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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church reunited after 26 years

July 27,2018

Ethiopian Orothodox Tewahdo Church declared its reunification officially yesterday from Water Gate Hotel in Washington DC where prime minister Abiy Ahmed was present to witness what many called a remarkable achievement for Ethiopian church.

The 4 th patriarch of the church, Abune Merkorios, is to end his twenty six years of exile life and return to Ethiopia with all the honors and privileges of a patriarch as in the tradition of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church but he will be serving the church by leading prayers and blessing his children in Christ, followers of the church, while the 6th patriarch (Abune Mathias) will carry out administrative functions within the church in accordance with the rules of the church. Abume Merkorios is believed to return to Ethiopia sometime this week, perhaps together with prime minister Abiy Ahmed who is in the United States to meet with Ethiopians.

Bahir Dar’s Bishop,Abune Abraham, read out the points of agreements by the two holy Synods that are reunited to form one hereafter.

(Video Credit : Ethiopian Satellite Television)

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