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17509EOC sets timetable to elect 6th Patriarch

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Feb 9, 2013

      EOC sets timetable to elect 6th Patriarch

      Addis Ababa, February 8, 2013 (WIC) - The Ethiopian Orthodox Church
      (EOC) said it has set a timetable to elect the 6th Patriarch from
      Feb.8-March 3, 2013.

      According to the timetable, weeklong prayers will be served beginning
      from this Friday in connection with the election of the Patriarch.

      Followers of the EOC, Sunday school students and the clergy can propose
      the would be Patriarch from 8-15 Feb. 2013.

      Those residing in foreign countries can send name of the would be
      patriarch through fax numbers 011-156711 and 011-1580540.

      Nearly 800 archbishops, department heads of the patriarchate office,
      ancient monasteries and churches, clergy, followers of the EOC and
      Sunday school students will vote for the new patriarch.

      The election will be held on 28 February 2013 and the result will be
      made official same day in the evening. On the third day, the new
      Patriarch will be sworn in at the Holy Trinity Church here.