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    Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church passes on Jamaican Observer Monday, January 02, 2006 The Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jamaica and
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      Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church passes on

      Jamaican Observer
      Monday, January 02, 2006



      The Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jamaica and the
      Western Hemisphere, His Eminence Abuna Yesesaq, died at age 72 on
      Thursday in the Newark Beth Israel Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA.

      According to a press release from the local chapter of the Ethiopian
      Orthodox Church, Abuna Yesesaq was sent to Jamaica in 1970 by Emperor
      Haile Selassie I, to establish the church here.

      The priest served in Jamaica for more than 35 years, establishing
      branches of the EOC islandwide as well as the Abuna Yesesaq Home for
      the Aged, the Black Lion Bakery and two early childhood education
      centres.

      In addition, he established branches of the EOC in England, Canada,
      South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands, Guyana, St
      Kitts and Bermuda. And in the United States Abuna Yesesaq in his 45
      years of service established 12 churches.

      The press release said that on his arrival in Jamaica in 1970, the
      archbishop "petitioned the Jamaican government to stop the
      demoralisation of Rastafarians".

      On his first visit to Jamaica, the release stated, Abuna Yesesaq
      baptised more than 700 members into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church one
      of the world's oldest (Christian churches) in which they could
      observe the sacraments of confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Holy
      Communion, Penance, Unction to the sick and Holy Orders.

      He also ordained many local priests and deacons, one of whom was the
      late priest of St Tekle Haimanot (Bull Bay branch church) Abba Wolde
      Medhin who passed away in September of last year.

      It was the life-long vision for Abuna Yesesaq to erect the first
      Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral in Jamaica, which is currently being
      built at 89 Maxfield Avenue in Kingston.

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