Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Holy Synod declared Abune Michael of Gore Martyr

October 28, 2016

By Kassa Nigus

abune-mikael-the-martyr.jpgeotc-holy-synod-fathers-2009tik.jpgIn the course of the first regular meeting of this year, the Holy Synod of the Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahido Church bestowed sainthood upon Abune Michael of Gore. His Grace Abune Michael was one of the first five Ethiopian Bishops, and was executed by fascist Italian invaders in 1937.

The statement stated that His Grace Abune Michael made extraordinary efforts in resistance to maintain the sovereignty of the nation, and the protection of the Church and his religion during the Italian invasion.  Consequently, His Grace Abune Michael was martyred in the hands of the Italians on December 4, 1937 at the age of 55 for his patriotic deed and rousing Ethiopian patriots to fight against Italian Invaders.
Taking all this into account, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Holy Synod decided that His Grace Abune Michael should be recognized as a martyr in official statements.  

the-memorial-statue-of-abune-michael-the-martyr.jpgIt is recalled that the statue of His Grace Abune Michael was erected in the diocese of His Grace last year, Ilu Abba Bora city and inaugurated by His Holiness, the Patriarch. The foundation stone of the Museum was also laid thereof.
Eddited by Mesfin Zegey.