This book was written to give a brief introduction to the life and spirituality
of the African Church born in the kingdom of Axum in the 4th century,
in the land south-west of the Red Sea, which is known today as Ethiopia
Oriental Orthodox Christians of these two countries have the same faith,
the same liturgical practices and monastic asceticism, and a common
literary production in the ancient Ge'ez language.
will be given of their history, the Church administration, the history
of the Sunday Schools, missionary activity and the diaspora, and traditional
and modern theological teaching.
levels this Church Tradition is unique and provides a very good example
of successful inculturation.
Oriental Orthodox Family also includes the Copts, the Armenians, the
Syrian Orthodox of Antioch and the Malankara Orthodox in India.