January 19, 2014

Epiphany celebrated nationwide

Epiphany celebrated nationwide

Epiphany celebrated nationwideAsmara, 19 January 2014 – Epiphany (Timket religious holiday) was today celebrated nationwide with devout zeal. During the ceremony in Asmara city in which government officials and religious leaders were present, a nightlong prayer was conducted in all churches, while clerics and members of the faithful headed by His Holiness Abune Dioskoros, 4th Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, conducted prayers at the epiphanic water spot.

Moreover, preaching was delivered by a member of the church’s clergy pertaining to the historical background of the holiday, and His Holiness Abune Dioskoros sprayed holy water to members of the faithful.
Holy dances and hymns by priests also added color to the event.

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