Thursday, February 20, 2014

Selassie Orthodox Church

We did a tour (in Amharic, so don’t ask us questions about it) of a large Ethiopian Orthodox church. This church is atypical to the normal circular construction of most Ethiopian Orthodox churches as it is for hosting international events.

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I really liked the embroidery work on the priests gabis, it had the Selassie church designed into it.

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Ethiopian culture is rich and deep. It’s amazing to live in a  culture with thousands of years of strong tradition. Very high context also but, there is an intense dignity, pride and celebration of roots.

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The graveyard had some interesting monuments...

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Standing in the place where kings have worshipped and are now buried and a good history lesson always makes me full of wonder and feel so small. 


1 comment:

Daveana said...

My favorite part of the tour was all the stained glass and the ceilings! So beautiful!