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Timqat

Because the Ethiopian Christmas, Ganna, falls on January 7, Epiphany (Timqat) is celebrated on January 19. It celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. It begins at sunset on Epiphany Eve, when people dress in white and go to their local church. From there, they form a procession with the tabot, or holy ark, in which the ancient Israelites put the Tablets of the Law, or Torah. They accompany it to a lake, stream, or pond. It is placed in a tent, where it is guarded all night while the clergy and villagers sing, dance, and eat until the baptismal service the following morning. More...
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From the church they form a procession with the tabot, or holy ark, in which the ancient Israelites put the Tablets of the Law, or Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament. Ethiopians do not believe it was lost, but that it is now preserved in the Cathedral of Axum in Ethiopia (each Ethiopian Orthodox church has a blessed replica of the tabot as well).

Sounds like Indiana Jones didn't know this. Whistle

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Holy water washes away sins at Ethiopia’s Timket festival



See more at: http://www.citifmonline.com/2014/02/20/holy-water-washes-away-sins-at-ethiopias-timket-festival/#sthash.JBPCetV9.dpuf
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Water will not wash away sin only the blood of Jesus Christ.
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Even within this day and age, of suppose enlightenment, it would seem that Christians can't seem to see, "eye-to-eye" on anything. Ah, what the hell, they all just believe in fairytales anyway; I wonder when they will begin to include the big bad wolf and the three little pigs into their litany?
Fredric-frank Myers
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Even within this day and age, of suppose enlightenment, it would seem that Christians can't seem to see, "eye-to-eye" on anything. Ah, what the hell, they all just believe in fairytales anyway; I wonder when they will begin to include the big bad wolf and the three little pigs into their litany?
Omar Mariani
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To the best of my knowledge and belief, water, when clean, washes away dirt
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It would seem that Ethiopia, or at least its church, still follows the Julian Calendar, established at the Nicean Council in 325 AD. Thus the disparity with those churches which observe the Gregorian Calendar. For those who may be unaware, we are indebted to Pope Gregory XIII who, in 1582, instituted the mathematical scheme, still applicable today, which properly aligns the day of the year with the solstices. He also removed 10 days from the calendar, thus the disparity with the Julian date. The Catholic European countries adopted the scheme, whereas Protestant and Orthodox Christian European countries did not do so till much later. The British Isles finally went along with this in 1752 and Greece did not change to the Gregorian system till 1923.

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