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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
The Coptic Orthodox Church refused to recognize the election and enthronement of Abune Tekle Haymanot on the grounds that the Synod of the Ethiopian Church had not removed Abune Tewophilos and that the government had not publicly acknowledged his death, and he was thus still legitimate Patriarch of Ethiopia.
Abune Merkorios was the fourth Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, succeeding Abune Tekle Haimanot in 1988.
Abune Paulos (born Gebre Medhin Wolde Yohannes 1935) is Abuna and Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (1992 -).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ethiopian-Orthodox-Tewahedo-Church   (6773 words)

 Kidanemehret Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church - Pluralism Profile #3
The children are brought into the church at a very young age and are tended to according to the needs of the age group.
I was told that in a typical Ethiopian church, there are three distinct parts or places in the Church, in accordance to the Temple building instructions in the Old Testament or the Hebrew Scripture.
One area is reserved for the Ark and surrounding the Ark, is the place where the keses and deacons conduct prayer and priestly rituals; the remaining area is for the membership to participate in the worship.
www.monroecc.edu /depts/sociology/pluralism/profile3.htm   (2550 words)

 Imperial Ethiopia - Ethiopia's Religions
The second ranking hierarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the Abbot of the Debre Libanos Monastery, reflecting the importance of monasticism in Ethiopia.
On the altar of Ethiopian churches there is a miniature facsimile of the tabot, one of the tablets of the Ark of the Covenant, which Ethiopians believe is preserved in their country.
While the Ethiopian Orthodox are not in direct canonical communion with the Orthodox of Greece, Constantinople, Russia, Ukraine, Antioch, and other jurisdictions, they are embraced fraternally to the extent that some of these churches allow their priests to administer the sacraments to the Ethiopian Orthodox.
www.imperialethiopia.org /religions.htm   (1096 words)

 History of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Homepage
The highest native born clergyman of the Ethiopian Church was the Echege, who was the Abbot of the Monastery of Debre Libanos, founded in the 1100's by the Ethiopian cleric St. Tekle Haimanot.
The Church in exile is being buffeted by accusations from certain quarters that it has split the church, and that the exiled bishops would have done better to remain in Ethiopia, and in the legitimate Synod fighting for their cause.
Orthodox Epiphany does not celebrate the visit of the three wise men as is the tradition in the western church, but instead celebrates the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan by St. John the Baptist.
www.angelfire.com /ny3/ethiochurch   (3744 words)

 Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ethiopian Orthodox church is the oldest of all Eastern Christianities (although Armenians would argue it).
Sometimes Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church is called Copic, which is due to the fact that till the early fifties the head of Ethiopian church was selected in Alexandria, Egypt and this tradition was changed under Haile Sellassie.
Thus, the spread of Islam was not halted because "the Ethiopian church.
sellassie.ourfamily.com /culture/church.html   (1730 words)

  Orthodox Church Timeline - St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church
Crown Prince Ras Tafari is coronated as Emperor of Ethiopia on November 2, vowing to defend the ancient Faith of the Orthodox Church.
Arthur Gathuna as the Vicars of the Greek African Orthodox Church in Uganda and Kenya, respectively.
Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I is martyred at the hands of lawless men, reportedly by suffocation on August 27.
www.stmaryofegypt.net /history.shtml   (1828 words)

  Ethiopian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the five so-called monophysite churches, characterised by their rejection of the Council of Chalcedon (451).
Church members are expected to be circumcised, to follow the dietary practices set out in the Old Testament, and observe Saturday as the Sabbath.
Chronic skirmishes between Christians and Muslims led to the outbreak of civil war in the 16th century and the sacking of monasteries and the burning of churches.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/early/ethorth.html   (434 words)

 Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Forests:
Churches are consecrated, but it is the ‘Tabot’ or the Arc of the Covenant, which gives sanctity to the church in which it is placed.
Churches are usually built in pleasant spots and are surrounded with walls of massive stone and patches of trees, which add to the solemnity, and the quietude of the building.
Church compounds are the monasteries of trees and other biodiverse resources where one can animate trees escaped from being destroyed forever under the shelter of the church value and esteem.
www.geocities.com /akababi/eotc_forest_1.htm   (1194 words)

 Patriarch Tewoflos (Meliktu Welde Mariam), Ethiopia, Ethiopian Orthodox Church
In April 1943, the churches of Ethiopia and Alexandria agreed to ordain bishops from among the senior monks of Ethiopia.
In 1950, by permission of the synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the goodwill of Patriarch Baslewos, Abuna Tewoflos was made vice patriarch and was given delegation to Patriarch Yosab of Alexandria according to the agreement made by the authorities of these two churches.
One bank account was for an Ethiopian Orthodox Church being built in Kenya, the second had been opened for the Gofa Gebriel Church, the third was the account for the theological college, and the fourth was the patriarch's income administration account and the fifth, an account for the Harar local churches.
www.dacb.org /stories/ethiopia/tewoflos2.html   (2931 words)

 St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Orlando, Florida - History of the Five Oriental Churchs
The oldest Church in Christendom, the Syrian orthodox Church of Antioch believes itself to be directly related to the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ in that it has Syriac, the mother tongue of Christ, His blessed Mother, the Apostles and the Apostolic community in Jerusalem as its liturgical language.
The church is the oldest teaching institution of both religious and secular education such as biblical exegesis commentary, Patristic literature, church songs, literature and art, mathematics, astronomy and medicine etc. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church still teaches in the monasteries and in the great Cathedrals and has the freedom of preaching everywhere throughout the country.
Even though the church has many hundreds of thousands of priests who have been trained in the traditional schools, she still needs by the thousands modern trained priests who may be able to communicate the churchs message to the modern generation.
www.stmichaeleotcorlando.org /wst_page8.html   (9242 words)

 The Denver Post - "We found our way of life"
Hawe Abera, 11, of Fort Collins participates in worship Sunday at the Ethiopian Orthodox Saint Mary Church, said to be the biggest to be built outside of Ethiopia.
Leading the way were the church's chief priests, each wearing on his head a brightly colored and ornate vestment that held a replica of the Ark of the Covenant, the biblical chest that contained the Ten Commandments.
History: The Ethiopian Orthodox church, an autonomous Christian church dating to the fourth century, is headed by a patriarch and closely related to the Coptic Church of Egypt.
www.denverpost.com /news/ci_4428199   (723 words)

 St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church
The Armenian Apostolic Church is one of a group of five churches that are variously called the Oriental Orthodox, the Ancient Oriental or the Lesser Churches of the East.
This group of Churches consists of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite) and the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East (South India).
The hierarchy in the Church is as in the Eastern Orthodox Churches, with deacons, married priests, celibate priests (considered monks), bishops, (archbishops) and Patriarchs.
www.st-gregory-narek.org /armenianchurch.html   (685 words)

 Faith: Curatorial Introduction and Artwork | Ethiopian Icons: Faith & Science
Credited with converting the king, sponsoring Christian merchants and building churches, he was the first bishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and is still venerated as Abba Salama, father of peace.
In the centuries following, the Orthodox Church was a unifying force among the regions and diverse populations in Ethiopia.
Church patrons commissioned artist-priests to create icons in the form of single panels, diptychs and triptychs to donate to the church.
www.nmafa.si.edu /exhibits/icons/faith.html   (244 words)

 Ethiopian Christianity: A History of the Christian Church in Ethiopia
These churches, carved out of the living rock, deserve to be one of the wonders of the world and are a remarkable monument to the skill and craftsmanship of the 13th century Ethiopians.
Ethiopian Orthodoxy, which had very little by way of evangelistic impetus, had little appeal to the newcomers, who found Orthodox fasts odd an onerous and who no more understood the Ge’ez of the liturgy than their Christian neighbours did.
The Church also suffered from the lack of leadership and ordiantions for much of the nineteenth century, since the Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, himself in deep difficulties, did not provide the Ethiopian church with its abuna, and when he did the abuna found himself powerless in the face of the distintegration of the Ethiopian state.
www.bethel.edu /~letnie/EthiopiaHomepage.html   (1535 words)

 Christianity and Islam in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church was established at the beginning of the fourth century, making it one of the oldest established churches in the world.
However, culturally the Orthodox church has dominated the political, social, and cultural life in the highlands, as it has been official religion of the imperial court and hence also of the feudal establishment until Haile Selassie was deposed in 1974.
Ethiopians who are joining these festivals contribute to their Church by giving several religious items, the amount to be spent on these contributions depends of course on the income of the individual.
www.ethiopiatravel.com /religion_in_ethiopia.htm   (1391 words)

 Indian Orthodox Church
The Indian Orthodox Church (also known as Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Orthodox Syrian Church of the East), is a prominent member of the Oriental Orthodox Churches family.
The present head of the Indian Orthodox church is H.H. Baselius Mar Thoma Didymos I. The official title of the head of the Church is "the Catholicos of the East seated on the throne of St Thomas and the Malankara Metropolitan".
The Malankara Syrian Association is the parliament of the Church which is a body of bishops and elected laity and clergy representatives from all the parishes.
www.niranamchurch.com /IndianOrthodoxChurch.asp   (1788 words)

 The Ethiopian Orthodox Church & Bob Marley's Baptism And The Church (Jamaica)
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest organized churches (If not the oldest) in the world and dates back to biblical times (Read Acts 8:27-39 to learn more).
The church has stated many times that their commission from Emperor Haile Selassie was to lead Rastafarians away from worshiping him and turn to the worshipping of the God he worshipped.
Initially many in the Rastafarian community welcomed the church however when it became clear that to be baptized in the church, a Rastafarian had to renounce the divinity of Haile Selassie, the problems started.
www.jamaicans.com /culture/rasta/ethiopian_church.shtml   (717 words)

 Going Inside the Oromo Galma Qallu and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
It is either that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is based on the Oromo Galma Qallu that was transformed nominally to put on a different cover or that the two institutions have no relationships and the similarities are coincidences.
On another note, the animosity towards Islam by the early leaders of EOC may well be a manifestation of the aftershock of the sack of Aksum.
Similarly, EOC priests traditionally go to the house where a baby is born, do some prayer and splash the water in the house.
www.voicefinfinne.org /English/Column/Galma_EOC.htm   (2153 words)

 The Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church Campaign Against HIV-AIDS
According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, one of the leading organizations in the campaign to halt the spread of the disease, thousands of people, including one of their deacons have been killed by the epidemic.
According to Dr. Selassie, The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the largest Christian denomination in the country.
The church is also in the process of setting up youth centers to provide "information exchange and educational activities" through dramas, music, libraries and counseling.
gbgm-umc.org /africa/ethiopia/gbgm021700mzbm.html   (668 words)

 The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Molinar indicates clearly, that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was and is the contributor of educational modernity to the nation of Ethiopia.
The Church abides by the formula "The one Incarnate Nature of God the Word", on which St. Cyril of Alexandria increasingly insisted, a formula which was accepted as correct by the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. and which, after the Council of Chalcedon, the Chalcedonian side in the East itself admitted.
It is unfair for the Church to be nicknamed "monophysite" by the faithful who accept the Chalcedonian formula of "two Natures in the one Person of Jesus Christ", because the expression used by the non-Chalcedonian side was always muiphysis, and never monophysis (mia standing for a composite unity unlike mone standing for an elemental unity).
www.eotc.faithweb.com /orth.html   (6913 words)

 A Book on Ethiopian Orthodox Church Launched
A book describing the history and tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) was launched on Wednesday here at the Theological College of the Holy Trinity of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church.
Written by a Swiss writer Christine Chaillot, the book is divided by chapters describing the life and spirituality and various unique aspects of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, classical language and Ethiopia’s literature, the Church’s festivals and celebrations as well as the history of Sunday schools, among others.
Her last book, The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Tradition, was published last year.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2003/01/31-01-03/A.htm   (247 words)

 EKD: Protestant Church in Germany - - Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch meets German pastors
In the pleasant atmosphere of the German church compound in Addis, about a dozen pastors and delegates concentrated on the main theme of the conference: the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC).
The factual discourse on the EOC by Archbishop Timotheos was a sound introduction for the EKD conference to the audience with His Holiness Patriarch Abuna Paulos at his residence.
Although relations between the EKD and the EOC are excellent, especially in the field of church development assistance, the EKD representative and the Patriarch agreed in view of the discussed matters, on a much needed, intensified dialogue between the EKD and the EOC particularly when it comes to theological and ecclesiastical issues.
www.ekd.de /print.php?file=/bulletin/1997/2410.html   (452 words)

 UNHCR - Ethiopia: Information on the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC), the Patriarch's relationship ...
The Ethiopian Review added that disruptions of public events at which the Patriarch was present by church members opposed to the Patriarch's leadership of the EOC "have become common occurrences" (ibid.).
The Ethiopian Review of July-August 1997 carried a report stating that the British government had refused to issue Abune Paulos a transit visa for a stop in the UK on his way to the US, on the grounds that his presence in the UK would likely cause violence among the Ethiopian community in the UK.
Mary's Church is also mentioned in an ETV Television Network report of 8 June 1997, according to which a person was killed and six others were injured as a result of a fight that took place near St. Mary's Church in Addis Ababa on 7 June 1997.
www.unhcr.org /home/RSDCOI/3ae6ab4658.html   (778 words)

 Controversy marks Ethiopian Orthodox Church anniversary - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
THE Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church's 36th anniversary was marked by controversy when during the celebration service on Labour Day, May 23, the officiating priest refused to baptize a man wearing dreadlocks, telling him that he had to cut his hair first.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church compound at Maxfield Avenue, Kingston, is shown in this March 25, 2006 file photo, during the funeral of Rastafarian patriarch Mortimo St George Planno.
Through the instrumentation of Haile Selassie, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was established in Jamaica in 1970, as a response to the Rasta community which for many years clamoured for its establishment in Jamaica.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20060624T160000-0500_107671_OBS_CONTROVERSY_MARKS_ETHIOPIAN_ORTHODOX_CHURCH_ANNIVERSARY_.asp   (884 words)

 Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church passes on - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jamaica and the Western Hemisphere, His Eminence Abuna Yesesaq, died at age 72 on Thursday in the Newark Beth Israel Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA.
According to a press release from the local chapter of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abuna Yesesaq was sent to Jamaica in 1970 by Emperor Haile Selassie I, to establish the church here.
It was the life-long vision for Abuna Yesesaq to erect the first Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral in Jamaica, which is currently being built at 89 Maxfield Avenue in Kingston.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20060101T210000-0500_95764_OBS_ARCHBISHOP_OF_THE_ETHIOPIAN_ORTHODOX_CHURCH_PASSES_ON_.asp   (323 words)

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