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‘The Community’ Archives

Celebrating Eid al-Adha in New York City

Celebrating Eid al-Adha in New York City

Muslims of New York city and surrounding area residents gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha on December 19th 2007.  This marked the first day of a three day celebration that takes place at the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local [...]

Saint Mary of Zion New York Annual Celebration

At Saint Mary of Zion’s Annual Celebration, a Step Closer to Realizing a Dream!

At Saint Mary of Zion’s Annual Celebration, a Step Closer to Realizing a Dream!

On a very cold Saturday morning in New York City, churchgoers gathered to take part in the annual celebration at Saint Mary of Zion.  Clergy men and choirs from states as close as East Orange, NJ and Washington D.C. to as far as Ohio, and California also took part in the occasion.  This warm annual celebration turned out to be a [...]

Alfa Demmellash: Fighting poverty, starting where she is!

Alfa Demmellash: Fighting poverty, starting where she is!

They criticized Oprah when she built schools in South Africa; saying there are plenty of people she can help here in America.  I wonder what they are going to say about an Ethiopian fighting poverty in America? Poverty in America may look different than poverty in Ethiopia and other less developed nations in the world, but it is a [...]

All Things Marriage!

All Things Marriage!

We are talking all things marriage, as couples—one who have been married for over 60 years and the other 3—talk candidly.  Dr. Karen Sherman, a counselor with over 20 years of experience concludes with some much needed guidance. "MARRIAGE IS A GIFT FROM GOD." On a Sunday afternoon Wezero Kelmourk prepares lunch, fish with a side of [...]

Lalibela-Wonders and Mystery Screens in New York City

Lalibela-Wonders and Mystery Screens in New York City

The flier read, “Amazing! Astounding! Highly Educational,” (describing the documentary film Lalibela-Wonders and Mystery by Addis Film Production) and it delivered!  The flier also pointed out the location and show times of the screening which took place Sunday October 28, 2007 in New York City.  It also pointed out-with an [...]

Happy Ethiopian Millennium! From New York City

Happy Ethiopian Millennium! From New York City

This past September 11, 2007 marked the official date of the new Millennium in Ethiopia.  Yes, you read correctly.  The present year in Ethiopia is 2000 and seven years behind most of the world. This is due to the fact that Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar. As Ethiopians everywhere celebrated the Millennium on September 11th, [...]

Celebrating Meskel at Amanuel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

On a chilly Sunday, September 30th, worshipers gathered outside of Amanuel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, located on 20 Old Indian Road in West Orange, NJ to commemorate Meskel.  Meskel is observed in honor of the finding of The True Cross on which Christ was crucified. It is a joyous occasion filled with dancing and the lighting of a [...]

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