Empress Menen was active in promoting women’s issues in Ethiopia, was Patroness of the Ethiopian Red Cross, and the Ethiopian Women’s Charitable Organization. She was also patroness of the Jerusalem Society that arranged for pilgrimages to the Holy Land. She founded the Empress Menen School for Girls in Addis Ababa, the first all-girls school which had both boarding and day students. Girls from all over the Empire were brought to the school to receive a modern education, encouraged by the Empress who visited it often and presided over its graduation ceremonies. The Empress gave generously, as well as sponsored programs for the poor, ill and disabled. She was also a devoutly religious woman who did much to support the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. She built, renovated and endowed numerous churches in Ethiopia and in the Holy Land. Prominent among these are the St. Raguel Church in Addis Ababa’s Merkato district, the Kidane Mehret (Our Lady Covenant of Mercy) Church on Mount Entoto, and the Holy Trinity Monastery on the banks of the River Jordan in the Holy Land. She gave generously from her personal funds towards the building of the new Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion at Axum, but did not live to see it completed and dedicated.
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Haile Iyesus meaning the Power of Jesus, and I'm a seeker of the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing less. We are here to reveal to the Children of The Exiled, that which was Promised to us, by Our God in Spirit/Truth. The prayers of Our Ancestors were not in vain. As time waits for no one, We have no time to fan the fires of falsehoods. The Cross of Our Calling is to reveal more Truth concerning Our Lord God Jesus Christ, His Chosen King of the Seed of David, Emperor Haile Selassie the 1st, the New Jerusalem, Ethiopia the Promise land and Our Faith Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Bete Krystian. **Behold, this Knowledge is for anybody, but not everyone will understand it.** Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.