Ethiopian Church

Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Received by Patriarch Kirill of Russia

May 18, 2018 Featured

Yonas Geredew – (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service – 18/5/8 Communiqué adopted at the results of the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch and Catholicos Abune Mathias I of Ethiopia Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias – (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of […]

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The Last Christian Emperor – Haile Selassie I and Orthodox Christianity

November 15, 2017 Featured

Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 15/11/7 November, 2017 marks the 87th anniversary of the coronation of the last Christian Emperor in the world, a member of the Oriental Orthodox Communion. At the Cathedral of Saint George in Addis Ababa, the Coptic Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Abune […]

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Book Review: Reflections on the History of the Abyssinian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

April 19, 2017 Featured

Semere Tesfamicael Habtemariam – Asmarino Independent – April 2017 BUY  A COPY FROM AMAZON HERE: Here is a fascinating book, a delight to read but quite difficult to review. Written by a non- professional historian (an engineer by training turned into a political activist and historian to boot), it contains a great many insights without […]

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The Feast of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus

April 1, 2017 Featured
10981615_856648251065974_7134081697727073489_n – March- April 2017 Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus was entitled “the Star of the desert” and “the Head of Anchorites” Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus [means the salve of the Holy Spirit] was born on Tahisas 29 in 829 E.C; his date of birth and conception coincided with the day of His GOD, JESUS CHRIST. […]

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The Fast of the Prophets (Tsome Nebiyat)

November 27, 2016 Featured News
363-the-holy-prophet-jonah1 – November 2016 Based on Fetha Negest (Article 15, Number 565), the Fast of the Prophets (Tsome Nebiyat) is one of the seven official fasting seasons ordained in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church that starts on 15th Hedar (November 24) and ends on Christmas eve 28th of Tahsas (January 06). The Orthodox Church observes […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias Arrives in India

November 19, 2016 Featured News

Dr Ajesh T Phillip -OCP News Service- 19/11/16 (Ethiopian – Indian Orthodox Churches) Kerala- India: His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias and the Ethiopian Orthodox delegation has arrived in India. The Primate of the Church of Ethiopia and the delegation was received by His Grace Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilose and His Grace Metropolitan Geevarghese Yulios at the […]

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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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Ethiopian delegation visits Pope Tawadros

August 2, 2016 Featured News

Copts-United – August 2016 Also Read: Pope Tawadros met with Ethiopian ecclesiastical delegation Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark See, received on Monday, Bishop Lucas, secretary of Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Church, accompanied by two Ethiopian priests. The meeting was attended by Anba Beeman, Bishop of Nakada and coordinator […]

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July 1, 2016 Featured News
240650.b – July 2016 World’s first illustrated Christian Bible discovered at Ethiopian monastery The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery. The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said […]

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May 14, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – May 2016 On the morning of Monday, the 26th of April/9th of May 2016, His Holiness Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Church, visited the Patriarchate. The Ethiopian Patriarch and His entourage were warmly received by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and Hagiotaphite Fathers. An interesting discussion took place in the […]

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December 10, 2015 News

On Monday, the 17th/30th of November 2015, a three-member Hieratic Delegation from the Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem visited the Patriarchate. The Delegation was welcomed by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem. Discussed at the meeting was the problem caused by the gathering of Ethiopian faithful in front of their chapel in the area of the Holy […]

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Sunday School Students of Addis Ababa Dioscese Prepares for the Meskel Celebration

September 26, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Service – 26/915 Report by –  Mentu Desta Asrat Addis Ababa: Sunday Schools students of the Addis Ababa diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church have completed their training for the feast of the finding of  the true cross (Meskel). Their training included singing and mass sports. Their skillful performance will display the mystery […]

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May 14, 2015 Featured News – May 2015 Residents of the Christian quarter of Jerusalem are becoming victims of attacks by extremists; this time not only were the shrines of the believers desecrated, but also their houses, reports the Linga portal. On Tuesday, May 5, three Christian public organizations of Jerusalem – “Youths of the Christian Quarter”, “Development of the […]

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Priests Are Responsible for Ending Violence Against Women, Says Ethiopian Church

November 2, 2013 Featured News

UN Women – November 2013 “As a priest,  people listen to me and that gives me a position to speak out  against gender-based  violence,” says Melakesina, priest and head of the  Ethiopian Orthodox  Church in Kobo district in northern Ethiopia. He is one of  100 religious  leaders who participated in trainings on gender-based violence  and […]

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Hindus Urge New Ethiopian Church Patriarch to Promote Interfaith Dialogue

March 4, 2013 Featured News
Distinguished Hindu Statesman Rajan Zed

4/3/13 Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s greatest Christian religious-historical sites. (RENO) – Congratulating His Holiness Abune Mathias, 71, on his election as the sixth Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church headquartered in Addis Ababa, Hindus hope that he would promote interfaith dialogue in the world. Mathias, who has been serving as the […]

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Condolence Message to Ethiopian Church from The Catholicos of the East (Letter and Video)

August 18, 2012 Featured News

18/8/2012 Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Condolence Message (Letter and Video) to Ethiopian Church from The Catholicos of the East Baselios Paulse II, Primate of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church. Source:

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Ethiopian Church to decide on the funeral dates of Patriarch Abuna Paulose

August 16, 2012 Featured News

16/8/2012 OCP Exclusive Addis Ababa: It has been reported that the Ethiopian Holy Synod and Church leaders is to gather at the Capital city to decide the funeral dates of Patriarch Abune Paulose. A committee will be formed to lead the funeral rites. More info awaited. Source: OCP News Service

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