Here is some information about my blessed Priest, Tsebate GebreMariam
+Tsebate has the rank of Qomose ( Archimandrite )
+He is a Holy Monk, a teacher.
+The title of Tsabate means "the teacher of Monks".
He was raised and educated at Debre Libanos monastery, a place that is known for producing exemplary leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Within this distinguished spiritual sanctuary, he received his formative education and religious studies beginning at the age of four. Shortly after he was ordained Archimandrite, he was the Abbot, assigned to administer both the women’s convent and the men's monastery of Debre Libanos. Under his leadership he established humanitarian and educational projects. In 2003 he established Debre Bisrat St Gabriel Church in Atlanta, GA. USA.
He was a great friend and respected colleague of Our Beloved Father the late Abune Yesehaq. He was chosen by the Abune to succeed him and to continue his mission after his passing.Tsebate was the main (head) Priest that officiated the funeral services of Abune Yesehaq in New York, Washington, Dallas, and his burial in Jamaica, West Indies.
He also shares the vision of Abune Yesehaq of one unified Church, and also the desire to continue the works of our faithful father in the United States and the Caribbean. His knowledge of our Faith and Practice is immense, and his teachings provide only a glimpse of his tremendous knowledge of the Traditions and sacred scriptures, which are the true underpinnings of our Faith.
May God bless him with eternal strength to continue his great work.
May the prayers of Our Lady
And the grace of Our Lord
Strengthen and preserve Tsebate and the faithful community
Of St. Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox Church!