A Message of Condolence from Pope Theodoros II on the Demise of Patriarch Abune Merkorios of Ethiopia
Girgis Munir Hanna – OCP News Service – 13/3/22
Alexandria-Egypt: A message of condolence from His Beatitude Theodoros II, the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, to His Holiness, Patriarch of Ethiopia, Abuna Mathias, on the demise of Patriarch Abune Merkorios of Ethiopia.
Alexandria Egypt. March 7, 2022
To our holy father Matthias
Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, Addis Ababa
“I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, regarding those who have fallen asleep, lest you grieve like the rest who have no hope… For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also those who sleep in Jesus, God will bring with Him also” (1 Thess 4:13, 15).
We are destined to know that the fourth patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, Abouna Merkorios passed away.
We express our deep sorrow with the love of Christ, to the members of the Holy Synod, and all the believers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo, and we pray for the late Patriarch, Abune Merkorios, that the Lord may rest his soul with the souls of the saints.
May our almighty Lord grant you a long life with spiritual health and uphold the rights of the Ethiopian Tewahdo Orthodox Church.
Beloved brother in the love of our Savior Jesus Christ,
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa
OCP News Service