Abune Basilios of Kidane Meheret Monastery Enters Eternal Rest

ESG – OCP News Service – 11/03/2023

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia:  His Grace Abune Basilios the Third, the Head of the Monastery of Kidane Meheret in Rochester, New York,  entered eternal rest on Friday, March 10, 2023.

His Grace was elevated to the office of the episcopate by His Holiness Abune Merkorios while in exile. Abune Basilios had ministered in Ethiopia in Agaw, in Bahir-Dar (at St. George’s Church), and in Dire Dawa. And in the diaspora, His Grace had served in Germany (where he took up higher learning also), and in New York (at the Church of the Holy Trinity). His Grace Abune Basilios after His ordination as a Bishop had served the Church as the Archbishop of New York as well.

The funerary services for His Grace will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa in the coming week.

Sources: OCP News Service, EOTC Broadcasting Service, Mahibere Kidusan Broadcast Service, Tewahedo Media Center

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