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|Title: ||Mälkə?a Krəstos: the Vita of a less-known Ethiopian Holy Monk|
|Authors: ||Amsalu, Tefera|
|Copyright: ||2008 |
|Date Added: ||25-Sep-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||Mälkəa Krəstos was the only son of T’a əmä and Awganya.
He was born in a province called Säräko, under Wärähimänu
district, in Southern Wällo Administrative zone. Tradition
and his Vita (f.18rb) tells us that he is the founder of the
monastery of Gə äk’, in Ma a, South Wällo.
Mälkə∂a Krəstos was the supporter of Orthodoxy and
fought Anti – Orthodoxies & non – Christians. His Vita now
and then mentions that he had founded various monasteries
and churches in Northern Ethiopia.
The current Vita, which I am going to deal with, is found in
the monastery called Gə äk’. But fortunately I have found a
copy of it in the Archives of the Provincial House of the
Comboni Missionaries in Addis Ababa, which is a religious
Congregation of the Catholic Church. The MS is 66 folios
and written in two columns. Each column is composed of 19
This paper aims to present a short summary of the Vita and
to give brief textual analysis.|
|Appears in:||ILS Proceedings - The 19th Annual Conference |
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