Catholic Ethiopian Rite

[work in progress]


Aka Ge’ez Rite

Established by the Lazarist Giustino de Jacobis in the middle of the 19th century

Churches of the Ethiopian Oriental tradition include the Archeparchy of Addis Ababa and the Eparchies of Addigrat, Asmara, Barentu and Karan.

» Read introduction by Thomas M. Landy
» Read about zema chanting (by Thomas M. Landy)

Written liturgy



Further reading

Bandrés Urdániz, José. A Glance behind the Curtain: Reflections on the Ethiopian Celebration of the Eucharist. Addis Ababa: Master Printing Press, 2008.

Fritsch, Emmanuel. The Liturgical Year of the Ethiopian Church: The Temporal: Seasons and Sundays (Ethiopian Review of Cultures, 9-10 [special issue]). Addis Ababa: Master Printing Press, 2001.

Fritsch, Emmanuel, and Brendan Cogavin. The Ethiopian Rite Missal: For Weekday Celebrations of the Eucharist, with Seven Anaphoras – Ad Experimentum. Addis Ababa [no publisher or press mentioned], 2002.


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