February 16, 2010

“የት ይቀብሩ ይሆን?” - “ቤተ ክርስቲያን አሁን አንድ ትሆን ይሆን?” - ምኞት ወይስ ተስፋ?


(ከ-ዘክርስቶስ)
ብፁዕ አቡነ ዜና ማርቆስ አረፉ። በጣም አዘንኩ። በተለይ የቤተ ክርስቲያንን አንድነት እውን ሆኖ ሳያዩ ወይም እውን እንዲሆን ሳያደርጉ …ብቻ እንዲሁ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ለሁለት እንደተከፈለች ማረፋቸው ሐዘኔን እጥፍ ድርብ አደረገው። ከዛ ተረጋግቼ ሳስብ ደግሞ የት ይሆን የሚቀበሩት የሚለው ማሰብ ጀመርኩ።
ይህን ጥያቄ ማንሳቴ ራሱ አናደደኝ። ለምን ማንም የፓለቲካ ችግር ያለበት ሰው እንኳን በሕይወት ዘመኑ ወደ አገር ቤት መሄድ ባይችል ቢያንስ ሲያርፍ ኢትዮጵያ ሄዶ ይቀበር ይሆን ወይ የሚለው ጥያቄ እንደ ጥያቄ ራሱ አይነሳም። የብፁዕ አባታችን በምንም ዓይነት መለኪያ የፓለቲካ ችግር ካለበት ወይም ከነበረበት ሰው ጋር አይወዳደርም አይነጻጸርም። ግን ምን ላድርግ የሃይማኖት አባቶች ከፓለቲከኞች የባሰ ልብና አእምሮ በያዙበት ዘመን አፍን ሞልቶ ይህ ይሆናል ማለት አለመቻሌ ያው የጋራ ችግራችን አስከፊነት ምልክት ነው።

ችግሩን ያባባሰውና የት እንደሚቀበሩ ጥያቄ እንዲሆን ያደረገው ደግሞ “አገር ቤት ያሉት አባቶች እንዴት ነው የሚያዩት?” የሚለው በአንድ ወገን “ከዛም ውጪ ያሉት አባቶችስ ምን ይሆን የሚወስኑት?” የሚለው በሌላ በኩል እየተጨነቅን እያለ አገር ቤት ያሉት አባቶች የነበረው ውግዘት አንስቶ የአባታችን ቀብርም በኢትዮጵያ እንዲሆን መወሰኑን ሰማን። በጣም ደስ አለኝ። አዲስ ተስፋ ታየን ወይም አማረን። እኝህ አባት ተወዳጅ ሰለነበሩ “ምናልባት በሕይወታቸው ሲመኙት የነበረውን አንድነት ዕረፍታቸው ምክንያት ሆኖ ቤተ ክርስቲያን አንድ ትሆን ይሆን?” የሚለው ተስፋዬ ለመለመ - እንደሌላው ሰው ሁሉ ማለት ነው።
የእሳቸው ተዋድጅነትና ወቅቱ “የትና እንዴት ይቀበሩ?” ይሆን የሚለው “አሁን ቤተ ክርስቲያን አንድ ትሆን ይሆን?” ከሚለው ጋር ተያያዘ። እናም “ውጭ ያሉት አባቶች ምን ይሉ ይሆን?” እያልን ምንስ ማድረግ አለብን እያልን መጨነቅ ያዝን። ከዛም ውጭ ባሉት አባቶች የአባታችንን ዕረፍት በተመለከተ የወጣ መርሐ ግብር ላይ “ወደ ተዘጋጀላቸው ማረፊያ” ይሄዳሉ የሚል አነበብን። መርሐ ግብሩ የቀብር ሥነ ሥርዓት አይልም። “ወደ ተዘጋጀላቸው ማረፊያ” ማለት ምን ማለትና የት ይሆን ስንል አሰብን። ያው አገር ቤት ካሉት አባቶች ጋር ገና እየተነጋገሩ ስለሆነና ስላልወሰኑ ይሆናል ብዬ አሰብኩ ወይም ማሰብ ፈለግኩ።
በቅርብ የምናውቀው ሰውን ሞት መስማት የሆነ በጎ የማሳሰብ፣ ልብን የማለስለስ ነገር ስለሚያመጣ በዛ ላይ የሃይማኖት አባትነታቸው ተጨምሮ ኧረ እኛም እኮ ነገ እንደዚሁ ነን እና እስቲ ይህን አጋጣሚ ለአንድነት እንጠቀምበት ይላሉ ከሚለው ምኞትና ተስፋ ጋር በዛ ላይ ደግሞ በባህላችንም በሥርአታችንም እንኳን አቡነ ዜና ማርቆስን ለመሰለ ሊቀጳጳስ ቀርቶ ለሌላውም ለቀብር በቦታውና በጊዜ መፈጸም ከምንሰጠው ትኩረት አንጻር ከአሁን አሁን አንድ ጥሩ ነገር እንሰማለን እያልን ጓጓን። እሳቸው አገር ቤት ሊቀበሩ ሲሄዱ ውጭ ያሉት እነ አቡነ መልከጺዴቅ አቡነ ኤልያስ እና ፓትርያርኩ አቡነ መርቆርዮስ አብረው ይሄዱና በዛው መነጋገር ይጀምራሉ የሚል ጉጉት ማለት ነው።
በዚህ ጉጉት ላይ እያለሁ ውሸት እንዲሆን የምመኘው አስደንጋጭ ነገር ውጭ ከሚኖሩት አባቶች አካባቢ ሰማሁ። አሁንም ውሸት እንዲሆን የምመኘው ቢሆንም እውነት እንዳይሆን እነዚህን አባቶች መለመን እንድንችልን የምንጓጓለት ነገር እንዲሳካ ለማድረግ የሰማሁትን ነገር ላስቀምጥ።
ያሰቡት የትም እንዲቀበሩ ሳይሆን ለረጅም ጊዜ (ለዓመታት) አስከሬን ማስቀመጥ የሚቻልበት ቦታ ለማቆየት ነው(እንደ ማቀዝቀዣ ቢጤ)። ይህንን ስሰማ መርሐ ግብሩ ላይ ለካ “ቀብር” የሚል ቃል ሳይኖር “ወደ ተዘጋጀላቸው ማረፊያ” በሚል የተገለጸው ለዚህ ነው አልኩኝ። እናም እንደገና እጅግ አዘንኩ። ብዙ ጥያቄዎች መጡብኝ ምን ለማለት ተፈልጎ ይሆን? ማንን ለመጥቀም? ማንን ለማስደሰት? ማንን ለመጉዳት? በየትኛው ልማድ መሠረት ተወሰነ? ማን ወሰነው? እጅግ አፋጣኝና ወሳኝ መልስ የሚያስፈልጋቸው ጥያቄዎች።
እነ አቡነ መልከ ጼዴቅና እነ አቡነ ኤልያስ ለራቸው ይህን ነው የሚመኙት? አይመሰለኝም። ወይም እንዲመኙ አልፈልግም። ታዲያ ምን ነካቸው? የምንመኘው የቤተ ክርስቲያንስ አንድነት እሺ ይቅር ብፁዕ አባታችን በሕይወት ዘመናችን ሳሉ ሲረዷቸው የነበሩት የደብረ ሊባኖስ መነኮሳት ቢያንስ በክብር መቅበር አለባቸው እኮ። አረፉ ግን አልተቀበሩም? ካረፉ በኋላ ታገቱ ዓይነት አሠራር ምን ማለት ነው? ከላይ እንደተባለው መቼም ቢሆን አገር ቤት መግባት አይችሉም የሚባሉ ፓለቲከኞች ላይ እንኳን መድረስ የሌለበት ብቻ ሳይሆን ደርሶም የማያውቅ ነገር ብፁዕ አባታችን ላይ መድረስ የለበትም።
ውሸት በሆነ የሚለው ምኞቴ እንዳለ ሆኖ ይህንን ነገር ማጣራት እና እንዳይደረግም ማድረግ የሁላችንም ማለትም የቤተ ክርስቲያን አንድነት ይገደናል የምንል ወገኖች ኃላፊነት ነው፤ ጥረታችንም በሚቀጥሉት ሰዓታት ይጥበቅብናል።
የአባታችንን ነፍስ ከደጋጎቹ አበው ጋር ያቁምልን።
መንፈሳዊ ልብ ይስጠን።

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear the bad news that our Father Archbishop Zena Markos has fallen asleep in the Lord. It is difficult to understand why such tragedies happen and we do not understand why our Father was taken from us so early.
I am sure that we are surrounded with faithful and the pleasant memories we have of Archbishop.
My Wife and I had the opportunity to met with our Father Archbishop on several occasions, he was always a happy and loving person to the people he knew or strangers he had just met. he opened his door, his heart to so many church families and friends. Everyone talks about his goodness at coffee hours or church festivals when Archbishop’s name comes up.

I believe that faith and dedication to Christ relies heavily on the commitment of a person and his spiritual father. Devotion such as that of Archbishop allows us to be a servant of the Lord in the field of hospitality and to serve our faithful in all their needs with a humble heart. I believe all of us who knew Archbishop Zena Markos, know that he had reached out to us as one of our mentors. Truly, he will be missed by all of us. He was a helper for the helpless, a counselor for those seeking to learn.

May the memory of our father, His Eminence Archbishop Zena Markos, be eternal.

Workineh

Anonymous said...

As a chrisitian we are not obliged to be buried here and there. "WESGAHOMUNI LETSADKANIKE LEARAWITE GEDAM, KEAWU DEMOMOU KEMEMAY AWDA LEEYERUSALEM, WEHATOU ZEYKEBROMU" Most of the sants didn't get formal burial, let alone special place. But, knowing how much Abune loves his tradition and country, I hope everybody respect his will, if he got one.
Father, I miss you so much

Anonymous said...

hi Dear Workineh;

Thank you very much for life touching words. I hope we can hear from you again. We know that You love, respect and care for Deacon, priest, monks and Bishops. you are a Godly man hiding yourself away from poltics and Church Dishonesty. Please share your words with us when you get a chance through this web page.

looking forward.
God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Dejeselamoch Minden new Ymnsemaw wegezetum tenesto Ezihu Liqeberachew New Ebacachu sew ye demsth asteyayet endiset adrgu.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry that our father's death may not be the reason for reconcillation.Because his body is not going to Ethiopia since some of them like the way it is(the separtion).but i am happy holy seinod allow his body to rest in eth.If resting his body in texas is his will it is ok but i wish he is a reason for reconcillation.
May God rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

My suggestions: Those of you who seems to be sawing a seed of division among the children of Abune Zena, STOP IT. Those of us who honored him and loved him dearly and did not abandon him or forbid him from serivng the Lord in our perishes will noy buy in to your attempt to divide us.

If you so much care about Abune Zena, do me a favor, go do what he always asked the rest of us to do. Love one another.... Tell Aba Paulos and the synod in Ethiopia that they are few days late in making the decision that hold no value.... Ask them to make peace with the church fathers in exile while they are alive ....

I will tell you one more news for you to keep in your archive: Upon their passing, none of the church fathers' body will go to Ethiopia to be used by Aba Paulos for political gain. Once all this dust settles, we will proudly take their remians with honor and pride .... Until then, please let Abune Zena rest here in peace ... Leave him alone .... You never cared for him before anyway ....

Anonymous said...

I am hurt by the news. I am really hurt. I am one of those Sunday School members who walked out on Betsu Abatachin at Seattle St. Gabriel Church. I followed the advises of those I trusted and refused to be part of the chruch Abatachin lead. I thought I was doing the right thing. I knew he was a holy servant of God. Most of my friends also believe that, but we had to act together and took the actions we did. We made many bad things to disrubt the service and the harmony at St. Gabriel's church knowing full well it will not please Abatachin. We thought we were right in doing so because we believed we had to "save" the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church. Actually, we were doing the opposite. My relatives tried to tell me, but gave up when I avoided them.

I was foolish ... I never got a chance to say how sorry I was to Abatachin. I am coming back to St. Gabriel church hoping that I will be blessed by his spirit and presence.

Abatachin, I am really sorry for what I said and did against your will. Please forgive me. I hope and pray that some of my friends will see things my way, but it is difficult to bring up the topic amongst us. I know Abatachin's death is not in vain and that God will use it for a better purpose, like turning me around.

H.S.

chris said...

yeamerikaw sinodos ebakachu joroachihun kifetu en aba paulos 1 ermija sikerbu enantem 1 ermija kirebu yemeweyayet eedel kaltefetere metark linor aychilim yeamerikaw sinodos miemenan behagerachu mekeber yemitiflgu kehone
abatachihunim endihu behagerachew endikeberu adergu

chris said...

yeamerikaw sinodos ebakachu joroachihun kifetu en aba paulos 1 ermija sikerbu enantem 1 ermija kirebu yemeweyayet eedel kaltefetere metark linor aychilim yeamerikaw sinodos miemenan behagerachu mekeber yemitiflgu kehone
abatachihunim endihu behagerachew endikeberu adergu

Anonymous said...

I knew that you guys are not going to let his body go to Ethiopia. Because it is going to be a reason to make peace. The anonymus who said, "leave him alone". You don't even seem to care much about our father's will. Do you think holy Synod will let you come to Ethiopia with your "Organ, Piano...". First you have to respect your religion, country, culture.... When people die even who don't have money, people will donate some money and they will go to their country. But our father, just like someone who doesn;t know where he come from, is going to be buried here. His body is in your hand. If you want send him to his country so that his body can rest with other saints peacefully but if you don't want, Do whatever you like. We are sorry for abatachin. Because that is not what he wanted.

Anonymous said...

My friend Anonymous,
You seem to know what Abune Zena wanted. Have you got any idea what his last wishes were? Would it not be best to leave that to those who were caring for him were around him in his last days. Why do you assume he would want to be burried in Ethiopia. You should know he has served the people of Seattle longer than his time his years in Debre Libanos or any specific location in Ethiopia?

I have an eighteen year old daughter who have known him almost all her life as all the kids of her age. in addition to you and I, these kids are going ot have this land their home. They do deserve to have the saintly person like Abune Zena amongst them. But, like most of the fanatics in the church you do not think of the future generation outside of Ethiopia. god help you ....

Nabute said...

“ከሐሰተኞች ነቢያት ተጠንቀቁ” ማቴ 7 ፤ 15

If u want to know who really the likes of 'EWNET' (actually HASET) and those of the influencial members of the fake synod (North America) please watch these video clips.

http://www.ethiotube.net/video/7935/Ethiopian-Orthodox-Tewahedo-Vs-Tehadiso-Part-116

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