we calling stop ordination of 5th illegal patriarch,we ask immediate release our Patriarch
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To the Bishops of Eritrean Orthodox Church and to the State of Eritrea Government.
To the Bishops of Eritrean Orthodox Church and to the State of Eritrea Government. Beforehand, peace and love be unto you from God the Father, the Son and Holly spirit. It is crystal clear that our country has been wreaked havoc owing to sin and transgression.
What compelled us to write this open message is the sheer fact that the suffering of our people has reached to the heights point. Now days, it is known to everyone that Eritrea is in quagmire. We really cannot stand such a situation and we openly express our grievance.
His Excellency, the Eritrean Government and Eritrean Synod, we would like to express our heartfelt sorrow in connection with the death of our father his Abune Dioskoros . It is to be recalled Abune Dioskoros passed away on 21st December last year after a long illness.
His Excellency we ask immediate releasing from the prison for Legal 3rd Patrick of Eritrean Orthodox Church Patriarch Antonios.
His Excellency and Bishops, as believers and members of our holy church, we would like to entreat you that never to do any misdeed which divides and indulges the church into lawbreaking, and thereby leads to demolition.
It is to be noted that you deposed our father his holiness Abune Antonius, the 3rd Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, without the consent of the Eritrean people and in contravention of the Canon of the Orthodox Church which says a Patriarch should neither be dethroned nor another one be installed in his place.
We priests, deacons and believers of Eritrean Orthodox Church call unto you to never commit again any misdeed which drifts apart our church from God. We hereby call, His Holiness Abune Antonius should be enthroned again and we strictly oppose the installing of 5th Patriarch. Moreover; we would like to remind you that Abune Antonius is the legitimate Patriarch. The reasons why we object the instating of new Patriarch are stipulated as follows.
1. The LORD God sent Jesus into the world and Jesus sent out his apostles. According to Nicean Council of 318--Council of the Holy Ghost--the bishops under Patriarch should never resolve any decision in reference to any charge laid against the Patriarch. If he is guilty, unless any counterpart Patriarch shows up and affirms the crime, the bishops should not draw conclusion. (Decision of the Council of Nicea 51). Hence in violation of the above statement, in absentia of any Patriarch from fellow Orthodox Church of any country, you removed the legitimate Patriarch in contrast of the Canon and Constitution of the church. Such an act disjoins the apostle’s chain and creed. We strongly condemn such heretic and sinful act.
2. The law and creed of Orthodox Church underlines a new Patriarch should never be inaugurated when the former Patriarch is still alive.
3. As found in article 93 of the Eritrean Church law and system, His Holiness Abune Antonios is lawful and innocent.
4. The decision which was made in the name of bishops in 2005 is in utter contravention of the council of Nicea which was held in 325.
5. All the allegations against Abune Antonious are conspicuously false. All the accusations made against him contrary to what his.
6. St Ignatius was a student of St John the apostle in the year of 69 A.D
"Since therefore I have, in the persons before mentioned, beheld the whole multitude of you in faith and love, I exhort you to study to do all things with a divine harmony, while your bishop presides in the place of God, and your presbyters in the place of the assembly of the apostles, along with your deacons, who are most dear to me." (Ignatius to the Magnesia’s 6; 1) More over St Ignatius have said "Let nothing exist among you that may divide you; but be united with your bishop, and those that preside over you, as a type and evidence of your immortality." (Ignatius to the Magnesia’s 6; 1)
7. As St Ignatius has said in his message to the Magnesia “let nothing exist among you that may divide you”, but be united with your bishop. However, the Eritrea tewahdo orthodox church Synod has failed to support His holiness Antonius on his view to the issue that was raised. Therefore, we as a member of the Eritrean Orthodox Church condemn the action the Synod and regime has taken. "For even Jesus Christ, our inseparable life, is the manifested will of the Father; as also bishops, settled everywhere to the utmost bounds of the earth, are so by the will of Jesus Christ." (St Ignatius to Ephesians 3; 2)
8. All bishops are disciple of Jesus Christ, as it was said whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me. (Canons haploids 3) based on this statement not accepting his holiness Antonius is refusing to accept Christ and his disciples for this reason we disagree with your decision.
9. Patriarch is head of Archbishop and episcopise, therefore any bishop who ever lives in any Diocese should know who their Patriarch is. Any such activity without the authorization of the holly patriarch should not be carried; all has to be under his authorization and advice. (3rd clement abtolis canons 25). The Eritrea Holy Synod is in breach of Abtolis canons 25 for the activity they have taken after patriarch Antonius was imprisoned we strongly condemn this as this is not the teaching of our apostolic church. Under the law of spiritual 5 172-185 it states that if any bishop becomes patriarch by force, protesting, helped by government or any regime, he should be removed from all and any administrative responsibilities of the church. Based on the law of the spiritual 5 172-185 abuna Dioskoros whom recently has pass away became patriarch by the help of Eritrean regime. Having the Holy Synod to agree with such a decision makes the Holy Synod in breach of law of the spiritual and disjoins the apostle’s chain and creed. Therefore, we strongly disagree with your decision but advice the Holy Synod to consider such law and canons of our church.
10. In the past years, instead of you stand by example in good deed, you rather in breach of our church canons and laws which resulted into removing of abune Antonius from his power and ordained excommunication abune Dioskoros as patriarch, which resulted the church members in all over the world have involved in hated, gossip and divisions in their community and place of worship. As a result of all this chaos their unity and way of living in peace and harmony has destroyed and becomes enemy to each other.
11. As it was said on 1 Thessalonians 5 21 “let all things be tested; keep to what is good” after we have seen and observe all the chaos you have created, our support goes to patriarch Antonius and we call patriarch abune Antonius to be restored to his position and lead our church in peace and build back our unity with one another and also with other sister church’s (oriental church’s). We are also calling to the government of Eritrea to take his hands off the church and leave the church matter to the Holy Synod.
From priests, deacons, church members in generally followers of the Eritrean orthodox church. A copy of this will be sending to:
• The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
• To other sister churches member of the oriental orthodox churches.
• To U.N. human right council.
Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ and may the prayer of all Saints be with us.
በስመ ኣብ ወወልድ ወመንፈስ ቅዱስ ኣሃዱ ኣምላክ ኣሜን ፡፡ ብመጀመርታ እቲ ሰማይን ምድርን ዝፈጠረ እግዚኣቢሄር ኣምላክ ምስጋና ይኩኖ
ናብ ኣባላት ብጹእ ሲኖዶስ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ኤርትራን
ናብ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ
ዝኸበርኩም መንግስቲ ኤርትራን ሲኖዶስ ኤርትራን፡ ብቀዳምነት መንፈሳዊ ሰላምታና ነቅርበልኩም። ብምቅጻል ሃገርናን ቤተ ክርስቲያናን ወሪዱዎም ዘሎ ኣደራዕ፡ ሓጥያት ዘኸተሎ ምዃኑ ትስሕቱዎ ኣይመስለናን። ሎሚ ክንጽሕፈልኩም ዘገደደና ምኽንያት እንተድኣ'ልዩ እውን እዚ ጾር'ዚ ስለ ዚኸበደና፡ ተቃውሞናን መረረናን ንምግላጽ እዩ።
ዝኸበርካ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ፡ ከምኡ'ውን ዝኸበርኩም ብጹእ ሲኖዶስ፡ ብሞት ኣቦና ዲዮስቆሮስ ዘለና ሓዘን እናገለጽና፡ ሕጂ'ውን ጌጋ ኣብ ርእሲ ጌጋ ንኸይትፍጽሙ--ከም ደቂ ቤተ-ክርስቲያን ኣመንትን መጠን--ንቤተ -ክርስቲያን ኣብ ሓደጋን ምምቕቃልን ዘእቱ ክፋእ ንከይስራሕ ዘለና መረረን ተቃዉሞን ንምግላጽ እዩ።
ቅድሚ ሕጂ፡ ብዘይ ሕግን ብዘይ ድሌት ህዝቢ ኤርትራን፡ ካብ ስርዓትን ቀኖናን ኦርቶዶክስ ወጻኢ፡ ፓትሪያርክ ብህይወቱ ከሎ ፓትሪያርክ ኣይወርድን ወይ'ውን ኣይምረጽን ዝብል ቀኖና ቤተ ክርስቲያን ስዒርኩም፡ ፓትሪያርክ ምሻምኩም ዚፍለጥ ኰይኑ፡ ሕጂ 'ውን ነዚ ንቤተ ክርስቲያና ካብ ኣምላኽ ዝፈሊ ሓጥያት ንኸይትደግሙን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ናብ ሓድነት ክትምለስን፡ ንሕናን ካህናትን ዲያቆናትን ምእመናን ሰዓብቲ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ዘለና ተሪር ተቃዉሞ ንምምራጽ 5ይ ፓትሪያርክ ብምግላጽ፡ ሕጋዊ ፓትሪያርክና ናብ መንበሮም ክምለሱ ድማ ብስም ኣቦን ወልድን መንፈስ ቅዱስን ንጽውዕ።
ስለምንታይ ኢና ንምምላስ ቀዳማዊ ኣንጠንዮስ ንጽውዕ፡ንምሻም 5ይ ፓትሪያርክ ከኣ ንቃወም ዘለና፡-
1. እግዚኣብሔር ኣቦ ንክርስቶስ ልኢኽዎ። ክርስቶስ ንሓዋርያት፡ ሓዋርያት ንሰዓብቶም (1ቀሌ.17፡1-2)። እቲ ኣብ 318 ድሕሪ ልደተ ክርስቶስ ኣብ ኒቅያ እተኻየደ-- ጉባኤ መንፈስ ቅዱስ-- ጉባኤ ኒቅያ፡ “ኣብ ትሕቲ ሓደ ሊቀ ጳጳስ (ፓትርያርክ) ዘለዉ ጳጳሳት፡ ኣብ ርእሲ ፓትርያርክ ክሲ ተቐቢሎም ዝዀነ ውሳኔ ኪህቡ ኣይክእሉን። ዝዀነ ገበን እንተ ሃለዎ፡ ካልእ ኃዉ ፓትርያክ ኣብ ጉባኤ ተረኺቡ ገበን እቲ እተኸሰ ፓትርያርክ ከየርጋገጸ፡ ክውስኑ ኣይክእሉን፡” ውሳኔ ጉባኤ ኒቅያ 51። ዝብሎ ቀኖናን ጉባኤ ኒቅያ ብምጥሓስ፡ ፓትሪያርክ ዝዀነት ኣሕዋት ሃገር ኣብ ዘይብሉ፡ይግቤተኦምን ውግዘቶምን ጥሒስኩም ፓትሪያርክ ክትሸሙ፡ ውሳነ ክትህቡ፡ ንቀኖና ቤተ ክርስቲያን ዝስዕርን ሃዋርያዊ ሰንሰለት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ዚበትኽን ውጉዝ ስራሕ ስለ ዝዀነ ቤተ ክርስቲያንና ኣትሪርና ንቃወም !!
2. ሕግን እምነትን ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትሪያርክ ከሎ ፓትሪያርክ ኣይሽየምን ስለ ዝብል።
3.ሕግን እምነትን ስርዓት ቤተ- ክርስቲያን ኤርትራ ዓንቀጽ 93፡ ንፓትሪያርክ ካብ ዘውርዱ ገበናት ቀዳማዊ ኣንጠንዮስ ናጻ ስለ ዝዀኑ
4. እቲ ብ 2005 ዓ/ም ፈረንጂ ብስም ጳጳሳት ዚወጸ ዉሳነታት፡ ነቲ ብ 325 ኣብ ጉባኤ ኒቅያ ብኣቦታትና ዚቘመ ጥንታዊ ሕጊ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ስለ ዝግህስ።
5. ኵሉ እቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ኣቡነ ኣንጠንዮስ ዝወረደን ዝቐረበን ክሲ፡ ዘንእዶምን ዘሞጉሶምን ደኣ እምበር፡ ዘንቅፎም ወይ'ውን ካብ ስልጣኖም ዘውርዶም ስለ ዘይኰነ።
5. ቅዱስ ኣግናጥዮስ ምጥው ለኣንበሳ ተመሃራይ ቅዱስ ዮሓንስ ወንጌላዊ (69 ዓ.ም).“ኵሉ እትገብርዎ ብፍቕሪ ኣምላኽ ግበርዎ። ጳጳስ፡ ኣብታ ኣካሉ ዝዀነት ቤተ ክርስቲያን፡ ኣብ መንበር ኣምላኽ ኰይኑ ብእምነት ጐይታናን መድኃኒናን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ካህናት፡ ዲያቆናት ምእመናን ከቢቦሞ፡ ምርኣይ ንኣይ እቲ ኣዝዩ ዝመቀረ እዩ። (ኣግናጥዮስ ናብ ማግናስዮስ 6፡1)። ቀጺሉ'ውን፡ ቅዱስ ኣግናጥዮስ፡ “ኵልኹም ብመንፈስ ቅዱስ እተሾመ ንሊቀ ጳጳሳት ከም ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ፡ ንጳጳሳትን ካህናትን ከም ሓዋርያት ተቐበልዎም።” (Magnesians 6:1)።
7ይ፣ “ከምቲ ጐይታና ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ካብ ሕይወትና ዘይፍለ፡ ዕላማ እግዚኣብሔር ኣቦ ዘሥመረ፡ ከምኡ ድማ ጳጳስ ዕላማ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ንምሥማር ብመንፈስ ቅዱስ ዝተላእከ እዩ።” ኣግናጥዮስ ናብ ኤፌሶን 3፡2። “ካብ ሓዋርያዊ ሰንሰለት ንበይኖም ተነጺሎም ዝቖሙ ካብ ዝቖሙ ረሓቕ” ኣብታ ኣካል ክርስቶስ ሓዋርያዊ ሰንሰለት ዘየለ፡ ኩሉ ኣካል ክርስቶስ እዩ ምባል ኣይከኣልን። ኣግናጥዮስ ናብ ኤፌሶን 3፡5።ከም ዝበለኦ፡ንስኹም ከኣ ካብ ሃዋርያዊ ሰንሰለት ዘየለ፡ነገር ትፈጥሩን ሰንሰለት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ትበትኩን ስለዘለኹም፡እዚ ድማ ንቤተ ክርስቲያና ኣካል ክርስቶስ ከይትኸውን ስለዝኽልክላ ንሕና ንቃወሞ ኣሎና።
8ይ፣ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት፡ ተኸተልትን ሓዋርያትን እዮም። ንኣኻትኩም ዝተቐበለ ነኣይ ተቐበለ ዝበሎ እዩ።” ቀኖና ሂፖሊዶስ ሓዋርያዊ ትውፊት 3።ከም ዘበሎ፡ቀኖና ንቀደማዊ እንጠንዮስ ኣይንቅበልን ማለት ንሃዋርያትን ንክርስቶስን ኣይቅበልን ማለቱ ስለዝኾነ ንቃወሞ ኣይንሰምሮን ከኣ።
9ይ፣ፓትርያርክ ርእሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት፡ ጳጳሳት ኤጲስ ቆጶሳት እዩ። ስለዝኾነ ኣብ ኩሉ ሃገረ ስብከታት ዚርከቡ ጳጳሳት ሓለቓኦም መን ምዃኑ ኪፈልጡ ይግባእ እዩ። ብዘይፍቓዱ ድማ ዓብይ ይኹን ንእስ ስራሓት ኪሰርሑ ኣይግባእን። ንሱ ድማ ብዘይምኽሮም ዓበይቲ ነገራት ኣይስራሕ። 3ይ ቀሌምንጦስ (ኣብጥሊስ ቀኖና 25)።ዝብል ቀኖና ብምጥሓስ ፡ዝኾነ ነገር ይዕበ ይንኣስ ክትሰርሑ ስለዘይግባእን ናይ ሃይማኖትናን ስለዘይኮነን ኣትሪርና ንቃወም!
10ይ፣ ብኃይሊ፡ ብተንኮል፡ ብኣድማ፡ ብህያብ፡ ብገዛእትን ሰበ ስልጣ ዓለምን ተሓጊዙ ኣብ ሥልጣን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ዝመጸ ሊቀ ጳጳሳት (ፓትርያርክ) ካብ መዓርግ ሥልጣኑ ይሰዓር፡ ንሱን ሰዓብቱን ድማ ካብ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ይፍለ። ብኣኻትኩም ከም ኣረሜን ይኹን። ምስኡ ካብ ምርኻብ ረሓቑ፡ ኣነ ጴጥሮስ ንስምኦን ጠልቋሊ ከም ዘርሓቕክዎን ብትእዛዝ እግዚኣብሔር ካብ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ከም ዝፈለኽዎ፡ ይፈለ። ፍትሕ መንፈሳዊ ዓንቀጽ 5፡ 172- 185 ) ብዝብሎ መሰረት ትገብርዎ ዘለኹም ስራሕ ኣረማውያንን ዘይኣመንትን ዘወግዝን ካብ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ዘፍልን ስለዝኾነ ንሕና ድማ ኣካል እቲ ውግዘትን ዓላውነትን ክንከውን ፍቃደኛታት ስለዘይኮና፡ቤተ ክርስቲያና እውን ኣብዚ ክትሳተፍ ፍቃደኛታት ስለዘይኮና ዘለና ተቃዉሞ ንገልጽ።
11.ዝሓለፈ ዓመታት ንስኹም ክንዲ ኣርእያን ነስሓን ጽቡቅ ተግባርን ትኾኑ፡ምጥሓስ ስርዓት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ብምፍጻምኩም።ብሰንኪ ምሻም ዘይሕጋዊ ፓትሪያርክን ምእላይ ሕጋዊ ፓትሪያርክ ቀደማዊ እንጠንዮስን ፡ምእመናን ተናዒቡ፡ክንዲ ፍቅሪ ኣደዳ ጽልእን ባእስን ቅርሕንትን ፍርድን ምዝልላፍን ብምዃን ኣብ ህዝብና ዝነበረ ሓድነት ሰይሩ ሕውነትን ፍቅርን ካብ ማእከል ህዝብና ሓኺኹ ዘይጠፍእ ሓዊን ግዳይ ዕግርግርን ባእስን ስለዝኾና ህጂ እውን እዚ ጸገም ከይመጸና፡ውግእ ሕድሕድ ኣብ ህዝቢ ከየኸትል፡ዳግማይ በደልን ዳግማይ ደም ዘፋስስ ስራሕ ንኸይትገብሩ ንቃወመኩም ኣሎና።
ንኹሉ ተዓዘቡዎ ነቲ ሰናይ ሰዓብዎ ከም ዝብሎ ቃል ኣምላኽ፡ድሕሪ ንኹሉ ምዕዛብ ን ቅዱስ ኣቦና ቀደማዊ እንጠንዮስ ክንስዕብ ቅዱስ ኣቦና ናብ መንበሮም ክምለሱልናን ብይቅረ ይፍታሕ ብሰላም ቤተ ክርስቲያን ክትመርሑን፡ብፍላይ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኸኣ ካብ ጉዳ ኦርቶዶክ ኢድካ ከተውጽእን ክንጽዕ መሪጽና ኣሎና።
ንዳግማይ ገይጋ ምሻም ዘይሕጋዊ ፓትሪያርክ ኣብ ኤርትራ ንቃወም፡ንሚምምላስ ሕጋዊ ፓትሪያርክ ቀዳማዊ
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