The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

A Priest of an Ethiopian Orthodox Church!

on January 24, 2013

EthiopiaI feel so privileged to have received this card from Chitra in Ethiopia, covered in beautiful stamps on the back too! She tells me Ethiopia officially adopted Christianity in the 4th century and as a result there are many ancient and beautiful churches such as this one. She tells me the priest in the photo is holding up an Ethiopian cross and an old illustrated bible, written in Ye’ez (a now dead language). Wonderful card and so unique!

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