Synod.” It appeared as if they returned to the Holy Synod to snatch the patriarchate by force, perhaps counting on their political backers. 

The same day in the afternoon, that is on Saturday, they made an announcement again making claims that they will fully implement the terms of the agreement. (Watch video below embedded from state media channel)

In a matter of days, maybe four days, they changed their position three times. For some social media users, their actions have turned out to be satirical content.  For the pious followers of the church, it is a different story. It turned out to be more painful as the three archbishops, who seemed to have been emboldened by a radical ethnic Oromo nationalist crowd and some of the politicians in power repeatedly attempted to tarnish the image of one of the oldest churches on earth. 

It is questionable if they will be the same again for many given the way they behaved during the discussion which was aired on state media. The image of the church was tarnished as they attempted to inject a radical ethnic Oromo nationalist narrative in the way the church is operating. Besides they raised concerns of status and economic privilege – with claims that “money has been embezzled.”  


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  1. Poison Minister Abiy Ahmed must GO. His evil fingers are spreading in religions where they don’t belong.
    Evil Abiy remove your evil fingers from Orthodox and Muslim religions. Thank you ALL peaceful God fearing Ethiopians for standing up for truth and real religions!!!

    Those so called splinter renegades knows nothing about religion and values. They are cold blooded politicians misusing religion to run Abiy ‘s peacock worshipping/ prosperity religion that is scavenging the slaughtered Orthodox Ethiopian Christians and Amharas properties.

    Abiy the evil of all evil will never stop from working on his evil projects what he grew up feeding on. The only good thing this time is Ethiopians are well aware of this evil mans character that will never become a human being. People now must be prepared to fight back and remove this evil man that is planting the OLF/Shene evil seed.

  2. Yared Michael,Worqu Belayneh,Ittu Aba Farda ,Abebe belew, Abebe gellaw , editors & E are idiots amhara neftegna murderers and terrorists supportr fano killings of Oromo. They sponsor Oromo killings by fanos

    Our bishops of Oromia are winners and shaked neftegna and forced neftegna people to wear black and cry loud like sick dog. EOTC is fake church but commercial center led by murderers and has no history but stolen from Oromia.

    የነፍጠኛን ሲኖዶስ እናፈርሳለን ነፍጠኛም ከፊንፊኔ አናስወጣለን ድል ለኦኤላኣ ፊንፊኔ የኦሮሚያ ዋና ከተማ ነው ነፍጠኛ ይወጣል
    Finfine capital of Oromia, neftegna out of Oromia

    Those wicked pastors of amhara origin who were encouraging the believers to engage in conflict with police are from mahjibrekidusan.
    And mihretab & amhara bishops controlling the unholy synod also played a key role in the chaos.
    These wicked people of amhara neftegna need to be brought to justice and should be locked up in Maximum security prisons and supermax prisons .

    Poor innocent civilians died in vain, incontrsat to fake propaganda of being martyr, to protect bishops’ seat and financial interest.
    አባ አብርሃም የተወገዙ ሰዎችን አናስገባም ብለው ተሰው አለ ::ለግለሰብ(:ለአባ አብርሃም ጴጥሮስ የሚባሉ ፋኖዎች ) ጥቅም ሰውን ማስጨፍጨፍ ከሃይማኖት አባት ነኝ ከሚል የማይጠበቅ ወራዳ ፍጠኛ አሸባሪ ሥራ ነው ::ከቴም ሰማዕትነት no crown of martyrs who died to mainatin power and source of income to amhara elites who play religious cards.

    Amhara bishops are going toconsecrate abiy amhed and shimelis to be archbishop of PP and honor him as liqenegestat
    አባ አብርሃም ና ጴጥሮስ የሚባሉ ፋኖዎች ሥልጣን ይልቀቁ ጵጵስናቸው ይሻር ቀድሞውንም የተወገዙ ናቸው ማህበረቅዱሳን የተባለው እርኩስ ቡድን ይፍረስ ቀንደኛ አባላቱ ይታሰሩ ፥፥ማህበረቅዱሳን የተባለው የፖለቲካ ድርጅት ነው፥፥ ወገኖቻችን ኦሮሞዎች ሲታረዱ መግለጫ ሊያወጡ አልፈለጉም ፥፥የጥፋት ደጋፊዎች የሞሉበት የሀሰት መነኮሳት በአበ ነፍስነት የሚመሩት ቤተክርስቲያኗን ያረከሱ ናቸው፤፤አባ አብርሃም ና ጴጥሮስ የሚባሉ ፋኖዎች የሚመራው የነፍጠኛ ሲኖዶስ የአፈና ዘረፋ ቡድን ያለው በሰይጣን የሚመራ አፍራሽ አሸባሪ ነው፤፤የነፍጠኛ ቀሳውስት በየወሩ በሚሊዮኖች የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ ከቤተክርስቲያኗ ከደሃ ሕዝብ ይዘርፋሉ፤፤ ለስልጣናቸው ሲሉ ደሃ ሕዝብ ሕይወት በሃይማኖት ሽፋን ሲገብሩ ቆይተዋል፤፤የጥንታውያን አድባራትን ንዋየቅዱሳን እየዘረፉ(እየሰረቁ) ወደ ውጭ ሀገር በማጋዝ በውጭ የሚኖረውን ሕዝብ ይበዘብዛሉ፤፤የአማራሲኖዶስ የሌቦች መተተኞች አራጆች ስብስብ ነው፥፥ከኦሮሚያ ና የኦሮሚያ ዋና ከተማ በሆነችው በለምዶ አዲስባ ፊንፊኔ እናስወጣዋለን ፤፤ቪቫ የኦሮያ አፃአውጪ የትግል አጋሮቻችን ልጆቻችን፤፤ቪቫ

  3. Borkena
    These beloved holy archbishops of Oromia don’t tarnish the image of the church, but exposed the serious crimes committed by neftegna bishops like aba abraham , aba petros , aba hizekiel, aba histan aba neftegna murderer mekarios , gansters in mahibrekidusan(mahibre seytan) . They steal millions from every church like lideta, gibi gabriel, bahata, uriel churches.
    They always invent an agenda to collect money ; they collecet money in the names of orphans, migrants, displaced people, and many other issues but steal abundantly every month. NO single man could dare to defend this crime committed by amhara bishops, parish church leaders and mahibrekidusan.
    many of bishops bribed the synod members to be appointed as bishops.
    There is no bishop who become bishop without bribing the unholy synod of amhara neftegna calling itself EOTC, church of murderers. EOTC need to be reformed. There are fake books invented by drunk debtera

    በሺዎች፥በአሥር ዎች፥በመቶ ሺዎች፥በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ ለሲኖዶስ አባላት ለደብር አለቆች ጉቦ ሳይሰጥ የሚሾም ጳጳስ፥የደብር አለቃ መምህር አገልጋይ የለም፥፥ይህኝ ማስተባበል የሚችል ማንም የለም፤፤ማህበረቅዱሳን ነኝ የሚለውም ድርጅት የሌቦች ዘራፊዎች ድርጅት ነው፥፥እነርሱን ያልተቀበለ ተሃድሶ ህጉን አፍርሷል፤ወዘተ እያሉ ስሙን ያጠፋሉ፤፤የተቻላቸውንም በምግብ እየመረዙ ይገድሉታል ያስገድሉታል፤፤ደጀሰላም ማግኘት ያልቻሉትን በቁርባን መርዘው ይገድሉታል፤፤የፈጠራ ታሪክ አይደለም የቤተክርስያኗ ታሪክ እና የዕለትተለት ገጠመኝ ነው፥፥ You will not post it since you are bloody idiot fano supporters who killed our beloved Oromo people welcomed hungerstrickedn neftegna and beggar debtera , amhara church mouses.

  4. It seems the oscillation & flip-flop has stopped:

    Info: Abba Sawiros is an Amara who doesn’t even speak Affan Oromo. However, he advocates services in all ethnic languages to STOP the Orthodox Christian Exodus to other churches. It is also worth noting that his father founded one of the monasteries.

    What the Abba Sawiros Group said was neither Divisive nor Coup: “To STOP Orthodox Exodus to other churches that conduct services in ethnic languages, we have appointed bishops who speak ethnic languages. We ask the Synod to accept their appointments…”

    So, what is the motive of the ‘EOTC Coup’ misinformation-disinformation campaign of Amara Supremacists [AS] in Orthodox Christian Hat? If it is their animosity for Oromos, why did they refuse the Pro-Jawar Priest’s offer for Oromo Churches to break-away from EOTC?

    Why do we let Ethiopia’s Enemies* play us like fiddle by pitting one ethnic against the other, orchestrate bloodshed, destabilize Ethiopia and keep us weak-and-poor for ever?

    *Ethiopia’s Enemies: Egypt, Egypt’s White Supremacist West [WSW] Patrons, and Egypt’s & the WSW’s Proxies that destabilize Ethiopia wearing various hats: OLF/OLA, TPLF, the Asaminew/Mesafint/Zemene/Eskinder ‘Amara Fanno,’ AS, Mâhbèrè-Qidusân, etc.


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