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Abune Mathias is the 6th Patriarch of the Orthodox Church

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.

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  • NiguS Added Stop racism!........!May God bless Ethiopia and her people!!!!
  • Negussie Added God bless you, Aba Mathias! hope, your road towards peaceful leadership of the church will be smooth.
  • bere Added i am confused in two separate Ethiopian orthodox church which one can truly reflect Ethiopia and Ethiopians.in 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.
  • Hadush Zereay Esayas Added Esey silete semere Esey silete Semere elielieleielelelelelelelelelelel!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Son of Tewahido Added Two successive Abunes from Tigray? Why and how? Is it by chance or intentional?
  • dj Added I wish you all the best your Holiness !!
  • mamush Added 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
  • Tesfanesh Added Egzeabher amlak eminetachinin ena betekristianachinin tebaki abat yaddirigilin
  • welqaite-tegede Added 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
  • Gembre Added Let it be, if is God Will.


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