While all of you back home have been celebrating Easter, the Ethiopian Orthodox church has been celebrating Palm Sunday. According to the Julian calendar Easter will be celebrated here next weekend.
We visited many historical Ethiopian Orthodox churches in the last couple of days. Two of these churches were on islands in Lake Tana and could only be reached by boat. These were incredibly special.
These circular churches contain paintings of the life of Christ, stories from the One Hundred Miracles of Mary, and the life and martyrdom of many saints. It is the Ethiopian artistic tradition to paint those who are evil in profile and those who are good full face. Understanding this provides an interesting context to religious art.
May you never be painted in profile. You are always in my Prayers. Love Mom.