Yayneshet Tesfay

Post war recovery processes are very expensive and often complex involving multiple actors of different interests, and requiring a deeper understanding of the social and economic support systems that existed before and after the war. The recovery processes need to be seen as long-term social rehabilitation within the context of development without being overly technical and segmented. This calls for coordinated and participatory planning processes across key phases of recovery (emergency, transitional and reconstruction). The case of Tigray is not an exception, and requires in-depth and complete analysis of the nature and scale of problems faced by Tigrayan communities, and identifying key determinants for successful restoration efforts. I will try to reflect on success factors for post war restoration efforts in Tigray by highlighting key areas of concern outlined in three sections. The first section highlights some of the diversity of problems inflicted by orchestrators of the multifaceted chaos; the second section points on the role of our own actors and the international community in exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe; section three suggests how the recovery processes should proceed to achieve success. Mine is only to stimulate further thorough discussion on the topic that will guide the entire recovery processes in Tigray.

Diversity of problems inflicted by orchestrators of the war

During the two years of heavily financed bloody war in Tigray, individuals, families, communities and society have sustained all sorts of losses and damages. Tigray witnessed extremely incomprehensible human induced disasters that span from loss of lives and properties to psychological demoralization.

  1. An estimated 300,000-600,000 innocent civilians indiscriminately massacred in the most inhumane way;[1] [2] 
  2. Tens of thousands of women and underaged girls gang-raped and sexually tortured  before their loved ones;
  3. Millions of children deliberately malnourished (one out of three children facing acute malnutrition) and alienated from life saving vaccines (rates plummeted from more than 90% to barely less than 10%);
  4. Millions of homeowners forcefully displaced from their properties and slept in makeshifts and public schools without food aid;
  5. Savage soldiers robbed and burned the crops and livestock of smallholder farmers;
  6. The salaries of more than 200,000 civil servants (more than 29,000 working for federal institutes) and pensioners irresponsibly suspended for over 18 months and millions of their dependants exposed to severe food insecurity never recorded in modern history;
  7. Significant number of patients unmistakably confirmed their death due to lack of medical supplies;
  8. Innocent school children developed fears due to disturbing sounds of fighter jets and military drones freely roaming in the skies and mercilessly dropping toxic explosives on them.
  9. Large number of residential, business and public buildings bombarded and shelled from the air and ground and literally converted to rubble that made removal of injured and dead bodies difficult;
  10. Massive private and public properties looted and critical infrastructure reduced to ash.

Role of accomplices within and outside Tigray

Undeniably, our own weak system has contributed to the manifestation of the above crises at larger scales. For instance, it could have been possible to save lives and reduce damage to properties by applying proven early warning tools and deploying a rapid response taskforce before and during the war. Notably, a nonfunctional law enforcement system has encouraged and muscled war profiteers to add fuel to climax level miseries.

  1. Greedy traders took no time in inflating commodity prices by many folds and were persistently reluctant to deposit millions of their daily cash sales at banks (indeed, partly discouraged by ill-conceived financial regulations);
  2. Loan sharks/unlicensed hawaladars acted quickly in grabbing up to 50% illegal interest on cash transfers to vulnerable borrowers;
  3. Commercial banks essentially breached their fiduciary duty and betrayed customers as they deny depositors accessing their savings and seen starved to death; Some bankers took the law at their fingertips and prescribed withdrawal as it pleased them;
  4. Some banks promoted financial malfeasance by tacitly approving the engagement of unethical employees in covert and overt  acts of unlawful enrichment;
  5. The global response to food aid demands is generally appalling and not according to the massive demands of a typical imminent and large scale emergency situation. Within this limitation, the meager food aid supplies already at hand have been abused and misused by corrupt administrators who lacked any sense of accountability and capacity in properly targeting and timing of food aid;

The magnitude of Tigrayan suffering is further aggravated by the silence of Western powers that undermined the plight of seven million encircled people.

By and large, these unspeakable agonies are undoubtedly the outcome of a carefully worked out wicked master plan that jeopardized Tigrayan resilience capacity and invariably compromised the entire livelihood system in the course of two years of highly incentivized and closely supervised brutal siege and blockade.

Ways to successful post-war recovery

Any attempt to reverse such planned humanitarian crises in the most efficient and speedy way will require thoughtfully developed plans across all recognisable phases of recovery. Demands are expected to be high and hierarchical, making rebuilding (of livelihoods, economies, infrastructure, properties, social services and networks, religious/cultural/heritage sites, environments, etc) efforts complex and may follow trajectories different from what is commonly known as straightforward and directly reversible. The need for adequate planning along major phases of recovery is clearly reflected in the recently released emergency and recovery document by the Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Successful reconstruction captures existing best practices and experiences, identifies innovative approaches to chronic problems and above all recognizes long-term development needs of the victims.  In the context of Tigray, effective and sustained post war recovery success will depend, among others, on

  1. Understanding trends of the fundamental factors that precipitated the war as similar forces are expected to operate in the post recovery period;
  2. Scrutinizing and developing short and long term conceptual recovery models/frameworks that guide the entire recovery process;
  3. Defining the level of integration and balance among internal and external actors working along the recovery phases;
  4. Empowering local economy and capacity—creating enabling environment for competent post war recovery professionals across diverse areas of life;
  5. Identifying effective crowdsourcing strategies and establishing clear lines of accountability for its use.

The presence of a dedicated and transparent leadership at top and bottom tier is one of the basic prerequisites of success in recovering from the trauma of war. It is dubious that the leadership in its current form and capacity can spearhead a complex recovery process effectively. A reformed and restructured leadership that promotes law and order, and able to comprehend evolving threats is a prerequisite to success. The recovery works demand huge finance that is also liable to misappropriation and embezzlement, and the leadership should be told in no uncertain words to severe its ties with  inept and corrupt individuals and groups.


What is the source for this claim?

https://www.usatoday.com/staff/ 2646475001/stephen-j-beard/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Tigray_War

By aiga

9 thoughts on “Success factors for post war recovery efforts in Tigray”
  1. Priests who survived the killings told the Telegraph the number of dead clergymen could be much higher than 78.Half a dozen survivors confirmed the news to this newspaper and said that both Ethiopian national army soldiers and Eritrean troops went into their holy spaces across southeast Tigray and “shot them down”
    There are reports of Ethiopian and Eritrea troops going out of their way to loot and destroy beloved churches, mosques and monasteries.
    By 28 November, two days before festivities would normally have begun, many people had gathered in the church to find refuge, worship, and protect what is believed to be the Ark of the Covenant from being stolen. According to a deacon at the church, soldiers burst into the church, dragging worshippers out and shooting at people as they tried to escape. The witness estimated that 800 people were massacred that weekend at the church and in the city.
    https://www.tghat.com/2021/05/03/massacre-in-the-church-of-medhanie-alem-guetelo-on-the-parishs-most-important-day-of-the-year-the-festival-of-jesus-the-savior-of-guetolo/
    The massacre in and around Aksum was extensive and rampant. Aksum was soaked with the blood of its youth, mothers and fathers. I have seen it.
    https://tghat.com/2021/03/12/the-bora-massacre/
    https://www.tghat.com/2022/07/05/my-eyewitness-account-of-the-massacre-of-aksum-and-its-vicinity/
    When residents of Shashemane were killed , many people were saying « EOTC is undergoing a severe persecution », but they refused to acknowledge the massacres and sufferings of Tigrayan Orthodox Tewahedo church’s adherents, priests, scholars and deacons in Tigray .
    Considering the wholesale and indiscriminate massacre of Tegaru who are adherents of Tigray Orthodox Tewahedo church, its church scholars, leaders and deacons in the past 2 years, and the financial and emotional support of EOTC leaders to the genocidal regime of Abiy Ahmed ,the Tigrayan Orthodox Tewahedo church leaders have huge superabundance of reasons to establish autonomous Tigrayan church.

    Besides, the persecution of our forefathers in the past history of our church shouldn’t be neglected as well.

    Anti-christian traditions were also imported from other countries in order to make the massacre of our members of the church more effective,i.e somalia and eritrea.
    Our church leaders have repeatedly announced their standing publicly and fairly during those dark days when our people were massacred brutally, past 2 years. Unfortunately, our people are still undergoing endless massacre and the leading party is not exposing the mass killings of Tegaru let alone taking any significant decisive measure to stop it .Our Fathers justified themselves very well and don’t violate any ecclesiastical laws when introducing an indepedent Orthodox tewahedo church of Tigray.
    However, regarding the newly formed synod in Oromia, it doesn’t look convincing. The justification brought to light by these church leaders could be boiled down only and only administrative matters .They should have brought their concerns and questions to the one-and-only holy synod and strived to solve this matter patiently. It is not an adequate matter to separate the church and form new synod, taking the justifications described here in this article. There are many preachers and church scholars who serve the Oromia church before this very date.No single church leader or member of parish church should prohibit the church to speak and lead the church service in their own language. The reason why priests and bishops lead the church service in amharic or any language is to serve the laity who don’t understand G’eez language . Therefore, laity need to be served in their own language.
    These bishops should have introduced their sorrows and concerns to the Patriarch of EOTC and its Holy Synod and made their separation public . Church should not be built in secrecy and in backyard .
    Our church of Tigray need to be an autonomous church, no need to cling to the church which waged genocide against our people. leaders of EOTC can’t tell us they don’t know the massacre that took place in Axum, Monastery of Mary ze Dengelat and other villages and towns of Tigray, when catholic churches were exposing the massacre to the world including prestigious media which brought the massacre of Tigrayans committed in total communications blackouts. No one hard of them condeming the massacre of Tegaru who were sponsoring the church for centuries and Tegaru are known for making ethiopia the oldest nation in the world by sharing their language,and civilization and history.
    Autonomous Orthodox Tewahedo church of Tigray should continue to detach itself from genocid church leaders of EOTC.

  2. አብ ትግራይ ቀሳውስት፥ መነኮሳት፥(ፈለስቲ)፥ ዲያቆናት በአእላፍ ዝቁጸሩ ተኸተልቲ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ክህረዱ እንከለዉ ቤተክርስቲያን አብ ስደት እያ አይተብሃለን፤፤ሕጂ ግን ቤተክርስያን አብ መከራ ስደት እያ ዘላ ክብሉ ይስምዑ አለዉ፥፥ሕጂ ናይ ሲመተ ጳጳሳት ዝቃወሙ ዘለው ነፍጠኛታት ንቤተክርስያን ሀልዮም ተገዲሶም ከይኾነስ ካብ ቁፅፅሮም ወፃኢ ክኸዉን እንከሎ ዝእከብ ዝነበረ ብሚልዮናት ዝቑጸር አብ ኦሮሚያ ውሽጢ ዝርከባ አድባራት ገዳማት ከም ቁልቢ ዝመሰሉ ቅዱሳት መካናት ስለዝምንጠሉ እዩ፥
    እዚ ቕዱይ ቅብኢ እዚ ኸመይ ግዳ ንሰለስተ ሚእቲ ድሪም ተሸይጡስ ንድኻታት ዘይውሃብ፡ በለ ይሁዳ ።ምክንያቱ ብሽም ድሃታት ይጥቀም ካብዝዕከብ ሰልዲ ይሠርቕ ስለነበረ፤፤ማህበረ ቅርሱሳን ፀርፊ አይኮነን ንንፁህ ሰብ ሌባ እንተይልካዮ ሽም ኢኻ ተዉፅኧሉ ዘለኻ ፀፊ እዩ ንሌባ ሌባ ክትብሎ ከለኻ ግና ብግብሩ ብጠባይ ኢኻ ትገልፆ፥ሶ እዝ ማህበረ ቕርሱሳን ብቀንደኛ ፀላዕቲ ትግራይ ዝምራህ እዩ፤ንዚ ሐድሽ ሲመት ንረብሖም ንሰልዲ ኢሎም ዝቃወሙ ዘለዉ፥፥ ብናይ ቅኔ ዜማን አቋቋም ተምሀሮ ዝሽቅጡ ናይ ለያቡ ነጋዲያን ማህበር እዩ፥፥ተወለድቲ ተጋሩ ጳጳሳት መማህራን ሽም ከፅልሙ እዮም ዝውዕሉ፥፥ቅዱስ ፓትርያርክ አቡነ ማትያስ ከይምረፁ ብዙሕ ጎሥጓስ ይገብሩ ነይሮም እዮም፤፤ነፍጠኛ ማህበረ ቅርሱሳንም ሆነ ሌላው ፀረ ትግዋይ ውሸታም ሁሉ ክርስቲያኖች ቀሳውስትና መነኮሳት ሲታረዱና ሲረሸኑ ቤክርስያናችን መከራ ላይ ናት አላሉም ፥፥ንረብሖም ክከኸዉን ከሎ ቤተክርስያን አትከፋፈልም ይብሉና፥፥መርጦና ለይቶ ማልቀስ ልማዳቸው የሆኑ ጠባቦቹ ልሂቃን ከሱማሌና ከኤርትራ ጋር ሁነው ካህናትንና ሕዝበክርስቲያኑን ሲያርዱ አልከነከናቸውም፤፤በኦሮሚያ በትግራይ በጎንደር (ቅማንት)ክርስቲያን አብላጫው ነው፥፥ቅድስት ቤተክርስያን ፆታ ጎሣ ዘር ሃይማኖት ዜግነት ማንንም ሳትለይ ግደል እረድ አትልም፥፥
    The only reason why mahibre kidusan and other nefteghna people are opposing the current appointment of bishops is because they loose financial benefits , and their territory and scope of domination. They have never demonistrated remorse and merciful attitude when christians, priests, monks were massively killed and nuns were sexually harrased in their monastery in Tigray.
    However, we don’t support the current appointment in an attempt to displease or not to side with neftegna. JUstification brought by these bishops is too weak and could be boiled down simply to administrative issue.

  3. Mahibrekidusan have no right to intimidate Bishops
    Mahibrekidusan filled with amhara elites and tribalist amhara people is threatening these newly appointed bishops .
    How could a group of sabbath school students warn and intimadate bishops , the highest ranking leaders of the church ?
    BTW, EOTC’s , Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church , holy Synod has already put its hand in the genocide waged on people of Tigray, where the majority of the people are christians. According to Fiteha Negeset, book of ecclesiastial judiciary and canonical laws, bishops who worked with worldly leaders against their church and in serious crimes they don’t have right to excercise their normal religious sacred authority and couldn’ be accepted to have godly power and sanctity. One’ bishop can’t claim he is a bishop if he engaged in genocidal act either giving emotional or fiancial support like what EOTC synod did against the laity of EOTC in Tigray.
    These bishops and holy Synod of EOTC were repteadly notified so as to condemen the war waged against Tigrayan EOTC members and fathers of Tigrayan church.
    Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.athew 11:21 And these bishops and holy synod are more to receive punishment from God than the laity of EOTC since word of god and alerte of genocide in Tigray were given to them beforehand.

    This Holy synod of EOTC should repent and ask forgiveness from God and surely from people of Tigray for their involvement in the genocide .Thousands of Priests and church scholars were brutally massacred soon after they left from church service, holy mass.some priests’ hands were amputated for holding holy cross in their hand.
    Whe all these war crimes were committed socalled mahibre kidusan aggregates of neftegna , are well aware of everything. Mahibrekidusan have members almost from all walks of life , in various public and religious servies that they trapped them in the name of God and religious service for their commerciam benefit. Mahibrekidusan has no right to condemn and threaten these bishops because it is a corrupted and genocidal association.
    Mahibrekidusan and other bishops are misuing the patriarch for their financial motives since the churches in Oromia will no longer give fraction of coins to these church leaders and aggregates of business men .If they were concerned about the church they should have condemned the crimes committed against the church in Tigray and Oromia .

    The business organization called itself Mahiberekidusan have gathered some unemployed religious scholars , bishops and many public servants who were trapped in universities as fresh men students in order to collect taxes later soon after they land a job and serve it as providers of secretive info in their workplace. This organization is more of a political organization have deployed many spies every where both in and outside the country.
    Don’t manipulate His Holiness Abune Mathias for your own commercial agenda . The church will not be divided just because these bishops establish their synod to serve their own people in their own language. They have been asking several years the holy synod dominated by tribalist amhara leaders . No one tend to entertain their sacred request. Jesus Christ revealed 72 languages to his disciples in order these dsciples preach the people in their own language. Oromo people don’t understand amharic and geez . They must find hagiographies and sacred books in their language. zemedikun and mahibrekidusan have legal and eccclesiastical authority to intimidate and give order to bishops.
    Oromia should not be under the leadership of amhara dominated church any longer . Fanos have massacred christians brutally. You cannot cry now for unity for financial reasons and to expand your territory .Oromos shouldnot give a single coin to amhara dominated church which don’t even wish to condemn the killings of Oromos.

    EOTC have no 3000 years long history , have no alphabet and language by its own, it is from Tigray church inherited .
    በጨዉ ደንደስ በርበሬ ተወደስ እንደሚባለዉ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ከትግራይ በወረሰችው ታሪክ ፊደል ግዕዝ ቋንቋ የሦስት ሺህ ዘመን ታሪክ ልሂቃኖቿ ለትግራይ ቤተክስቲያን ዕውቅና ሳይሰጡ የራሳችን ነው ብላዉ ሲ ፎክሩ ይሰማሉ፥ልጅን በጡት እህል በጥቅምት እንደሚባል ለረጅም አመታት የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ምዕመናን ከታናሽታቸው ጀምሮ ስለተነገሩ የራሳቸው እስከሚመሥል ድረስ በነፍጠኞቹ ልሂቃን ያንኑ የተነገሩትን እየደጋገሙ ሲያደነቁሩን ይታያሉ፥፥ሃይማኖታዊ ቀኖናዊ ፕላጃሪዝም ይሉሃል ይሄ ነው፥፥የቤክርስቲያን አገልጋዮች አሳዳጅና የነጋድያን ስብስብ እና የትግራይ ጀኖሳይድ ደጋፊ የሆነው ራሱን ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ብሎ የሚጠራው ድርዽት የቤተክርቲያኒቷ የበላይ አካላትን መዝለፍ ማስፈራራት መንፈሳዊ ሥልጣንና ብቃት የለዉም፥፥

    ሃይማኖታዊ ቀኖናዊ ፕላጃሪዝም ይሉሃል ይሄ ነው፥፥የቤክርስቲያን አገልጋዮች አሳዳጅና የነጋድያን ስብስብ እና የትግራይ ጀኖሳይድ ደጋፊ የሆነው ራሱን ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ብሎ የሚጠራው ድርዽት የቤተክርቲያኒቷ የበላይ አካላትን መዝለፍ ማስፈራራት መንፈሳዊ ሥልጣንና ብቃት የለዉም፥፥ ይሁዳ በድሆች ስም ገንዘብ እየሰበሰበ ይሠርቅ ነበር እነዚህ ሰዎችም በቅድሥት ቤክርስያን አንድነት ስም የግል የሥልጣን ና የገንዘብ ጥማትን ማርካትን አላማ የተከተሉ ድብቅ አላማዎቻውን ግልፅ ወደ ጠረፔዛ ማምጣት የማይፈልጉ ቤተክርስያንን በቅኝ የሚገዙ የማፊያዎች ሥብሥብ ነው፥፥

  4. If anyone looted either the church or mosque is definitely the tplf cadres that is part of the war machine and to create propaganda war like rape, genocide all that nonsense. I know you are trying to point the finger on others but you know that well no one except tplf is capable of doing that kind of crime and even those useless westerners they stop believing anything what the tplf and its cadres says. Lick your wound and move on and take responsibility for the mess you created !00% of your own miscalculation and ebrit.

  5. በቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያን ስም የተዋቀረውና ቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያንን በቅኝ እየገዛ ያለዉ ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየዉ የንግድ ድርጅት ቅዱሳን አባቶችን እንዲዘልፍ ና እንዲያስፈራራ ማን አሠለጠነው፥፥ይህ ማህበር በቆሎ ተማሪዎች እና ጥንታዉያን ገዳማት ስም የሚሸቅጥ ሲሆን ከእንጀራ ፥ሽሮ ና በርበሬ፥አንሥቶ እስከ የተለያዩ ውድ ጥሬ ዕቃዎችን ወደ፥ውጭ በቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያን ስም እየላከ የሚነግድ የንግድ ድርጅት ነው፥፥ይህ ድርጅት ቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያኗ ለረጅም አመታት በታላቅ ድካም ና ፈተና ያስተማረቻቸው የመምህራን፥ና መዘምራን መሪጌቶች ፤አገልጋይ ካህናትና መነኮሳትን ስም በማጥፋት ከቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያን ወጥተው ወደ ሌሎች ተቅዋማት እንዲገቡ ለዓመታት ምክንያት ሆኑዋል፥፥የዚህ ድርጅት አካሄዱና ሥርዓቱ ያልተመቻቸው አንዳንዶችን መነኮሳት ፥ልጆች አሏቸው እንዲህ ናቸው ይህን ሲያደርጉ አይተናቸዋል እያሉ ሲያራክሱ ና መዕመናን በእነዚህ አገልጋዮች ላይ እንዲነሱ በማድረግ ሲያሳድም ይታወቃል፥ ይህ ሰይጣናዊ ሥራው በማንኛቸውም ካህናትና መምህራን የታወቀ ነው፥፥
    ማህበረ ቅዱሳን በቤተክርስቲያን ውሥጥ የሚፈፀሙ ጉዳዮችና የቤተክርስያን መከራን ይመለከተናል ያንገበግበናል ካሉ በሌሎች ክልሎች የሚኖሩ የቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያኗ ምዕመናን ቤተክርስያን ውሥጥ በሥርዓተ ቅዳሴና አገልግሎት ላይ ሳሉ ሲታረዱና ሲረሸኑ ለምን መግለጫ አላወጣም
    አልሰማንም ሊለን ነው ይሆን በቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያኗ ምዕመናን ላይ የተፈፀመው የጅምላ ዕልቂት ና የካህናት መታረድን በውጭ የሚገኙ የካቶሊክ ቤተክርስቲያናት ሳይቀሩ ለመላው ዓለም አሳውቀዋል፤፤

    ይህ ድርጅት የሰንበት ተማሪዎችና የቀድሞ የደርግ አባላት ስብስብ ነው፤፤ታዲያ ይህ ድርጅት የቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያኗ የበላይ አካላት ጳጳሳትንና መምህራንን የማስፈራራትና ስማቸውን የማጠልሸት መብት የለዉም ከእኚህ አባቶች የበለጠ መንፈሳዊ ሥልጣንና ዕውቀት የለውም፤፤እርግጥ ነው ይህ በግብሩ ማህበረ ሰይጣን የሆነው ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየዉ የቤተክርስቲያን ውሥጥ ማፊያ በምዕመናን ዘንድ ጥሩ ምሥል እንዲኖረውና ተቀባይነቱን ለማሥፋት ከየገዳማቱና ቆሎ ትምህርት፥ቤቶች የተለያዩ መማህራንን እና አበምኔቶችን በሥሩ በማህበሩ ውሥጥ ሰብስቧል፤፤በሚሊዮኖች የሚቆጠሩ የዩኒቨርስቲዎች ተማሪዎችን ገና ከግቢ ከገቡ ጀምሮ ከሥር ከሥሩ በሃይማኖት ስም ብሬን ዋሽ በማድረግ ከተመረቁ ሗላ ከነዚህ ተማሪዎች አሥራት ና በኩራት(ገንዘብ)በቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያኗ ስም እየሰበሰበ እና እያከማቸ ያለ የንግድ ተቅዋም ነው፥፥ይህ ማህበር እነዚህ የዩኒቨርስቲ ተማሪዎች ከዩኒርስቲ ቆይታቸው በሗላ በየተቀጠሩበት የግልና የመንግሥት መሥሪያ ቤቶች ለማህበሩ ዓላማ እንዲሠሩ ሲያደርግ ፥ ለዚሁ ዓላማም ሌት ተቀን በሥለላ ሥራዉና በፖለቲካዊ አካሄዱ የታወቀ ነው፤፤
    ይህ ድርጅት እውነት በእውነት ለቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያኗ የሚቆረቆር ከሆነ በአገልጋይ እጦት የሚዘጉ ቤተክርስቲያት፥በመሠረታዊ አቅርቦት እጦት በረሃብ በችግር የተዘጉ የቆሎ ትምህርትቤቶች ፥እና ደቀመዛሙርቶቻው ወደ ሌላ ቦታ የተሰደዱ ብዙዎች አሉ ለምን ይህ ማህበር አረይዳቸውም በቆሎ ተማሪዎችና በጥንውያን ገዳማት ስም እየለመኑ ና በማንኪያ ሰፍሮ በመሥጠት ለጋስ የቤተክርስቲያኗ ምዕመናንን ማታለል አግባብ አይደለም፤፤

    እነዚህ ቅዱሳን የኦሮሚያ አባቶች የቤተክርስቲያኗ ሕግና ሥርዓት የተከተሉ የላቀ ቤተክርስቲያኗ ትምህርት ያላቸው የቤተክርስቲያኗ ምዕመናንን ጥሪና ፍላጎት ቅድሚያ ሰጥተው እየታገሉ ያሉ እውነተኛ አባቶች ናቸው፤፤ለረጅም አመታት በኦሮሚያ የሚገኙ ምዕመናን በገዛ ቋንቋቸው እንዲማሩ እና ቅዱሳት መፃሕፍት በኦሮሚኛ እንዲተረጎሙላቸው ሲጠይቁ ቆይተዋል፤፤በአማራ ልሂቃን የሚመራው ሲኖዶስ የኦሮሞ ሕዝብን ጥያቄን ሲያጣጥል ቆይቷል፤፤ይህ ማህበር የኦሮሞ ብሔር ተወላጆች የሆኑ ቅዱሳን አባቶች የራሳቸውን ጉባኤና አስተዳደር ስላዋቀሩ ብቻ ልጆች አሏቸው ወዘተ ብሎ ስም በማጥፋት የራሳቸውን የገንዘብ ጥማት ለማርካት ሲዉተረተሩ ይታያሉ፤፤ሰባ ሁለት ቋንቋ ለቅዱሳን ሓዋያት የተገለጠበት ምክንያት ቅዱሳን ሓዋርያት በሄዱበትና በደረሱበት ሁሉ ሕዝቡን በቋንቋው እንያስተምሩ ነው፤፤ቤተክርስቲያኗ በግዕዝ ይፈፀም የነበረ የቅዳሴ ስርዓቷ እና ሌሎችም ቅዱሳት መፃሕፍት ወደ አማርኛ የተተረጎሙበት ምክንያት ሁሉም ምዕመናን የግዕዝ ዕውቀት ስለሌለዉ በሚረዳው ቋንቋ የቤተክርስቲያኗ አገልግሎት ተካፋይ እንዲሆን ነው፤፤ታዲያ ሌላው ሕብረ ብሔር በቋንቋው እንዳይገለገል ማድረግ ታላቅ በደል አይሆንም ወይ ፤፤
    እንደ ቤተክርስቲያኗ የሕግና ሥርዓት መጽሓፍ ፍትሓ ነገሥት በጅምላ ዕልቂት የተሣተፉ ጳጳሣትና ካህናት ሥልጣነ ክህነታቸው ና አባትነታቸው የተሻረ ነው፥፥የበደሉትን ምዕመንና ያሳረዱትን ካህናትን በጸሎት ይቅርታ መጠየቅና ንሥሓ መግባት ይጠበቅባቸዋል፥፥
    አማራ ሥላል ሆነ ብቻ ሥልጣኑንና ትምህርቱን ማቃለል የቤተክርስቲያኗ ሕግን የጣሰ ነው፥፥አሁን ካለው ህጋዊ ነኝ ከሚለዉ ሲኖዶስ ይልቅ አዲሱ የቅዱሳን አባቶች ሹመት የተቀደሰና ትክክለኛ ነው፥፥ ምዕመናን በገዛ ቋንቋቸው የሚገለገሉበት ሥርዓት ሥለተመሠረተ ብቻ ቤተክርስቲያን ፈፅሞ ፈረሰ አያሰኝም፤፤ይህን የሀሰት ፕሮፓጋንዳ ሃይማኖታዊ ፖለቲክስ በምዕመናን ጆሮዎች የሚያንቆረቁሩ ቢኖሩ ድብቁ አላማቸችን ና ጥቅማጥቅማችን ይቀርብናል የሚሉ ብቻ ናቸው፥፥አንድ የቤተክርስቲያን አስተዳዳሪም ሆነ ጳጳስ በሥርዓቱ ሊመራውና ሊያስተምረው ከሚችለው አጥቢያና ምዕመን ቁጥር (አቅም) በላይ ጠቅልሎ በመያዝ በመቶ ሽዎች የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ ለዘመናት ሲያግበሰብሥ ቆይቷል፥፥ይህን በሃማኖት ሽፋን የሚራመድ ሥርዓት ያጣ ብዝበዛ ለማስቆም የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ የራሱ ልጆችና አባቶቹ በገዛ ቋንቋው ሊያስተምሩትና ሊያስተዳድሩት ይገባል፥፥የቁልቢ ገብርኤልና ሌሎች ብዙ ገቢ ያላቸው ታላላቅ አድባራት አሥራት ኩራት ይቀርብናል ሲሉ ነው ነፍጠኞቹ እየጮሁ ያሉት፥፥ከኦሮሞና፥ትግራይ ሕዝብ ገንዘቡን ብቻ እንጂ ማንነቱን አይፈልጉትም፥ለቋንቋውና ለባሕሉም
    ክብር የላቸውም፥በአማራ ከተማ ከሚኖሩ ሰዎች የሰማነው ነገር ቢኖር አንድ የከተማው ካህን ሥስት ሺ ንስሃ ልጆችአሏቸው፥መቼ ነው የሚጎበኟቸው ሲባል የለም፥ ታዲያስ በየጊዜው ሶሥት ብር ከያንዳንዱ ምዕመን ይሰበስባሉ፥፥ይህ ጥቅም እንዳይቀርብን ሲሉ ምዕመንናትና ካህናት ሲታረዱ ያላለቀሱ ነፍጠኞቹ ካህናትና መዘምራን ጥቅማችን ሊቀርብን ነው ሲሉ በአደባባይ ሲነፋረቁ ሲያለቃቅሱ ታይተዋል፤፤ይህ ሁላቹ ያያችሁትና የምትመሠክሩት ነገር ነው፥፥እነርሱ ለገዛ ጥቅማቸው እንደ ይሁዳ የቆሙ መሆናቸው ያልገባው ብሬን ዋሽ፥ወይም ሕፅበተ አዕምሮ የተፈፀመበት ምዕመን ቤተክርስያን ፈረሰ ተደመሰሰ፥አንድ ብሔር አንድ ሲኖዶስ አንድ ቋንቋ ወዘተ እያለ በህይማኖት ሽፋን እርስ በርሱ እንዲጋጭ ሲጭሩ ሲያስፈራሩ ተሰምተዋል፥፥ይሁዳ ሽቶው ተሽጦ የሽቶው ዋጋ ለድሆችቢሰጥ ና ቢዉል የተሻለ ነበር አለ ምክያቱም በድሆች ስም፥ ገንዘብ ለራሱ ያስቀር ስለነበረ ነው፥ ፓትርያርኩ ቅዱሥ አባታችን ምዕመናንና ካህናት እንዲታረዱ ባርከዉ ከላኩ ጳጳሳትና ቤተክርስያንን በሥውር ከሚዘዉረው ርኩሱ፥ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየዉ ጋር ተባብረውና አብረው እነኺህን አዲስ የተሾሙ ቅዱሳን ጳጳሳትን አባቶችን ሊያወግዙና መብቶቻውን ሊጥሱ አይገባም፥፥የኦሮሞ ሞዕመናንን ድምፅ እንዳፈኑ ይቆጠራል፥ሕጋዊ ነኝ የሚለው ሲኖዶስ በሃይማኖታቸው በቅፅረ ቤተክርስቲያን የተሰዉ የምዕመናን ና ካህናትን ዕልቂትን ባርኮ ሲያበቃ በሗላ እንዲያወግዝ እንኳ በተደጋጋሚ ጊዜያት ቢጠየቅ አሻፈረኝብሏል፥፥ የትግራይ ቤተክርስቲያን ዳግመኛ ወደ ሗላ ተመልሣ ከጦረኛው ሲኖዶስ ጋር ላትቀላቀል ራሷን ለይታለች፤፤ይህ ልዩነትም በየትውም የፖለቲካ ልሂቅ ሆነ ንጉሠ ነገሥት ትዕዛዝ የማይጠመዘዝ ና የማይቀለበስ ነው ፥፥ ጥቅማቸው የተነካ ነፍጠኞቹ ካህናትና ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየዉ የምዕመናንን የዘመናት ጥያቄ የብሔር የጎሳ ጥያቄ ነው እያሉ ያጣጥላሉ ፥ይህ አልበቃቸው ቢል አማራ ተወላጆችየሆኑ የመከላከያና የፖሊስ አባላትን ሃይማኖታችን ሊፈርስ ነው ሃማኖታዊ ግዴታችሁን ተወጡ እያሉ ሲቀሰቅሱ ተሰምተዋል፥፥የእነዚህ የቤተክርስቲያናችን ማፊያዎች በየዓመቱ በሚሊዮኖች የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ ይሰበስባሉ ፥፥ለዚህ ዓላማ ና አዲሡን የጳጳሳት ሹመት ለመቀልበስ በጠላትት ሲነሱባቸው የነበሩትን የቤተክርስቲያኗ ፓትያርኩን ለራሳቸው ርኩሥ ዓላማ እጃቸውን ጠምዝዘው ሲጠቀሙባቸው ይታያሉ፤፤ይህ ድርጅት ለግል አላማው የሚጠቀምባቸው ሊቃነ ጳጳሳትና መምሕራን አሉ፤፤ በተለያዩ የቤተክርስቲያኗ መዋቅር ውሥጥም ሰላዮቹን ሠግሥጓል፤፤ሲያሻቸው ቤተክርስቲያና መንግሥት አንድ አይደሉም መንግሥት በቤተክርስቲያ ውሥጥ ጣልቃ መግባት የለበትም ሲሉን ይቆዩና ብዙም ሣይቆዩ ተመልሰው በተለያዩ የመንግሥት መሥሪያ ቤቶች በተለያዩ ሥልጣን ላይ ያሉ ሹማምንትን በቤተክርስቲያን ስም ለገዛ ጥቅማቸው እንደ ጭራቅ ለማስፈራሪያነት ሲጠቀሙባቸው ይታያሉ፤፤
    ባጭሩ ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየው ድርጅት የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያንን ቅኝ በመግዛት የስለላ መረቡን በሀገር ዉስጥም ሆነ በውጭ አሥራትና ከኩራትን እየሰበሰበ፥ለቤተክርስያኗ ሌት ተቀን የሚያገለግሉ ጳጳሳት ፥ካህት ብዙ ተከታይ ያላቸው መምሕራን ስም በማጥፋት ከቤተክርስያን እንዲገለሉ እየሠራ የቆየ አሁንም በዚሁ ሥራው የተጠመደ የንግድና ድብቅ ፖለቲዊ ዓላማ የሚያራምድ ለትርፍ የተደራጀ ድርጅት ነው፥፥ብዙዎች ገንዘብ የሌላቸው የቤተክርስያኗ መምህራን መዘምራንና መፃሕፍቶቻችሁን ና መዝሙሮቻችሁን ኑ ላሳትምላቹ ስፖንሰር ላድርግላቹ በማለትእያታለለና አግባብ ያል ሆነ ገንዘብ እየወሰደባቸ የቆየ የደላሎችና የአታላዮች፥ስብስብ ነው፥የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ሆነ መላው ሕዝበ ክርስቲያን ይህን የስለላናየብዝበዛ መረብማፍረስ አለበት፥፥ባንድ ወቅት የቅድሥት ቤተክርስቲያናችን መምሕራንና ሊቃውንት ተሰብስበው ፖትርያርኩን ይህን ማሕበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየው ፀረ ሊቃውንትና መምህራን አሥታግሡልን ሲሉ ተማፅነዋቸው ነበር፥፥ብዙዎች የቤተክርስቲያን አባቶች ይህን ድርጅት(ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየው) የወንድሞች ከሳሽ ና አሳዳጅ እያሉ ይጠሩታል፤፤ማህበረ ቅዱሳን ተብየው ያልንበት ምክንያት ቅዱስ ፥ብሩክ የሚያሰኝ ሥራ ስለማይሠራ ነው፥በተቃራኒው ግን የቅዱሳንን ፥የአገልጋዮችን ስም ሲያጠፋ ሲሰልል ያሰልል ሰለሚውል ነው፥፥ The ring leader of the unholy campaign against the newly appointed bishops, holy fathers, is socalled Mahibrekidisan for fear of loosing its money making infrastructures and the members living in Oromia. One church, one language , one synod are phrases that you have been brainwahsed for years . there are always exceptions and amendents in canonical laws. It is always easy to cite a single verse in an attempt to deceive people and back up ones own standing even if we know we are misusing the word of God. Mahibrekidusan enemey of church leaders if they see they have many laity with them. Many church scholars dislike this organization for its genuine traits not just its showy unholy hidden faces. This organizations must be eradicated and we will work to this end with any religious organization to help our fathers breath fresh and sweet air and live peacefully.

  6. Dismantle socalled mahibrekidusan in Tigray and Oromia , as usual ,it is enemy of newlyu appointed Bishops of Oromia says:

    “ማህበረ ቅዱሳንን” ያያችሁ!
    February 10, 2013የዕለቱ ዜናዎች
    ከዲ/ን ሙሉጌታ ወልደገብርኤል
    በአንድም በሌላም የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስትያን እምነት ተከታይ ሆኖ ራሱን “ማህበረ ቅዱሳን” በማለት የሚጠራ ነፍሰ ገዳይ ሳለ መንፈሳዊ ጭምብል አጥልቆ ንብረትነቱ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የሆነ ንዋያተ ቅድሳትና የተለያዩ ቅርሳቅርሶች ከዬ ገዳማቱና አድባራቱ እያደነ ከመዝረፍና ከመመዝበር አንስቶ ለዓላማው ያልተንበረከኩ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት: ካህናትና ዲያቆናት በማሳደድና ነፍስ እስከ መግደል ድረስም የተሰማራ የጥቁር ራስ ስብስብ መሰሪ ድርጅት የማያውቅ ሰው ይኖራል የሚል እምነት የለኝም፡፡
    በእርግጥ ማህበሩ በመላ ሀገሪቱ ባሰማራቸው ለዓመታት በስለላ የሰለጠኑ አባላቱና በተለያዩ የመንግስት የሃላፊነት ቦታዎች የተቀመጡ ግለሰቦች ጭምር በመጠቀም “ማህበረ ቅዱሳን የተቃቃመው ጥንታዊትና ሐዋሪያዊት የሆነችው የኢ/ኦ/ተ/ቤ/ን ስርዓተ አምልኮ ለትውልድ ማስተላለፍ ነው፡፡ ዓላማውም አበው ትተውልን ያለፉት ትውፊት፡ ደንብና ስርዓት ጠብቆ ማስጠበቅ ነው።” ሲሉ በነጋ በጠባ ቁጥር ሳይታክቱ እንዲለፍፉ በማድረግ በሰራውና እሁንም ድረስ እየሰራው ባለ ፕሮፖጋንዳ “ማህበረ ቅዱሳን” ሲባል “ብዙዎቻችን” የምናወቀው ሃጢአት የማያውቃቸው፡ ቅዱሳን፡ ንጹሐንና የመላእክት ዘር ያለባቸው ንኡዳን አድርገን በመቁጥር ነው። እንግዲህ ይሄው ቀኑ ደረሰና “የቤተ ክርስቲያን ስርዓትና ትውፊት ጠብቆ ለማስጠበቅ የቆምኩ መንፈሳዊ ማህበር ነኝ” እያለ ሕዝብ ሲያደኖቅር ዓመታት ያስቆጠረ ድርጅት የሃይማኖት መሪዎች እየፈጸሙት ላለው ጥፋት ይሄው ጭራሽ መራጭና አስመራጭ ሆኖ በመሪ ተዋናይነት ተሰልፎ ሽርጉድ እያለ ይገኛል። (ስም ማጥፋት ወይንም ደግሞ ተራ ውንጀላ አይደለም እየተባለ ያለው ለማረጋገጥ ከተፈለገ የሚቀጥለውን ሊንክ በመጨቆን እውነቱን ሊያረጋግጡ ይችላሉ።
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    ከደብረጊዮርጊስ
    ማኅበሩ(so-called Mahibrekidiusan) እንኳን የቅዱሳንን ታሪክ ማዘከር ይቅርና ፈጽሞ በስማቸው ሊጠራ የማይገባው መሆኑንን እስኪ እንመልከት። በቤተክርስቲያናችን ትምህርት እንደምናውቀው ቅዱሳን ካላቸው ላይ ከፍለው ብቻ ሳይሆን ያላቸውን ሸጠው ለውጠው ለድሆች አካፍለው በክርስቶስ ኃይል ለክርስቶስ ብቻ የኖሩ እና የኒኖሩ ናቸው። የእኛ ማኅበረ ቅዱሳን ግን ባለዘመናዊ የቢሮ ሕንጻ ገንብቶ እዛ ውስጥ በተሽከርካሪ ወንበር ተቀምጠው በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ ለደመወዝ፣ ለተለያዩ የአገልግሎት ክፍያዎሽ እያወጡ ከሕንጻው ሥር ደግሞ የታረዙና መውደቂያ ያጡ ጧሪ ቀባሪ የሌላቸው እናት አባት የሌላቸው ፈሰው በእነርሱ ላይ እየተረማመዱ ሊጸድቁ የሚፈልጉ ሰዎች ማኅበር ነው።
    ለረዥም አመታት ማኅበሩ የቆሎ ትምህርት ቤቶችን በዘመናዊ መልኩ ልናሰራ ነው በዚህ አካባቢ በዚህ ቦታ እንዲህ ያለ የቆሎ ትምኅርት ቤት ተዘጋ ተማሪዎቹ ተበተኑ እያለ በብዙ ሚሊዮን የሚቆጠር ገንዘብ አሰባስቧል። እስኪ እዚህ ቦታ ይህ የቆሎ ትምህርት ቤት በዚህን ያህል ወጪ በዘመናዊ መልኩ አሰራን የሚሉትን ያሳዩን ? ባካፋ ዝቀው በማንኪያ እዚህና እዛ ጠብ እያደረጉ ያቺን ደግሞ አጋኖና ተአምር የተሰራ አስመስሎ በማቅረብ ተአማኒነት ለማግኝት ከሚደረግ ማታለያ በስተቀር ማኅበሩ በርግጥም ለቤተክርስቲያን የቆመ ሳይሆን ተልዕእኮው በደምብ ሊጤን የሚገባው ነው። እንደ ሰሞኑ ማኅበሩን ሲከሱ እንደተሰሙት ግን ማኅበሩ የመንግሥት ተቃዋሚ ሳይሆን ነገሩ የተገላቢጦሽ ነው ባይ ነኝ። ወጣቱ ትውልድ በተለይም ለሃገሩ ተቆርቋሪና ለውጥ ሊያመጣ የሚችለውን የሕብረተሰብ ክፍል ሞራልና የሃገር ፍቅርስሜት እየሰለበ እንደ አውሮፓ ቅኝ ገዥዎች በጸሎት ነው እያለ ኅዝቡን እያደነዘዘ ያለ ማኅበር ማኅበረ ቅዱሳን ነው። ጉልበት ያለው በጉልበቱ አባቶች በጸሎት ሃብታሙም በገንዘቡ ለሃገሩ ሏአላዊነትና አንድነት መቆም ሲገባው ዛሬ ማኅበረ ቅዱሳን ይህን ለውጥ አምጪ ወጣት በመሰለቡ የሃገርና የቤተክርስቲያን ጠላቶች መውደቂያ ጊዜ ለመዘግየቱ አንዱና ዋነኛው ምክንያት ነው ባይ ነኝ።

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    Source :https://amharic-zehabesha.com/archives/ by ከደብረጊዮርጊስ(October 16, 2014) & ከዲ/ን ሙሉጌታ ወልደገብርኤል(February 10, 2013)

  7. Mr tghat debteraw mr gebrekirstos I told you not to post the above message

    wusha ye woyane telalaki servant of woyane

    woyane wishes to rule tigray again by changing its name leba we will not let him do that again terrorist party killing our family Tigray church should not join eotc even if debrestion becomes ethipians 8th king
    We will work with any organization including pentecostal church leader prophet yonatan
    eotc is full of mafia like mahiberekidusan , and other narrow minded neftegna habtamu ayalew, letaw zemedkun bekele
    we will expose bishops who have children and belong to amahara region the current synod led by Abune mathias is fake and worked with abiy and somalia and eritrea to burn its own churches and kill its of laity and priests
    I guess you will not post it now
    ye Amsterdam enhichwa(rat)

  8. Abune mathais should no longer be a patriarch of Tigray . He is working with nefetgna and stand together with genociders . Tigray should elect its own patriarch.

    This fake excommunication made by abune mathais and nefethgna mafia synond is unacceptable.

  9. The bullet war is over disastrously for tplf and its supporters, now you are back into your old disease of creating division within the church with the goal of weakening the country. Let me assure you again, there will not be any church division and those who betrayed our beloved church will pay heavy price here on earth and face God at some point in the future. Either way these are dead old meat who sold their soul and fall in to tplf trap and they will burn in hail with you. Evil born evil, that is what I see here, no matter what you tried you failed now you will fail in the future. The only thing that need to be divided is not our church instead that place called tegray need to be divided in to two area and add one area to the Amhara region and the rest to Afar and done with it. There is nothing good come out of that place in recent time so instead of taking about it year after year we will do the hard work and done with it. I am sure Atse yehownes and Ras Alula turns in their grave when they hear what you are doing to your own people and to our beloved country. As in always the case you laugh the first laugh but we the laugh the last laugh once more. watch!!!

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