Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Däbrä Gännät Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem

Däbrä Gännät, is the name given to the large, round Ethiopian Orthodox Church of Kedana Meherat, work on which was begun by Emperor Yohannes IV, and was completed by Emperor Menilek II (reigned 1889–1913). Situated in what is now Ethiopia Street (formerly Abyssinia Street [in West Jerusalem]), it contains the church of Kedana Meherat, a small nunnery, and a number of houses built for the community. These were erected by several donors, notably by Menilek himself, by his consort Empress Taytu, and by his daughter Empress Zawditu, as well as by seven other individuals.


See also The Assumption At Dabra Gannat - L'Eglise Orthodoxe
Ethiopienne two-CD set produced by Ocora (Radio France)
UPC 093046447120.

Source and photo credit: Jerusalem Municipal government


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