Umshado Wentombi Nensizwa YaseNazaretha

Uma intombi nensizwa yaseNazaretha beganana kunemithetho okumele bayilandele ukuze umshado wabo uhambe kahle. Insizwa ikhetha intombi eyithandile, uma intombi ivumile iyabongwa ngesiphuzo esibandayo namakhekhe, konke lokhu kunikezwa umphathi wayo. Bese kuyahanjwa kuyocelwa ubuhlobo obuhle kubo kwentombi, kwendiwe bese insizwa nentombi baye kothola isibusiso enkosini eBuhleni ngokuthi bahlanganiswe ngokomshado kodwa basuke besazowuhlela umshado wabo omkhulu. Intombi nensizwa … Read more

Umhlangano Ka-Anna Ocwebileyo ebandleni lamaKhatholika

Isigaba somama bamaKhatholika sibizwa ngo-Anna, leligama lisuselwa egameni likanina kaMaria. Ukudumisa u-Anna Ocwebileyo kwaqala ngokuba kwakhiwe amasonto amabili aqanjwa ngokuthi i-St. Anna. Elinye lalamabandla laliseJerusalema, elinye lalise-Constantinople, lamabandla akhiwa ngeminyaka yawo-550. Lamabandla aba nomkhulu umfutho ngemiphumela uma kukhulekwa kuwo, ikakhulukazi uma kudunyiswa ngemikhosi yabazali bakaMaria. Ukudumisa u-Anna Ocwebileyo kwaqhubeka kwaze kwayofinyelela emazweni aseNtshonalanga, lapho kwafike … Read more

Umhlanganiso Ngokwebandla LamaNazaretha

Enkonzweni yamaNazaretha kunemithetho ebekelwe amakhosana (izinsizwa) kanye namakhosazane (izintombi). Uma beyiphulile leyomithetho bayahlawuliswa ngokuthi bangangeni ethempelini baze bahlambuluke ngendlela yaseKuphakameni. Inkosazane ayivumelekile ukuthi iqome kanye nenkosana nayo ayivumelekile ukuthi iqonywe kodwa kunendlela ebekiwe yokuthi baganane baze bashade besazigcinile. Uma kwenzekile bawephula lomthetho bayahlawuliswa ngendlela yaseKuphakameni. Lapha sibheka uma inkosazane noma inkosana iganwa umuntu ongakhonzi ebandleni … Read more

Ukwehlukana Kwezinkonzo Ebandleni LamaNazaretha

Inkonzo yamaNazaretha (Shembe) iyinkonzo ehlukanisile ngezigaba kanti futhi zonke izigaba kunezinsuku ezihlangana ngazo okuyizifungo zokudumisa njalo enyangeni. Kukhona amakhosikazi abizwa ngokuthi iNgudlungudlu, kube amakhosazane kanye namakhosana. Inkonzo Yamakhosazane Amakhosazane ahamba umhlangano obizwa ngokuthi u-25 njalo ngenyanga kusukela mhla zingamashumi amabili nane kuya mhla zingamashumi amabili nesithupha. Amakhosazane ayahlangana kulowomuzi kumbe ethempeleni lawo ukuyogcina isifungo sawo. Lapho … Read more

The Shembe’s Rise to the Lord

Near Inanda, north of Durban, is a sacred site called Ekuphakameni, the ‘Place of Spiritual Upliftment’. It was named by Isaiah Shembe, prophet and founder of the Shembe Church. A major festival is held in mid-January at an equally sacred location, the mountain dubbed Nhlangakazi, some 30 kilometres north of Ekuphakameni. “Our pilgrimage to the … Read more

Izigaba Zamakhosazane

Amakhosazane yizintombi zaseKuphakameni (Shembe)ezizigcinile ubuntombi bazo. Inkosazane iqala ukuba yinkosazane isencane lapho isuke isabizwa ngeSheshakungena futhi ingakathombi. Kunemikhosi yamakhosazane engahanjwa yiSheshakungena okuwumkhosi waseNkatheni nomkhosi waseZibukweni. Yomibili lemikhosi ihanjwa amakhosazane asemadala noma asethombile. Imikhosi yamakhosazane Umkhosi waseNkatheni uba njalo mhla ziyisikhombisa kuNtulikazi eBuhleni. Izintombi ziyahamba ziye eNtanda okuyindawo ekudebuduze naseBuhleni, leyondawo yanikezelwa kuMqali wendlela okungumholi wokuqala … Read more