We believe in one God the Father almighty, maker of heaven, earth and all things visible and invisible. And we believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of the Father who was with Him before the creation of the world: Light from light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father: By whom all things were make, and without Him was not anythings in heaven or earth made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, was made man and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and from the holy Virgin Mary. Became man, was crucified for our sakes in the days of Pontius Pilate, suffered, died, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day as as written in the holy scriptures: Ascended in glory into heaven, sat at the right hand of His Father, and will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead; there is no end of His reign. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the life-giving God, who proceed from the Father; we worship and glorify Him with the Father and the Son; who spoke by the prophets; And we believe in on holy, universal, apostolic church, And we believe in one baptism for the remission of sins, and wait for the resurrection from the dead and the life to come, world without end. Amen.
According to the Ethiopian calendar, Abune Teklehaimanot is born in December 24, 1192 and died August 24, 1296. “Tekle” “Haimanot” is a name given to this Saint by God and it means plant of the Father, plant of the Son, and plant of the Holy Spirit. After the mighty flood of the Islamic storm over the Horn of Africa , only Ethiopia remained a Christian country. During these dark ages, the relentless Islamic aggression and the equally aggressive internal anti Christian element persecuted the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church with iron fist. In this period of national trial, many Churches and monasteries were burned to ashes. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church took the initiative to demonstrate the resurgent spirit within the nation, in order to encounter the crises and preserve liberty. So the Christian faithful succeeded in restoring the mighty power of the Cross of Christ. In the last quarter of the 12th century, St. Teklehaimanot led the Ethiopian Christian recovery … Read More