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Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:54:35 PM »
A local Ethiopian Orthodox parish had their Pascha covered in the paper!
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2017991308_ethiopianorthodoxchurchcelebrateseaster.html

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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 07:02:37 PM »
Beautiful.  :)

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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 01:30:57 PM »
Thank you for sharing this! The pictures and the movie are so joyous, truly Paschal spirit!
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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 01:33:20 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

A local Ethiopian Orthodox parish had their Pascha covered in the paper!
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2017991308_ethiopianorthodoxchurchcelebrateseaster.html

That is not just a small local parish, that is the seat of the Ethiopian Patriarchal Synod in Exile which covers the entirety of North America and several parishes in Africa and Europe ;)

I also know several of the people in those photographs.. our local parish has also made the LA Times a few times in the past few years, folks seem to be getting increasingly curious about who the Ethiopians are in America, and I for one think its a great improvement

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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 05:42:09 PM »
Habte-

That would explain why there are so many Ethiopian refugees coming to the area.

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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 06:35:55 PM »
Wonderful! The photo of the two young boys sleeping reminded me of our Pascha here at St. Bishoy COC. One of the families has two little boys (maybe 5 or 6 years old), and they slept through much of the night service leading up to the resurrection, but the older of the two woke up a few times before the re-enactment and would tug at his mother's dress to ask her what was going on. "Mama, is it time for Jesus to come up yet?" "Not yet. In a little while."  :) :)

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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 08:28:02 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Habte-

That would explain why there are so many Ethiopian refugees coming to the area.


Yes at the Epiphany in 2011 I was having lunch in the clergy tent with several bishops, priests and deacons, a few from Seattle including my friends.  In a polite conversation a priest brought up NFL football and concurrently was the Seattle Seahawks rare play-off appearance.  I snuck out my phone and began to check the score to tell this priest the update.  When I did I was suddenly swarmed by many priests and deacons, and I was very nervous because I thought I may have been in trouble for the faux pas of playing with my phone in those circumstances.  Instead, they were all trying to see the Seahawks score! I had no idea that Ethiopian clergy were such big fans of NFL, but especially those from Seattle are very into their football ;)

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Re: Local Ethiopian Orthodox Pascha
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 11:25:54 PM »
Kristos tenestwal :-)! Beautiful article! St. Gabriel's is prominent within the Synod in Exile, but it is not the seat of Patriarch Abune Merqoriyos - if I'm not mistaken the patriarch lives down in the San Francisco area. Seattle is the seat of Archbishop Abune Luqas, a member of the Synod in Exile.


Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

A local Ethiopian Orthodox parish had their Pascha covered in the paper!
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2017991308_ethiopianorthodoxchurchcelebrateseaster.html

That is not just a small local parish, that is the seat of the Ethiopian Patriarchal Synod in Exile which covers the entirety of North America and several parishes in Africa and Europe ;)

I also know several of the people in those photographs.. our local parish has also made the LA Times a few times in the past few years, folks seem to be getting increasingly curious about who the Ethiopians are in America, and I for one think its a great improvement

stay blessed,
habte selassie
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