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Articles Posted on Fri, September 25, 2015 23:49:40

“Counselling Psychology: the EOTC Approach to Spiritual-Based Counselling” Abba Hailegebriel Girma, PhD

The human being’s everyday activities create different challenges which may leave individuals to become distressed, anxious and unable to deal with them effectively. Counselling plays a crucial role in supporting them to deal with their difficulties properly. Counselling service itself has been offered in various ways throughout diverse professions. The main purpose of this study is to explore the provision of counselling services in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) and its value in the faithful’s spiritual and socio-psychological lives. The study fully reviewed three categories namely: the effectiveness of the EOTC’s Spiritual-Based Counselling and its outcome, the faithful’s expectations, and the counsellors’ commitment. It offers a unique way in which to assess the EOTC’s Spiritual-Based Counselling services for the faithful. This study was designed to investigate the application of the EOTC’s Christian Counselling services in its practical aspects and to examine what the main hidden problems are.

In order to collect data the study also used both qualitative and qualitative methods by use of questionnaire and interview schedule. For quantitative data analysis, Descriptive and inferential statistics methods were utilized such us percentages, frequencies, means and standard deviations. Furthermore, the parametric tests (i.e. Chi-square test (x²), T-Test and Z-Test of significance) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used in order to see significant differences among participants on given variable and real occurrence of the data. In addition, Predictive Analytics Software (PASW) version 18.0 was employed for data analysis.

“International Development: Essay on Concepts of Development, Leadership and Governance in Communities” Abba Hailegebriel Girma, PhD

The word ‘development’ has synonymous roots in concept of progress, growth, implying a change from a less desirable to a more desirable kind of society. The term ‘development’ entered the dictionary of international relations. It was before the process of decolonisation began in earnest. In his inaugural address Harry Truman, the United Sates President used the concept of ‘development’ to describe the evolution of countries from ‘underdeveloped to developed (Inaugural Address, January 20th, 1949). However, the word ‘development’ is used in a variety of ways with diverse meaning and understanding to different people for a number of reasons.

Thus throughout century the meanings linked with ‘development’ have gradually concurred with different other previous meanings to transform the term ‘development’ into something that is currently used many different contexts and is thus really imprecise. In this book some of developmental processes will be discuss in order to observe the general practices in development theory. The book covers:

(1) Livelihood Approach and International Trade in ‘Development and Globalisation’ section;

(2) The tasks of International NGOs and State Development in ‘Actors’ section;

(3) Globalisation with poverty and the main aspect of structural adjustment policies in ‘Development Theories and Strategies’ section and

(4) The Concept of ‘Community’ and The Most Appropriate Approach to Leadership in Working with Communities in ‘Leadership and Governance in Local Community’ section.

“Assessing the Feature of the Ethiopian Library Services” Abba Hailegebriel Girma, PhD

Library plays a significant role in creating access to information services. When library integrates information technologies in its existing service it also plays a vital role in learning and teaching.

This (research) study was designed to investigate the main features of the Ethiopian libraries and their associates about the role of information services. A review of the literature about Ethiopian libraries and the role of their services was undertaken, assisted by responses from questionnaires relating to the expansion of roles and responsibilities within library services there.

The study includes two main groups (i.e. library staff and library users who involved in public and academic libraries). Data was gathered through questionnaires, combining website analysis. This data was also evaluated in respect of real role of libraries and librarians.



እግዚአብሔር በመከራ ቀን መሸሸጊያ ነው። ናሆም ፩፡፯

Biblical Teachings Posted on Mon, September 21, 2015 20:19:31

በችግር ጊዜ

፪ኛ ነግ. ፯፡፩-፯

በጦርነት ጊዜ

ት. ኢሳ. ፴፯፡፲፬-፳፱

“አቤቱ በኪሩቤል ላይ የምትቀመጥ የእስራኤል አምላክ የሠራዊት ጌታ አንተ ብቻህን የምድር መንግሥት ሁሉ አምላክ ነህ፤ ሰማይና ምድርን ፈጥረሃል።” – ሕዝቅያስ ጸሎት

በሞትና በበሽታ ጊዜ

– ሕዝቅያስ ለሞት እስኪደርስ ታመመ

“እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል፦ ትሞታለህ እንጂ በሕይወት አትኖርምና ቤትህን አስተካክል።” ት. ኢሳ.፴፰፡፩-፰

“ጸሎትህን ሰምቻለሁ እነሆ በእድሜህ ላይ አሥራ አምስት ዓመት እጨምርልሃለሁ።” ት. ኢሳ.፴፰፡፭

በፍርድ ጊዜ

ዮሐ. ፰፡፩-፲፩

በመንፈሳዊ አገልግሎት ጊዜ

፪ኛ ጢሞ. ፬፡፲፮-፲፰

“የስብከቱ ሥራ በእኔ እንዲፈጸም አሕዛብም ሁሉ እንዲሰሙት ጌታ በእኔ አጠገብ ቆሞ አበረታኝ።”



“ዘመኑን እየዋጃችሁ በጥበብ ተመላለሱ።” ወደ ቆላስይስ ሰዎች ፬፡፭

Biblical Teachings Posted on Thu, September 17, 2015 12:22:15

አዲሱ ዘመን

– ከኃጢአት የምንለይበት

“የአሕዛብን ፈቃድ ያደረጋችሁበትን፤ በመዳራትና በሥጋ ምኞትም፤በስካርም፤በዘፈንም፤ያለልክ በምጠጣትም ነውርም ባለበት በጣዖት ማምለክ የተመላለሳችሁበት ያለፈ ዘመን ይበቃል።” ፩ኛ ጴጥ. ፬፡፫

– በሃይማኖት፤በምግባር የጸኑትን የምናስብበት

ዕብ. ፲፪፡፬

– ከአድልዎ ፍርድ ነፃ የምንሆንበት

ማቴ. ፯፡፫-፭

ሮሜ ፲፬፡፲

“እነሆ የተወደደው ሰዓት አሁን ነው የመዳንም ቀን አሁን ነው። ፪ኛ ቆሮ. ፮፡፪

“ለታሰሩት መፈታትን፤ለእውሮች ማየትን፤ እሰብክ ዘንድ የተጠቁትንም ነፃ አወጣቸው ዘንድ የተወደደችውንም የጌታን ዓመት እሰብክ ዘንድ ልኮኛል።” ሉቃስ ፬፡፲፱ ኢሳ. ፷፩፡፩-፪



“ኢትፍራህ ተአመን ዳእሙ – እመን እንጂ አትፍራ” ማር.5:36

Biblical Teachings Posted on Fri, September 04, 2015 14:51:17

እምነት

– ለቅዱሳን የተሰጠ ተጋድሎ

“— ስለ መዳናችን ልጽፍላችሁ እጅግ ተግቼ ሳለሁ ለቅዱሳን አንድ ጊዜ ፈጽሞ ስለተሰጠ ሃይማኖት እንድትጋድሉ እየመከርኮችሁ እጽፍላችሁ ዘንድ ግድ ሆነብኝ።” ይሁዳ 1:3

– የደከሙትን የምንቀበልበት

“በእምነት የደከሙትን ተቀበሉ።” ሮሜ 14:1

– ለጽድቅ አክሊል የሚያዘጋጅ

“መልካሙን ገድል ተጋድዬአለሁ፤ ሩጫውን ጨርሼአልሁ፤ ሃይማኖትን ጠብቄአለሁ ወደ ፊት የጽድቅ አክሊል ተዘጋጅቶልኛል።” 2ኛ ጢሞ.4:7-8

ከሁሉ የሚበልጥ ለሰው ሁሉ አስፈላጊ የሕይወት ምርኩዝ

“ለእርሱ ስለሆኑት ይልቁንም ስለ ቤተሰቦቹ የማያስብ ማንም ቢሆን ሃይማኖት የከዳ ከማያምንም ሰው ይልቅ የሚከፋ ነው።” 1ኛ ጢሞ.5:8

– ክፉን ሁሉ የምን ከላከለበት ጋሻ

“የክፉውን ፍላጻዎች ሁሉ ልታጠፉ የምትችሉበትን የእምነት ጋሻ አንሡ።” ኤፌ.6:16



ክርስትናዊ ሕይወት በቅዱስ ጳውሎስ መልእክት 2ኛ ጢሞቴዎስ ምዕራፍ 2

Biblical Teachings Posted on Fri, September 04, 2015 14:19:12

2ኛ ጢሞቴዎስ ምዕራፍ 2

በፍቅር ዝንባሌ – የልጅነት ክብር

“እንግዲህ ልጄ ሆይ አንተ በክርስቶስ ባለው ጸጋ በርታ።” ቁ. 1

በፍጹም መታመን – መንፈሳዊ አገልጋይነት

“ብዙ ሰዎች የመሰከሩለትን ከእኔም የሰማኸውን ሌሎችን ሊያስተምሩ ለሚችሉ ለታመኑ ሰዎች አደራ ስጥ።” ቁ. 2

በከፍተኛ ችሎታና ብርታት – መንፈሳዊ የትግል ሰው

“ደግሞም በጨዋታ የሚታገል ቢሆን እንደሚገባ አድርጎ ባይታገል የድሉን አክሊል አያገኝም።” ቁ. 5

በከፍተኛ ትጋትና ቅንነት – መልካም ሠራተኛ

“የእውነትን ቃል በቅንነት የሚናገር የማያሳፍርም ሠራተኛ ሆነህ የተፈተነውን ራስህን ለእግዚአብሔር ልታቀርብ ትጋ።” ቁ. 15

በመልካም ፈቃደኝነት – ለክብር የተቀደሰ ዕቃ (ማኅደር)

“እንግዲህ ማንም ራሱን ከእነዚህ ቢያነጻ ለክብር የሚሆን የተቀደሰም ለጌታውም የሚጠቅም ለበጎም ሥራ ሁሉ የተዘጋጀ ዕቃ ይሆናል።” ቁ. 21

በትዕግስት የጸና – ለሰው ሁሉ ለማስተማር

“የጌታም ባርያ ለሰው ሁሉ ገር ለማስተማርም የሚበቃ ትዕግሥትንም የሚጸና ሊሆን እንጂ ሊጣላ አይገባውም።” ቁ. 24


በክርስቲያናዊ ሕይወት ላይ የሚቀርቡ ተቀውሞች

– ውጫዊ

በሥጋ ፈቃዳት – ገላ. 5:17

በዓለም ልማዳት – 2ኛ ቆሮ.10:3

ከጨለማ ሥራ ጋር – ሮሜ 13:12

– ውሥጣዊ

ከእውነት ጋር መቃረን – 2ኛ ቆሮ.6:7

– ከርኩስ መንፈስ

ኤፌ.6:12 ያዕ.4:7



ፈተና በቆሮንቶስ

Biblical Teachings Posted on Tue, February 24, 2015 20:32:02

ማቴ. 4:1-11

የጌታችን መፈተን

በዚህ ገጸ-ንባብ ውስጥ ፍርያማ የሆኑ ነጥቦች ተንስተዋል።

1. ጌታችን በለበሰው ሥጋ በምን ያህል ክብደት የእኛን ፈተና እንደተካፈለ ያስገንዝበናል።

2. ምንም ከባድ ፈተና ቢገጥመን ከፈተናው በኃላ ውጤታማ ልንሆን እንደምንችል ይግልጥልናል።

ሦስቱ የፈተና ዓይነቶች

1. ምኞት የበዛበት – ስስት

“እነዚህን ደንጋዮች እንጀራ እንዲሆኑ በል ……..” ቁ. 4

የኦሪት ዘዳግም 8:3 በመጥቀስ – “የሰው ልጅ ከእግዚአብሔር አፍ በሚወጣ ቃል ሁሉ እንጂ በእንጀራ ብቻ አይኖርም።”

2. በማንነት ጥያቄ

ፈታኙ የጌታችንን ማንነት ተፈታተነ። – “ወደታች ራስህን ወርውር ….” መዝ. 91:11-12 በመጥቀስ

ጌታችንም “ጌታ አምላክህን አትፈታተነው …..”

3. ገንዘብን ያለመጠን መመኘት (በገንዘብ መገዛት)

“ወድቀህ ብትስግድልኝ የዓለምን መንግሥታትና ኃብት እሰጥሃልሁ።” ቁ.8-10

“ለጌታ ስገድ እርሱንም አምልክ ….” ዘዳ.6:13



ውሀው፡ወደ፡ወይን፡መቀየር ዮሐ.፪፡፩-፲፩

Biblical Teachings Posted on Thu, January 29, 2015 20:04:10

ከብካብ (ሰርግ) በቃና፡ ዘገሊላ

• የክርስቶስ፡ዳግም፡መምጣት — በሰርግ፡(በደስታ) ራዕይ፡ዮሐ.፲፱፡፯-፱

• “ለንትፈሳሕ፡ወንትሐሰይ፡ወነሀብ፡ሎቱ፡ስብሐተ፡እስመ፡መጽአ፡መርዓዊ፡በግዑ፡ወብእሲቱኒ፡ድሉተ፡ — ደስ፡ይበለን፡ሀሴትም፡እናድርግ…”

• “ብፁዓን፡እለ፡ተጸውዑ፡ውስተ፡በዓለ፡መርዓ፡በግዑ — ለምዕመናን፡(ክርስቶስ፡ለተዋሐዳት)የበቁ፡ ብፁአን፡ናቸው።”



Book Review

Articles Posted on Fri, September 05, 2014 21:08:37

An Interpretive Account
of Belief and Practice in the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church.

By Abba Haliegebriel
Girma, PhD

ISBN: 97814820008791

Price: £7.16 (Amazon)

It is not very common
to see a well supported overview of the Tewahedo Orthodox Tradition
on major online book stores, especially written in English.
Archimandrite Hailegebriel’s book comes, therefore, as an unexpected
gem amongst a large number of books trying to explain the tradition
from an outside and anthropological viewpoint.

The layout of the book
contains four sections which cover the structure, doctrines,
sacraments and diaspora communities of the Ethiopian Tewahedo
Orthodox Church. Considering that the book only spans around 80 pages
this is a brave endeavour which generally succeeds in its attempt to
give a summary of the Church’s stances.

The use of evidence
from Scripture and the Church Fathers to support the views is
especially well achieved. Almost every aspect of the Faith which is
covered in the book is backed up with a Biblical reference to prevent
any possible controversy. Many are also placed with explanations from
the Church Fathers or the Ethiopian Law of Kings to allow the
historical development and practice of Liturgical and Sacramental
actions.

Overall the book
demonstrates a positive step from the Ethiopian Tewahedo Church,
which is sometimes seen as academically lacking in comparison to
other Orthodox communities. I would recommend the book to anyone who
wants a Theological and Ecclesiological overview of the Church, as it
is written for people with a reasonable level of Theological
Literacy.

Do not expect an
Introduction to the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Faith from the book,
as it is not written for this purpose. If you are looking for a brief
overview or reference source for the Tewahedo Tradition, this is
certainly recommended. When it comes to Theological studies, It is
possibly the best guide to Tewahedo Orthodox teaching apart from
primary sources, so certainly something to have in your bookshelf.


Subdeacon Daniel

http://orthodoxbrit.blogspot.com/2013/07/book-review-interpretive-account-of.html



አንበሳና ድመት

Articles Posted on Wed, June 04, 2014 02:35:00

አንበሳና
ድመት

አንበሳ ድመትን ትኩር
ብሎ አይቶ ይጠይቃት ጀመር፡- “የፊትሽ የጥፍሮችሽ አቀማመጥ ከእኛ
ወገን ተመስያለሽ። ምነው ታዲያ ከቁመትሽ አነስሽሳ።”
ቢላት፡

ድመት፡- “ከሰው ጋር ኑሬ፡” በማለት መለሰችለት።

አንበሳም በአግራሞት፡-
“ለመሆኑ እንዲህ ያሳነሰሽ ሰው የሚባልው ፍጡር ማን ነው? ምንስ
ይምስላል?”
በማለት ጠየቀ።

ድመት፡ፈጥና፡-
“ና ላሳይህ፡” በሩቅ፡እየጠቆመች፡ “ያውልህ ያ ነው።” ብላ አንድ ከብቶችን የሚጠቅ እረኛ ታሳይ ጀመር።

አንበሳም ምልሶ፡-
“ያ ነው አንቺን እንዲህ የአሳነሰሸ?”

ድመት፡- “አዎን እርሱ ነው።”

አንበሳ፡- “አይዞሽ፡አጠፋዋልሁ።” ብሎ በቀጠሮ ሲለያዩ እረኛው ከሩቅ አይታቸው
ኑሮ ምናልባትም ከብቶቼን ነጥቆ ሊበላብኝ ነው ብሎ ወጥመድ በመስራት ተዘጋጅቶ ሲጥባበቅ አንበሳም እረኛው ሊያጠፋው ተንደርድሮ ሲመጣ
እረኛው ባጠመደው ወጥመድ ወድቆ ቀረ። ይህንን ያየች ድመት በዚህ ጭንቅ ቀን ከጠላታ ከአይጥ ጋር በመወዳጀት አንበሳው የታስረብትን
ወጥመድ እንድትፈታለት ልመና አቀረበች አይጥ ዳግመኛ ድመት እንደማትብላ ማረጋገጫ ከአገኘች በሃላ መረቡን ፈትታ አንበሳን ከወጥመዱ
እንዲወጣ ረዳችው። ድመትም አንበሳን ቀረብ ብላ ስለሆነው ሁሉ በማስብ ስትጠይቀው

አንባሳምመልሶ፡- “ከዚህ በበለጠ አለማነስሽ ይህንንም አንቺ ሁነሽ ነው።” ብሎ ተሰናበታት።



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