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His Holiness Abune Mathias’s working visit to Mekele failed to meet the purpose as Archbishops in Tigray decline to meet

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His Holiness Abune Mathias upon arrival at Bole International Airport

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Patriarch and his delegation on Tuesday returned from a working visit to Mekelle, the seat of the Tigray regional state. 

He was greeted by His Eminence Abune Abraham, Head of the administration at the Patriarchate, upon arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. 

It is in the tradition of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church to welcome a patriarch with a religious ceremony including Sunday School Church hymns singing but that did not happen when His Holiness Abune Mathias arrived in Mekele on Monday where he spent one day. EOTC TV, the media of the church, said the Patriarch was not received by Archbishops.  

The purpose of his trip was to hold a discussion with four Archbishops in the Tigray region as they later declared that they had formed “Selama” Patriarchate, abandoning the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. 

However, the discussion did not happen. The Archbishops in the Tigray region of Ethiopia did not appear in the media to explain why they declined to meet the Patriarch and several other Archbishops who accompanied him. 

What is known so far is that there was a closed-door meeting with Debretsion Gebremichal, chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – a radical ethnic Tigray Organization that started the war with the Federal Government when it attacked the northern command of the Ethiopian Defense Force in November 2020. 

It is also reported that Getachew Reda, interim president of the region, met with Patriarch Abune Mathias. Getachew reportedly said that he is not in a position to blame the Archbishops in the region for not wanting to meet with the Patriarch. 

The Archbishops in Tigray accuse the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church for supporting the war ( and the war was between the TPLF and the Federal government). 

Active war came to an end in November 2022 when the two warring parties signed the Pretoria agreement – something the Ethiopian Church has been celebrating. The Archbishops in Tigray have been receiving Senior government officials of the Federal government and commending them for bringing the war to an end.  

Not only was Ethiopian Patriarch His Holiness Abune Mathias given a cold and unpleasant reception in Mekelle ( the Patriarch Himself is ethnically from the Tigray region of Ethiopia) but access to the church was not given and he had to pray outside of the door to the church along with Archbishops who accompanied him to Mekelle. 

His Holiness is said to have described the experience as a “dark spot in History.” 

The development has sparked heated discussion on social media about it and it is noticeable that many followers of the church are saddened by it. 

The view tends to be that the TPLF is behind the whole drama.  The TPLF did not remark about it as an organization. The Ethiopian Church is yet to release a statement about it. 

According to EOTC sources, the Holy Synod has been making efforts for months now to resolve the issue in connection with the Archbishops in the Tigray region. 

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  1. All fano member amhara bishops must resign and church should be free of tenkuway, corrupted satan worshipper s All fano member amhara bishops must resign and church should be free of tenkuway, corrupted satan worshipper s

    Expell all amhara and banda tigre from Welkayit and Humera

    No single Amhara preacher, pastor, purported Mahibrekidusan, singer, or dancer would be permitted to market his goods( mezmur, book etc) in Tigray.

    All fano member amhara bishops must resign and church should be free of tenkuway, corrupted satan worshipper .

    አብዛኛዎቹ የአማራ ጳጳሳት እና መነኮሳት ቅምጥ ያላቸው፤፤ቅምጦቸውንና የቅምጦቻቸውን ቤተሰቦች ያለ አግባብ ያለትምህርት በተለያዩ የቤተክርስቲያና ቁልፍ ቦታዎች ( የቤተክርስቲያኗን ሃብት ከሚቦጠብጡባቸው የመደቡ)የቀጠሩ ያስቀጠሩ ናቸው፤፤በሙስና የሚታወቅ ቅጥረኛ መባረር ሲገባው ከቦታ ወደ ቦታ እንዲዛወር ይደረጋል፤፤ የሰይጣን አምላኪ ጠንቋይ የማፊያ ስብስብ ፤፤

  2. His Holiness Abune Mathias should return to his country Tigray and serve the independent church there instead. Tigray is the original home of the Orthodox church and can not accept others who do not belong to it.

  3. ነፍጠኛ ፋኖ ጮኸ ተብሎ አይደነግጡም፥ አህያ(i;e Fano) ፈሳ ተብሎም አፍንጫ አይያዝም ነፍጠኛ ፋኖ ጮኸ ተብሎ አይደነግጡም፥ አህያ(i;e Fano) ፈሳ ተብሎም አፍንጫ አይያዝም

    Borkena is anti Tigray and anti Christianity

    You have no history, letter, relic and source of prestige on your won except what you stole from Tigray and Oromia;

    No single amhara managed to defeat Italian soldier.
    1. The development has sparked heated discussion on social media about it and it is noticeable that many followers of the church are saddened by it.-
    Where these followers were during earlier instances of severe violence and injustice ?

    Tigrayans of all ages were massacred and thrown into ditches, burned alive, and priests were subjected to barbaric acts after attending Eucharistic Communion. Innocent people were slaughtered. Nuns and children were the victims of horrible acts of sexual violence. Similar to trying to empty an ocean with only an eggshell, describing the horrible acts seen during these times is impossible.
    Borkena (bunch of murderers) stated that «The Archbishops in Tigray accuse the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church for supporting the war ( and the war was between the TPLF and the Federal government). «

    However, it is still unclear why helpless infants, elderly people, mothers,fathers , monks, nuns, priests, and anyone seeking safety in their houses exposed to such unspeakable abuse. It is was simply a genocide against all people of Tigray under the pretext of an operation to maintain law and order. Your mission failed and now ፤፤

    መዝሙር ፤ኮፒ ፔስት መጣፎቻችሁን የሚገዛ ኦሮሞ ሆነ ትግራዋይ የለም፤፤እውን ጦርነቱ ከጥቂት የህውሃት አባላት እና ከብልፅግና መሪዎች መካከል ብቻ ነበረ ብለህ የምትጥፈው ያሁሉ የተጨፈጨፈው ትግራዋይ፤ህፃን፤መነኩሴ፥መስጊዱም ቤተክርስቲያኑም፤፤የበሬው የእህል ክምር ፤ማሳው፤ ያልትሸከመው ያልልከው ግና ያጠልከው የህውሃት መዎች ነበረ ያነሱ ተከታይ ነበረ ማለትሕ ነው፤፤ዕባጭ፤፤ኩክኒያም፤፤ ያህ አሁን የሚያዝነው የናንተ ምዕመን ያኔ የትነበር ሲደግፍ አቃጥሏቸው፤ጥፏቸው ሲል ልነበረም፤፤ዚህ ነው የወደዱትን ያጡ የጠሉትን ይቀላውጡ የተባለው፤፤you wanna plunder the people of Tigray .

    You willl not sell any kind of mezemur, kererto, sibket, sermon, socalled religious song etc in Tigray. Boycott all amhara fano church product.
    አህያ አገማች ተብሎ አፍንጫ አይያዝም ነገሩ እውነትን በሀሰተኛ ትርክቶቻቹ ለማደባበስ ስትሉ አትድከሙ ዘረጦ አህዮች፤፤የወደዱትን(የትግራይን ዕልቂት)ያጡ የጠሉትን ይቀላውጡ ስለተባለ ትግራይን ልታረክሱ በረከሰ እግሮቻቹ አባ ማትያስ ያማልዱናል ብላቹ ስትከሰከሱ ቀላቹ ተገኛቹ፤፤ስክስ መነኩሴ ፤ደፋሪ ባለ ቅምጥ ጳጳስ ሁላ ፤፤

    እናንተ እንደ አህያይቷ ስላቀረናችሁ ማለትም ለወርቁ ሲተረጎም ስለፎከራቹ ስላቅራራቹ ስለቀላመዳቹ ተብሎ ትግራዋይ አይደነብርም
    ለምን ሰላም ሰፈነ ብላቹ ቅናት ውስጣችሁን በላው ፤፤እንደ ፖለቲካ በጥቅም ላይ የተመሠረተ በሃይማኖት የሃሰት ዕርቅ አይደረግም፤፤ሲታጠቡ ከክንድ ሲታረቁ ካንጀት ነው፤፤ለጥቅማጥቅም ለስልጣን አይደረግም፤፤ጳጳሳት ሊሾሙ ነው ጥቅማችን ሊቀርብን ነው ብለው ያን ያህል ጊዜ ቆይተው የይስሙላ ቅንነት እና ግልነት የጎደለው ይቅርታ ጠይቀናል አሉ ሃይማኖት አልባ አመንዝራዎች፤፤ጳጳሳት አይደም መስቀል እና አስኬማ ያረከሱ ምናምንቴዎች ናቸው፣፣በታሪክ የማይታወቅ አሳፋሪ ድርጊት ነው፣፣
    እናንተ እንደ አህያይቷ ስላቀረናችሁ ማለትም ለወርቁ ሲተረጎም ስለፎከራቹ ስላቅራራቹ ስለቀላመዳቹ ተብሎ ትግራዋይ አይደነብርም፤
    Mahibrekidusan(rikusan) and Amhara bishops are genociders

    • Fellow Tigraway,
      Anger and frustration over the temporary defeat of the proud and ancient Tigray nation are expected and normal. Let us control our motions, angers and frustrations so that our enemies will not sense it and enjoy our temporary defeats. The defeats and humiliations are the consequences of the corrupt and incompetent military and political leaders of the TPLF. Tigray is not defeated and will re-emerge as a strong regional power after dumping these TPLF old guards. Tigray will surprise both its friends and enemies soon.

  4. Repulsive regime with thugs and murderers masquerading as pm and state-men and state-women of All Ethiopians Repulsive regime with thugs and murderers masquerading as pm and state-men and state-women of All Ethiopians

    The illogic of former told idiots led by the imbecile debere seytan:

    1) tplf mafia group starts war with oromumma mafia group
    2) capocrimine don debreseytan and capocrimine don 7ኛ ጨ fight to be boss of the mafia group
    3) they start a war and massacre 1,000,000
    4) the criminals agree to shake hands and call a truce
    5) they blame theEOTC and the Patriarch, Archbishops and members of the Holy Synod and pretend somebody else is the problem.

    THESE ARE THE HOODLUMS AND THUGS OF TPLF AND OROMUMMA RUNNING AMUCK AND CAUSING MAYHEM EVERYDAY, EVERY HOUR, EVERY MINUTE AND EVERY SECOND!!!!!

    አይ እምዬ ኢትዮጵያ የእናት ሆድ ዥንጉርጉር:
    ምን አምጠሽ ወለድሽ ሰው አይሉት የአውሬ ዱር::
    ደብረሰይጣን አይሻል ወይ ሰባተኛ ጨ:
    ዲሞክራሲ ፍትህ በአጭሩ ተቀጨ::
    አምፖል ምልክቱ ፀያፍ ነው ገቢሩ:
    ሽንገላው ሃሴቱ ሲደብር ከነንግግሩ::
    ወሬ እይሰለቸው ከቶ ፓስተር አያልቅበት
    እንቶ ፈንቶ ይቀዳል ምንም ሳያፍርበት::
    ህሊና የሌለው የስነምግባር ቺስታ:
    ለመሆን እይችልም ለሀገር መከታ::
    የበሻሻው ጮሌ አፈ ጮማው ጩቤ ልቡ:
    ያርዳል ያሳርዳል ገና ለኦሮሙማ ደም ምግቡ::

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