Occidental World Magazine Publish Article on Persecuted Christians of Eritrea

March 10, 2018 Featured

Occidental World Magazine – 10/3/18 High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Global: The Occidental World Magazine of the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on Christian persecution in Eritrea written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). If you ask people, “Where is Eritrea?” most would have […]

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Ethiopian President Receives Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

September 26, 2017 Featured

Yonas Geredew (OCP Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) – OCP News Service – 26/9/17 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: His Excellency Mulatu Teshome – President of Ethiopia received His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) and His Holiness Abune […]

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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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Beza, Who Saved the Forests of Ethiopia, One Church at a Time – A Conservation Story

October 15, 2016 Featured News

Canopymeg – October 2016 BEZA is the story of an Ethiopian girl who is helping to conserve the last forests and biodiversity of northern Ethiopia. BEZA not only inspires girls to pursue science, but she also illustrates the power of kids to seek global solutions. This is the English edition. Click here for the Amharic […]

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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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Testimony of Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab on Eritrea

September 15, 2016 Featured News

AWATE – 15/8/16 Also Read: The Current Situation of Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Ph.D. Director of External Relations, The Canonical Diaspora Diocese of the Eritrean Orthodox Church (North America, Europe and the Middle East) September 14, 2016 COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia & Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem Visits the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

June 5, 2016 Featured News

The Armenian Orthodox Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May-June 2016  The Visit of Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia and the Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem & the Near East to the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  Jerusalem:  On May 18 2016, His Beatitude Nouhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem received His Holiness Abune Mathias of […]

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IOCC Assists Communities Affected By Drought Emergency in Ethiopia

December 27, 2015 Featured News
Crop failure due to drought conditions caused Mekia, a 36-year-old mother of four, to sell her only cow to feed her family. Now eight months pregnant, she is malnourished and losing weight from a lack of balanced food that her body requires. More than 10.2 million people in Ethiopia are currently in need of emergency food assistance due to drought conditions. Photo: IOCC

December 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) today announced that they are preparing to release emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in Ethiopia in decades. IOCC, an ACT Alliance member, is working in collaboration with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Meskel Feast

September 28, 2015 Featured News

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 Discuss Egypt-Ethiopia Relations

September 27, 2015 Featured News

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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Saint Yared the Ethiopian

May 19, 2015 Featured News

19/5/15 Courtesy – Nahom Semeneh ‘’On this day also died Yared, the poet and hymn writer, who was like unto the Seraphim. This man was a kinsman of Abba Gideon a priest of ‘Aksum, which city held the first church that was built in the country of Ethiopia, and in [this church] was first preached the […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria receives Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

January 10, 2015 Featured News

John Anton (OCP Delegate & Special Corespondent in Cairo) OCP News Service – 10/01/2015 Cairo: Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia  (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia – Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) arrived in Cairo on 10th Saturdays January 2015. The high level Ethiopian Orthodox delegation was given a […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia to Visit Egypt for the First time

January 6, 2015 Featured News
His Holiness Abune Mathias I - Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia - Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot (left) and His Holiness Tawadros II - 118th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Right)

John Anton (OCP Special Delegate in Cairo) OCP News Service Cairo: A high level delegation of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo  Church led by Patriarch Abune Mathias will visit Egypt on Saturday (10/1/15) on the invitation of Pope Tawadros of Alexandria. This is the first Apostolic Visit of Patriarch Abune Mathias to the Coptic Patriarchate. These two […]

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Pope Tawadros II – “Ethiopia’s Projects Won’t Harm Anyone”

December 21, 2014 Featured News
Pope Tawadros II

December 2014 – (Ahram) – Egypt’s Pope Tawadros II expressed faith Wednesday that any project undertaken by Ethiopia wouldn’t harm anyone, in a clear nod to Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, a source of recent anxiety to Egypt. In recent years, relations between the two countries became strained amid Egyptian concerns about the possible effects […]

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Amid Persecution Several Eritrean Orthodox Monks Escape to Ethiopia

November 6, 2014 Featured News
Monastery of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Debre Bizen Eritrea. Photo:

Deacon Haben D. Mebrahtom OCP News Service – Sweden 10/11/14 Read:Excommunication Notice from the Union of Eritrean Orthodox Monasteries Read: The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church It has been reported that ten monks from various Orthodox monasteries of Eritrea has escaped to Ethiopia. The monks were targeted by Eritrean Security agents in […]

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Metropolitan Mar Yulios begins visit to Ethiopian Orthodox Church, to hold liturgy with Patriarch

January 14, 2014 News

The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Liju Cherian – 14/1/14  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios will be leading an Indian Malankara Orthodox delegation to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church for its Epiphany service on January 19, Sunday. This will be the Orthodox Metropolitan’s maiden visit to Ethiopia and […]

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Research uncovers lost African school of painting

December 22, 2013 Featured News
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By Martin  Bailey – 22/12/13 Analysis of illuminated gospels suggests that first Christian manuscript art may have come from Ethiopia. Evidence has emerged for a previously unknown school of painting in sub-Saharan Africa that may have been responsible for the earliest Christian paintings in manuscripts. New research suggests that illuminations in two Ethiopian gospels dating […]

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UNESCO Inscribes Meskel Festival on Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

December 7, 2013 Featured News

7/12/13 UNESCO has inscribed Meskel commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO selected the Meskel festival from among the 31 heritages presented to its 8th Conference of intangible cultural heritages. According to UNESCO, the inscription of Meskel festival […]

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Foolhardy churches that inspire

November 20, 2013 Featured News

BY REHANA ROSSOUW – 20/11/13 WE TRIED not to stare at the Ethiopian embassy official who processed our visa applications, but it was impossible not to ask questions about her face. Her forehead, cheeks and neck were garlanded in tattooed blue crosses. At a monastery on Lake Tana, a female monk displayed the same markings. […]

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OCP Secretary Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

October 29, 2013 Featured News

  Yonas Gredew OCP News Service- October- November 2013 Addis Ababa: With the blessings of Rt Rev Chorbishop Kyrikose Thottupuram of Chicago (OCP Chancellor) George Alexander (OCP Secretary) paid a special visit to His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia. Abune Mathias  is the Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot who leads more than 45 million Ethiopian […]

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Greek Orthodox Archbishop Petros of Axum and All Ethiopia receives OCP Secretary

October 29, 2013 Featured News

OCP News Service Yonas Gredew – October-November 2013 Addis Ababa: The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Petros of Axum and Archimandrite Chrysostom received Secretary George Alexander at the Metropolitan residence in the Capital City during the last week of October 2013. Secretary was accompanied by Fr Dr Jossi Jacob (Lecturer Holy Trinity Theological College and IMOC delegate […]

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