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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Celebrates Easter

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 16, 2012

Typical beef sitting of Ethiopia — Delicious, yummy, yum, yum!

Seattle Fasika

The mothers’ choir sings at St. Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Church, near Seattle’s Judkins Park, in the early morning hours Sunday, April 15, 2012 celebrating Easter. More than a 1,000 people attended the service, worshipping inside the church, in a tent and in the parking lot. Many wore traditional white shawls, while the service was delivered in Amharic and Ge’ez, an ancient language once used in Ethiopia that is now only used in church

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Cramming on to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre’s roof for Ethiopian Easter Mass

Photo: Courtesy of Israeli photographer, Ouria Tadmor

The Israeli police do not blink an eye when our party of one Ethiopian and four Europeans turns the corner opposite the door to a Coptic Orthodox chapel and slide through the entrance to the courtyard of the hermitage. Here priests are already conducting the service in a rectangular tent made of panels of clear and flowered plastic. The Greeks and Armenians require impossible-to- obtain passes to attend Easter Mass below in the church; the Ethiopians welcome all to the roof until packed to capacity.

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Orthodox Holy Week and Paschal Snaps Worldwide – 2012

Faithfuls returning from Palm Sunday liturgy at Bole Medhanealem Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Addis Abeba

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Scenes From Fasika at St. Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Toronto


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