Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Indian Ambassador Anurag Sreevasthava Visits Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

June 7, 2017 Featured News
(From L) H E Anurag Sreevasthava - Indian Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Holiness Abune Mathias - Patriarch of Ethiopia, Mr. V. Suresh – Second Secretary at Indian Embassy, Fr Dr. Jossi Jacob - Professor of Holy Trinity Theological College and delegate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church to the Ethiopian Church

OCP News Service – Ethiopia – 6/6/17 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia- His Excellency Mr. Anurag Sreevasthava, the Honorable Ambassador of India to Ethiopia paid a visit to HH Abune Mathias – I, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot and Archbishop Of Axum on 5th June 2017. The meeting […]

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

October 14, 2016 News

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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Official Statement of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on the Current Affairs of the Country

October 12, 2016 Featured News

Kassa Nigus – Mahibere Kidusan – 12/10/16 “And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” Jer 29፡7 In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, […]

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The Miracle with the Icon of St Mary (Tsedenya)

September 20, 2016 Featured News

Mahibere Kidusan – 20/9/2016 On this day was revealed the miracle of our Lady Mary in the city of Tsedenya when oil dropped from the tablet with her portrait [painted] upon it as if it had been clothed with flesh.  Now, it is said that Luke the evangelist painted this portrait. And the cause of […]

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New Book on Preaching in Ethiopian Orthodoxy

August 24, 2016 Featured News

LOI – August 2016 PURCHASE HERE: Keon-Sang An, An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible: Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, American Society of Missiology Monograph Series Book 25 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015). ISBN 978-1-498220699; also available on Kindle This book gives a good background to the multiple influences on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo […]

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The 2nd Edition of “Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity” is as Good as the First – John G. Panagiotou

July 18, 2016 Featured News

OCP Publications – 18/7/16 – American Orthodox Institute Review BUY FROM LULU for $7.50 only Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity: Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches Alexander, George, editor; OCP Publications: Kerala, India (Second Edition, June 2016). In this second edition of Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity, editor and author George Alexander provides new content as […]

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Symposium on the Contribution of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church Will be Held

July 13, 2016 Featured News

13/7/16- Mahibere Kidusan – The Ethiopian Orthodox Church  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, Mahibere Kidusan and The Institute for Advanced Semitic Studies and Afroasiatic Studies are jointly hosting an informative symposium and dialogue focused on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The symposium will be at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of […]

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Archbishop Abune Nathaniel of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

March 2, 2016 Featured News

OCP News Service – 2/3/16 Memory Eternal Addis Ababa: Archbishop Abune Nathaniel of Ethiopia has entered eternal rest. He was one of the senior most prelates of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The Late Archbishop Abune Nathaniel acted as the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne of Ethiopia after the demise of late Patriarch Abune Paulose […]

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Monument of Abune Petros Reinstated

February 8, 2016 Featured News

MentuDesta Asrat – Addis Ababa- OCP News Service – 8/2/16 Read More about 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
His Holiness Abune Mathias I -Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia - Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot.

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

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 Church to Address Declining Number of Faithful

October 21, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Service- 21/10/15 Report by Mentu Desta Asrat Addis Ababa-Ethiopian: His Holiness Abune Mathias – Patriarch of Ethiopia said the church cannot keep loosing her faithful. The Patriarch expressed his concern during the 34th annual general meeting of “Sebeka – Gubae” (council of church members and department representatives ) on 18th October 2015. Reports of different dioceses, […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia 

September 26, 2015 Featured News

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa and All Ethiopia) OCP News Service – 26/9/15  Pics – Fb Page of Coptic Spokesperson:  Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist has arrived in Ethiopia for the first apostolic visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a […]

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Archbishop Abune Phillip of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

September 1, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Service Special Courtesy – Mentu Desta Asrat Addis Ababa: His Grace Abune Phillip – Archbishop of Ilbabur and Gambela diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church passed away on 31 August 2015. Th funeral was later held at the Hily Trinity Cathedral in the Capital City of Addis Ababa. Memory Eternal Source: OCP News […]

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Abune Ermias of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

July 23, 2015 Featured News
His Grace Abune Ermias

Memory Eternal – July 2015 Addis Ababa: His Grace Archbishop Abune Ermias,  of Ethiopian Orthodox Church  and the head of holy St.Mary church entered eternal rest on 21st July 2015. May The Memory Be Eternal!!! Source:

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Remembering Abune Melchizedek of Ethiopia

June 15, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 – Yohanan Elyas On June 21st we remember our father the late His Grace Abune Melchizedek, Bishop of Kembata, Hadiya, Silte and Guraghe Diocese. He was born in 1960, on 1st June at Mehur, a rural place in the South-Central highland of Ethiopia. He lived his childhood with his father Kinfe Michael Wolde Senbet, a […]

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Exhibition on Ethiopian Orthodox History held in Munich

June 3, 2015 Featured News

June 2015 Read News in Ethiopian here: Germany: An Exhibition was held in Munich,Germany on May 23 2015 ( May 15 EC) on the history of Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The event was hosted by the association of Mahibere Kidusan which is  the Sunday School Dept. of the Church of Ethiopia. Source:  

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

April 22, 2015 Featured News

On April 20, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Abuna Mathias, Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, on the occasion of the murder of Ethiopian Christians by Libyan terrorists. On behalf of the members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Supreme Spiritual […]

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IOCC & Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development Commission provides Aid to Sudanese Refugees

March 16, 2015 Featured News

March 2015 Exhausted Sudanese Refugees Struggle For Survival In New Land Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Thousands of South Sudanese families who fled the violence and bloodshed from their country’s civil war now face new hardships as refugees in Ethiopia. More than 196,000 refugees, of which nearly two-thirds are children, have endured months of living out […]

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