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Ethiopian Saints

ETHIOPIAN SAINTS The Ethiopian Orthodox Church recognizes most of the saints of the Universal Church before the Council of CHALCEDON (451) and all the saints of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, about whom it has knowledge through the SYNAXARION, accounts of their acts (gadl; Arabic, sirah), or through other means. The Synaxarion of the …

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Minas – Ethiopian Prelates

ETHIOPIAN PRELATES: MINAS (fl. sixth century) Ethiopian sources list Bishop Minas (Menas) as the successor of the first Ethiopian metropolitan bishop, Salama or Frumentius, and call him Salama II. He flourished, according to tradition, during the reign of Anbasa Wedem, before the Arab conquest of Egypt. However, in the chronologies of Axumite kings, no less …

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Fiqtor – Ethiopian Prelates

ETHIOPIAN PRELATES: FIQTOR (fl. second half eleventh century) Fiqtor (Victor; Arabic, Buqtur) is the first metropolitan bishop mentioned in the History of the Patriarchs after Dan’el, who had been consecrated near the end of the tenth century, thus indicating a hiatus in the succession. According to the above-mentioned History, Fiqtor was bishop of the Ethiopian …

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