The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.  Aksum,Ethiopia

The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.

Aksum,Ethiopia

 A pilgrim in contemplation   Lalibela,Ethiopia

A pilgrim in contemplation 

Lalibela,Ethiopia

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  Beyt Giyorgis (Church of Saint George) carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross   Lailbela, Ethiopia

Beyt Giyorgis (Church of Saint George) carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross

Lailbela, Ethiopia

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  To gain entry into the Church of Saint George, pilgrims must walk through a narrow, descending tunnel which allows access to the sunken courtyard    Lalibela, Ethiopia

To gain entry into the Church of Saint George, pilgrims must walk through a narrow, descending tunnel which allows access to the sunken courtyard

Lalibela, Ethiopia

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  Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists   Lalibela, Ethiopia

Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists

Lalibela, Ethiopia

 The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.  Aksum,Ethiopia
 A pilgrim in contemplation   Lalibela,Ethiopia
3womenpray_IMG_1407.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_1880.jpg
Castle_IMG_2978.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_1447.jpg
  Beyt Giyorgis (Church of Saint George) carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross   Lailbela, Ethiopia
EthiopianXmasIMG_1552.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_1948.jpg
StandingBoy_1390.jpg
IMG_1326.jpg
  To gain entry into the Church of Saint George, pilgrims must walk through a narrow, descending tunnel which allows access to the sunken courtyard    Lalibela, Ethiopia
Priestsit_2055.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2460.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2379.jpg
IMG_1188.jpg
Night scene9.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_1592.jpg
oldman1_IMG_2657.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_1906.jpg
Ethiopianboy_1875@800 copy.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2155.jpg
Boy_IMG_2670.jpg
Prayer_IMG_1544.jpg
Swatter_IMG_3011.jpg
oldmanshiro_IMG_1218.jpg
kid_2267 1.jpg
Scenic_IMG_1648.jpg
  Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists   Lalibela, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.

Aksum,Ethiopia

A pilgrim in contemplation 

Lalibela,Ethiopia

Beyt Giyorgis (Church of Saint George) carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross

Lailbela, Ethiopia

To gain entry into the Church of Saint George, pilgrims must walk through a narrow, descending tunnel which allows access to the sunken courtyard

Lalibela, Ethiopia

Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists

Lalibela, Ethiopia

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