ADDIS ABABA: Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios reached Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia on 18th January and visited Dr. Abuna Paulose I, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan also participated in the national festival of Ethiopia, the feast of Epiphany (Timkat) on January19.
H.H. the Patriarch was the chief celebrant for the liturgical celebration of Epiphany held at Jan Meda. The members of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Mar Themothios were cocelebrants for the feast.
Political Dignitaries, Ambassadors, Religious Dignitaries and a large number of tourists participated in that glorious event. More than 3 lakhs people attended the festival.
While in his speech, Metropolitan Mar Themothios conveyed the greetings of the Catholicose H.H. Baselios Marthoma Didymos I, in the public function held after the liturgical celebration.
Fr.Dr. Jossiu Jacob, Professor of Holy Trinity Theological College and Coordinating Vicar of the East African Congregations is also with the Metropolitan.
Metropolitan will visit important Monasteries, Churches and Cultural Centers in and around Addis Ababa today.