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Head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church joins Twitter

Abune Mathias

Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s new patriarch, Abune Mathias has officially joined the microblogging website Twitter, securing the account @EOTCPatriarch.
His first tweet dated on March 10 reads,
Good morning from Addis Ababa! My brethren, pray for the unity of our Holy Orthodox Church and each other as we enter the Great Holy Lent.
Abune Mathias, who has previously served as archbishop of the church in Jerusalem, was enthroned on March 3, 2013. The 71-year-old patriarch has lived abroad for more than 30 years, which probably explains why he is embracing the new technology.In another tweet dated March 20, the Patriarch said that he misses Jerusalem, but he is honored and humbled “to serve our Holy Church” at the Patriarchate in Addis Ababa.
The Patriarch’s tweets are spiritual in nature, reminding people to serve the poor and keep them in their prayers. His desire to connect with citizens regularly suggests that he is keen to be seen to be engaging with the concerns of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Right now, the Patriarch has over 357 followers, and he appears to be the first head the Ethiopian Orthodox Church active on the platform.

  1. Selam
    May 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

    But does the Twitter account really belong to Abune Mathias?
    I don’t think so; I think it was created by someone who wants to use it as promotion tool.

  2. May 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Sew eskehonu mereja yasfelgachewal techno..metekem zemenawinet enji hatsiyat aydelem so long as it’s 4 proper use

  3. Anteneh Berhanu
    May 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    there should an administrator for him
    to do so as every ranked officials do

  4. May 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    better for him to follow jesus…than tweeting

  5. Hagos
    May 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Is the government patriarch still a US citizen?

  6. addis
    August 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

    But Abune Paulos also owned an account. it’s not a huge stuff. how did u even considered this?

  7. September 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Impressive !

  1. May 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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