Dave Katz has kindly given me permission to share these wonderful photos of Orthodox deacons at the Easter celebration in Ethiopia. You can read the whole delightful article here.
Photos by Dave Katz @tenacityinpursuit
A deacon prepares to read the gospel (St George’s church, Lalibela)
Deacons read the gospel to hundreds of worshippers
Deacons perform traditional music (Beta Emanuel church in Lalibela)
A deacon tours worshippers with the gospel for them to venerate and kiss
St George’s church, Lalibela, carved out of solid rock
I am not sure if these deacons are Amharic speakers: but here is ‘Happy Easter’ in Amharic!