When was Jesus Born? Is it December 25th or January 7th (Ethiopian calendar)?
The True Date of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ that we, Ethiopians of the Holy Covenant in the Faith and Services of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God, observe to date is, according to the Biblical Ethiopian Calendar, Meskerem 1 (September 11 Gregorian Calendar).
Here are few of the basic premises to this Divine Truth:
1. As God, initially on this date, gave birth to His First Creation of a vulnerable human-being in His Own Image with a corrupt material Universe for him to enjoy, so also did He, as The Incarnate God, was born on this same date as The Second invincible Man of the final Spiritual Creation so that the former would live eternally in the Perfect Kingdom of God, the New Earth and Heavens.
2. The 5500 years span of the Era of Divine Condemnation exacted at the inauguration of Creation upon Adam and Eve and their offspring ends, and the New Year of the Milleniums of Divine Mercy that resulted from the fulfillment of the Divine Promise made to them then begins in the Birth of The Incarnate God The Son on this date.
3. The time of the year when Joseph and the Virgin Mary, for the fulfilment of the prophetic Birth of The Incarnate Son of God, travelled to Bethelhem to be registered in their native city in compliance with the "Decree that went out from Augustus Caesar for all the world to be registered", and the "Shepherds" who were blessed to witness the angelic glory of the Lord, "stayed out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night" could never be during the snowy winter month of December, but, according to the Gospels, that late summer month of Meskerem (September). (Lk. 2/1-20)
(For more details, please read our English publication: Ethiopia: The Classic Case and "EtioPia: Ye'Alemu Meffareja!")