Liqä Seltanat Habtä Maryam Wärqnäh in Yä'ityop. ya ortodoks täwahedo bëtä krestiyan emnätenna temhert , op. cit. p. 47. The author says that His Majesty Haile Sellassie 1 st commanded the church scholars to study the matter of the canon, and after the agreed text and canon had been written out by hand, His Majesty had it printed as 'the complete Bible of Ethiopia'. This refers to the edition of footnote 7 above, and in effect to that of footnote 8 also.
It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not. John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776
The purpose of the six-semester licentiate program is to help the student become acquainted with the whole corpus of church law, understand it in terms of its theological, philosophical, and historical background, and learn the method and practice of scientific research. The level of research for the licentiate is that expected of professional canonists, specifically the exacting investigation of canonical questions encountered in curial, tribunal, and similar practice, and the articulation of one's findings in written opinions and briefs.