Taken from his autobiography “The Long Walk to Freedom”, 1994:
“Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. Meeting the emperor himself would be like shaking hands with history.” (…)
“Suddenly we heard the distant music of a lone bugle and then the strains of a brass band accompanied by the steady beating of African drums. As the music came closer, I could hear — and feel — the rumbling of hundreds of marching feet. From behind a building at the edge of the square, an officer appeared brandishing a gleaming sword; at his heels marched five hundred black soldiers in rows four across, each carrying a polished rifle against his uniformed shoulder. When the troops had marched directly in front of the grandstand, an order rang out in Amharic, and the five hundred soldiers halted as one man, spun around, and executed a precise salute to an elderly man in a dazzling uniform, His Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, the Lion of Judah.
Here, for the first time in my life, I was witnessing black soldiers commanded by black generals applauded by black leaders who were all guests of a black head of state. It was a heady moment. I only hoped it was a vision of what lay in the future for my own country.” (…)
“The conference was officially opened by our host, His Imperial Majesty, who was dressed in an elaborate brocaded army uniform. I was surprised by how small the emperor appeared, but his dignity and confidence made him seem like the African giant that he was. It was the first time I had witnessed a head of state go through the formalities of his office, and I was fascinated. He stood perfectly straight, and inclined his head only slightly to indicate that he was listening. Dignity was the hallmark of all his actions.
Addis Abeba, 10th of October 1965
“Your Imperial Majesty, Your Excellencies, and Distinguished Guests: it has been a source of great pleasure for me and the members of my party, to have been able to accept the kind invitation of His Imperial Majesty and be with you just now.
In our country and in many parts of the world, His Imperial Majesty is admired affectionately and treated as a great and good man. He has suffered for the people of Ethiopia. He led the people in the battlefield, and when calamity overtook them, he appealed to the conscience of the world. He pleaded with the League of Nations, suffered exile and came back to power, and since then he has been trying to modernise Ethiopia, to bring to it all the great benefits which modern industry, economic progress and modem reforms can offer to a people.
We have been greatly struck by the fact that though he is a devout Christian, he allows freedom of thought, expression and belief to the Muslims, to the Jews and others who inhabit this land. The calamities which intolerance brings, racial and religious, are to be seen in different parts of the world and are overcome only by the growth of tolerance and understanding, the spirit which His Imperial Majesty is showing in the administration of his country.”
“Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me’.”
Mark 7:6 / Isaiah 29:13
Do you know that catholic church has for long time, according to latin tradition, depicted Moses with devil’s horns ?
You can see in picture the detail of the famous Michelangelo’s work, “Moses”. Of course, this is a falsified biblical depiction, but its story is very enlightening about the same nature of Catholic faith and church.
Its root of to be found in the latin biblical translation made by Gerome, the so called “Vulgata”, that reports a heavy mistake. On the passage of the Book of Exodus 34:29, where Ge’ez Bible says:
“When Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, Moses did not know that the color of his face was glorified while he talked with Him.”
Gerome instead translates as:
“Cumque descenderet Moyses de monte Sinai, tenebat duas tabulas testimonii, et ignorabat, quod CORNUTA ESSET FACIES SUA ex consortio sermonis Domini”.
He wrote, therefore, that the face of Moses was “horned”, and not that “the color of His face was glorified”.
Here, we see how their Translation, like their Tradition, is a Traition of Traitor that be-Trays like Troy, for they Traded it.
And they cheat the Spirit of God, and make devils of the prophets. Especially in the case of the Roman Church, they have completely abolished the Law of Moses.
And it was “the color of the face” of Moses the origin of this roman colonial confusion.
According to the Ethiopian Tradition, each one of the 12 Apostles comes from one among the 12 tribes of Israel, thus fulfilling his own personal life as the prophetical resonance of his ancient tribal Patriarch.
To ovastand the spirtual character of our tribal fathers is the first step to identify symbols and qualities of the 12 tendencies (at-tribu-tes), and it should be taken before any astrological elaboration if one has to discover and determine the I-self.
Take notice of the traditional Ethiopian wisdom, for someone has tried to reconstruct the identity of the Apostles according to individual perspectives and without the knowledge of the fathers, committing many faults and falsifying the doctrine. Nobody can know with surety about the Apostles, except the Ethiopian Orthodox Church descending from the Apostles.
Of Her, Haile Selassie I said: “Ethiopia, an island of Christianity, has made her own distinctive contribution to the Christian faith; for, ever since her conversion to Christianity she has remained faithful, her age-old ties with the Apostolic church uninterrupted”. (Selected Speeches p. 637). “Holy Fathers, as the spiritual descendants of the Apostles of Christ you have an eminent responsibility” (Selected Speeches p. 639).
THE TRIBES OF THE 12 APOSTLES
*** Peter was of the House of Simeon, through his mother.
*** Andrew the brother of Peter, was of the House of Ruben, through his father. In certain instances, Andrew is counted in Simeon and Peter in Ruben.
*** James of Zebedee was of the House of Levi, through his father.
*** John of Zebedee (the Beloved writer of Revelation) was of the House of Judah, through his mother.
*** Philip was of the House of Zebulon.
*** Bartholomew (formerly called John) was of the House of Neftali.
*** Matthew was of the House of Isacchar.
*** Thomas was of the House of Asher.
*** James son of Alpheus, was of the house of Gad.
*** Thaddeus was of the House of Joseph.
*** Simon of Cleopas (also called Nathaniel) was of the House of Benjamin.
*** Judas Iscariot was of the House of Dan.
*** Matyas, the one who replaced Judas Iscariot, was of the House of Efraim (Joseph)
*** Paul (formerly called Saul) was of the House of Benjamin.
Main Ge’ez traditional sources: “Gedle Hawaryat” (“The contendings of the Apostles”), Andemtà (traditional commentary of each book of the Bible), “Book of the Mysteries of Heaven and Earth”