Home of The Holy

Before an early morning service a deacon holding a ceremonial umbrella waits for a priest to emerge from his chambers. In Lalibela priests often prepare for Mass in small rooms cut from the trench walls that encircle many of the town’s rock-hewn churches. Some priests, as well as monks and hermits, are also buried in these walls, which, because of their proximity to the churches, are considered holy.

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