Mountain of Medicine Saviour of the World An English language mission of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Worshipping at St Olave's Anglican Church
360 Windermere Ave (at Bloor Street)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Saturdays at 9:30am

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Articles of Interest & Other Resources related to Stewardship of the Environment and Economy

The Struggle for English in the Church Services - Fr. Athanasius Iskander

Usage of English Language, Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Culture in American (Eastern) Orthodox Christian Churches - Alexei Krindatch

Testimony and Witness of Emahoy Wolete Selassie of Kidane Mehret Kidane Selam EOTC Hermitage-Monastery, Bronx, NY

Debunking the Myth that Christianity is the White Man's Religion, Part 1 - Chris Broussard (July 12, 2016)

Debunking the Myth that Christianity is the White Man's Religion, Part 2 - Chris Broussard (July 12, 2016)

Universal Negro Catechism - Archbishop George Alexander McGuire

A Brief Biography of George Alexander McGuire, Primate of the African Orthodox Church - Orthodox Wiki

The Atheist Student Who Visited Mount Athos

Studies on the Biography of Blatta Hayle Maryam Redda (1909-1995) - Fesseha Berhe

Making Sex Education Work, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, (November 2014) - Peter Jon Mitchell

Finding Fault with No-Fault Divorce, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (February 2012) - Andrea Mrozek

The Marriage Gap between Rich and Poor Canadians, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (February 2014) - Peter Jon Mitchell and Philip Cross

Gay Marriage: The Story of a Canadian Social Revolution - Sylvain Larocque

The Skin I'm In, Toronto Life, April 21, 2015 - Desmond Cole

The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families, The Atlantic, February 17, 2015 - Jessica Huseman

Foundation of Education in Ethiopia, BornBlack, November 1, 2008 - Yohana Otite

The Spirit of a Pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia's Stunning Subterranean Churches, The Independent (July 31, 2015) - Evgeny Lebedev

Strange Yet Familiar: My Journey to the Orthodox Church (Part III) - Kallistos, Bishop of Diokleia

The Canons of Ritual Uncleanness and Women in the Orthodox Church - Dr. Maria Fotini Polidoulis Kapsalis

Ritual Impurity - Sister Vassa Larin

On 'Ritual Impurity': In Response to Sister Vassa Larin - Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov

More to the Point: Should Nuns Light Their Icon Lamps? - Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov

The Pure and the Pious: Corporeality, Flow and Transgression in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity - Anita Hannig (

Women and the Canons of the Church: A Difficult Relationship - Teva Regule

Ancient Taboos and Gender Prejudice: Challenges for Orthodox Women and the Church - ed. Leonie B. Liveris

Orthodox Iconography: Theological Anthropology in Colour - Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Ready

The Mystery of Ethiopian Iconography - Jonathan Pageau

The Art of Empire: Christian Art in Its Imperial Context - eds. Lee M. Jefferson and Robin M. Jensen

Icon and Devotion - Oleg Tarasov

The Image Revealed: Study and Conservation of a Mid-Nineteenth Century Ethiopian Church Painting - Heidi Cutts, Lynne Harrison, Catherine Higgitt and Pippa Cruickshank

Ethiopian Painting at the Athens University Museum: Questioning the Validity of a Nostalgic Folklore - Dr. Konstantina Drakopoulou and Dr. Mirka Palioura (

Traditional Education of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Its Potential for Tourism Development (1975-Present) - Eshetu Tesfa (

Ark of the Covenant: Evidence supporting the Ethiopian Traditions - Dr. Bernard Leeman    

The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant: The True History of the Tablets of Moses - Stuart Munro-Hay   

The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy - eds. Peter Barthel & George van Kooten

Holy Water and Pseudoscience: Who Needs Experiments on Holy Things? - Vladimir Gurbolikov

A Defence of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie (1892 - 1975)            

Resurrection in Ethiopian Christianity: A Comparative Study of the Characteristics and Development of Resurrection Beliefs in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Mauricio Lapchik Minski (

The New and the Old Jerusalem - An Ethiopian Christian Perspective towards the Holy City in the Late Middle Ages - Mauricio Lapchik Minski (

The Kebra Nagast and the Syriac Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius: A Miaphysite Eschatological Tradition - Mauricio Lapchik Minski (

Deir Sultan, Ethiopia and the Black World - Negussay Ayele 

Ethiopia's Claim on Deir Es-Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem, 1850s-1994 - Tigab Bezie

The Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem - Debre Genet (Sanctuary of Paradise) - Geoffrey Ben-Nathan 

Immigrants and Kings: Foreignness in Ethiopia through the Eye of Armenian Diaspora - Boris Adjemian (

The Good Ship Jesus: The Beginning of the (Trans-Atlantic) Slave Trade - Kathryn McKinney

Uncovering the Brutal Truth about the British Empire, The Guardian (August 18, 2016) - Marc Parry

Nelson Mandela Memorial Service Speech - His Grace Abba Yacob, Archbishop of All Africa, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, December 2013

An Interview with the Venerable Getahun Atlaw, Archdeacon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, Israel - December 2000

On Emahoy Welete Mariam Gelaw

A British Journey to Ethiopian Orthodoxy

The Ethiopian World Federation: A Pan-African Organization among the Rastafari in Jamaica - Giulia Bonacci (

Songs of Freedom: The Rastafari Road to Orthodoxy

Bob Marley: Orthodox Christian

Bermuda Sun News Story on EOTC in Bermuda & Archbishop Abuna Thaddaeus Gidey (2012)

Members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Visit with Guyanese President, David Granger, Guyanese Chronicle (May 25, 2016)

African-American Orthodoxy - Dr. Albert J. Raboteau

Harlem to Ethiopia, in Search of Their Spiritual Roots

We Are Going to Live in Paradise: Orthodoxy in the Congo - Fr. Theotimos Tsalas

In Memoriam: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - A Bright Flame

Elderly Christian Woman Stripped Naked and Paraded through Streets by Mob (of Muslim Men in Southern Egypt - May 2016)

Falling for ISIS Propaganda about Christians - Nina Shea (July 2016)

The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim Refugees from Syria, Council for Foreign Affairs blog (September 2016) - Elliot Abrams

Universities Canada Proposes Exclusivity over Diversity, Convivium, (September 14, 2016) - Michael Van Pelt

Protecting Religious Freedom in a Multicultural Canada, Creed, Freedom of Religion and Human Rights, Diversity Magazine, Volume 9:3, (Summer 2012) - David Seljak

Creed, Freedom of Religion and Human Rights, Diversity Magazine, Volume 9:3, (Summer 2012)

Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy - Lincoln Alexander

A Journey Back in Time: A Look at the History of Armenians in Ethiopia - David Zenian

In the Company of Emperors: The Story of Ethiopian Armenians - Ani Aslanian

Immigrants and Kings: Foreignness in Ethiopia through the Eye of Armenian Diaspora - Boris Adjemian (

Greeks in the Ethiopian Court, 1700-1770 - Theodore Natsoulas

Fear of a Black Pulpit? Real Racial Transcendence versus Cultural Assimilation in Multiracial Churches - Richard N. Pitt (

Witness for an Apostle: The Evidence for St. Thomas in India - Road to Emmaus Journal

Return to Orthodoxy: An Examination of Jaroslav Pelikan’s Embrace of the Eastern Faith - Ambrose Ih-Ren Mong

The Obedience of Love: An Interview with Sister Gavrilia

The Last Roman Emperor Topos in the Byzantine Apocalyptic Tradition, MA Thesis (2011) - Andras Kraft

Christian Divine, Holy & Saintly Protection of African Rulers in the Byzantine ‘Coptic’ Iconographic Tradition, PhD Thesis (2014), University of Johannesburg - Raita Steyn (view abstract)

The Sacred and the Profane: Environmental Anthropology of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity - Gebrehiwot Gebreslassie Zesu

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Forests: Opportunities and Challenges for Restoration, PhD Thesis (2007) - Alemayehu Wassie Eshete

The Contribution of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Forest Management and Its Best Practices to be Scaled up in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia - Abiyou Tilahun, Hailu Terefe, Teshome Soromessa

The Role of the Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Biodiversity Conservation: The Case of Some Churches in Inderta, Tigray - Gebrehiwot Gebreslassie Zesu

The Role of Ethiopian Orthodox Churches and Monasteries in Forest Management Practices in Chilga and Mettema Woredas Districts, North Gondar Zone - Yeshambel Mulat

The Orthodoxy and Sustainable Development: A Potential for Broader Involvement of the Orthodox Churches in Ethiopia and Russia - Valery Votrin

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney

How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa - Olufemi Taiwo

Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong - Morten Jerven

What Colonialism Ignored - eds. Sam Moyo and Yoichi Mine

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America - Manning Marable

Just Property: A History in the Latin West: Volume 1: Wealth, Virtue and the Law - Christopher Pierson

Just Property: Volume 2: Enlightenment, Revolution and History - Christopher Pierson

The New Rulers of the World - John Pilger

Imperialist Canada - Todd Gordon

Canada As Colonial Power [Review of Todd Gordon's Imperialist Canada] - Madelaine Drohan

Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada's International History - Laura Madokoro, David Meren and Francine McKenzie

Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers' Insecurity, Metcalf Foundation (2012) - Fay Faraday

Racism, Colonialism and Indigeneity in Canada: A Reader - eds. Martin J. Cannon and Lina Sunseri

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Canada and the Third World - eds. Karen Dubinsky, Sean Mills and Scott Rutherfold

A Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada, 1900 - 1999, Part 1: 1900 - 1949 - Janet Dench, Executive Director, Canadian Council for Refugees

A Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada, 1900 - 1999, Part 2: 1950 - 1999 - Janet Dench, Executive Director, Canadian Council for Refugees

Restocking the British World: Empire Migration and Anglo-Canadian Relations, 1919-30 - Kent Fedorowich

A Critical Look at Canadian Perspective on the Global Refugee Crisis (March 2016) - Afifa Hashimi

Where the Rivers Meet: Pipelines, Participatory Resource Management and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northeast Territories - Carly A. Dokis

Imperial Canada Inc: Legal Haven of Choice for the World's Mining Industies - Alain Deneault

Canada: A New Tax Haven: How the Country That Shaped Caribbean Tax Havens Is Becoming One Itself - Alain Deneault

Empty Promises: Why Workplace Pension Law Doesn't Deliver Pensions - Elizabeth Shilton

Easy Prey Investors: Why Broken Safety Nets Threaten Your Wealth - Al Rosen and Mark Rosen

Imperial Designs: The Royal Bank of Canada and the Caribbean - Peter James Hudson (

Ruling Canada: Corporate Cohesion and Democracy - Jamie Brownlee

Neoliberalism and Canada's Ruling Class (Review of Ruling Canada) - Greg Albo

The Vertical Mosaic - John Porter

Income Inequality: The Canadian Story - David A. Green, W. Craig Riddell, France St-Hilaire

Eroding Tax Faireness: Tax Incidence in Canada, 1990 to 2005, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (2007) - Marc Lee

The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings - Barrington Walker

African Methodist Episcopal Church Passes Climate Resolution, The Huffington Post, (July 18, 2016) - Antonia Blumberg

Climate Change Adaptation to Drought through Environmental Rehabilitation in Ethiopia - Abbadi Girmay Reda and Nitrin K. Tripathi (

Assessing the Status of Food Security in Face of Climate Change and Variability: the Case of Choke Mountain Watershed, Eastern Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia - Demeku Mesfin (

Climate Change and Africa - ed. Pak Sum Low

To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa - Nnimmo Bassey

"The Caribou Taste Different Now": Inuit Elders Observe Climate Change - eds. Jose Gerin-Lajoie, Alain Cuerrier and Laura Siegwart Collier

Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa - eds. Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World - Arturo Escobar

Productive Safety Net Programme in Ethiopia (Factsheet) - World Food Programme

Dispossession: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights - Pete Daniel

Black, White and Green: Farmers Markets, Race and the Green Economy - Alison Hope Alkon

Structural Racialization and Food Insecurity in the United States - Elsadig Elsheikh and Nadia Barhoum

D-Town Farm: African American Resistance to Food Insecurity and the Transformation of Detroit - Monica M. White (

The Great Food Robbery: How Corporations Control Food, Grab Land and Destroy the Climate - GRAIN

Merchants of Grain - Dan Morgan

Invisible Giant: Cargill and its Transnational Strategies - Brewster Kneen

Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds - Claire Hope Cummings

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation - William F. Engdahl

Earth Grab Geopiracy, the New Biomassters and Capturing Climate Genes - ETC Group

Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation - Yves Engler

Colonial Extractions: Race and Canadian Mining in Contemporary Africa - Paula Butler

Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America - Todd Gordon and Jeffrey R. Webber

Hear No Evil: Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea's Mining Sector - Human Rights Watch Report (January 2013)

The Slaves of Eritrea - Matthew Mclearn, Canadian Business (May 9, 2014)

The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy - Yves Engler

Canada's Economic Apartheid - Grace Edward Galabuzi

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada: A Citizen's Guide - eds. Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew

Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada - eds. Aiziz Choudry and Adrian A. Smith

Tortillas and Tomatoes: Transmigrant Mexican Harvesters in Canada - Tanya Basok

Legislated Inequality: Temporary Labour Migration in Canada - Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle

Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Model Program or Mistake?, Canadian Labour Congress (April 2011) - Karl Fletcher 

Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada - Reg Whitaker, Gregory S. Kealey and Andrew Parnaby

Policing Slaves Since the 1600s: White Supremacy, Slavery and Modern US Police Departments - Auandaru Nirhani

A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing - Victor E. Kappeler

Using a Bomb Robot to Kill a Suspect Is an Unprecedented Shift in Policing, Motherboard (July 8, 2016) - Jason Koebler and Brian Anderson

The Legal and Ethical Ramifications of Letting Police Kill Suspects with Robots, Motherboard (July 9, 2016) - Jason Koebler

Cold War Canada: The Making of a National Insecurity State, 1945-1957 - Reg Whitaker

The Word of Wisdom and the Creation of Animals in Africa - Shelagh Ranger

Creation: A Biblical Vision for the Environment - Margaret Barker and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Living in God's Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology - Elizabeth Theokritoff

Greening the Orthodox Parish: A Handbook for Christian Ecological Practice - Frederick W. Krueger

On Earth As In Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature and Creation - eds. John Chryssavgis and Bruce V. Foltz

Ecology and Ethiopian Orthodox Theology - Tsehai Berhane-Selassie, in Ecotheology: Voices from South and North - ed. David G. Hallman

Environmental Justice and the Rights of Unborn and Future Generations - Laura Westra

Too Many People? Population, Immigration and the Environmental Crisis - Ian Angus and Simon Butler

Environment and Society in Ethiopia - Girma Kebbede

Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution and Residential Mobility - Dorceta Taylor

Sacrifice Zones - Steve Lerner

Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States - Carl A. Zimring

From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century - Frederick Buell

Vanishing America: Species Extinction, Racial Peril and the Origins of Conservation - Miles A. Powell

Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering - Clive Hamilton

Climate Justice and Geoengineering - ed. Christopher J. Preston

Climate Change Geoengineering - ed. Wil C. G. Burns

Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming - James Hoggan

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life - James Daschuck

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine - Robert Conquest

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devasting Catastrophe, 1958-62 - Frank Dikotter

The New Famines: Why Famines Persist in an Era of Globalization - ed. Steph Devereux

The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It - Julian Cribb

The Great African Land Grab: Agricultural Investments and the Global Food System - Lorenzo Cotula

Hunger: The Biology and Politics of Starvation - John R. Butterly and Jack Shepherd

Canadian Water Politics - eds. Mark Sproule-Jones, Carolyn Johns and B. Timothy Heinmiller

Well of Lies: The Walkerton Water Tragedy - Colin Perkel

Blue Gold, Blue Covenant, Blue Future - Maude Barlow

Economics for Everyone - Jim Stanford

El Nino in Ethiopia (February 2016) - Oxfam International

Human Security: Setting the Agenda for the Horn of Africa - ed. Makumi Mwagiru

This Ethiopian Prince was Kidnapped by Britain - Now It Must Release Him, The Guardian (September 7, 2015) - Maaza Mengiste

Acknowledging White Privilege: An Act of Veneration, Reconciliation Services blog (August 1, 2016) - Fr. Justin Mathews

Violence or Veneration?, Reconciliation Services blog (April 25, 2016) - Fr. Alexii Althschul

Living Beyond the "End of the World": A Spirituality of Hope - Margaret Swedish

Hope in Time of Abandonment - Jacques Ellul

Living Faith: Belief and Doubt in a Perilous World - Jacques Ellul