Monday, January 6, 2014

Timkat 2014 Festival Is Coming

This year on January 19,  2014 Ethiopian Eastern Orthodox Christians will start celebrating their world famous religious festival: Timkat.   The festival will held on palace grounds and baths in Gondar, Ethiopia.

Crosses carried at Ethiopian Timkat
Ethiopian Christian Crosses

Ancient Manuscript Ethiopian Orthodox Bible
Ethiopian Priest With Ancient Bible Manuscript

Ethiopian Orthodox Ancient Bible Illustration
Detail of an Ethiopian Ancient Manuscript Page

The Biblical reference for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity is Acts 8: 26-40 in which Philip witnesses to an high-ranking Ethiopian. 

Gondar Ethiopia Palace Timkat
Gondar Palace Bath Area Before Timkat

Each year, Ethiopian Christians celebrate the baptism of   Jesus  and this Ethiopian during the Timkat Festival.

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