For That's My World and also ABC Wednesday, E is for Ethiopian Church--exterior.
If you walk down the narrow lane just outside Jerusalem's Old City to No. 10 Ethiopia Street,
you will find the (Ethiopian Orthodox) Ethiopian Church.
It was built in stages between 1874 and 1901.
The Bible says (I Kings 10:1-6) that the Queen of Sheba traveled to Jerusalem in a great caravan to visit King Solomon.
According to Ethiopian tradition, the Ethiopian royal dynasty began with a union between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
Our symbol, the Lion of Judah, also became the emblem of the Ethiopian kingdom, but with the addition of a cross and crown.
When you come to visit, you may have to ask to have the church unlocked.
Here in the picture a nun smiles as the monk removes his shoes and opens the door for us.
Please come back tomorrow to see the surprising interior.
It is Jerusalem's only circular church sanctuary.