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In the interest of public safety and health, we have cancelled all in-person worship activities at the church from March 13 until further notice from the State of Massachusetts. However, the services have been given since the beginning of the cancellation of the services every day during Teslote Himamat until April 19th Easter Holiday. The online services have continued after Easter on Sunday from 4:00AM to 11:30AM.
You are most welcome to join us for online shared worship together on Sundays from 5:30 a.m., via YouTube, Facebook, and Teleconference phone line.

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History:

The church which is now located in Boston is named Boston Debre Menkrat Saint Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church. The church is established based on the teachings and doctrines of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, a member of the Oriental Orthodox churches. Our Church teaches the faithful about the 7 sacraments (baptism, confirmation/Myron, penance/confession, holy communion/the Eucharist, unction of the sick, holy matrimony, and holy orders).

His Holiness Abune Zekarias

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church of St. Gabriel (Debre Menkrat ) strives to fulfill the spiritual needs of its members by providing spiritual services in a manner consistent with the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church’s faith, values, and tradition. Also, our church teaches the five pillars of mystery (Trinity, incarnation, baptism, Eucharist/holy communion, and resurrection of the dead) and the creed (prayer of faith). Furthermore, the faithful must keep the Ten Commandments and the six parables of Jesus Christ. We emphasize the importance of teaching and understanding the Holy Scripture as the basis of Knowing God and the experience of meaningful and productive Christian life Please come and join us in this spiritual journey.

Sunday School choir during Saint Gabriel annual celebration.

History of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Boston

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Boston was established in 1970 in collaboration with members of the Ethiopian community in Boston.  The congregation remained as a Mission until 1996, lacking a priest and a permanent place of worship.  In the same year, His Eminence Archbishop Yesehaq of the Western Hemisphere, also Abune Yesehaq or Father Isaac came in Boston to establish the first church for the growing congregation in the Greater Boston Area.  However, due to the growing population of the Ethiopian community in the Greater Boston Area and its peculiar needs, a few Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church established in Boston and its vicinity.

Easter service

Among them is Debre Menkrat Saint Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, which is established in 2015. And currently is conducting its Sunday’s services in a small Chapel rented from Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. During the years between 2015 and 2018, the Church began to provide full service to its congregation at a rented Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston small Chapel located at 162 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA 02445.  By the mid-September 2018, the Church in the process to purchase church property located at 118 Bowdoin Street, Boston MA 02108.

Debre Menkrat Saint Gabriel priests

The Church is organized exclusively for religious, charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 50l (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of l954; and to exercise all powers granted to Church’s governed by the provisions of Chapter l80 of the Mass. General Laws.

Picture taken during kidase service