TAKING OUR SHOES OFF
This is one of the ways that we pay our respect to God. We believe God's presence among us while we worship him in Our Church. Therefore, like our biblical fathers, Mosses and Joshua, we would not dare to stand in His Presence with our shoes on. "Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing is Holy ground" (Exodus 3:5) (Acts 7:33) (Joshua 5:13). This explanation contains some of the highlights of our core beliefs. Above all, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church believes that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was born from the Virgin Mother Mary; baptized, crucified, and resurrected in order to save us through His flesh and blood. Let God's peace be upon all of us.
MESALEM (MAMATEB, WONGALE MESALEM, MESKEL MESALEM)