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THE CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE (Lalibela, Ethiopia)
The Church of St. George is carved from solid rock and one of eleven
monolithic churches in Lalibela, a city in Wollo, Northern Ethiopia, Africa.
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The Church of Zion (Axum, Ethiopia)
Emperor Haile Selassie built the Church of Zion in 1962 In Axum.It is the second most beautiful church in Ethipoia
after Holly Trinity It was built for the respect and love he has for the Province of Tegere. Tigrai people have faced the
invaders head on. The entire design is Marble and oak. Photographer is Hoyt Smith. Derge tried to destroy the
Emperor and failed. TPLF made up a fake history of hate. The Emperor will live in the hearts of all Ethiopians and
dictators history will be erased
ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
St George's Cathedral is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is noted for its distinctive
octagonal form. It is located at the northern end of Churchill Road in the city.

Designed by Sebastiano Castagna and built by Italian prisoners of war defeated at Adwa in 1896, it was named after St. George,
after the Tabot (Ark) of the church was carried to the Battle of Adwa against the Italians during which the Ethiopians secured
victory. The building was described in 1938 in an Italian tourist publication as a fine example of the European interpretation of
Ethiopian church design. The Italian Fascist authorities set the building on fire during the war in 1937. The cathedral was later
restored by the Emperor following the liberation in 1941.

Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia was crowned at this Cathedral in 1917, and Emperor Haile Selassie was crowned there in 1930, and
it became a pilgrimage site for Rastafarians. The Cathedral has a museum, and an Imperial throne is on display as is the stained
glass works of artist Afewerk Tekle. Given the reason why the cathedral was named, it displays weaponry used in the wars against
the Italians including curved swords and tridents and giant helmets made from the manes of lions.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB Post 10-26-2017
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Debre Keranio Medhanialem EOTC
The oldest church in Addis Ababa.1826 Debre Keranio
Medhanialem EOTC.founded by King Sahle Selassie Grand
father of Menelik II a Meridazmach of Shewa, He was a
younger son of Wossen Seged.

Source: Getamesay Hailemicheal ~ FB Post ~ 02 Sep 2019
Ethiopia ~ Our Lady Mary of Zion Church
Ali Jackson Many Rastafarians were wrongly mislead into believing that this was a picture of the Ark of the Covenant covered up in
a picture with Janhoy. But the truth be told, it was the Stone Throne on the premisses of the Old Church of Our Lady St. Mary of
Zion. The picture with Janhoy was from a Church celebration from the dedication ceremony when Janhoy donated the original
Imperial coronation crowns to the Mother Church in Axum. At the top of the stairs in front of the Old St Mary of Zion Church is the
Stone Throne where the coronation of 261 Aksumite kings took place. Now because Janhoy & Itege Menen Asfaw were both
crowned at St. George's Cathedral in Addis Ababa not at the Old Church of Our Lady St. Mary of Zion in Axum. No monarch in
Ethiopia can be given the Title of King of Zion unless the Monarch is crowned on the Stone Throne at the Old Church of Our Lady
St. Mary of Zion in Axum Ethiopia. Janhoy was accoreded the title of King of Zion by the Abuna as a result of Janhoy donating the
original Imperial coronation crowns to the church to preserve for posterity.

Source: Ali Jackson ~ FB post ~ 26 Dec 2019
These pictures (left) are of the same area pictured above.
The difference is in this picture the Axumite Stone Throne of
the Old Church of Our Lady Saint Mary of Zion is not covered.
By the way the Stone Throne is a part of the stone staircase
at the church & it cannot be removed it is permanent.

Source: Ali Jackson ~ FB post ~ 26 Dec 2019
EOTC Ener Amanuel Monastery
EOTC Ener Amanuel Monastery found in Gurage
Monastery of Narga Selassie
Monastery of Narga Selassie (Rest of the Trinity) is a church on Dek Island. It's the largest island in Northern Ethiopia. It was
constructed by
Empress Mentewab in the late 18th Century.

Mentewab (means in Amharic, "How beautiful.")

Mentewab's Baptismal name is Walatta Giorgis, which means, "Daughter of Saint George."

Throne name: Berhan Magassa (which means, Glorifier of Light)

From the House of Solomon, her coronation was on December 23, 1730, where she became Empress of Ethiopia. She was the
consort of Emperor Bakaffa. She was the mother of Iyasu II(whose was also known as Berhan Seged, which means, "He to whom
the Light bows") and grandmother of Iyosas I.

Mentewab built several significant structures in Gondar including her own Castle in the Royal Enclosure and a large banqueting
hall as well. Most significantly she built a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary at Qusquam(named for a site in Egypt where the
Holy Family had stayed during their exile) in the mountains outside of Gondar.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 10 Oct 2019
Narga Selassie is an Orthodox church on the western shores of Dek Island, the largest island of Lake Tanain northern Ethiopia.
The name signifies "Trinity of the Rest". "Rest" refers to the place and the shade thereabouts.

The church was constructed by Empress Mentewabin the late 18th century, apparently using as construction material for doors
and roof a gigantic sycamore fig tree that stood at the centre of a slight elevation, now the centre of the church. Narga Selassie is
fully decorated in the local style. A relief on the main entry portrays the Scottish explorer James Bruce, who visited the capital,
Gondar, in the late 19th century.

Narga Selassie was constructed in the classic round architectural tradition of the churches in the Lake Tana area, with the usage of
stone both in the perinaeum around the church and in the compound walls.

The church is accessed from the lake through a port constructed in 1987, which is connected to Bahir Darand Gorgora by a
state-owned ferry service. The access is in itself a beauty spot with a huge sycamore with long aerial roots descending to the lake
and a door tower which forms part of the original construction.

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 10 Oct 2019

Like the Eastern Christian Churches, the Ethiopian Church did inherit the Hebraic forms of worship. But the tradition
of the Hebrew is more preserved in Ethiopia than in any other Christian Church Today. This, of course, was “as a
result of the visit of Queen Makeda(Sheba) to King Solomon” at Palestine (1,000 B.C.) Her union with King Solomon
produced King Menelik I, who was born while she journeyed back to Ethiopia where she condemned the sun god
Worship as well as all other types of worship and introduced to her people the worship of the One True God of King
Solomon. Her visit is recorded in the Bible (1 Kings 10:1-13) but more details are available in the book of Kebra
Nagast (The Glory of Kings). It is legend, nevertheless, that the Ethiopians are deeply conscious of and are in
agreement with the statement of the Kebra Negast. The Kebra Nagast stated that in later years when Makeda’s son
Menelik I visited his father King Solomon, he brought the Ark of Covenant accompanied by Azarius the son of Zadok
the High Priest and all the first-born of the House of Israel. The Bete Israel (Falasha Jews) of Ethiopia, and some other
natives as well, trace their origin to this day from the people who accompanied Menelik to Aksum. The Ark today is
resting in the St. Mary of Tsion Church in the city of Aksum which is the birthplace of the country’s civilization and
center for Christian worship. This is perhaps the most remarkable occasion for the introduction of the Hebrew
tradition to Ethiopia. Today every Ethiopian Church has an Ark(Tabot) on the altar which is the focal point of
worship. Communion cannot be administered without it.

Edward Ullendorff suggests that “Antiphonal singing as part of the worship was an established form of the Hebrew
Liturgy since the earliest times and was taken over by the Christian Churches especially in Eastern rites of the
Jacobite Syrians and the Copts. It is unlikely that the Hebrew forms were anywhere more faithfully preserved than in
the Ethiopian service with its emphasis on the Debteras cantor and antiphony. The offices of the Debteras are in most
respects comparable to that of the Levites, particularly in their roles as cantors and choristers. Most of their duty is to
chant from Psalms and Hymns. The musical instrument of the Hebrews in 2 Samuel 6:5, which David/Dawit and all
the house of Israel played before the LORD on harps and lyres, drums, and sistra, dancing with the high sound of the
trumpet is alive in Ethiopia today. For this and other reasons the rituals of the Ethiopian Christian traditions mingle
with the Old Testament traditions identically with the Hebrew traditions and customs. For instance, the men do not
enter a church the day after they have had intercourse with their wives: nor do the women come to church service
after childbirth, till the days of their purification are over or till the sacrament of baptism is administered to the child.
A person who is, for certain reasons, unclean cannot enter the Church till he is purified. The washing of hand s before
and after food and eating the meat of animals that are prohibited in Leviticus Chapter 11 and many others are
observed identically by both the Ethiopians and the Hebrews. However, these and other laws of the Old Testament
are not being observed merely because of the tradition. They are also done in respect of the law written in Matthew 5:
8, that “one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law.”

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB Post - 05-11-2017
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