Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch heads divine liturgy in Cairo church

(Jan 11, 2015, (Cairo))--Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Mathias I headed the divine liturgy Sunday morning at Our Lady of Zeitoun Church during his first visit to Egypt. The liturgy service was attended by Coptic Egyptians as well members of the Ethiopian community in Egypt.
OCP News Service
OCP News Service
OCP News Service
Priests from Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church as well from Ethiopia's Orthodox Church attended the service.  The Ethiopian church was formerly an archdiocese of the Church of Alexandria but became autonomous in the late 1950s.

Mathias I started Saturday a six-day visit to Egypt, his first to the country.  Patriarch Mathias I became the 6th pope of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in February 2013.

The Orthodox Egyptian and Ethiopian Churches played a crucial role in negotiations between the two countries regarding the Grand Renaissance Dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. Egypt is concerned that the dam would affect its share of Nile water. Read more from Ahram Online »

Related topics:
Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday 
Egypt's PM meets Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch 

No comments:

Post a Comment