An Interesting Sharing:-what was shared with me by an Orthodox brother today: Abuna Yemata Guh Church, Ethiopia
Abuna Yemata Guh Church, Ethiopia
Unleash your inner Indiana Jones: Visitors have to pass through a farm (left), and up the cliffs (right) to reach Abun Yemata Guh Church in Yemata Guh, Hawzien, Tigray Region, Ethiopia
A priest holidain a hundred year old Bible in the unique clifftop church
An Orthodox monk inside Abuna Yemata Guh church, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa
Precariously carved into a clifftop in Northern Ethiopia in the 5th Century AD, reaching this ‘church in the sky’ is an adventure in itself: it requires a 6m climb up a sheer wall of rock with no ropes, and crossing narrow ledges with 200m drops.
Yet the church is still in use today, with a regular Sunday service attended by locals and intrepid travellers – and for good reason.
Painted in primary colours, the frescoes that decorate the interior of the church with extraordinary depictions of angels, apostles, and other biblical figures are some of the oldest Christian art in the world, as Ethiopia’s links to Christianity date back to the Old Testament.