Jump to: navigation, search

Yesehaq (Mandefro) of the Western Hemisphere

108 bytes added, 13:04, April 13, 2012
edit intro.;
His Eminence Archbishop '''Yesehaq (Mandefro) of the Western Hemisphere''', also '''Abuna Yesehaq''', or '''Father Isaac''' (born 1933 in [[w:Adwa|Adwa]], Ethiopia - died December 29, 2005 in Newark, New Jersey) was a leader of the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]] in the Western Hemisphere, who split his congregations in the Americas from the mother church in Addis Ababa during the political upheaval in Ethiopia in the early 1990's. He was born '''Laike Maryam Mandefro''' in 1933 in [[w:Adwa|Adwa]], Ethiopia and died on December 29, 2005 in Newark, New Jersey.
He Archbishop Yesehaq was also the [[hierarch]] who [[Baptism|baptized]] Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician [[w:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]] (†1981) into the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Kingston, Jamaica, on [[November 4]], 1980.<ref>''"[ Interviews with Abunda Yesehaq who Baptised Bob Marley]".'' May 21, 2003.</ref><ref>''"[ The Ethiopian Orthodox Church & Bob Marley's Baptism And The Church]".'' May 21, 2003.</ref>
===In Ethiopia===
Archbishop Yesehaq was born '''Laike Maryam Mandefro''' to an Ethiopian Orthodox family in 1933. He attended liturgical schools in Ethiopia, and was ordained a deacon and priest there.<ref name="NY TIMES">Wolfgang Saxon. ''[ Abuna Yesehaq Mandefro, Ethiopian Archbishop, 72, Dies].'' NY Times (Obituary). January 8, 2006.</ref> He was one of the clerics fortunate enough to be tutored personally by Emperor [[w:Haile Selassie I|Haile Selassie I]], the titular head of the Church.<ref name="NY TIMES"/>
===In the US===

Navigation menu