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In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit One God Amen.  


Faithful in North America and Canada 


Eritrean Tewahdo monasteries have been one of the first of its kind, next to that of Copts, when, out of the African continent as a whole. They are the pillars for sound and correct teaching of the Tewahdo Orthodox Church.  As a continuation of this rich history, the Convent of St. Demiana was opened in the year of 2016 in Eritrea. The goal of the St. Demiana convent is a continuous life filled with prayer. While praying for all of us, they also work 9 hours of the day to provide the following service to the Holy Church through: 

  • Sewing clergy vestments [starting from deacon to Patriarch]

  • Sewing different types of Curtain for Church with different Iconography

  • Painting and carving wooden Crosses 

  • Translating different spiritual books and giving different religious courses 

In addition to the above tasks, consistent with the teaching of the Apostle Jude saying, “And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh [Jude 1:22-23]. St. Demiana serves by:  

  • Taking care of orphans and the elderly

  • Tending to the ill through opening a clinic 

  • Guiding young women to lead their family’s to a true Christian life 

  • Many other serves

The above objectives and plans have been started partially. Even though St. Demiaina’s convent has started, this is a holy objective we all should participate in, partaking of the abundant blessings of St. Demiana. We should enter into blessed labors of our holy Mother/St. Demiana Nun’s and through helping them carry the above tasks to have the blessing and intercession of St. Demiana. We ask this in the name of St. Demiana. 


“ And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.” [Matthew 10:42”]. 


May the Blessing of the Martyr, St. Demiana be with all of us

God Bless you.

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