Orthodox priests during Timkat in Ethiopia


Jan 19 2022


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Epiphany (Timkat) – Ethiopian Orthodox

Timkat (Amharic “baptism”) (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. It is celebrated on January 19th or 20th in a Leap Year, corresponding to the 10th day of Terr following the Ethiopian calendar. The holiday commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God.

Learn more about Timkat.

Photo by Jean Rebiffé (cc license).