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Offline _Seraphim_

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Question about an Ethiopian icon
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:45:54 AM »
This Ethiopian icon looks like the “Last Supper.”  Is there a reason there are drums/jars present instead of a table?

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Re: Question about an Ethiopian icon
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 09:10:55 PM »
Dear Seraphim,

I just viewed your post/question and I apologize for the late response.  In this Ethiopian icon of the Lord's Supper or Tselote Hamus (Holy Thursday), you are seeing the Lord Christ and His saintly Apostles 'break bread' on traditional Ethiopian tables or baskets called, me'so'b.  There is a typical chalice that is being used that you would see in the average Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church. 

I hope that this information was helpful.

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Re: Question about an Ethiopian icon
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 09:52:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum HaileAmanuel; hope to read more posts from you.
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Re: Question about an Ethiopian icon
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 11:12:20 PM »
Yes, welcome to the forum!   :)

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Re: Question about an Ethiopian icon
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 02:02:51 AM »
I hope that this information was helpful.

Most definitely!  Thank you so much. 

...and, yes, welcome to the forum!  Your input is very appreciated.
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Re: Question about an Ethiopian icon
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 05:34:53 PM »
Thank you so much...I am sorry for the delayed reply, but I am still trying to navigate around the site.

Thank you again and I hope to interact more often with all of you.

Peace in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

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