Yeshaq (Isaac) or Garima

Both names are non-Ethiopian, even though his hagiographer attempted to derive Garima from an word wonderful. Yeshaq joined the group only after it had arrived in Ethiopia. It is reported that he left his parents’ royal palace in response to an invitation by Pantalewon. When the group decided to leave their center at the king’s palace in Axum, Yeshaq moved to Madara, not far from Adwa. He was famed for performing many astounding miracles. A monastery bearing the name Abba Garima still exists today at another place in Tigre and is an important religious center. His feast is celebrated on 17 Sane (’unah).

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