Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ለማኅበረ ቅዱሳን

እናንተ ፍዝ ኾናችኍ
ሌላውንም እያፈዘዛችኍ
እንቀጥላለን ካላችኍ

ስሙኝ ወንድሞቼ ልንገራችኍ፦

እግዜር ባይጭክንም ሊርቃችኍ
አይነሣምና ሊረዳችኍ

ድንገት ሳይፈታ ጽናታችኍ
ንቁ እና አዘንብሉ ቆርጣችኍ
ወደ ቀናው መንገድ ባካችኍ


"እምቅድመ ትጽንን ኅሊናሁ ለሰብእ ለኂሩት ወለእከይ፤ ኢትረድኦ ወኢትርሕቅ እምኔሁ።"
(የሰው ኅሊናው ወይ ወደ በጎ፥ ወይ ወደ ክፉ ሳይጸን (ሳያዘነብል) በመካከል ሳለ--ማለትም ፈዞ ሳለ--አትረዳውም፥ አትርቀውም።)

በቀናች የተዋሕዶ ሃይማኖት ወንድማችኍ!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Remnant Motif - 3


“Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O LORD”:
The Remnant Motif in the Book of Psalms
 (Part Three)


Pss. 51, 130, 89: Repentance, Appeal to the Lord’s Name and to His Covenant

The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, among others, have time and time again uttered that exile had befallen Israel due primarily to her sins, more precisely, due to her apostasy. Isa. 1:4-9 says:
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward…

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Remnant Motif - 2


“Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O LORD”:
The Remnant Motif in the Book of Psalms
 (Part Two)

Psalm 24: The Question of Worship in the Midst of Babylon

Gunkel considers Psalm 24 to belong to “Psalm Liturgies.” Building upon him, Mowinckel believes that this Psalm was made even for “festal procession” and “can only be understood in connection with a vision of the procession itself and its different acts and scenes.” He thus provides an interesting interpretation along these lines. But let me present my interpretation, assuming that it was a “prophecy about the remnants” as the Ethiopian tradition holds it to be.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Remnant Motif - 1


“Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O LORD”:
The Remnant Motif in the Book of Psalms
 (Part One)
The theme of the remnant has always had a significant bearing upon the Christian concept of the Church. This was more explicitly felt during the controversy which raged in pre- and early post-war Germany concerning the origin of the idea of ekklesia in Jesus’ ministry; where, in order to defend a position that Jesus has attempted to establish a new community, “a number of scholars appealed to the Jewish notion of a remnant or a ‘true Israel’ in Jesus’ ministry.”

Thursday, April 17, 2014

በዘለሊሁ ፈቀደ... ወበዘውእቱ ሠምረ...

አገበረቶ ኂሩቱ ከመ ይሕምም በእንቲአነ፤ 
ወፍቅረ እጓለመሕያው ሰሐበቶ ከመ ይስተይ ጽዋዐ ሞት በእንተ ኀጣውኢነ። 
ስለኛ ይታመም ዘንድ ቸርነቱ አስገደደቺው፤
ስለኀጢአታችንም የሞትን ጽዋ ይጠጣ ዘንድ የሰው ፍቅር ሳበቺው።
...
ንበልኬ እንከሰ፦
በዘለሊሁ ፈቀደ አሕመምዎ...
ወበዘውእቱ ሠምረ ጥዕመ ሞተ በሥጋ። 
በዘለሊሁ ፈቀደ ነበረ ውስተ ከርሠ መቃብር ሠሉሰ መዋዕለ ወሠሉሰ ለያልየ...
ወበዘውእቱ ሠምረ ሦጣ ለነፍሱ ውስተ ሥጋሁ ወተንሥአ በኀይለ መለኮቱ። 
እንግዴኽስ  እንዲኽ እንበል፦
ራሱ በፈቀደ ገንዘብ ሕማምን ተቀበለ...
ርሱው በወደደ ገንዘብ ሞትን ቀመሰ።
ራሱ በፈቀደ ገንዘብ ሦስት መዓልት ሦስት ሌሊት በከርሠ መቃብር ዐደረ...
ርሱው በወደደ ገንዘብ ነፍሱን ከሥጋው አዋሕዶ በመለኮቱ ኀይል ተነሣ። 
[አባ ጊዮርጊስ ዘጋስጫ]  
 እንኳን ለበዓለ ስቅለቱ ወትንሣኤሁ በሰላም አደርሳችኍ አደረሰን!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

እንኳን ለብርሃነ ጥምቀቱ አደረሳችኍ፤ አደረሰን!

ውስተ ባሕር ፍኖትከ
ወአሠርከኒ ውስተ ማይ ብዙኅ
ጎዳናኽ በዮርዳኖስ ተገለጸ
ወንጌልኽ በዚኽ ዓለም ተነገረ።
(መዝ 76፡19)
[የዘይቤ ሳይኾን፤ የምስጢር ትርጕም ነው!]
በዐበይት በዓላትና በመሳሰለው ዅሉ መልካም ምኞትን ለመግለጥ የምንጠቀምባቸውን ትውፊት-ወረድ ኀይለ ቃሎች ልብ ማለት ይገባል። ስለ "እንኳን..." ከዚኽ ቀደም ተናግረናል። አኹን ደግሞ እስኪ ስለ "ብርሃነ..." አጭር ነገር እንጠቍም፦

"እንኳን ለብርሃነ መስቀሉ/ልደቱ/ጥምቀቱ/ትንሣኤው አደረሳችኍ እንላለን። ለዚኽም መሠረታችን ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት ናቸው፦ "ወንዜንወክሙ ከመ እግዚአብሔር ብርሃን ውእቱ..." (1ኛ ዮሐ 1፡5) "እስመ ብርሃን መጽአ ውስተ ዓለም..." (ዮሐ 3፡19) ወእለተርፉ/ወዘተርፉ (የቀሩትም ኹሉ)።

ብርሃን ማያ ነው አይደል?  በመስቀሉ ብርሃን ድኅነትን፤  በልደቱ ብርሃን ዕርቅን፥ ሰላምን (ፍቅር አንድነትን)፥ በጥምቀቱ ብርሃን የእውነተኛው ሕዳሴ፥ የዳግም ልደት መሠረት የኾነውን ሕፅበት፤ በትንሣኤው ብርሃን ደግሞ ሕይወትን እናያለን። እናያለንና፦

እንኳን ለብርሃነ ጥምቀቱ አደረሳችኍ አደረሰን!