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Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus (አቡነ ገብረ መንፈስ ቅዱስ) - the Star of the desert

Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus is called the “Star of the desert”

  • Born on January 7 / Tahisas 29 – his date of birth and conception coincide with the day of Our Lord Eyesus Kristos

  • He lived 300 years in desert of Egypt

  • He went from Egypt to Ethiopia by the order of God

  • He stayed at Ziquala / ዝቋላ Lake for 100 years praying for Ethiopia and received a covenant from God

  • He brought dead lions back to life

  • He met King Lalibela and promised him that he would live in mount Ziquala and not leave Ethiopia

  • On Tikemet 5 [October 15] he received a great covenant from God.

  • He lived for 562 years on earth and departed from this world on the mount of Ziquala on Megabit 5 /March 14; his body rests in “Medre Kebed / ምድረ ከብድ”

May the prayer of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus be upon us!

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