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Lalibela ceremonies    

Cerimonie in Lalibela
Lalibela ceremonies

Lalibela ceremonies

LALIBELA - Etiopia
Chiesa di San Giorgio
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                          Cerimonie in Lalibela                                                               Lalibela ceremonies

                                                                                                                                                   LALIBELA, LEGGENDA E RELIGIONE

     Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion. It is the coptic religion, the religion of the remote time.

                                           The churches were not constructed in a traditional way but rather were hewn from the living rock of monolithic blocks. These blocks were further chiselled out,

                                           forming doors, windows, columns, various floors, roofs etc. This gigantic work was further completed with an extensive system of drainage ditches, trenches and

                                           ceremonial passages, some with openings to hermit caves and catacombs. In all the churches of Lalibela in Easter and Epiphany time there are pilgrims robed in

                                           white and ceremonies are endless Easter in the time. In Easter days they make ceremonies with processions in the churches. Around them there were throngs of

                                           pilgrims, also robed in white, lost in a reverie of chanting and praying..........


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