Ethiopian Orthodox Sites
Below is an illustrated index of the 4 Ethiopian Orthodox sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.
Chapel of the Ark of the CovenantAxum, EthiopiaThe biblical Ark of the Covenant mysteriously disappeared from Jerusalem sometime before Christ. But Ethiopians and some western theorists know exactly where it is: enshrined in this chapel in Axum.
Bahar DarEthiopiaBahar Dar is the site of several lakeside, straw-hut Ethiopian Orthodox monasteries decorated with colorful Christian art and topped with ostrich eggs.
Debre Birhan Selassie ChurchGondar, EthiopiaLocated in the historical city of Gondar, this Ethiopian Orthodox church is famed for its colorful murals in the unique Ethiopian style.
LalibelaLalibela, EthiopiaLalibela is a sacred city for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, and is home to 11 remarkable rock-carved churches dating from the 12th century.