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The Leading “Neutral” (non-synodal) Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Washington DC Declares that it Has Rejoined the Mother Synod in Addis Ababa

July 16, 2018 Featured

Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 16/7/18 USA: This past Sunday July 15, 2018, following the Divine Liturgy, the clergy of Washington D.C.’s largest Ethiopian Orthodox Church assembled before the high altar and proclaimed that from this day onward, the church had returned to the jurisdiction of the Mother Church […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Expresses her Grief concerning a Bomb Blast at a Rally of Support and Appreciation in Addis Ababa on Saturday

June 25, 2018 Featured

  Haratewahido – 25/6/18  Translated by Deacon Tesfa Mikael News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs -(OCP News Service) – 25/6/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen. We were greatly grieved to hear about the terrible bomb attack that was launched against our people by individuals […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church celebrates the annual feast day of St. George

May 1, 2018 Featured

Solomon Kibriye (Editor Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service- 1/5/18 Today the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church celebrates the annual feast day of St. George. Today marks the martyrdom of this Saint. St. George is a very popular Saint in Ethiopia. He is one of patron saints of the country, as well as it’s military, and […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Quest for Unity

March 17, 2018 Featured

Solomon Kibriye (Editor- Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 17/3/18 This week, his Holiness Patriarch Abune Matthias I, Patriarch of Ethiopia, Echege of of the See of St. Tekle Haimanot and Archbishop of Aksum, celebrated the 5th anniversary of his enthronement in the midst of unprecedented civil unrest throughout the country. His Holiness released […]

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Catholicose Baselios Paulose II begins Apostolic Visit to Ethiopia

September 25, 2017 Featured

Fr. Abraham Thomas, Secretary- Department of Ecumenical Relations of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – 25/9/17 – The Oriental Orthodox Communion  Addis Ababa – Ethiopia: His Holiness Abune Mathias the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has invited His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan on the Apostolic Throne of St. […]

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The Sanctuary Chapel for “Ark of the Covenant” Ethiopia Tour – May 2017

September 9, 2017 Featured

Bomani Tyehimba – September 2017 Bomani in Ethiopia on an incredible 7 city tour May 7-14, 2017. This journey includes Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela, Shashamene and Hawassa. Let’s start working more towards empowering and being a part of the growth of Africa. Source:

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Fr Dr Josi Jacob at Ethiopian Day Consultation of Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative on Sept 9

September 3, 2017 Featured
Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob (Indian Orthodox  Delegate in Ethiopia and Faculty at Holy Trinity College)

By Our Gulf Correspondent – OCP News Service – 3/9/17 MILDMAY WARD, London: The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI) is holding a meeting with delegates from Ethiopia attending the 2017 LOI Consultation in Cambridge which will bring together senior leaders from Orthodox and evangelical churches around the world. They will reflect on the formation and training of […]

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Statement of Intent from LOI Regional Consultation in Ethiopia

October 15, 2016 Featured News

Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative – 15/10/16 Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative Regional Consultation, Addis Ababa 11-14 October 2016 (1-4 Tikemt 2009) Statement of Intent Download PDF version here The LOI Regional Consultation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia concluded today by issuing the following Statement of Intent. Sixty Orthodox and Evangelical Church leaders, theologians and mission workers gathered in Addis Ababa for […]

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Coptic, Syriac and Indian Orthodox Prelates Visit Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

October 14, 2016 Featured News

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa & All Ethiopia) OCP News Service – 14/10/16 (Pic Courtesy – Aby Mathew) Addis Ababa: A delegation from the Coptic, Syriac and Indian Orthodox Churches paid a visit to His Holiness Abune Mathias – Patriarch & Catholicos of all Ethiopia. Bishop Angelos (Coptic Orthodox Church in U.K), Metropolitan […]

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Metropolitan Yulios extends invitation to Patriarch Abune Mathias for the bicentennial memorial of Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius I

October 14, 2016 News
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OCP News Service – 14/10/16 Indian and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches ADDIS ABABA: On behalf of HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, has extended a personal invite to HH Abuna Mathias I at Addis Ababa. The meeting which took place on October […]

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Metropolitan Mar Yulios to attend Orthodox-Evangelical consultation of senior leaders at Addis Ababa

October 10, 2016 News
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MOTV – 101/10/16 ADDIS ABABA: HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, will represent the Indian (Malankara) Syrian Orthodox Church at the regional Orthodox-Evangelical consultation of senior leaders, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from October 11 to 14, 2016. On October 13, Metropolitan Mar Yulios will deliver a talk on ‘The role of religious […]

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Reclaims Its Confiscated Houses

September 5, 2016 Featured News

  Mahibere Kidusan – Tsegaye Girma – September 2016 The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church reclaimed 28 houses which were confiscated from the Church during the nationalization program of the Dergue regime. Megabe Kahinat Haile Selassie Zemariam, director of department of clergy administration and chairman of houses and building joint committee, which is tasked with returning […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias Calls for Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts in Ethiopia

August 12, 2016 Featured News

MENETASNOT DESTA MELESE (Correspondent in Addis Ababa & the Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service – 12/8/16 Also Read Ethiopia says UN observers not needed as protests rage: Addis Ababa: His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot and Archbishop Of Axum urged protesters […]

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PATRIARCH ABUNE MATHIAS OF ETHIOPIA ADDRESSED THE LAITY ON OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS

August 9, 2016 Featured News

MENETASNOT DESTA MELESE (Correspondent in Addis Ababa & the Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service – 9/8/16 Addis Ababa: His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot and Archbishop Of Axum addressed the Ethiopian Orthodox faithful on the occasion of the feast of the Dormition […]

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UNICEF & Ethiopian Orthodox Church Signs MOU for the Protection of Women and Children

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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MENETASNOT DESTA MELESE (Correspondent in Addis Ababa & the Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service – 4/8/16 ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH UNICEF FOR THE WELL BEING OF CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa: On 2nd of August 2016, UNICEF, Ethiopian orthodox Church and other major […]

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Monument of Abune Petros Reinstated

February 8, 2016 Featured News
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MentuDesta Asrat – Addis Ababa- OCP News Service – 8/2/16 Read More about Abune Petros https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abune_Petros Addis Ababa: The Commemorative monument of Abune Petros, martyr patriot and one of the first Bishops of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church have been reinstated to its original position in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.  The event was […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church to intensify Evangelism & Social Support

November 3, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service- 3/11/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat Addis Ababa: The annual meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has come to an end on 2nd November 2015. The sessions lasted 12 days of intense discussion on various topics. The apex body of the Ethiopian church has made the following decision: […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church to Launch 24 hour TV Channel to Educate Faithful

October 31, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 31/10/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat Also Read: Ethiopian Orthodox Church to Address Declining Number of Faithful: Addis Ababa: Holy  Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Chuchurch has approved 12million Birr budget to launch a 24hr TV channel. The satellite TV will cover North East Africa , Western Europe and North America. This […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast

September 28, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 27/9/15 Report by – Mentu Desta Asrat Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrated the great and holy feast of the finding of true cross at Meskel Square in the Captial City of Addis Ababa. The holy event was blessed by His Holiness Abune Mathias – Patriarch of Ethiopia in the divine presence […]

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Pope Tawadros II Serves Divine Liturgy at the Bole Holy Saviour Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral

September 27, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 27/09/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat Visit Cathedral Website here: Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadros II Of Alexandria Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and served the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the finding the true cross at Bole Holy Saviour Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral. The program […]

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Pope Tawadros II Discuss Egypt-Ethiopia Relations

September 27, 2015 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 27/09/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat “We are historical communities who drink one river together” Pope Tawadros II Addis Ababa: His Holiness Pope Tawodros II of Alexandria met with  , Ambassador Bihane (Deputy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus- FDRE Foreign minister)as well as with the Ethiopian public diplomacy group and discussed about […]

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