Priests, Monks, and a Nun of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is the predominant Christian church in Ethiopia.  It is one of the few pre-colonial Christian churches of sub-Saharan Africa and its origins date back to the 4th century AD.  With its ancient churches and rituals, visiting northern Ethiopia feels very much like time traveling back to the Middle Ages.  Below are a few photographs that I have taken of Ethiopian priests, monks, and a nun.

Ethiopian Priest Dressed Up for a Photograph

Ethiopian Priest Dressed Up for a Photograph

Hands of a Priest Showing Off an Ancient Book

Hands of a Priest Showing Off an Ancient Book

Etched Face of an Ethiopian Priest

Etched Face of an Ethiopian Priest

Priest Exhibiting an Ancient Goat-skin Leafed Book

Priest Exhibiting an Ancient Goat-skin Leafed Book

Ethiopian Monk Who Served Briefly as Our Guide

Ethiopian Monk Who Served Briefly as Our Guide

Monk Standing at the Doorway to an Ancient Monastic Library

Monk Standing at the Doorway to an Ancient Monastic Library

Monk Preparing to Demonstrate an Ancient Rock Gong

Monk Preparing to Demonstrate an Ancient Rock Gong

Young Nun Manning the Visitors Center of her Nunnery

Young Nun Manning the Visitors Center of her Nunnery

When I asked the young nun–in the photograph above–her age, she told me it was none of my business.  I’ve always had a way with women.

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