Sarawita Kristos Mahber

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History and ministry

The fellowship was mainly located in Fiche (the centre of the Semien Shewa Zone of Oromia Region)

Launhardt, Evangelicals in Addis Ababa, p. 65, on Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society (BCMS): 

“With the Italian occupation, Mr Buxton’s work and for the time being the whole work of the BCMS in Ethiopia, came to an end. After World War II, literary work was restarted, a Bible School reopened at Fiche, and some new programs commenced by the BCMS.”


The members of Serawite Kristos Mahber included:

Hymn Book

Mäzmurä bǝrhan [መዝሙረ ብርሃን, Songs of Light]. Addis Ababa: Sarawita Kristos Maheber, 1955/56 (1948 AM).

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(Added is Marianne Nilsson’s transcription
of selected melodies)

For further reading

Launhardt, Johannes (2004). Evangelicals in Addis Ababa (1919-1991): With special reference to the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the Addis Ababa Synod. (Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte, 31). Münster: Lit Verlag.

Saeverås, Olav (1974). On Church-mission relations in Ethiopia 1944-1969: With special reference to the Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the Lutheran missions (Studia missionalia Upsaliensia, 27). [Oslo:] Lunde.