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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 23 2010 2:30 PM

Rosie Perera:
I too have enjoyed Ethiopian food at Kokeb restaurant in Seattle and Nyala restaurant in Vancouver.

Hi Rosie,wot is Sauce ,which it could be of different type of sauce,was it specific like Dann has mentioned it Doro wot (Hen- sauce) or key wot (any kind of meet)?It is my favourate food.

Rosie Perera:
took a summer class at my seminary on the History of Christianity in Africa a few years ago and learned about the ancient history of Christianity in the area of Ethiopia & Eritrea.

I

Rosie, this is very intersting what have you learned?would you like to share us?

Blessings in Christ.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 9:50 AM

Tes:

Hi Rosie,wot is Sauce ,which it could be of different type of sauce,was it specific like Dann has mentioned it Doro wot (Hen- sauce) or key wot (any kind of meet)?It is my favourate food.

I remember I had "doro wot" but it was a long time ago so I don't remember what it tasted like, but I do remember it was delicious.

Tes:

Rosie Perera:
took a summer class at my seminary on the History of Christianity in Africa a few years ago and learned about the ancient history of Christianity in the area of Ethiopia & Eritrea.

Rosie, this is very intersting what have you learned?would you like to share us?

I am in a coffee shop right now (my modem died) so I don't have my notes with me from that class. But when my new modem arrives I will write back with some summary of what we learned in that class.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 11:52 AM

Rosie Perera:
But when my new modem arrives I will write back with some summary of what we learned in that class

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OK Rosie,Thank you.

Blessings in Christ.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 11:57 AM

Tes, I celebrated Christmas with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the Church if the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, back in about 1972.  I later met a young Ethiopian Orthodox nun who told me how the charismatic movement had come into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church through evangelical missionaries who obeyed the rules about not proselytising, so had Bible studies for members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, who remained within their church, but shared what they had been learning with others in their church, so it spread more than it would have if they had become members of an evangelical church.  Around 1990 I helped with a coffee morning with English lessons etc for refugee women in England, and we had some women from either Ethiopia or Eritrea.  Forgive me for not remembering which:  I met them only in the group.  I had much closer contact with women and their families from other countries, teaching them English and supporting them in their battles with the British social services bureaucracy.

So it's good to have another contact with someone from Ethiopia through this thread that you started in an inspired moment!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 12:25 PM

As we are OT except for my passing request for Coptic resources (my smilies don't work), let me share a funny story. I was taking a one week long course on Orthodox spirituality at GTU in Berkeley. Our instructor ran the Orthodox student center for Orthodox students.One of the other students was a Jesuit (Catholic) priest from Ethiopia. Because of the makeup of the class, the syllabus was quickly changed from lecture to question/discussion format so we got to know each other quite well. Or so we thought. It was late in the class on Thursday before we succeeded in making the teacher understand that the Jesuit was Coptic rite Catholic not Orthodox.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 3:54 PM

nicky crane:

Tes, I celebrated Christmas with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the Church if the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, back in about 1972.  I later met a young Ethiopian Orthodox nun who told me how the charismatic movement had come into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church through evangelical missionaries who obeyed the rules about not proselytising, so had Bible studies for members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, who remained within their church, but shared what they had been learning with others in their church, so it spread more than it would have if they had become members of an evangelical church.  Around 1990 I helped with a coffee morning with English lessons etc for refugee women in England, and we had some women from either Ethiopia or Eritrea.  Forgive me for not remembering which:  I met them only in the group.  I had much closer contact with women and their families from other countries, teaching them English and supporting them in their battles with the British social services bureaucracy.

So it's good to have another contact with someone from Ethiopia through this thread that you started in an inspired moment!

Nicky, I know very little about Orthodox,since my ancesstors to the fourth generation are from the Evangelical church of Eritrea.I am amazed if any one apart of their religion is able to celebrate ,with them. 

Blessings in Christ.

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 5:13 PM

I'm in Swansea Illinois (very near Saint Louis, Missouri).  Logos has enabled the better blending of two of my main affinities, Christ and Computers. 

[  I've been very nomadic all my life...for a few years I lived in Zeppelinheim FRG, very near Frankfort.  A couple years ago I lucked into being able to fly a Zeppelin from Templehof in Berlin--that fulfilled a childhood dream. ]

 

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 7:53 PM

Ward Walker:

I'm in Swansea Illinois (very near Saint Louis, Missouri).  Logos has enabled the better blending of two of my main affinities, Christ and Computers. 

[  I've been very nomadic all my life...for a few years I lived in Zeppelinheim FRG, very near Frankfort.  A couple years ago I lucked into being able to fly a Zeppelin from Templehof in Berlin--that fulfilled a childhood dream. ]

 

Very cool!  I only lived in Berllin and flew out of Tempelhof.  But I did it all alone as a 10 year old.  :)    I lived in S. Ill, too, but on the other side of the state.  But sometime you need to figure out how to post a thread about your story of flying a Zeppelin but make it sound Logos related.  Wink  Or did you mean fly out a Led Zeppelin?  Robert Plant, perhaps?  Stick out tongue

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 24 2010 11:19 PM

Ward Walker:

I'm in Swansea Illinois (very near Saint Louis, Missouri).  Logos has enabled the better blending of two of my main affinities, Christ and Computers. 

[  I've been very nomadic all my life...for a few years I lived in Zeppelinheim FRG, very near Frankfort.  A couple years ago I lucked into being able to fly a Zeppelin from Templehof in Berlin--that fulfilled a childhood dream. ]

 

Hi Ward, Zeppelinheim is belongs to f Neu-isunburg ,I lived there one year.Even now I am living near Airport I am not far from Zeppeliheim.I was surprised when I have seen it.Ich freue mich darauf.

Blessings in Christ.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 25 2010 10:29 AM

Tes, I think there are Orthodox and Orthodox in Ethiopia.  I went to the Christmas celebration with friends who have a gift for making friends with all sorts of people from all sorts of traditions. MAybe I would not have been so readily accepted had I not been with them.  The nun said there are very traditional groups in the orthodox church, but also others who have been influenced by evangelical missionaries.  I also met a lady from somewhere in Europe who had become a nun in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and was very traditional.

Till I met you on the forum I had no contact with evangelicals, tho I have read a book, and we get news past and present that tells us they have had and still are having a rough time.  So I do still pray for them, albeit not often enough.  

I know this is only loosely Logos related, but it did arise from having become friends thro the Forum!

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 25 2010 11:16 AM

Dan DeVilder:
But sometime you need to figure out how to post a thread about your story of flying a Zeppelin but make it sound Logos related.

Both Logos 4 and Zeppelins are somewhat cloud based.  Storm  Altough when Logos crashes  it's not as tragic as a Zeppelin. Lightning

Still the view from up there is unsurpassed.

(I know, that went over like a lead balloon! Ick!   Aaawww, stop it.)

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 25 2010 12:44 PM

nicky crane:
MAybe I would not have been so readily accepted had I not been with them.

Nicky,you are absolutly right.

Blessings in Christ.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 6:51 AM

Tes:

Rosie Perera:
took a summer class at my seminary on the History of Christianity in Africa a few years ago and learned about the ancient history of Christianity in the area of Ethiopia & Eritrea.

Rosie, this is very intersting what have you learned?would you like to share us?

OK, here I am back again (my modem is still broken, but my neighbor is letting me use his wireless network for a new days until my new modem arrives).

Here are my notes about the History of Christianity in Ethiopia from that class:

3364.EthiopianChristianity.txt

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 27 2010 3:35 AM

Rosie Perera:

 

OK, here I am back again (my modem is still broken, but my neighbor is letting me use his wireless network for a new days until my new modem arrives).

Here are my notes about the History of Christianity in Ethiopia from that class:

3364.EthiopianChristianity.txt

Hi Rosie you have done a tremendous study,thank you very much.'' እግዚኣብሄር ይባርክሽ``in english ``God bless you``

Blessings in Christ.

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Rolf Tekle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 27 2010 12:48 PM

Hola .! Hermano.! Mi nombre es Rolf Tekle de Alemania .! Rica bend ision de Dios .! El Dios tiene un gran plan con Puerto Rico .! El Dios me ha dado dos anos antes Puerto Rico . Como Oracion . Bals  viene un gran despertar .Sobre Puerto Rico todo el mar Caribe la region Cambiara . La iluvia de piedra preciosos y Rio deaceite de la Biblia eran solo el principio de los milagros que todavia vienen ,. Saludo .! 

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Yared Getachew | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 2:58 AM

Hi Tes,

I'm originally from Ethiopia (yet another Ethiopian :-)) and live in Germany (I love CologneBig Smile)

I work as a computer programmer.

My Ethiopian Christian site iyesus.com is the first site to offer online Amharic Bible search functionality. I've also developed a standalone Amharic Bible Software called Iota which you can download from iyesus.com for free. Iota of course can not be compared with the huge logos.

Anyways, nice to be here and meet some nice guys!

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 3:38 AM

Yared Getachew:

Hi Tes,

I'm originally from Ethiopia (yet another Ethiopian :-)) and live in Germany (I love CologneBig Smile)

I work as a computer programmer.

My Ethiopian Christian site iyesus.com is the first site to offer online Amharic Bible search functionality. I've also developed a standalone Amharic Bible Software called Iota which you can download from iyesus.com for free. Iota of course can not be compared with the huge logos.

Anyways, nice to be here and meet some nice guys!

Welcome, Yared! Wow, you're a great addition to this community! Tes has really been hoping for an Amharic Bible in Logos, but I know how difficult it is for Logos to get new foreign language Bibles for languages that nobody in-house speaks. I was trying to help Tes find some way to help Logos get the work done to convert the digital files (already available for download in places on the web) into Logos format. They essentially need someone to be a liaison for them to get the publishing rights (if it's not public domain) and proof-check the resource once it's been built, write a blurb in Amharic for the catalogue, stuff like that. Would you be willing to be of assistance?

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Yared Getachew | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 4:51 AM

Rosie Perera:

Yared Getachew:

Hi Tes,

I'm originally from Ethiopia (yet another Ethiopian :-)) and live in Germany (I love CologneBig Smile)

I work as a computer programmer.

My Ethiopian Christian site iyesus.com is the first site to offer online Amharic Bible search functionality. I've also developed a standalone Amharic Bible Software called Iota which you can download from iyesus.com for free. Iota of course can not be compared with the huge logos.

Anyways, nice to be here and meet some nice guys!

 

Welcome, Yared! Wow, you're a great addition to this community! Tes has really been hoping for an Amharic Bible in Logos, but I know how difficult it is for Logos to get new foreign language Bibles for languages that nobody in-house speaks. I was trying to help Tes find some way to help Logos get the work done to convert the digital files (already available for download in places on the web) into Logos format. They essentially need someone to be a liaison for them to get the publishing rights (if it's not public domain) and proof-check the resource once it's been built, write a blurb in Amharic for the catalogue, stuff like that. Would you be willing to be of assistance?

Hi Rosie,

I'm willing to help as long as the effort does not exceed the sphere of my abilities and available leisure.

In my view, the first step is to analyse the logos format so to decide whether there is any suitable Amharic bible available on the web that can be converted to the Logos format. This analysis could also help to make initial effort estimation for the task. For example if the logos format requires that every word in the Bible for a given language needs to be coded with Strong's numbers, then this could be a make or break criteria. Because, as far as I know, there is no Amharic Bible coded with the Strong's numbers. The task of coding the Amharic words with Strong's numbers may be beyond Logo's capabilities.

 

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Wayne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 6:07 AM

Teaching in Cuiaba, Brazil, which is 500 miles west of Brasilia.

We are praying about an invitation to teach in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2010 4:26 PM

Yared Getachew:

I'm willing to help as long as the effort does not exceed the sphere of my abilities and available leisure.

In my view, the first step is to analyse the logos format so to decide whether there is any suitable Amharic bible available on the web that can be converted to the Logos format. This analysis could also help to make initial effort estimation for the task. For example if the logos format requires that every word in the Bible for a given language needs to be coded with Strong's numbers, then this could be a make or break criteria. Because, as far as I know, there is no Amharic Bible coded with the Strong's numbers. The task of coding the Amharic words with Strong's numbers may be beyond Logo's capabilities.

While some foreign language Bibles in Logos do indeed have Strong's coding (e.g. the Russian Bible), the most basic ones (e.g., the Finnish Bible -- Raamattu) don't need to have much in the way of special tagging. Just the verse numbers so you can navigate properly to the right verse from the reference box. I presume that since the Amharic characters are part of Unicode, then indexing would work the normal way without any special processing, so Bible search would work. There would be no intelligence about "Match all word forms," though. That's OK. Just getting the Amharic Bible into Logos would be a big help to Amharic speakers.

Can I contact you by leaving a message on the contact page of our iyesus.com website? I know absolutely zero Amharic but I was able to find the contact page by hovering over the tabs, and I can turn off the "write in Amharic" checkboxes.

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