Abba Yem'ata

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'''Abba Yem'ata''' 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 Yem'ata''' 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 Yem'ata is commemorated on 23 T'iqemt ([[November 2]]).
  
 
==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. In the account of his life preserved by the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]] Abba Yem'ata is said to have come from Qusyat.  
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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]]. In the account of his life preserved by the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]] Abba Yem'ata is said to have come from Qusyat.  
  
After spending some time in Axum learning and language and culture of Ethiopia, Abba Yem'ata left the city to preach the Gospel. He is credited with founding the Monastery of Ger'alta in Tigray's Inderta district.
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After spending some time in Axum learning and language and culture of Ethiopia, Abba Yem'ata left the city to preach the [[Gospel]]. He is credited with founding the Monastery of Ger'alta in Tigray's Inderta district.
  
==Commemoration==
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==External links==
Abba Yem'ata is commemorated on 23 T'iqemt (2 November).
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.dacb.org/stories/ethiopia/yam_ata.html Abba Yem'ata] (Dictionary of African Christian Biography)
 
*[http://www.dacb.org/stories/ethiopia/yam_ata.html Abba Yem'ata] (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)
  
 
[[Category:Ethiopian Saints]]
 
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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 Yem'ata 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 Yem'ata is commemorated on 23 T'iqemt (November 2).

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 the Council at Chalcedon. In the account of his life preserved by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Abba Yem'ata is said to have come from Qusyat.

After spending some time in Axum learning and language and culture of Ethiopia, Abba Yem'ata left the city to preach the Gospel. He is credited with founding the Monastery of Ger'alta in Tigray's Inderta district.

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