Archdiocese of Aksum

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The Holy Archdiocese of Aksum and All Ethiopia is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Alexandrian Orthodox Church. Its territory includes Greek-speaking parishes located in nations of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somaliland, and Somalia.

The see of Aksum was established as Archdiocese of Aksum by a Patriarchal and Synodal Decree. In 1917, it received its current name. Its seat is located in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Ruling Bishops


(lost territory to the Archdiocese of Nubia)

  • Daniel (Biazis) 2018–Present


Further reading

  • Christopher Haas. "Mountain Constantines: The Christianization of Aksum and Iberia." Journal of Late Antiquity, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2008. pp.101-126.
(At the beginning of the fourth century, Ezana I of Aksum and Mirian III of Iberia espoused Christianity, much like their better-known contemporary, Constantine the Great. The religious choices made by the monarchs of these two mountain polities was but one stage in a prolonged process of Christianization within their respective kingdoms. This study utilizes a comparative approach in order to examine the remarkably similar dynamics of religious transformation taking place in these kingdoms between the fourth and late sixth centuries. The cultural choice made by these monarchs and their successors also factored into, and were influenced by, the fierce competition between Rome and Sassanian Persia for influence in these strategically important regions.)