October 26, 2009

The Ongoing Crimes of “Patriarch Abune” Paulos against the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Ze Debrezeit Kidus Rufael
When ever the history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church is raised, one finds the archbishops and patriarchs who contribute a lot for the expansion, growth and glorification of the Church. Abune Fremnatos the first Patriarch of Ethiopia has accomplished his apostolic duty by preaching the nation and translating religious and other canonical books to the Ethiopic language Geez. His effort to spread Christianity in Ethiopia has been intensified by the nine saints who introduced and expand monastic life for the church.


The 13th century archbishops of Ethiopia Archbishops Abune Michael and Abune Gabriel, who played significant role in reconciling administrative and theological split between Bete Tekle Haymanot and Bete Ewstatitos and protected the church from the herestic teaching of Estifanos, can never be forgotten1. During the reign of Susnyos, Archbishop Selama died defending his faith from Jesuits missionary plot2 .The recent past 20 th century story also tells us how Archbishop Petros, Archbishop Michael, Patriarch Baslious and Patriarch Teweflos died for their religion and beloved country .

The third Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox church, His Holiness, Abune Tekle Haymanot died for the same reason .He preferred to die of hunger than handing over the historic church right and pride to the atheist Communist Junta3. Though Ethiopian Orthodox Church history is full of such martyrs and committed church fathers act, Patriarch Paulos, the fifth Ethiopian Patriarch, is exercising a strange and odd behavior like nepotism, dictatorship, xenophobia, ethnocentrism and the likes which have never been exercise before, in the millennium old history of the apostolic church.4

The rise of the dictator Patriarch Paulos
The author of the memoirs of the journalist, Tesfaye Gebre Ab, who was very close to the key intelligence officers of the state, in his book argues that Patriarch Paulos enthronement and Patriarch Merkorios dethronement was engineered by the ruling
government. I don’t want to get deep down to this issue since there are many controversies being raised from different sides. But let us examine how this patriarch,
step by step, became a tyrant.

The first “apostolic duty” Patriarch Paulos did, soon after his enthronement, was to
change the 1,600 years old different traditions of the church. Unlike his predecessor, he
declared that the dress for a Patriarch should be white and for the first time in the history of the church he ordered this costly new dress and publicize that this should be the dress of a Patriarch. During that time it was fascinating for the faithful when they observe that the new Patriarch first task was to worry for his dress design and color. Though many scholars of the church were against his new dress style for violating the age old tradition, some took it for granted considering his relatively young age and the cultural influence he may have faced from his stay in United States of America while studying for his masters and PhD. He then changed the previous title of Patriarch and came up with new and long title: Patriarch Paulos, head of all Archbishops of Ethiopia, Ichege of the see of Tekle Haymanot and archbishop of Axum. It was fascinating for every follower of the church, again, why this patriarch was so hungry of power and authority this much. The reason why he singled out and took the title of Axum Archbishop was also a puzzle for many.

No Patriarch before him has claimed such centrality of power. But his thirst for power
and authority doesn’t stop there. After some years he claimed that the Holly synod shall
be accountable to him. The Holly synod, for the last 1,600 years, was accountable for The Holly Ghost. But Patriarch Paulos, shockingly, claimed this power. Surprisingly
surprising!

His dangerous and meaning less reformation act initiated huge resistance from
everywhere. Archbishops who are members of the Holly synod like the late Abune
Selama, Abune Kerlos and etc expressed their serious opposition. Aleka Ayalew Teamiru, the foremost scholar of the church zealously criticized and rejected his proposal.5

Different monks, priests, hermits did the same. The faithful protested strongly against
him. But the response from his side was militaristic. Hermit who used to critically oppose
him was gunned down by his entourage pistol 6. The vocal critic of him, Aleka Ayalew,
was fired out of his job, as simple as garbage, with no recognition for his 50 year of
service in various positions and passed away eventually7. For the reasons, which
historians may decode it in the future; his major opponents like Abune Selama were
pronounced dead in various occasions. The opposition of the public in many churches,
for the newly emerged ill administration in the church, was crushed by police forces.8
The patriarch who was supposed to protect the followers of Ethiopian Orthodox church
from spiritual crisis became source of crises for the church and the followers. Since his
anointment, the church lost millions of dollars through corruption9. Promotion by merit,
for the key administrative position of the church, was changed to promotion by blood ties and kinship. The spiritual father who was anointed to be the father of all the 47, million followers became the source of xenophobia10 All this unethical, dictatorial and visionless management of the patriarch for the last 17 years costed the church a lot. As per the report of the recent census, 2007, the church lost millions of its followers. This is the first time in the history when the church lost this much followers since the invasion of Ahmad Ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi, commonly called Gragn Ahmed11. Members of the Holly Synod Archbishops exactly depicted the situation of the church under Patriarch Paulos like this,” Patriarch Paulos killed the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, we the other archbishops buried the church killed by his holiness by failing not to oppose him(the Patriarch )” 12

The Current Challenge the Church faced the Patriarch’s response
Recently the three big religious movements: Judaism, Christianity (different
denominations) and Wahabiyism , backed by huge finance and powerful states are in
competition for the soul of the country. Israel has shown its commitment to immigrate
Falashmura i.e “Christians who are apparently the descendants of Jews who accepted
Christianity under the influence of European or Ethiopian Church missionaries during the second half of the 19th century.”13 Parliament members are expressing the plan to airlift thousands of Christians from the strong hold of Ethiopian orthodox Christian city,
Gondar, to Israel. No question these new immigrants will convert their religion to
Judaism which is another loss for the church 14

Muslim fundamentalists are also working so hard to Wahabiyaze Ethiopia as fast as
possible. United States, British, Germany and many other countries elites, politicians,
reporters and religious leaders have exposed this fact and are advising for the church to
wake up. The German Newspaper paper 15, “Bund Freier Evangelischer” Gemeinden
Kdor had reported that the Arab countries were spending multi millions of petro dollars
to completely transform Ethiopia into a Muslim country within twenty years.( it is
quoted by Admas, Amharic periodical published in Zurich, May 1992. The London
based Islamic Watch October/November 1992 alleges Libya’s huge and secret plan of
Wahabiyasing Ethiopia like this: "Col. Ghadafi is reported to be financing a plan to turn
Ethiopia into an exclusively Islamic country by the end of the century”16

. Many more
Arab countries are fueling billions of dollars to change the nation to their Wahabiy camp
soon.17 Here I am not talking against Islam but the fundamentalist wehabiya movement
which never allows social mix and tolerance with Orthodox Christians and others. The
Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC) have also genuinely and responsibly
announced the danger of the expansion of these fundamentalist again and again like this
“. Members of the EIASC state that the Wahhabists believe in supremacy and do not tolerate
a mix of Muslims and Christians. The majority of Ethiopian Muslims continued to enjoy
collegial relationships with their neighbors, attending cross cultural and religious ceremonies
such as weddings and funerals. The Wahhabists within the country shun this type of social
mixing.” 18
Different non orthodox Christian denominations have also huge projects to attract
Ethiopian population to their respective camp.Vatican have started new operation to
Catholicize Africa, Ethiopia included19. Different protestant denominations, being backed
up by westerns, are also busy of hunting souls of Ethiopia. The followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church are the pray and the target be it for the Jewish,
fundamentalist, Catholic or protestant movement since a huge segment of the population of Ethiopia is follower orthodox religion still and for the inefficient leadership Abune Paulos is exercising in maintaining its flocks .

It was definitely clear that the church cannot keep its ground and accomplish its pastoral
service under the existing leadership as a result concerned and committed archbishops
like Abune Matios, Abune Samuel, Abune Kerlos and other confronted the Patriarch.

They strongly criticized the Patriarch for his visionless leadership and even requested to
limit the power of the Patriarch and conduct a new administrative reform which can makethe church conduct its apostolic mission effectively. 20

The shocking response
The response for the quest, raised by members of the holly synod, was one and the same. “Unknown gangs” raided the compound of the Bete Kihnet, broke the residence of the opposing archbishops who confronted the patriarch for administrative reform and gave strict warning and intimidation.21 On this coordinated raid, even police was not allowed to enter the compound of Bete kihnet and save the archbishops from the gangs, despite the continuous plea they made to Federal police by phone. These “unknown gangs” also attempted a murder trail to the journalist (he was seriously beaten with angle iron) of the reputed newspaper Addis Neger for extensively reporting the oppositions of the archbishops against the patriarch. It is also good to bear in mind that all these crimes were being done with in few meters from the national presidential palace of Arat kilo On the long awaited synod meeting of October 2009, which was expected to resolve this problem, it was exposed that those archbishops who were asking for visionary leadership and freedom of the church were told not to raise any issue about such things and Mahibere Kidusan by EPRDF government officials22. With in that day, the government owned Ethiopian News Agency reported that “the Church fathers have resolved their difference”. Funnily enough the news came before the end of the synod meeting.23

The Patriarch game still has continued. By the time when multi millions are reported to
have converted their religion from orthodox to other religion, EOTC church Patriarch
Abune Paulos gave an award for high performance of the church.24

He further expressed that he strongly support the recent expansion of Catholics in Africa (Ethiopia) like this “I am really very happy to participate to this Synod of the Catholic Church on Africa. …I carry my support as a friend and a brother to this endeavor of the Catholic Church for Africa. I thank His Holiness for the invitation and I wish to him a long life and a fruitful ministry.”25

I am not questioning the constitutional right of every religion. But Catholics have
committed a significant atrocities and crime in Africa. When the fascist Italy invaded
Ethiopia, Catholics bishops have blessed the poison gas and other weapons which were used to kill Ethiopian Orthodox Monks and priests and other citizens. They even gave their golden cross as a support to the invading army. To that end concerned Ethiopians were asking, time and again, Vatican to apologize for that dark history. But his holiness has zero courage to confront such issues. Rather to warmly welcome them.
By the time when the church needs more supporting man power, Patriarch Paulos
responded by giving warning and intimidation to Mahibere Kidusan , an association
under Sunday school department which is strongly fighting to defend Tewahido church
and its tradition.

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church is under pressure and danger. The visionless,
irresponsible and ethnocentric leadership of Patriarch Paulos and the unnecessary huge negative interference of EPRDF government on the issue of the church are threatening the legacy of the church.

In a nut shell His Holiness has became a shame and a spiritual parasite to the church. If
the church is needed to exist in the coming centuries, avoiding him is an imperative task.

Orthodox Tewahido Church is in danger. The followers of the church and others
concerned Ethiopians should think now, before the time is over.
Reference
1. Church in Africa: 1450-1950 by Adrian Hastings. Oxford history of Christian Church
2. The History of Ethiopian Orthodox church by his Holiness Abune Gorgorios
3. The History of Ethiopian Orthodox church from the birth of Christ up to the
millennium. A special book published for the Millennium celebration
4. VOA Amharic service interview with Abune Matiwos archbishop of Jerusalem,
2009. http://www.quatero.net/pdf/Zeregnenet_Be_betekehenet.pdf
5. http://www.aleqayalewtamiru.org/excommunication.html
6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abune_Paulos
7. http://www.aleqayalewtamiru.org/excommunication.html
8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abune_Paulos
9. http://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/10480
10. http://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/10480
11.
12. http://deje-selam.blogspot.com/2009/07/blog-post_9834.html
13. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1122973.html
14. ibid.
15. Bund Freier Evangelischer” Gemeinden Kdor
16. The London based Islamic Watch October/November 1992
17. International Religious Freedom Report 2004, Ethiopia
http://atheism.about.com/library/irf/irf04/blirf_ethiopia.htm
18. http://www.zenit.org/article-27089?l=english
19. http://www.zenit.org/article-27314?l=english
20. Addis neger Newspaper Meskerem 16, 2001
21. http://deje-selam.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post_5208.html
22. ibid.
23. http://www.ethiotube.net/video/6278/ETV-News--Ethiopian-Orthodox-Churchstarts-
its-summit-to-discuss-main-dividing-topics
24. http://deje-selam.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post_719.html
25. http://www.zenit.org/article-27087?l=english

11 comments:

Orthodox unit said...

That is not the only crime that Aba Paulos is doing on the church. Putting his picture every where in the church as idol has made lots of people angry. I don't know what this man wants to do? Can we say he is real christian? O'God forgive me. We need real revolution to remove this man from church. Because he is degrading our church.

For example the last Synod has decided to see different issues but he became obstacle and he has won the game due to his political ability and support from government. So shall we see things like this? I don't accept it. We have work at chapel(Atibia) level. In addition we have to have long visionary associations like MK which can work all over the country.

Of course the Synod should also see different things. For the coming 10 years, the church should focus in:
1.Evangelization:- we have to make evangelization of our own people first in the comming years. The evangelization should be in education i.e. no sibket is needed for the time being every one have to know his religion very well in matured way.
2.Imporving Administration: Though we are not able to improve Paulos, God can work with us if we can device different methods. If we work every one to be serious about the church, it is possible to correct at Chappel level which is also significant.
3.Identifying our problems: As institution, our church have different problems, so we have to solve the problems in deep.
4.Translation and adaptation works:
As to me our church is very pure in serving its people. For example all the Kidasie is in Geez and Amharic. In most places,in the country even in Addis Kidasie is in Geez. There might be Kidasie in Tigrie and Oromo. But we need to work more in this respect. How can a person pray in a language he doesn't know?
So we have to translate and adapt our books into Aguwak, Siltie,Gurage,wolyita,Dorzie,kefegna,agewu etc.
This should be done. It is a must. For example I want to hear Kidasie in my first language rather than in Geez.Of course, I know zema may not be ok with other languages but at least reading should be translated. If there is any body to work for the church, this should be began tomorrow. Even I can pay for a translation of a book.
I am not opposing Geez but I need things which we use should be important for church growth.

There are lots of things to be improved but we are fighting each other instead of doing some thing useful. As paul said "Seytan Azegeyegn"

Lot of things to be done. We need planning, we need agreements, we need acting, we need prayers. We need Blessings from God

God Bless Orthodoxy, Let us unit for better performance of our church!!

ze Dima giorgis said...

Orthodox unit,
your proposal is so appreciable. But do you think there ios any one who cares for such things in Bete Kihnet and thecircle of Aba Paulos??i hesitate.
but i aplaud for your excellent proposal

Dan said...

ይህን ለምታነቡ ሁሉ

በግዕዝ "አንቱ, እርስዎ... ወዘተ " የሚል የቁምልጫ አጠራር የለም:

"አባቴ በጸሎትህ አስበኝ" ነው የምንለው

የምንወዳቸውን ነቢያትን ሐዋርያትን ሰማዓዕታትን አንቱ አንልም
አምላካችንን ሰማያዊ አባታችን: ጌታችና ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን አዳኛችንን አንቱ አንልም:

ይልቁንም ለመንፈሳዊ እድገታች ለወንጌል መስፋፋት እንቅፋት ለቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ፈተና ለሆኑማ "አንቱ" ማለቱ ራስን ማታለል ነው::

በዚህ መንፈስ ማንንም አንቱ አልልም::

ይህን መግለጼ "አባቶችን አታከብርም በንቀት ትጠረለህ" ብላችሁ እንዳትረባረቡ ያዙኝ ልቀቁኝ ለምትሉ ከወዲሁ ለማስረዳት ለማስጠንቀቅ ነው::

የአባ ጳውሎስ በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ለቤተ ክርስቲያን አባትነት የሚያበቃው መንፈሳዊነትና የመሪነት ብቃት ከመጀመሪያውም ስጋት በብዙዎች አሳድሮ ነበር:: ዛሬ ከ17 አመታት በደልና ጥፋት በኋላ በመንበሩ እንደተቀመጠ ይሁን ማለት በደል መስራት ነው::

አንዴ ፓትርያርክ ጳጳስ ካህን ከሆነ ቢበድልም ቢያጠፋም አይነካም የሚል የቤተ ክርስቲያን ቀኖና የለም::

በጸሎታችን "ይቀባ ለክህነትከ" እያልን እንጸልያለን:: ክህነቱን ያልጠበቀ "ጨው አይደለም ድንጋይ ነው" ተብሎ ይጣላል::

አባ ጳውሎስ ለቤተ ክርስቲያናች ብርሃን ጨው ነው "ይደልዎ" መንበሩ ይገባዋል የሚል ካለ እንስማው::

አይግባውም ለምንል ለኛ ቢያንስ ቢያንስ
ያለፈው ሲኖዶስ ወስኖት የነበረው "ፓትርያርኩ በጸሎትና በቡራኬ ተወስኖ"ይቀመጥ::

ቤተ ክርስቲያናችም ብቃትና መንፈሳዊነት ባላቸው ይመራ::

ያለዚያ ግን እንደ ፓለቲካ ሰዎች የመንግስት ስልጣን በጠመንጃ ኃይል ይዞ ከተቀመጠው በምን ይለያል::

tesfa said...

ለዘሩፋኤል
ምን ዓይነት ፈሪ ሰው እንደሆንህ ለመግለጥ ቃልት ያጥረኛል
የአቡነ ጳውሎስን ዲክታተርነት እኔም የምቃወመው ነው
እግዚአብሔር አንድ ቀን ቦታ ይሰጣቸዋል የርሳቸው ነገር ኃጢአታቸውን አልፈጽም ብለው እንጂ እስከ አሁን አይቆዩም ነበር

እኔን የገረመኝ ግን እስልምና ኢትዮጵያን ለማስለም ብዙ ዶላር መድቧል የሚለው ፍርሃትህ ነው።

በመጀመሪያ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ እምነት እንዴት በዶራል ሊቀየር ይችላል እንዴት ይህን ልታስብ ቻልህ?

ሌላው ኢትዮጵያ እጆቿን ወደ እግዚአብሄር ትዘረጋለች" የሚለው የግዚአብሔር ዘላለማዊ ሐሳብ እንዲያው በዶራል ኃይል የሚቀየር ይመስልሃል ወይ?

ይቅርታ አንተ የፖለቲካ ሰው እንጂ የእምነት ሰው አለመሆንህን በርግጠኝነት እነግርሃለሁ

እውነቱን ልንገርህ እግዚአብሔር በኢትዮጵያ ጉዳይ አለው ኢትዮጵያ የኢየሱስ ናት ውሃቢዝም የቱንም ያህል ቢስፋፋ የግዚአብሔርን ሐሳብ አይቀይረውም ይልቁንስ የነርሱን ቴረር ወደ ሕዝብ እየረጨህ የልብ ልብ ባትሰጣቸው።

እኔ የምፈራው ግን በአቡነ ጳውሎስ አለባበስ፤ብትራዴሽን በከበሮ፤ ዓመታት ፤በመዝሙር ቅላጼ ስተጨቃጨቅ እስላሞች ወንጌልን እየተቀበሉ ወደ እግዚአብሔር መንድሥት ሲገቡ አንተ ግን ከውጭ
እንዳትቀር ነው።

የማይምኑ የፖልቲካ ተንታኞችን ድረ ገጽ እያነበብህ በፍርሃት መንፈስ ተሞልተሃል
ይልቁንስ ስለ ከበሮና ስለ ጸናጽል መጨነቅህን ተውና ወንጌልን ይዘህ ውጣ አብ ያልተከለው መነቀሉ አይቀርምና አትጭጨነቅ

ሕዝባችንን ከስልምና ሃይማኖት የምናድነው ወንጌልን በውነትና በመንፈስ በመስበክ እንጂ በተለያዩ እንቅስቃሴዎች በመደናገጥ
በአባ ጳውሎስ ላይ በማለቃቀስ አይደለም

እምነትህ ደካማ ነውና ራስህን ፈትሽ ቃሉ የሚለው ግን እንዲህ ነው
"የጦር እቃችን ሥጋዊ አይደለምና ምሽግን ለመስበር ግን በግዚአብሔር ፊት ብርቱ ነው የሰውንም ሓሳብ በግዚአብሔር ሀሳ ላይ የሚነሳውን ከፍ ያለውን ነገር ሁሉ እናፈርሳለንለክርስቶስም
ለመታዘዝ አእምሮን ሁሉ እንማርካለን"2ቆሮ10፤4-5

ውሃቢዝምን የክርስቶስ ወንጌል የሚያፈርሰው ባዶ ስብስብ ነው
ወሃቢዝም በግዚአብሔር ፊት ብርቱ አይደለምና አትፍራ

የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ድሃ ስለሆነ በገንዘብ ሊቀየር ይችላል ብለህ ከሆነ
ድሮስ ሐብታም ስለነበርን ነው እንዴ ክርስቲያን የሆነው?
ከክርስቶስ ፍቅር ማን ይለየናል ድህነት? በፍጹም ወንጌልን እንሥበክ እንጂ ጌታ ይባርከናል አትፍራ።

ይልቁንስ እንደ ማሕበረ ቅዱሳን ከበሮና ጸናጽል ፤ስለ ነጠላ አለባበስ፤ስለ አመጋገብ ማስተማርህን አቁምና ወንጌልን ስበክ

ነጠላ ወንጌል አይደለም አባ ጳውሎስ ከፈለጉ አረንጓዴ ይልበሱ
ሌሎችም ከፈለጉ ቡትት ይልበሱ በዚህ ጉዳይ ጊዜህን አትፍጅ
ይልቁንስ በንጠላ በቀሚስ የተሸፈነውን አሮጌ ማንነት አውልቃችሁ አዲሱን ሰው ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ልበሱ እሱ ገመና ሸፋኝ

በነገራችን ላይ ተክለ ሃይማኖትንና አቡዬን ወዘተ መስበክ ትታችሁ
ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ብትሰብኩ ኖሮ እንዲህ በፍርሃት አትዋጡም ነበር
እኔ ግን አክራሪ እስላም በኢትዮጵያ መበራከቱን አውቃለሁ ይሁን እንጂ የግዚአብሔርን ሃሳብ ያግዳል ብዬ አላምንም

እናንተ ደግሞ ወንጌልን የመስበክ ልቡ ካላችሁ የሲኖዶሱ ጭቅጭቅ ሊያቆማችሁ አይችልም

ደግሞ ቴረር እየለቀቃችሁ ለስልምና ልብ አትሥጡት

ታዛቢ said...

ለተስፋ

ለተስፋ ደሞ መጣህብን።ከራስህ ጋር አንኻን የተጣላህ መሆንህን
እርስ በርሱ የሚጋጨው አስተያየትህ ከዚህ በታች አየው።

“በመጀመሪያ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ እምነት እንዴት በዶራል ሊቀየር ይችላል እንዴት ይህን ልታስብ ቻልህ?” ተስፋ

“እኔ ግን አክራሪ እስላም በኢትዮጵያ መበራከቱን አውቃለሁ” ተስፋ

ቢያንስ በአንድ ጥሁፍ ላይ አንኻን ሀሳብህ አንድ ይሁን።

Ze Debre Libanos said...

We shall see things so criticaly. This is how Egptians chirstains became minority.

I liked the comparative analysis of the others and ours. they are ready in various aspect. But we are still not able to reach to consunsus.

Let us not forget the case in Arsi, Jimma, Gondar and else where where orthodoxs were targeted.

it is time for us to take coordinated effort to strenthen our church
lib yalew lib yibel

ኢዮኤል said...

ለተስፋ
ከዚህ በታች የተጻፈውን ብታነበው መልካም ግንዛበ ይሰጥሀል። ያንተ ነገር ስራህ ማወክ ቢሆነም።

7. አክራሪዎች ስላደረሱት ጥቃት፤
ቤተክርስቲያናችንን ካጋጠሟት እጅግ መራርና አስቆጪ ጥቃቶች አንደኛው አክራሪ እስላሞች ካሕናትንና ምእመናንን አሰቃቂ በሆነ መንገድ መጨፍጨፋቸው፤ ደብሮችንና ገዳሞችን ማቃጠላቸውና ከጠላት ሐገሮች በሚያገኙት ገንዘብ ቤተክርስቲያናችንን በብዙ መንገድ መፈታተናቸውን መቀጠላቸው ነው። በተለይ በ1997 እና
1998 ዓ/ም ከምሥራቅ ሐረርጌ ክፍለ ሐገር ጋራሙለታ ጀምሮ በምዕራብ እስከ ኢልባቦርና ከፋ ክፍላተ ሐገራት ባሉት አገሮች በባሌና አርሲ ብዙ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት የፈረሱና የተቃጠሉ፤ ብዙ ካህናት የተሰየፉ፤ እንደ እንስሳ የተቀሉ፤ ተገድደው የሰለሙ መሆናቸው ያደባባይ ምሥጢር ነው። ስለዚህ ሁሉ ግፍ፤ በቤተክርስቲያናችን አመራር ምን እንደ ተከናወነና ምን ክትትል በመደረግም ላይ እንዳለ የሚታወቅ ነገር የለም። የተከናወነው አሰቃቂ ግፍ ተጀመረ እንጂ ያበቃለት አለመሆኑን፤ እንዲያውም የባሰ ጥቃት ሊከሰት እንደሚችል አውቆ፤ ነቅቶ እንዲጠብቅ ለቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ምእመናን በሰፊው ማስገንዘብ ያስፈልጋል። ስለዚህ፤ ቅዱስ ሲኖዶሱ ይህን ከባድ ጉዳይ
በዝርዝር በማጥናት ተገቢው ሕጋዊ እርምጃ እንዲወሰድ እንዲሁም ቤተክርስቲያናችን ለራሷ ብቁ፤ ለዘመኑ አመች የሆነ ሕጋዊ መከላከያ እንዲኖራት ለማድረግ የሚያስችል ሥልት አዘጋጅቶ ሥራ ላይ ማዋል የሚያስፈልግ መሆኑን
በአክብሮት እናሳስባለን።

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Anonymous said...

""""""October 26, 2009
Dan said...
ይህን ለምታነቡ ሁሉ

በግዕዝ "አንቱ, እርስዎ... ወዘተ " የሚል የቁምልጫ አጠራር የለም:

"አባቴ በጸሎትህ አስበኝ" ነው የምንለው

የምንወዳቸውን ነቢያትን ሐዋርያትን ሰማዓዕታትን አንቱ አንልም
አምላካችንን ሰማያዊ አባታችን: ጌታችና ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን አዳኛችንን አንቱ አንልም:

ይልቁንም ለመንፈሳዊ እድገታች ለወንጌል መስፋፋት እንቅፋት ለቤተ ክርስቲያናችን ፈተና ለሆኑማ "አንቱ" ማለቱ ራስን ማታለል ነው::

በዚህ መንፈስ ማንንም አንቱ አልልም::

ይህን መግለጼ "አባቶችን አታከብርም በንቀት ትጠረለህ" ብላችሁ እንዳትረባረቡ ያዙኝ ልቀቁኝ ለምትሉ ከወዲሁ ለማስረዳት ለማስጠንቀቅ ነው::

የአባ ጳውሎስ በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ለቤተ ክርስቲያን አባትነት የሚያበቃው መንፈሳዊነትና የመሪነት ብቃት ከመጀመሪያውም ስጋት በብዙዎች አሳድሮ ነበር:: ዛሬ ከ17 አመታት በደልና ጥፋት በኋላ በመንበሩ እንደተቀመጠ ይሁን ማለት በደል መስራት ነው::

አንዴ ፓትርያርክ ጳጳስ ካህን ከሆነ ቢበድልም ቢያጠፋም አይነካም የሚል የቤተ ክርስቲያን ቀኖና የለም::

በጸሎታችን "ይቀባ ለክህነትከ" እያልን እንጸልያለን:: ክህነቱን ያልጠበቀ "ጨው አይደለም ድንጋይ ነው" ተብሎ ይጣላል::

አባ ጳውሎስ ለቤተ ክርስቲያናች ብርሃን ጨው ነው "ይደልዎ" መንበሩ ይገባዋል የሚል ካለ እንስማው::

አይግባውም ለምንል ለኛ ቢያንስ ቢያንስ
ያለፈው ሲኖዶስ ወስኖት የነበረው "ፓትርያርኩ በጸሎትና በቡራኬ ተወስኖ"ይቀመጥ::

ቤተ ክርስቲያናችም ብቃትና መንፈሳዊነት ባላቸው ይመራ::

ያለዚያ ግን እንደ ፓለቲካ ሰዎች የመንግስት ስልጣን በጠመንጃ ኃይል ይዞ ከተቀመጠው በምን ይለያል::""""""""""""""""

አቶ ዳን

እኔ በአንተ አስተያየት በፍጹም አልስማማም ::

አንቱ ወይም እርስዎ : ማለት እኮ የአማርኛ ቋንቋ እንጅ : የግዕዝ ወይም የእንግሊዝኛ ቃል አይደለም ::

አንተ ግን ጥላቻ ስላለህ ብቻ እውነቱን ለማጣመምና እንዲመችክ አድርገህ ለማቅረብና አባቶችን ለማዋርድ ተጠቀምህበት ::

በጣም ያሳዝናል : እረ ለመሆኑ : አንተ ማን ነህና ነው : ለሰዎች ደረጃ የምትሰጠው ?

እሳቸው ይውረዱና ትክክለኛ አባት ይምራን ስትል ?
አሁን ካሉበት አብባቶች ውስጥ ትክክለኛውና ፍጹሙ አባት ማን ይመስልሃል ?
መመዘኛህስ ምን ይሆን ?

ግን ሀሳብህ ከከንቱ ምኞት ስለማያልፍ : ብዙም አያነጋግረንም :

አባ ጳውሎስ ብዙ የአስተዳደር ጥፋቶች እንዳሉባቸው ከምናየውና ከምንሰማው ተነስተን መመስከር እንችላለን :

ነገር ግን ወደ ሌሎችም አኅጉረ ስብከቶች ሄደን በሚዛናዊ ህሊና ብናስተውል : ማንም ከፍርድ አያመልጥም ::

ምናልባት : ያንዱ ብዙ የሌላው ትንሽ
ያንዱ በግሩፕ ብዛት የተሸፈነለት : የሌላው በጥላቻ : የተጨማመረበት
ያንዱ ለጊዜው የተሸፈነ : የሌላው የተገለጠ .......... ሊሆን ይችላል

ትናንት አቡነ መርቆሬውስን ትክክለኛ አባት አይደሉም ብለን አወረድን : ዛሬ ደግሞ አቡነ ጳውሎስን ትክክል አይደሉም ይውረዱ ተባለ :;
ነገ የሚመጣውም እንዲሁ ይቀጥላል : ምክንያቱም ሁሉም ሰዎች ናቸውና ::

እረ ለመሆኑ : አንተ ለቤተ ክርስቲያናችን የምትመኝላት ይህን ነው ?
ወይስ እንደ ምድራዊ ፖለቲከኞች በተወሰኑ ጊዜያት በዲሞክራሲያዊ ምርጫ ይቀያየሩ እያልከን ይሆን ?

ሌላ ያሰብኸው ካለም ንገረንና እንስማው ::

ባካችሁ ሰዎች : ለጊዜው ስለተናደድንና የግል አጀንዳችን ስለታጠፈ ብቻ : እንደ ሥጋውያን ሰዎች : ከመስመር የወጣ አነጋገራችንንና ሥጋዊ ስሜታችንን ለመቆጣጠር ልንቸገር አይገባንም ::

እስኪ ቆም ብለን : እንደ መንፈሳዊ ሰው እናስብ ?

tesfa said...

ለኢዩኤል
የኔ ወንድም ዝግ ባለ መንፈስ ስለሰጠኽኝ አስተያየት አመሰግናለሁ
እስልምና ብሰይፉ ያደረሰብንን ጥፋት አውቃለህ ብዙ ወንድሞቻችን ሞተዋል በነሱ ሞት ደግሞ ብዙ ሙስሊሞች ወደ ክርስትና መጥተዋል አንድ ሲሞት አሥር ይወለዳል ሆኖም ወንድሞቻችን ሲሞቱ ዝም ብለን እንይ ማለት ግን አይደለም

በዚያ ጭፍጨፋ ወቅት መንግሥት የሱማሌን ጦርነት ለማካሔድ በዝግጅት ላይ ነበር ነገር ግን ሕዝቡ ጦርነቱን አልደገፈለትም ነበር

ወያኔን በምን ታምኑታላችሁ ለጦርነቱ ድጋፍ ለማግኘት የተደረገ የፖለቲካ ተንኮል ቢሆንስ ምኑን ታውቃላችሁ?

እኔ የምለው እስልምና ተስፋፋ እያልን በራሳችን ሚድያ ማውራትና
ሕዝቡን ማስጨነቅ የለብንም ነው የምለው።

ይልቁንስ አንዴ ተቃዋሚ፤አንዴ አክራሪ እስላም፤በሌላ ጊዜ ደግሞ የኦርቶዶክስ አሳቢ ሆኖ የሲኖዶስ ሰብሳቢ፤ደስ ሲለው ደግሞ ሰላማዊ መንግሥት የሕዝብን አንድነት የሚፈልግ የሚመስል እባቡን ወያኔን ነው መፍራት ያለብን።

አክራሪ እስላም መስሎ ጠብ ይጭርና ወደ ጦርነት እዳያስገባን ወያኔን ማመን የለብንም በተለይ ማህበረ ቅዱሳንን ለማፍረስ ሲል የማይቆፍረው ጉድጓድ ይየለምና እንጠንቀቅ።

ከማህበረ ቅዱሳን ጋር ያለኝን ልዩነት እንድታውቁልኝ እወዳለሁ
በሲኖዶሱ ላይ ያነሱትን ጥያቄ እኔም እጋራለሁ ነገር ግን አዱን እየደገፉ ሌላውን ማሳደዱን ኮናኝና አጽዳቂ መሆናቸውን መቸም አልቀበልም ወንጌልን ደግም ከምንም ጋር መቀላቀል የለባቸውም

ወያኔ በሚጭረው እሳት {በአክራሪ እስልምና ስም}ገብተው እንዲጎዱ አልፈልግም ለዚህ ነው የነዳን ኤልን ቅሥቀሳ አጥብቄ የምቃወመው

ይልቁንስ መጡብን ተነሱብን እያልን ሳንጮህ በዝምታ ታላቅ ሥራ መስራት ይቻላል
1ኛ ወንጌል ለስላሞች የሚል ቡድን አቋቁመን በየገጠሩ ያሉ ሙስሊሞችን እየሰበኩ ማጥመቅ ይቻላል ከዚያም የገንዛ ውገናቸውን እንዲሰብኩ አደራጅቶ መላክ ይቻላል

2ኛ ለሞስሊሞች የሚገባ ትምህርት ከቁራን አዘጋጅተን እውነቱን ማሳየት እንችላለን

እኛን መናፍቅ እያላችሁ ከምታሳድዱን ብዚህ ጉዳይ እንኳ ተስማምተን ብንሰራ ምን አለበት?

ጳጳሳቱ ለውጥ የሚያመጡ መስሏችሁ የማይረባ ነገር ውስጥ ከምትገቡ ዝም ብብላችሁ ወንጌልን ለስላሞች ብትሰብኩ እንዴት ጥሩ ነበር
እናንተ መፍረስ እንዳለባችሁ ያሰብሁት ብንነግራችህ አልገባ ስላላችሁ ነው።
አሁንም በአባላቱ ላይ ክፉ ነገር እንዲደርስ ስለማልፈልግ ነው አጉል ቅስቀሳችሁን አቁሙ የምለው የማ/ቅዱ/አባላት ለሀገራችን ስለሚጠቅሙ አላስፈላጊ ግጭት ውስጥ ገብተው እንዲጎዱብኝ አልፈልግም እናም ስለ እስልምና ማውራት ሳይሆን መሥራት እርሱም ወደ ክርስትና መለወጥ ነው።

አንዳድ የግጭት እንቅስቃሴ እንኳ ብታዩ ምናልብባት መንግሥት ካላደረገው በአደባባይ በጋዜጣ ግራና ቀኙን ለማያውቅ ሕዝብ መበተን ሳይሆን ቀስ ብሎ ለደህንነት መጠቆም ይቻላል

ከዚህ ውጭ መጡብን ተነሱብን የሚል ፍርሐት በማሰራጨት
ከወዲሁ ብዝረራ መሸነፋችሁን ግን አልደግፈውም

በናንንተ ወረምክንያት እስላሞች ልብ አግኝተው በናንተ ቅስቀሳ አስጨንቅናቸው እኮ እያሉ ወደዚያ ወደፈራችሁት ልገቡ ይችላሉ እን ለምን ዝም ብላችሁ ስራችሁን አትሰሩም?

የሳይኮሎጂ ሰዎች ምን ይላሉ መሰላችሁ"አንድ ተወዳዳሪ ቡድን ራሱን በተወዳዳርው ዓይን ካየው መሸነፉ አይቀርም"ይላሉ

ዝም በሉና ሥራ ሥሩ አትጩሁ ነው ያልሁት

እንዲህ የምቆጣችሁ ደግሞ የኔ ወንድሞች አድርጌ ስለምቀበላችሁና ስለምወዳችሁ ስሕተታችሁን ለማረም ብዬ ነው።
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Orthodox unit said...

Tesfa good, Now I agree with some of your points. Gospel has to decleared all over the country for every body. That is the solution for most of our problems.

Yet,there are lots of people who don't know Jesus Christ in our country. Of Course, I know my relatives in the village where i was born know nothing thing about God. I am not saying they are not christian. They are Christians who do good things better than me but there is no Memhir, no sebaki, no knowledgable Kesie. I had never heard a sebaki in the church I was born. This is a real fact in our church. However now I heard that Sunday school is opened there. I thank God for doing this.

That is why we need to unit and work for the Gospel of the Christ. However Tesfa, to work with you we need to have same faith. That is the base for unity among Christians.

feqer said...

"እናንተን የተቀበለ እኔን ተቀበለ..."ማቴ10፣40 ተስፋ ይህ በፍጹም የማይገባህ ለምንድን ነው?ለምን አጣመህ ትተረጉመዋለህ?ፈጽሞ ሊገባህ አልቻለም፣አቡነ ተክለ ሃይማኖትን፣ቅዱስ መርቆርዮስን፣ቅዱሳንን ሁሉ የምንሰብከው በዚህ ቃል መሰረት ነው.በጻድቅ፣በነብይ፣በደቀ መዛሙርቱ ስም እንድናጠጣና ዋጋ እንደሚሰጠን የጋባለንን ቃል ኪዳን ለምን ታፈርሳለህ?ማቴ10፣42 አየህ ክርስቶስ ቅዱሳንን እንዴት እንደሚወዳቸው፣በኔ ስም ሳይል በደቀ መዝሙር ስም ለድሃ እንድናጠጣ መከረን፣አየህ ከራሱ ሲስቀድማቸው?ምን ዋጋ አለው ለአንተ እና ለመሰሎችህ አይገባችሁ፥በአንተ አባባል እስላምን ማጥመቅ እንደ ጨዋታ ቀላል ነው ያደረከው፣እንደ ድስኩርህ አይቀልም፥እናንተ እንደ ንስጥሮስ፣እንደ ጆቫ፣እንደ አሪኦስ፣ማይኖሪቲ(minority) ሆነህ ቀጥላለህ እንጂ ተዋህዶን ተሀድሶ ማድረግ አትችልም፥ሲኖዶስ ብቻ ሳይሆን ምእመናኑ አንዲት ነጥብ ከበተ ክርስቲያን ስርዓት አንዲት ነጥብ ብትቀየር ህዝቡ ርምጃ ይወስዳል፣በብዙዎች እምነት እናንተን ከቤተ ክርስቲያን ያባረራችሁ፣ሲኖዶስ፣ማኅበረ ቅዱሳን አይደለም፥ምእመናን ናቸው፣አሁንም፣ተዋህዶን የሚጠብቃት በፈጣሪ ርዳታ፣ምእመናን እንጂ ሲኖዶስ፣ማኅበርም አይደለም፣

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