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The Departure of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus (አቡነ ገብረ መንፈስ ቅዱስ) from this World [Megabit 5 /March 14]

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's birth

·        He lived 300 years in desert of Egypt

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

·        He stayed at Lake Ziquala-ዝቋላ for 100 years praying for Ethiopia and there received a covenant from God

·        He brought dead lions back to life

·        He met King Lalibela and promised him that he would live in the Mountains of Ziquala and not leave Ethiopia

·        He lived for 562 years on earth and departed from this world in the Mountains of Ziquala on Megabit 5/March 14, his body rests in Medre Kebed - ምድረ ከብድ.

May Medhanealem Grant us to See The Light of His Resurrection in Peace Amen!


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