Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Liturgy


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with lyrics:

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Kidase

Qeddase with English translation (starts at 4:22):

Ethiopian Orthodox Kidase Part 1 ቅዳሴ
Ethiopian Orthodox Kidase Part 2 ቅዳሴ

(Part 3 has not been uploaded)


Maḫlet for St Mary, Addis Ababa 2014:

ማኅሌተ ጽጌ 'Mahlete Tsge' at Se-alite Mehret Kidst Maryam - No. 1
ማኅሌተ ጽጌ 'Mahlete Tsge' at Se-alite Mehret Kidst Maryam - No. 2

Maḫlet on Good Friday, Medhane Alem Cathedral, Addis Ababa, 2014:

Mahlet the Tinte seklet from Bole Medhanealem church April 2014

Mass, Medhane Alem Cathedral, A.A., 2020:

ሥርዓተ ቅዳሴ

Easter celebration in Washington, D.C., 2016:

ነፍስን የሚያረሰርስ የትንሳኤ ወረብ፤ሽብሸባ ... በዲሲዋ ደብረ ሰላም ቅድስት ማርያም ቤ/ክ/ Ester Celebration at DSKM, Wash. DC

Easter ritual in Gondar, 2012:

NOW ETHIOPIA •†•†• TEWAHEDO FASIKA •†•†• easter ritual in Gondar

Liturgy of the Ethiopian Church (Daoud tr.)


For further reading

Aymro Wondmagegnehu and Joachim Motovo, eds. (1970). The Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Orthodox Mission.

Chaillot, Christine (2002). The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Tradition: A Brief Introduction to Its Life and Spirituality. Paris: Inter-Orthodox Dialogue.

Ezra Gebremedhin (2007). “Maḫlet” [i.e., antiphon of the Dǝggʷa], in: S. Uhlig (ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 3, p. 659-660. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Fritsch, Emmanuel (2010). “Qǝddase” [i.e., Eucharistic liturgy of the EOTC], in: S. Uhlig in coop. with A. Bausi (eds.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 4, p. 271-275. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Getachew Haile (2017). “On the Authorship of Ethiopian Anaphoras”, in: Getachew Haile, Ethiopian Studies in Honour of Amha Asfaw, p. 9-38. New York: [publisher not identified]. [Online version]

Habtä Maryam Wärqénäh [Like Siltanat] (1976). Tintawi YeEthiopia Timihirt (‘The Old Order of Ethiopian Learning’). Addis Ababa.

Habtemichael Kidane (2003). “Anaphoras”, in: S. Uhlig (ed.), Encyclopadedia Aethiopica, vol. 1, p. 251-253. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Habtemichael Kidane (2005). “Dǝggʷa” [i.e., liturgical book of the EOTC], in: S. Uhlig (ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2, p. 123-124. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Hammerschmidt, Ernst (1987). Studies in the Ethiopic Anaphoras. 2nd, rev. edition (Äthiopistische Forschungen, 25). Stuttgart, Wiesbaden: Steiner Verlag.

Harden, J.M. (1928). The Anaphoras of the Ethiopic Liturgy (Translations of Christian Literature; Liturgical Texts, 3). London: SPCK; New York and Toronto: Macmillan.

The Harp of Glory: Enzira Sebhat – An Alphabetical Hymn of Praise for the Ever-Blessed Virgin Mary from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Introduced and translated from Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium vol. 40 by J.A. McGuckin. Yonkers, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press.

Heyer, Friedrich (1971). Die Kirche Äthiopiens: Eine Bestandsaufnahme (Theologische Bibliothek Töppelmann, 22). Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. [Google Books; p. 60-109: “Gottesdienstliches Leben”]

Lee, Ralph, and Lila Balisky (2015ff). “Ethiopian hymnody”, in: J.R. Watson and E. Hornby (eds.), Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology. Canterbury Press. [Online version only; with paywall]

Sergew Hable Selassie (1970). The Church of Ethiopia. A Panorama of History and Spiritual Life. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Orthodox Church. [Reprinted in 1997]

Shelemay, Kay Kaufmann (2005). “Däbtära” [i.e., lay ecclesiastics and choristers in the EOTC], in: S. Uhlig (ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2, p. 53-54. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman, and Peter Jeffery, eds. Ethiopian Christian Liturgical Chant: An Anthology; vol. 1 (1993): General Introduction and Dictionaries of Notational Signs; vol. 2 (1994): Performance Practice and the Liturgical Portions; vol. 3 (1997): History of Ethiopian Chant (Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music, 1-3). Madison, WI: A-R Editions.

Zanetti, Ugo and Emmanuel Fritsch (2014). “Säᶜatat: Mäṣḥafä äᶜatat” [i.e., ‘book of hours’], in: A. Bausi in coop. with S. Uhlig (eds.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 5, p. 501-503. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.