Photo : jemalski: I made this series of photographs almost a year ago during the celebration of The Announcement on January 1st of 2016. The timing of the announcement this year on the Orthodox Calendar has it on December 31 9 months after this date the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles occurs on October 4 – 11. I have always marveled at how closely related some dates on the Ethiopian calendar and the Hebrew Calender were. I will just leave this here as I revisit this scene of a woman praying as the Tabot passed by during the celebration of The Announcement on January 1 2016 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. At this time 3 days after Kulube Gabriel I had come to Bisrata Gabriel Sarabet for this special church service. Always at the end of December or in this case the first day of the new year 2016 this special celebration is observed on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Calendar. The Announcement commemorates the day the Angel Gabriel told Mary the mother of Yeshua that she was pregnant bearing the Messiah. From my research I have determined that this day pre-dates the influence of Zar Yacob and is of much much older origin. This day occurs exactly 9 months before the fall holidays of the Hebrew Calendar. According to the principle of this day Yeshua would have been born in September an assertion that most priest in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church adhere too as well as a plethora of eastern and western scholars alike. It is beautiful to see the celebration and exuberance exercised on this day. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church as well as the other Eastern Orthodoxies were planted flowered and nurtured DIRECTLY by the Apostles and Disciples that Yeshua himself handpicked. This didnt come from Europe it existed almost 1000 years before European Christianity got its footing. My purpose is not to harp on the divisions between East and West but to share things largely suppressed and unknown to Western Christians and the black church. #ethiopia #ethiopian #habesha #ethiopianorthodox #ethiopianorthodoxchurch #ethiopianorthodoxtewahedochurch #addisababa #orthodox #orthodoxy #asianorthodoxy #africa #africanchristianity #eastafrica #KEYWORDS #Hashtags You can see it here:

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