Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Oriental Orthodox Church in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን,[1]), or simply Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the largest Oriental Orthodox Church.[2][3][4][5]

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን
Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, the seat of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, the seat of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
AbbreviationEOTC
ClassificationEastern Christianity
OrientationOriental Orthodoxy
ScriptureOrthodox Tewahedo Bible
TheologyMiaphysitism
PolityEpiscopal
PrimateMathias
RegionEthiopia and Ethiopian diaspora
LanguageGeʽez, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya
LiturgyAlexandrian
HeadquartersHoly Trinity Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
FounderSaint Frumentius according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition
Origin4th century
Kingdom of Aksum
Branched fromOrthodox Tewahedo
SeparationsAmerican synod-in-exile (1992-2018)
Members36 million
Other name(s)Ethiopian Orthodox Church

It was part of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria from 4th century until 1959.

The Church accepts the doctrine of Miaphysitism, which believes in the one person of Jesus Christ, divinity and humanity are united in one.

The Church has 500 bishops in the patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Addis Ababa. "የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን". ZEOrthodox.org. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  2. "Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century". Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. 8 November 2017. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has an estimated 36 million adherents, nearly 14% of the world's total Orthodox population.
  3. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Population Census Commission (4 June 2012). "Summary and Statistical Report of the 2007 Population and Housing Census Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2012. Orthodox 32,138,126 {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church | church, Ethiopia". Encyclopedia Britannica. In the early 21st century the church claimed more than 30 million adherents in Ethiopia.
  5. "Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church", World Council of Churches website (accessed 2 June 2009)
  6. "Catholic Encyclopedia: Henoticon". Newadvent.org. 1910-06-01. Retrieved 2013-06-30.

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