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The clergy and Debtera (scholars versed in the liturgy and music of the church) lift their voices in hymn and chant just as it has been for over a 1,500 years when Ethiopia accepted Christianity.

​Ethiopian Genna – Christmas

Ethiopia still retains the ancient Julian calendar in which Genna falls on 7 January (of the Gregorian calendar.) People in towns and villages typically dress up in their finest...
The present church was erected in 1962 by Emperor Haile Selassie, replacing one his father Ras Makonnen had erected to celebrate the Ethiopian victory in the Battle of Adwa.

The Feast of St. Gabriel in Kulubi

28th December (Tahsas 19 in the Ethiopian calendar) is one of the two big annual St. Gabriel festivals (the other one comes on 26th July), and is the culmination...
An Orthodox priest at Nakuto Lab Rock Church, outside Lalibela, Ethiopia. About three-quarters of Orthodox Ethiopians say they attend church every week. (Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)

Ethiopia is an outlier in the Orthodox Christian world

Ethiopia has the largest Orthodox Christian population outside Europe, and, by many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do Orthodox Christians in the faith’s...

Ethiopia: We won’t relocate our embassy to Jerusalem

We have no intention to relocate our embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, the ministry’s spokesperson, Meles...

Promoting tourism potentials for more positive outcomes

Ethiopia is blessed with enormous historic, cultural and natural tourism resources. That is why many experts on tourism and those who are fortunate enough to visit the country are...

German tourist shot dead in Ethiopia

A German tourist has been shot dead and a guide injured during a visit to a volcano in north-eastern Ethiopia. They were part of a group which had travelled to...

Images of traditional lives of indigenous Ethiopian tribes shared by photographer

French photographer Eric Lafforgue has captured some stunning photography during a trip to rural Ethiopia. While there, he spent time with indigenous tribespeople, catching a glimpse into their culture...

The Great Run: Image builder and development engine

The first edition of the Great Ethiopian Run was held on November 25, 2001 with ten thousand participants. Comparing it to the celebrated great runs of other countries, the...

ላሊበላን ለመጠበቅ የተዘረጋው የብረት ጥላ ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ስላመዘነ ሊነሳ ነው

የላሊበላ ውቅር አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ከተለያዩ የተፈጥሮ አደጋዎች ለመከላከል በሚል የከባድ የብረት ምሰሶ የተሠራው ጥላ፣ ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ስላመዘነ ሊነሳ እንደሆነ የባህልና ቱሪዝም ሚኒስቴር አስታውቋል፡፡ ጥላው የተዘረጋው ቅርሱን ከዝናብ፣ ከንፋስና ከመሳሰሉት...

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