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♔ Ethio/Eritrean Tewahedo (ገና – የልደት በዓል) & Eastern Churches Celebration of Christmas ♔

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

Greetings, yet again to one and all, from “Lidj Yefdi” (pronounced Lij; Yêf-dee).

Note, with this specific Sabbath; this year, on the same day marks what ones now are coining as the Orthodox Christmas celebration or for short

#ThreeKingsDay. Jan 6th-7th, 2018

Calculations:

  • [2019 AD] Anno-Domini (Western/Gregorian/Greenwich)
  • [5779 HC/JC] (Hebraic/Jewish)
  • [2011/7511 EC] (Tewahedo/Judeo-Christian)
  • [2019 JLC] (Julian) 

Adoration of the Maji – #ThreKingsDay

Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Ethiopian holiday of Genna or otherwise called “YeLidet Be’al.”  Because of the calculations of the Ethiopic calendar, we find that the Christmas that is known in the Western world, using the Gregorian calendar doesn’t correspond with the Orthodox Christian churches’ calculations. (though they differ from specific church to church, within the Orthodoxy)  Instead of December 25th, or the twenty-fifth day of the 12th calendar month (Gregorian), we see that the date arrives on January 7th, or the seventh day of the 1st calendar month.

(Orthodox Christian teachings give this as a testimony for the celebration of the birth of Christ)

Christ presented in the Temple to Simeon (Luke 2: 25-26) painted by James J. Tissot

Christ presented in the Temple to Simeon (Luke 2: 25-26) artwork by James J. Tissot

During the first three centuries [A.D. – Anno Domini/commonly known as; After the Death of Christ], in the churches of Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria and Cyprus, the Nativity of Christ was combined together with the Feast of His Baptism on January 6, and called “Theophany” (“Manifestation of God”).

Byzantium (Constantinople) flourished and churches began to develop differently. East and West Europe split over religious differences between the Pope and Patriarch (Head of the EOCC) East-Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. West- Roman Catholic Church.

“Within many of the Eastern Churches, the celebrations of the events of the life of Jesus Christ as they are celebrated today were not instituted at the very beginning of the Christian era; they were held by the believers of the early Church as vivid commemorations without a connection with certain days and hymns, but as a real event of the Lord who was present in the Church.”

quoted from the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America Organization

https://www.goarch.org/-/the-feast-of-epiphany-the-feast-of-lights

 James Tissot's painting – The Magi Journeying (Les rois mages en voyage) – Brooklyn Museum

James Tissot’s painting – The Magi Journeying (Les rois mages en voyage) – Brooklyn Museum

This was because of a belief that Christ was baptized on the anniversary of His birth, which may be inferred from St. John Chrysostom’s sermon on the Nativity of Christ: “it is not the day on which Christ was born which is called Theophany, but rather that day on which He was baptized.”

[according to documentation from Orthodox Church of America]

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/12/25/103638-the-nativity-of-our-lord-god-and-savior-jesus-christ

star from the east - wise kings from the east (Star of Bethlehem)

By Ethiopic calculations, the birth of Christ, occurs on the Julian calendar‘s framework; predating the Gregorian.  In Eastern Christian (or Orthodox Christian sects) some, Orthodox Christians observe the “Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds” on January 6th, & the following day may observe, the “Adoration of the Magi” (or otherwise known as the three kings/wise men) on January 7.  Other Orthodox Christians may attend church liturgies on the 6th, or both.

yelidet Qen (gena)

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“I Have Set Before You, Life & Death” _ Deut. 30: 15;19

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

RRR 2014-15 front pg

I welcome you all to yet another post here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations.

Enduring the test of faith, we seek to move forward and continue to present the audience, who may check out the things being displayed here, with sincerity.  The sign of the times gives ones of many specific regions and mindsets a unique set of perspectives.  These perspectives coming from various ares of study and geographical areas, all seeming to have a universal underlying theme; screaming things to the effect of, “truth,” being “forthright,” so on & so forth…

With that said, we’ve come to write about the the misappropriation of the so-called “reason for the season.”  This being a Shemittah year or(Jubilee) from a Hebraic tradition and cultural perspective; the acknowledgments of ancient wisdom is crucial.

The time and seasons through ancient knowledge perceived the patterns of many things among the Earth’s cycles.  Improving their theories with detailed attention and scrutiny of nature many had come to similar conclusions; even if by varying point of views.

Martin Luther shouldered a Reformation in Europe, which had adverse effect on the signs of the times, or so to speak during the Medieval period.

Along with Martin Luther the “Reformer,” there were many others brave souls who dared to oppose the naysaying establishments of their times.  Souls like: William Tydale, a highly skilled translator of the Holy Bible (more specifically the Hebrew and Greek texts), John Wycliffe, and Thomas Cranmer. (also too many others too name without leaving one out…) _

We here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations show our honor and just do credit for the sacrifices of these individuals.  These valiant individuals who sought to bring about the truth and essence of the Scriptures; even in the face of extreme adversity.
WE SALUTE THEM, ALL!!!

For the spirits of perdition shall be lurking about, even among the simple minds of many people during the next few days.  But, of course, we write to all who know not what to make of these so-called “fun” times; for some people.  nearly all of the festivities and celebrations which are collectively thought of as “Halloween” practices are less than a century old.

fun - etymology

Over-stand that there is always more to a story than meets the eye.

After all, Martin Luther hung his “95 Thesis” on October 31, 1517.

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To compress the extensive research RRR, is conducting we present our audience with the highly regarded researchers of the film(documentary)

Lamp In The Dark: The Untold History Of The Bible