Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church decides to use its own flag countrywide

Ethiopian church flag will be used for religious holiday celebration across the country

Ethiopian church flag _ Ethiopia

October 20,2019

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church announced on Friday that its flag the use of which was restricted in the patriarchate’s residence in the capital Addis Ababa will be in use across all the dioceses in the country and outside of it where there is Ethiopian church. 

It means that it will be in use across the regional states in Ethiopia. 

The flag is green, yellow and red (horizontal in that order) and in the middle, it bears the emblem of saints and angels along with the holy Gospel book.

The flag will also be in use during Ethiopian Orthodox Church spiritual holidays including Meskel (the finding of the true cross) and epiphany. Priests, Sunday school choir as well as followers of the church will carry the flag in different parts of the country, and the Holy Synod has called on government authorities in different parts of the country not to raise any question against the decision. 

The Ethiopian Church has been a victim of a targeted attack in different parts of the country. Dozens of churches were burned and priests killed. The church responded to that by organizing a peaceful demonstration across the country. 

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