Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ethiopian at the entrance

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An Ethiopian clergyman at the entrance to the Ethiopian Orthodox church that is within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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(For ABC Wednesday's E day.)
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11 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Lots of faith traditions from out of Ethiopia.
ROG, ABCW

William Kendall said...

He looks quite studious!

I find it fascinating that there's such a power play sort of atmosphere between the denominations that jockey for position in that church. I wrote a sequence set inside there.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh that sweet little boy just inside the door!

Petrea Burchard said...

I like this picture very much. The older man learning from his book. The young boy learning from the building itself. Both good ways to learn.

ChrisJ said...

Such an interesting photo! I hope ABC-ers will follow up on the story and history behind this photo. So much most of us don't know about the history of the Middle East.

cieldequimper said...

This is a timeless, beautiful scene.

VP said...

He is sitting on something that may or may not qualify as a bench...

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all these really interesting comments!

VP, to see better that whole corner "bench" please see
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2011/09/barefoot-in-parvis.html

Jo said...

What a great picture and lovely to see different aspects of such a special city!

Spiderdama said...

Very nice scene Dina
I like these slippery rocks, which is Jerusalem

Kay said...

This is really a beautiful photo, Dina.