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New Church of St. Mary of Zion

Axum, Ethiopia
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Good Friday is a special day!

We were lucky to be here on Ethiopian Good Friday, which really showed how embedded religion is in... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Ilse020
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Kigali, Rwanda
Modern Church

Built in order to great the woman because they are forbidden on the old Monastery near by , these... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
ksarman
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were lucky to be here on Ethiopian Good Friday, which really showed how embedded religion is in the daily ones of Ethiopians. There are actually two churches adjacent to each other. One is for men only, So I wasn't allowed in. The newer church...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Built in order to great the woman because they are forbidden on the old Monastery near by , these church is 50 s style , you need a guid and you ll meet a priest who ll show you an antique book and ll pray...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We arrive on Palm Sunday with large number of pilgrims who walked to get here for days showing how important the place is to the Ethiopia orthodox Christians. It is a new church right next to the ancient sites with the chapel of the ark....More

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

If you go during the holidays, this is a crazy cool site to see! Tons of pilgrims traveling for months to get here seeing all the classic christian images, but with Amharic, wow, really cool!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a difficult review to write as this is clearly a modern building (in a land of very impressive stone churches) and as such I found the architecture a little less impressive than others seem to. However, it's certainly worth a look in the...More

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We saw the inside of the church and a service where there was chanting and music, we had one priest read to us in Geez from the Bible which was written on vellum

Thank Dr Raymond D
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Why are Christian places so expensive in Ethiopia? 50 Birr to see the stalae etc and 200 for the church ? It's definitely not worth it if you are a female as you can't gain access to the monastery which is actually the best part...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This church is adjacent to the church that is reputed to hold the ark of the covenant(ten commandments given to Moses by God). See the ancient scriptures. You must be there on a sunday to see the procession around the church and all the costumes.

Thank mada102464
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The church has good paintings and an excellent view of the place where the holy of holy arc of the covanent is believed to be located. We had the opportunity to see an old bible and watch the lent procession. Good painting.

Thank Loretta M
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The cost of the ticket 200 birrs - is valid for 2 days and can be used for the museum there too - though this did appear to be questioned on the 2nd day

Thank Ann L
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mundus2017
15 December 2017|
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Response from Martha M | Reviewed this property |
Timket is celebrated colourfully every where in Ethiopia.But people mostly go to Gonder to celebrate Timket at Fassil castle.
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