Faith: Solid Like The Rock

Image: Ralph Bennett Crignola

These walls are hewn from solid rock, an architectural style for which Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are famous.

Like the biblical and movie Ark, the ‘real’ Ark, supposedly kept in The Chapel of the Tablet at the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, is said to have supernatural powers. Nearby, there are granite steles carved from a single rock, dated back as far as the 1st century CE. And according to local legend, the stele were cut out of the rock and put in place by the power of the Ark itself.

 

 

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