☩ Timk(Q)et – በዓል ጥምቀት – “Baptism” ☩

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

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I welcome you all to Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations, in the Ethiopic celebration of Timk(Q)et.  Timket, is the Ethiopian-Christian celebration of the “Epiphany.”

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Celebrated on the 10th 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.

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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.

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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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