sa,5,2014 in lalibela

Today we were in Lailbela churches .this church is one of historical place in Ethiopia.Toni,Zegeye,Klaus and we all are very happy. in the church. there are a lot of heritages and underground  there are tunnels to pass that are very dark. Toni was very IMG_4154 IMG_4157 IMG_4159 IMG_4161 IMG_4164 IMG_4171 IMG_4172 IMG_4177IMG_7951 IMG_7975 IMG_7959 IMG_7939 IMG_7944 IMG_7957 IMG_7958scared .before we inter to the church we was visted Lalibela museum. In side museum show that make in the ancint time hertaige of lalibela.Lalibela is a remote village in the northern part of Ethiopia, perched at 2630 metres in craggy mountains, which is famous for rock- hewn churches. These are an incredible accomplishment from the 12th century, made even more astonishing by the lack of any adequate explanation of how they were built, when there is no archaeological evidence of there having been a community large enough to have provided the labour. Visiting Lalibela is like dropping into a scene in the Old Testament. Donkeys move through the streets, laden with goods brought from the surrounding countryside, among the priests and monks, who are responsible for sustaining and protecting the churches“If you wander between the churches in the thin light of morning, when white-robed hermits emerge, Bible in hand, from their cells to bask on the rocks, and the chill highland air is warmed by eucharistic drumbeats and gentle swaying chants, you can’t help but feel that you are witnessing a scene that is fundamentally little different to the one that has been enacted here every morning for century upon century” but we only saw 3 rock church. That 3 rock church have there on meaning.in side 3 church there are many things some of is king Lalibela equipment and other amazing things we don’t now how to explain we have no words.

Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of devotion. They say it’s the 8th wonder of the world. It was King Lalibela who built the 13 rock hewn -churches. Like more episodes in the long history of Ethiopia, there are a lot of legends about this King. One is that his older brother poisoned him and during a three days sleep he was brought to heaven, where he was shown a city of rock-hewn churches, which he replicated. Others say that he went into exile to Jerusalem and got a vision to create a New Jerusalem. Others tell that the Templars from Europe build it. The people have tried to describe this churchs for many years but they don’t have the words .This churchs shhoud be seen in person to be appreciated . it as a “New Jerusalem”, a “New Golgotha”, the “Christian Citadel in the Mountains of Wondrous Ethiopia.

 

 

 

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