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85th Iylahbration of Her Royal Highness and His Imperial Majesty's Sacred Coronation

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Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 11/1/2015 11:56:31 AM

Blessed Love All
Wishing the I's a strong + beautiful Day as this occasion approaches.
I would love to hear about the different Iylahbrations and Grounations that ones + ones participate in over the course of the remembrance!

Lion of Judah's Coronation

National Geographic magazine:

"As Sunday, November 2, dawned clear, all in Addis Ababa began to prepare for the impressive event of the morning. The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and his Empress have just completed a night of prayer and devotion at the most high altar within. Through the early morning the chanting of praises continued, accompanied by the dancing of the priests with their great pulsating drums, the whole suggestive of the Ancient Jewish rites which were in use at the time of King David danced before the Ark of the Covenant.

"Proceeded by waving incense burners, His Imperial Majesty, attired in white silk communion robes, entered the ceremonial hall with an escort of aides and clergy, and took his place upon the Throne. The thrilling but solemn silence gently breaks to the throaty voice of his holiness the Abuna Kyrillos:
"Ye princes and ministers, ye nobles and chiefs of the army, ye soldiers and people of Ethiopia, and ye doctors and chiefs of the clergy, ye professors and priests, look ye upon our Emperor Haile Selassie the First, descended from the dynasty of Menelik the First, who was born of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, a dynasty perpetuated without interruption from the time of King Sehale to our times."

"Forty nine bishops and priests of this ancient Christian country, in groups of seven, have held place for seven days and nights in the seven corners of the National Cathedral to chant without ceasing nine Psalms of David. They are now joined by hundreds more. The established Coptic Church is revered and all-powerful in Ethiopia. This is a day when it may and does show its impressive might and splendor.

"The Emperor, whose name is Anglicized as Power of the Holy Trinity, before the questioning of the Abuna gives his sacred pledge to uphold the Orthodox religion of the Church, to support and administer the laws of the country for the betterment of the people, to maintain the integrity of Ethiopia, and to found schools for developing the Spiritual and Material welfare of her subjects.

"Chanting and prayers to the God of Gods rise from a multitude of priestly throats and reverberate from the lofty ceiling of the Cathedral. One by one with the solemn rites and blessings of the high Ethiopian clergy, He received the Gold-Embroidered Scarlet Robes, the Jeweled Sword, Imperial Gold Scepter, the Orb, the Diamond Encrusted Ring, and two Gold Filigree Lances in token of His position and responsibility. Following ancient customs, as when Samuel anointed David, and Zadok and Nathan anointed Solomon, so the Abuna anointed His Majesty's head with oil. Seven differently scented ointments of ancient prescription are received on the Imperial head, brow, and shoulders. He then concluded with the words:

"That God make this Crown a Crown of Glory. That, by the Grace and the blessing which we have given, you may have an Unshaken Faith and a Pure Heart, in order that you may inherit the Crown Eternal. So be it."
The centuries seemed to have slipped suddenly backwards into Biblical ritual.
"The assembly applauded their greeting, and the visiting naval band played the National Anthem, while outside cannons roared a salute of 101 guns, and cheer after cheer came from thousands of subjects massed in the vicinity of the Cathedral."

Report by Addison E. Southard, United States Minister to Ethiopia.
National Geographic, June 1931

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 11/1/2015 12:07:37 PM

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 11/1/2015 12:10:25 PM

Wont post picture for some reason, but this one is too beautiful to miss!

Messenger: Eleazar Sent: 11/1/2015 12:50:44 PM

Ises unto Selassie I Jah RasTafarI

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 11/1/2015 6:51:15 PM

Give thanks! Beautiful indeed!

Not sure if I'll be able to make it to any gatherings this year. May have to simply be a private Izes this time.

Messenger: Ark I Sent: 11/2/2015 4:38:18 PM

Itinual Thanks unto the Most High Haile Selassie I.

Here is some more information about the coronation:

Haile Selassie I Coronation

Messenger: JAH Child Sent: 11/2/2015 9:15:21 PM

Yes Idren! Glory + Ises forIver
I was blessed on this past Shabat to gather with ones + ones in Iylahbration. It was an event hosted by the EABIC, the first Ifficial Bobo Ashanti gathering I have attended. The Idren led the group in the RasTafarI Creed, in Psalms readings, Nyahbinghi harps, chanting, hymns, and readings about the Istory of the day of Coronation of Oir Empress + Emperor. I thought it was very beautiful to see the traditions for the first time. The little babies dancing to the one-two heartbeat brings joy to I heart! How good to know parents are bringing up the little ones with these teachings and remembrances. The ceremony of selahbration Itinued only 4 horus, it felt like it could have been 12 and everyone would have loved it. Hopefully with more organization San Diego can hold more gatherings like this in the future! Bigger, longer, stronger, louder than this one even! JAH bless I&I with Inity to make it happen.
Blessed Coronation Ites to All
Glory + the ANKHs to the Mother and Father of Iration!

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