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6th Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Election candidates announced


Addis Ababa, Saturday, February 23, 2013: The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Patriarchate Head Office Electoral Committee announced the 6th Patriarchal election candidates.
1. His Eminence, Archbishop Abune Mattias of Jerusalem
2. His Eminence Archbishop Abune Elsa of North Gondar
3. His Eminence Abune Hizkias, Archbishop of Kaffa, Sheka, Bench and Maji, and General Secretary of the Holy Synod
4. His Eminence Abune Mattewos of Wolaita and Dowaro
5. His Eminence Abune Yosef of Bale
The 6th Patriarchal election would be conducted February 28, 2013. The enthronement would be held March 3, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. 800 voters who participate in the election would be drawn from archbishops, representatives of ancient monasteries and 53 dioceses as well as the faithful, Sunday schools and the clergy.
Source: ethioabay.com / shebapost.com


Five Candidates proposed for the Successor to the Patriarchal Throne in Ethiopia
The Patriarchal Electoral Committee of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has declared the names of five candidates for the Patriarchal throne. They are as follows:

1) HE Archbishop Abune Mattias of Jerusalem
2) HE Archbishop Abune Elsa of North Gondar
3) HE Abune Hizkias, Archbishop of Kaffa, Sheka, Bench and Maji, and General Secretary of the Holy Synod
4) HE Abune Mattewos of Wolaita and Dowaro
5) HE Abune Yosef of Bale

These five front runners will be reduced to three Candidates, and then on Feb 28, eight hundred delegates including the entire Holy Synod, and representatives of all the monasteries, the administrators of the major churches and cathedrals, theological college, seminaries, Sunday schools and lay organizations will elect the 6th Patriarch of the church in succession to his Late Holiness Abune Paulos.
Source: Deje Selam / facebook


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