May 22, 2007

A Lesson From the Russian Orthodox Christians፡ ‹‹ጠቢብ ከሌላው ስሕተት ይማራል ሞኝ ግን ከራሱም አይማርም››

The Russian Orthodox Church has finally succeeded in healing an eight decades schism in one Church. This is no accidental happening rather a devoted and matured handling of the case on both parties. During the time when Christianity in general and Orthodoxy in particular are under fire from different corners, Russian unity, although we know we are different in dogmatic matters, has profound importance for Christendom. As history is recording and we are witnessing, merciless fanatic Islam is in rise, and traditional Churches like the Roman Catholics are under severe proselytism in traditionally Catholic regions such as Latin America. Again, although Roman Catholics have severely persecuted our mother Church, we wish their strength and powerful existence in the world. Catholics will hopefully be further strengthened under the leadership of Pope Benedict the 16th. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church leaders and followers can draw a great lesson from these two Churches. The only way of standing against Islam fanaticism and pentecostal proselytism is through UNITY. It is time to think beyond tribal fanaticism and ethnic domination. Whether we are from Gonder or Tigray, our supremacy will never rescue our Mother Church from Islamic attacks, unless there is a united Orthodox stand in these matters. Should we wait 80 years to unite our fathers and their administrations so that Our Church can develop and prosper? Isn't the Russian example a good lesson? ‹‹ጠቢብ ከሌላው ስሕተት ይማራል ሞኝ ግን ከራሱም አይማርም›› እንዳይሆን፡፡
ቸር ወሬ ያሰማን፡፡ አሜን፡፡
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