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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Church Feasts & Fasts

Order of Fasts & Feasts

Festal Letters, 1-12 - St. Cyril of Alexandria

Festal Letters, 13-30 - St. Cyril of Alexandria

Ethiopian Church Feasts & Fasts - Kassa Nigus

Ethiopian Orthodox Liturgical Calendar

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Festivals of the Finding of the True Cross and Epiphany - Walelign Emiru

The Spiritual Implication of Venerating the Holy Cross - Fr. Zemene Desta

Joyful Boys Singing Hoya Hoye: Biblical, Social, Cultural Connotations and Symbolism of the Buhe Celebration in Ethiopia - Timkehet Teffera Mekonnen (

Sermons on the 12 Great Feasts of the (eastern) Orthodox Church

Icons of the Church Year

The Incarnate God: The Feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, 2 Vols. - ed. Catherine Aslanoff

The Living God: A Catechism, 2 Vols, trans. Olga Dunlop

Through the Solemn Lent to the Joyous Easter: Belief and Practice in Christian Ethiopia - Mersha Alehegne

The Holy Fast and Its Desirable Fruits - Fr. Matta El-Meskeen (Matthew the Poor)

Biblical Definition of Fasting - Isaiah 58: 6-7

Fasting in the Orthodox Church - Archimandrite Akakios

The Significance of Food in Hebraic-African Thought and the Role of Fasting in the Ethiopian Church - Ephraim Isaac in Asceticism ed. Vincent L. Wimbush and Richard Valantasis

What Do Christians (Not) Eat: Food Taboos and the Ethiopian Christian Community (13th-18th Centuries) - Thomas Guindeuil (

The Fast of Ninevah (Jonah's Fast)

The Soteriological Significance of the Feast of Mary's Birth - Nicholas Denysenko (

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Filsata) in Ethiopia

Filsata: The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the Mariological tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, PhD Thesis, 1988 - Paulos Yohannes (Patriarch Paulos)

Coptic Feast for St. Moses the Ethiopian - Glorification Hymns

The Cross Stands, While the World Turns: Homilies for the Cycles of the Year - Fr. John Behr

About the Holy Pascha - Matthew Vlastares

Chronological Systems of Christian Nubia - Grzegorz Ochala

Chronological Systems of Byzantine Egypt - Roger S. Bagnall and Klaas A. Worp

The Ethiopic Calendar - Dr. Aberra Molla

Bahra Hassab - Getachew Haile (notation)

The Original Ethiopian Calendar - Heruy Seme (Amharic)

The Ethiopian Conception of Time and Modernity - Messay Kebede

The Christianization of Time in Fifteenth Century Ethiopia - Steven Kaplan, in Religious Conversion: History, Experience and Meaning - eds. Ira Kantznelson, Mira Rubin

Zemen, The Ethiopian Calendar: History and Its Social Evolution, Names of Days & Months - Girma Demeke

A Scientific Examination of the Orthodox Church Calendar or the Old Calendar and Science - Hieromonk Cassian

The Julian Calendar: In Response to the Misapprehensions of Nicolas Ossorgin - Bishop Auxentios of Photiki

Liturgical Renewal and the Orthodox Church - Petros Vassiliadis (

Fasting in the Prophetic Tradition: An Examination of Isaiah 58 - Fr. Aaron Warwick

An Answer to a Question About Sexual Abstinence During Fasting Periods - Archbishop Chrysostomos

How Should We Conduct Ourselves During Meals? - Metropolitan Gregory of St. Petersburg (1784-1860)

Press Release - Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Twahedo Church Endorses Sermon Guide Encouraging Better Nutrition for Mothers and Children (January 12, 2016) - USAID

Fasting and Contemporary Orthodoxy in the Americas - Archimandrite Akakios of St. Gregory Palamas Monastery 

Justice as Asceticism - Maria McDowell (