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Repatriate’s Corner Ep. 1

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

I welcome you all to another posting here at Ras Tafari Renaissance! In this segment we will speak with a recent visitor of our prospective community/network of RasTafariGrounadtion.com, & DiscipleshipRadi0 (blogtalkradio.com); Ras Ameer Kaaba Ali.  He has visited Ethiopia during the time of late 2016, early 2017 year and has come to speak with us on his pilgrimage. All according to his testimony, he witnessed the clebrations  Gäná or YeLídät Bä’âl (usually January 7th) & TímQät (roughly January 19th-20th; dependant upon on the year).

Here, is a behind the scenes discussion from brother-to-brother on experiences we’ve shared in the 21st century being witnesses to this “Renaissance of Ras Tafari.”

(pun intended)

Hope you enjoy!

☩ Timk(Q)et – ጥምቀት በዓል – “Baptism” ☩

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,


I welcome you all to again to Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations, for the Ethiopic celebration of Timk(Q)et.  Timket, is the Ethiopian-Christian celebration in a symbolic manner of “Baptism” or “Epiphany.”  Today, Ethiopian Orthodox (Tewahedo/ Tewahido) Christians will be celebrating the feast of Timkat, the most important holiday for the Ethopian Orthodox faithful. TimQat begins on January 19th and is usually celebrated for three days.

timket qes

Celebrated on the 10th day of the (ወኀ)month of T’ir (ጥር), it commemorates the Adoration of the Magi, who followed the Star of the East, & the Baptism of Christ.
In other references Epiphany, could also be commemorated for the wedding at Cana, also.

[see Mrk chpt.2;  Jhn chpt.2]


In the Ethiopian Orthodox-Tewahedo Church, it is the most important festival in the year, seeing as how the Tabot – ታቦት, or the representation of the Ark of the Covenant is wrapped in priestly cloth and lead in procession for a reenactment of the Baptism of Christ, in the Jordan River.


Many Eastern Orthodox Christians have various celebrations, rites, an rituals for the feast day, as well.

 Russian icon of the Theophany (Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, 1497).

Russian icon of the Theophany (Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, 1497).


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