Abune Mathias is the 6th Patriarch of the Orthodox Church

Published: Feb 28, 2013 Filed under: Ethiopian News Views: 9,880
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Abune Mathias is the 6th Patriarch of the Orthodox Church
Archbishop of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) Monastery in Jerusalem, Abune Mathias is elected the 6th Patriarch of the Church.

According to our reporters, 500 of the 806 voters cast votes for Abune Mathias, who has been Arch Bishop of Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem.
The other four candidates: Abune Yoseph, Abune Mathewos, Abune Hiskiel and Abune Elsa have got 98, 98, 70 and 39 votes in that order.

Archbishops, department heads of the patriarchate office, ancient monasteries and churches, clergy, followers of the EOTC and Sunday school students, among others, were voting in the election of the new Patriarch.

The enthronement of the 6th Patriarch would be held on March 3, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

ETV News

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  1. NiguS
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Stop racism!........!May God bless Ethiopia and her people!!!!
  2. Negussie
    2 years, 6 months ago

    God bless you, Aba Mathias! hope, your road towards peaceful leadership of the church will be smooth.
  3. bere
    2 years, 6 months ago

    i am confused in two separate Ethiopian orthodox church which one can truly reflect Ethiopia and my opinion before selecting the new papa the church has to reconcile with the other group .do u believe that father of love can hear our pray with getting heart that ready to reconcilil with the other group.
  4. Hadush Zereay Esayas
    Hadush Zereay Esayas
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Esey silete semere Esey silete Semere elielieleielelelelelelelelelelel!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Son of Tewahido
    Son of Tewahido
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Two successive Abunes from Tigray? Why and how? Is it by chance or intentional?
  6. dj
    2 years, 6 months ago

    I wish you all the best your Holiness !!
  7. mamush
    2 years, 6 months ago

    may GOD bless ethiopia and her people. thank GOD for giving us a fater that can fill the position. May GOD give him the strength to lead
  8. Tesfanesh
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Egzeabher amlak eminetachinin ena betekristianachinin tebaki abat yaddirigilin
  9. welqaite-tegede
    2 years, 6 months ago

    i am orthodox
    but i dont accept abune mathias

    bring the 4th patriarch, while the 4th patriarch is alife they shld not elect new one
  10. Gembre
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Let it be, if is God Will.

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