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    The religious holiday Epiphany, was marked by the followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church here to-day throughout the country. With a mass gathering of clergy and worshippers in the capital Jan Meda field. The three-day celebrations, held annually to mark the baptism (Te???t) of Christ by St. John the baptist, in the Jordan river.



    The Epiphany was attended by Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and by??? thousands of the Ethiopian church followers, The final days ceremony included a mass baptism from a holy pond by the Patriach of the Ethiopian Orthodox churches.



    After longnight service. Abunna Tekel Haimmanot, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox church with others two abunna bleeing the holy pool with the golden crosses. The Patriarch on yellow rob conducting prebaptism ritual. thousands of the peoples of the capital rushed to the patriarch for baptism. The priest sing a religious songs before the abunna. by biting the drums (Kabaro) and dancing the churches dance especially arranged for the Epiphany. see the Tabots on lines. with the Colourful processions. more shots of the various crosses.



    Later the Tabotes (Arches of the Covenant) took back the/Churches clergy accompanied by young members of the religious associations were uttering prayers and thanksgiving in churches and monasteries.




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    Film ID:
    VLVA8I605QFH8H0HG391YFRNCPJOB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I605QFH8H0HG391YFRNCPJOB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1978
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
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    N/A

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