Abunã

Abunã

Abun (in Europe erroneously known as Abuna, which is the status constructus form used when a name follows: Ge'ez አቡነ abuna/abune, 'our father'; Amharic and Tigrinya) is the honorific title used for any bishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church as well as of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It was historically used solely for the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Ethiopia during the more than 1000 years when the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria appointed only one bishop at a time to serve its Ethiopian flock. When referred to without a name following, it is Abun, and if a name follows, it becomes Abuna ... (e.g., Abuna Paulos).

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Abunã - History
... The candidate frequently lacked knowledge of the native language and even with the local customs of the Ethiopian church ... As a result, most Abuns had a minimal influence on both Ethiopian religion and politics ...
Abuna Basilios - Early Life - Final Years
... Patriarch "Abune" Basilios, the first Patriarch and Catholicos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, died on October 13, 1970 ... Following a state funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, attended by the Emperor, the entire Imperial family, members of the Imperial Court and the government of Ethiopia, as well as the diplomatic corps and represetatives of various other Churches, Abuna Basilios was buried at Debre Libanos Monaster ...
Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church Of North And South America - History
... In 1959, Abuna Mikael served as sponsor for a group of five priests and five deacons sent by Abuna Basilios for advanced study ... However, some of the priests, including Laike Mandefro, broke relations with Abuna Mikael ...
Abuna Atnatewos II
... Abuna Atnatewos actively worked against the influence of Catholic missionaries Asseggahen wrote to Antoine d'Abbadie that Atnatewos anathematized the Catholic bishop Massaia, and threatened to excommunicate the inhabitants of Shewa were they to associate with him ... The Abuna supported Emperor Yohannes' campaign against the Egyptian attempt to annex Hamasien ...
Coptic Orthodox Church In Africa - Ethiopia
... In 1959, an agreement was reached between the Ethiopian Holy Synod and the Alexandrine Throne to have their own Patriarch-Catholicos in a transitional period ... The Ethiopian Archbishop ordained as Primate of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church back in 1950, was elevated by the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria Joseph II in Cairo and enthroned in Addis Ababa by the members of the Ethiopian Holy Synod and an Alexandrine delegation ...