Churches of Ethiopia
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Churches of Ethiopia the monastery of Nárgá Selláse by Mario Di Salvo

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Published by Skira in Milan .
Written in English


  • Christian art and symbolism -- Ethiopia,
  • Painting, Ethiopian,
  • Narga Sellase (Monastery) -- Tana, Lake (Ethiopia),
  • Tana, Lake (Ethiopia)

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Edition Notes


StatementMario Di Salvo ; with texts by Stanislaw Chojnacki, Osvaldo Raineri
ContributionsChojnacki, Stanislaw, Raineri, Osvaldo
LC ClassificationsNA"6086.2"N37"D5"2000
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21195619M
ISBN 108881185296

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The most remarkable of the Lalibela churches, called Bet Giorgis, is dedicated to St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia. According to legend, when King Lalibela had almost completed the group of churches which God had instructed him to build, Saint George appeared (in full armor and riding his white horse) and sharply reproached the king for. Ethiopia is a land of hidden treasures, and among the greatest are its remote churches, whose richly decorated interiors amaze and astound with their vibrant colours and extraordinary illustration. Yet steeped in ancient legend, and often situated in remote locations, a true appreciation and understanding of these unique churches and their 5/5(2).   Ethiopia’s churches and monasteries, built on hilltops or hewn out of cliff faces, are celebrated in a new book, Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom. The churches were hewn out of solid rock from top to bottom, excavated externally and internally, and carved in different styles. One of the churches, the Bet Giorgis, was devoted to Saint George and, supposedly, the Saint overlooked the building of this church, directing its very construction. The Church of Emmanuel at Lalibela, : Johnblack.

Throughout Ethiopia, Orthodox churches are not considered churches until the local bishop gives them a tabot, a replica of the tablets in the original Ark of the Covenant. The tabot is at least six inches (15 cm) square, and it is made of either alabaster, marble, or wood (see acacia). It is always kept in ornate coverings on the r: St. Frumentius according to Ethiopian . The twelve churches of Lalibela are Medieval Christian and carved out of solid rock located in Ethiopia. Their construction is an important historical event in the European incursion into Ethiopia. There is much other history recorded in this paper/5.   Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches For centuries, the origin of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches has eluded everyone except locals, who firmly believe they were carved by angels. Share on.   In the 12th century, King Lalibela of Ethiopia received a vision from God, who told him to carve 11 churches out of the local stone. This New Jerusalem, as the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela were known, kept pilgrims from having to make the dangerous trek to Jerusalem to honor their God.

Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 7, likes talking about this. ECFE is an umbrella organization with a view to /5(1). Ethiopia's Orthodox churches and monasteries have conducted services and liturgy continuously for over 1, years. They are still very much alive and a central part of Ethiopian culture. This book captures that vibrant history with incredibly evocative photos and informative text/5(16). United Methodist of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 75 likes 4 talking about this. United Methodist Church of EthiopiaFollowers:   Lalibela - the history behind the Rock churches of Ethiopia ; Axum: Legendary Kingdom of Ancient Ethiopia ; The Cliff Churches of Tigray Ethiopia (CC BY ND ) Christian Tradition at the Abba Yohani Church. Abba Yohani is a church and monastery built into a cliff side in a remote part of the Tigrai region of : Caleb Strom.