Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-227).
|Other titles||Finding of the true cross and Epiphany|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ii, 227 p. :|
|Number of Pages||227|
|LC Control Number||2008349412|
THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH FESTIVALS OF THE FINDINGS OF THE TRUE CROSS AND EPIPHANY (Temporal,Symbolical and Spatial Aspects of . The Ethiopia Meskel celebration is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox church, and is held to commemorate the supposed discovery of the True Cross upon which Jesus was crucified by the Romans. The legend goes that in the 4th century BC the Roman Empress Helena received a vision in a dream telling her where to find the cross. These unique street festivals include Meskel (The Finding of the True Cross), Irreechaa the Thanksgiving Day of the Oromo people, Timket (Epiphany) and Fichee-Chambalaalla, a . Meskel commemorates the finding of the True Cross in the fourth century when Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. The feast is celebrated in Ethiopia on September 17 Ethiopian calendar (September 27 Gregorian calendar), 6 months after the discovery of the True Cross.
Meskel (The finding of the True Cross) at Addis Ababa; 26 September, This vibrant national holiday has been observed throughout the country by Ethiopian Christians for over 1, years. It commemorates the discovery of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, by the Empress Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great. The religious festivals of the Ethiopian Orthodox church are a highlight of the Ethiopian calendar with ceremonies held throughout the country. According to legend, Menelik I, the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, went to visit his father in Jerusalem, and he brought back to Ethiopia the Ark of the Covenant, containing the tablets God. At this time, the Orthodox Church commemorates the discovery of the True s gather under glittering ceremonial parasols,surrounding replicas of the cross set on wood pyres which are then set on fire. Depending on which way the cross falls,this traditionally heralds whether it will be a lucky year ahead. Meskel (Finding of the True Cross), one of the major Ethiopian Orthodox festivals is celebrated for two days beginning September 26th. Legend has it that in the year , Queen Helena (Empress Helen) the Mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the cross upon which Christ was crucified.
The month of September is an important month of celebrations in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian celebrations that falls within this month on the Gregorian calendar are the Ethiopian New Year celebrations known as Enkutatash which falls on September 11 – or on the 12 th in a leap year and over years, Meskel has been celebrated in Ethiopia and it is probably the most important festival. Meskel - Finding of the True Cross (September 26th and 27th) Meskel, one of the major Ethiopian Orthodox festivals is celebrated for two days beginning September 26th. Legend has it that in the year , Queen Helena (Empress Helen) the Mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the cross upon which Christ was crucified. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo celebration of the Finding of the True cross in AD by Queen Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine. Debre Gennet Qiddist M. Holy Days ~ The following is a list of Orthodox Christian Feasts, Fasts and other National Days during Ethiopian Year ~ Saints’ days and other Feast Days have not been imposed by any law of God, they were established by the church herself. ~+~ Some go back to apostolic times and others are later origin.