Lalibela prayers

Lalibela is a town in Northern Ethiopia, famous for its rock-cut monolithic churches. Lalibela is a large antiquity of the medieval and post-medieval civilization of Ethiopia. Town is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities and a center of pilgrimage.

This rural town is known around the world for its churches carved from “living rock,” which plays an important part in the history of the rock-cut architecture. Though the dating of the churches is not well established, most are thought to have been built during the reign of King Lalibela, namely during the 12th and 13th centuries.

For centuries, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians’ pilgrims regularly come from all the corners of a nation, often walking for hundreds of miles, barefoot, on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, that takes them from darkness into the light. As a result, they enter a “New Jerusalem” – tangible, unique place, where they feel closer to God.

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