Tuesday 1 December 2020

A sermon on the finding of the True cross by Memhir Deacon Misgna 

☦️ Saint Michael is one of the seven primary Archangels, who is always standing beside God’s throne and is honored for defeating the Devil at God’s command (Rev.12:7-9). His powerful and fastest aid has always been invoked by the Church in times of emergency and unusual danger. He is the guardian of the souls and a fighter against evil. He is often painted on the walls of every Ethiopian and Eritrean Church with a flaming sword and spear, which pierces the devil.

⛪️ The Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church celebrates the Feast of St. Michael on the 12th day of each month of which two of them are great annual feasts of the saint – on Hidar 12 (November 21) and Senie 12 (June 19).

⭐️ As such, this day (Hidar 12) in the Ethiopian and Eritrean Church is dedicated to “the Exodus of Israel from Egypt " through the help of the Arch angel Michael as stated in (Ex. 14:19)

“And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them”.
📖 The Exodus is that the Israelites were delivered from the bondage of slavery by the Lord God miraculously guiding by the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night during their exodus from Egyptian bondage. This allowed them to travel by day and by night as God gave them the pillar of cloud by day to lead them in the way He wanted them to go and the pillar of fire by night to give light(Exodus 13:21–22)
May the archangel help us and guide us through this tribulation and set us free from the bondage of evil Amen 🙏🏽