2019-08-29T09:17:41+00:00

GISHEN MARIAM – (FEAST OF THE PIECE OF THE CROSS)

Gishen is a cross-shaped mountainous area in South Wollo Region at 80 km from the town of Dessie. Gishen is one of the oldest monasteries in the country reputedly founded in the 5th century by King Kaleb. It is strongly believed that the piece of the True Cross on which [...]

2019-08-29T09:17:04+00:00

HIDAR- TSION – (CELEBRATION OF ST. MARY)

Hidar Tsion festival is a very colorful church celebration in the historic cities of Axum and annually celebrated November 30th or 1st December in a leap year. The final resting places of the Ark of the Covenant is believed to be in Axum a Tsion Maryam church. Virgin is one [...]

2019-08-29T09:13:53+00:00

MESKEL – (FINDING THE TRUE CROSS OF CHRIST)

Meskel is one of the most colorful religious Orthodox holidays in Ethiopia falls on 27th September accordingly Gorgorian Calander commemorates the discovery of the True Cross which Jesus Christ was crucified performed miracles, they buried it underground and dumped rubbish on the round where it was buried but when Empress [...]