Thanks. I have a friend who's married to an Ethiopian and he once told me that his Ethiopian friends seems to frown upon smoking. I was a bit suprised to hear that and thought it might have some linkages to the Tewahedo church.
Btw, what do you mean by your jurisdiction? You've managed to find the still lingering Russian EOs from China?
Yeah, the Church is very strict in Ethiopia (no doubt Eritrea too), often too strict in some cases :-/.
It means what it says - I belong to a parish of the Church of China (Moscow Patriarchate). There isn't a hierarchy at present, but there are still a handful of parishes in the northern PRC, a couple of Russian Embassy/Consulate parishes, and the parishes in Hong Kong and Taiwan, all directly under the patriarch of Moscow. My parish is under a Chinese priest and is about half Chinese, half foreign (mostly Russian-speaking).
No Ethiopian Orthodox parishes in China, alas, or I'd go to one of them instead :-). No offense to the 'new' (ex-Soviet) Russians or the Chinese, but they're not always the friendliest people in the world :-/.