Thanks! One thing I never get, why do Ethiopian Orthodox always say that the Ethiopian Church is the oldest? The Mother Church at Jerusalem is the oldest.
Well, I think this claim stems from the fact that we trace the Church all the way back to Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden, which included Ethiopia. Ethiopia can trace its spiritual legacy from the Garden of Eden to Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and then to Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch. So in that sense, we claim to be the oldest. But I realize others have legitimate arguments as well. I have often seen the Armenian Church cited as the oldest. But there is really only one Church of which we are all a part, so this should never be something we argue about.
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