Oromo EECMY Liturgy

Current text edition (2013)

Waldaa Kristaanaa Warra Wangeelaa Makaana Yesus Itoophiyaa, Macaafa Sirna Waaqeffannaa fi Toora Tajaajila Hafuura. 2 vols. Addis Ababa: EECMY, 2013.
[Official Oromo translation of the Amharic EECMY Book of Liturgy and Worship, 3rd edition. Addis Ababa: EECMY, 2008]

Vol. 1 (services):

» Read Vol. 2 (front and back material)

Liturgical canticles

Trial version for the 2013 Book of Liturgy and Worship:

Former editions [Q: which ones?] of the Oromo EECMY Book of Liturgy and Worship included music notations of the liturgical canticles:

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Liturgy part in hymnals

1935; 1959/60:

Galata Waaqayyo Gooftaa Machaa. 2nd edition (reprint), ed. by Martin Nordfeldt. Addis Ababa: Nigdii Publishing House, 1959/60. [1st ed. Addis Ababa 1935]

» Read liturgical part (Qubee transcription)


Sagalee Lubbuu Galata Waaqayyof [ሰገሌ ሉቡ ገለተ ዋቀዮፍ, Words from the soul to praise God]. Mimeograph, edited by Lamessa Bato. [Addis Ababa] 1969/70. [1962 A.M.]

» Read liturgical part
(Qubee transcription and English translation)


“Kyrie” (Galata Waaqayyoo, 1998, hymn no. 66):

[Video with televised Sunday service during Corona lockdown no longer available because the YouTube account associated with it has been cancelled.]

Secondary literature

Bauerochse, Ernst. In Dienst genommen: Erinnerungen eines Missionars. Hermannsburg: Ludwig-Harms-Haus, 2007. [Mentions his contribution to Oromo EECMY liturgy]

Agende für die evangelisch-lutherische Kirche der Provinz Hannover. Hannover: Schlüter, 1901.

Kleines Kantionale I für einstimmigen Chor: Zum Band I der Agende für evangelisch-lutherische Kirchen und Gemeinden. 2nd ed. Hannover: Schlütersche Verlagsanstalt, 1960. [1st ed. 1958]

Handbok för svenska kyrkan. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups Förlag, 1899.
[English translation by Eric E. Yelverton, 1921.
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  • Liturgy common at Große Kreuzkirche in Hermannsburg before WW II.

Further study

» Read about Amharic EECMY liturgy
» Read about Hadiyya EECMY liturgy
» Read about Kambaata EECMY liturgy
» Read about Sidaama EECMY liturgy
» Read about other liturgies

» Write to:

EECMY Central Office
Department for Mission and Theology
P.O. Box 2087
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)


» Secure your copy (2 vols.) from Headquarters of any EECMY Synod using Oromo as language of worship or from:

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
Central Office
Jomo Kenyatta Road (close to Meskel Square)
Addis Ababa