Abba Alef

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'''Abba Alef''' was one of the [[Nine Saints]] credited in Ethiopia with enculturating and spreading the Orthodox Faith in the country following its official conversion by St. [[Frumentius of Axum]].
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'''Abba Alef''' was one of the [[Nine Saints]] credited in Ethiopia with enculturating and spreading the Orthodox Faith in the country following its official conversion by St. [[Frumentius of Axum]]. Abba Alef is commemorated on 11 Megabit ([[March 20]]).
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
It is said that the Nine Saints arrived in Axum, the first great capital city of Ethiopia, in 480. They came from various parts of the East Roman Empire, having fled the persecutions of the Orthodox who remained faithful to the teaching of St. [[Cyril of Alexandria]] after Chalcedon. Abba Alef is said to have come to Ethiopia from the city of Caesarea, though which one is not known.
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It is said that the Nine Saints arrived in Axum, the first great capital city of Ethiopia, in 480. They came from various parts of the East Roman Empire, having fled the persecutions of the Orthodox who remained faithful to the teaching of St. [[Cyril of Alexandria]] after the[[Fourth Ecumenical Council|Council]] at  [[Chalcedon]]. Abba Alef is said to have come to Ethiopia from the city of Caesarea, though which one is not known.
  
After spending some time in Axum learning and language and culture of Ethiopia, Abba Alef left the imperial capital and went to the land of the Ag'azi (possibly the Agew?) to preach the Gospel, eventually founding a monastery in Beheza. A monastery dedicated to him was later built near the ancient city of Yeha.
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After spending some time in Axum learning and language and culture of Ethiopia, Abba Alef left the imperial capital and went to the land of the Ag'azi (possibly the Agew?) to preach the [[Gospel]], eventually founding a [[monastery]] in Beheza. A monastery dedicated to him was later built near the ancient city of Yeha.
  
==Commemoration==
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==External links==
Abba Alef is commemorated on 11 Megabit (20 March).
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.dacb.org/stories/ethiopia/_alef.html Abba Alef] (Dictionary of African Christian Biography)
 
*[http://www.dacb.org/stories/ethiopia/_alef.html Abba Alef] (Dictionary of African Christian Biography)
 
*[http://www.ninesaintsethiopianorthodoxmonastery.org/id27.html Nine Roman Saints] (Nine Saints' Monastery in the USA)
 
*[http://www.ninesaintsethiopianorthodoxmonastery.org/id27.html Nine Roman Saints] (Nine Saints' Monastery in the USA)
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Note: This article or section represents an Oriental Orthodox (Non-Chalcedonian) perspective, which may differ from an Eastern Orthodox (Chalcedonian) understanding.

Abba Alef was one of the Nine Saints credited in Ethiopia with enculturating and spreading the Orthodox Faith in the country following its official conversion by St. Frumentius of Axum. Abba Alef is commemorated on 11 Megabit (March 20).

Life

It is said that the Nine Saints arrived in Axum, the first great capital city of Ethiopia, in 480. They came from various parts of the East Roman Empire, having fled the persecutions of the Orthodox who remained faithful to the teaching of St. Cyril of Alexandria after theCouncil at Chalcedon. Abba Alef is said to have come to Ethiopia from the city of Caesarea, though which one is not known.

After spending some time in Axum learning and language and culture of Ethiopia, Abba Alef left the imperial capital and went to the land of the Ag'azi (possibly the Agew?) to preach the Gospel, eventually founding a monastery in Beheza. A monastery dedicated to him was later built near the ancient city of Yeha.

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