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 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

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 A pilgrim in contemplation   Lalibela,Ethiopia

A pilgrim in contemplation 

Lalibela,Ethiopia

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 Pilgrims congregate for an evening blessing

Pilgrims congregate for an evening blessing

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 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
EthiopianXmasIMG_1447.jpg
 A pilgrim in contemplation   Lalibela,Ethiopia
IMG_1326.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2460.jpg
 Pilgrims congregate for an evening blessing
oldman1_IMG_2657.jpg
IMG_1188.jpg
Swatter_IMG_3011.jpg
Night scene9.jpg

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

Pilgrims congregate for an evening blessing

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