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Ethiopian Orthodox Church


Mentioned in the Holy Bible more than 38 times, Ethiopia is described as the “Land of Cush” located by the River Nile (Gen 2:13). The Septuagint (the Greek translation) described it using the name “Ethiopia”. Well known to the ancient writers, historians also knew Ethiopia and described its geographical location as being toward the South of Egypt and populated by both Hamitic and Semitic peoples.

College Impact Todate


The college started its mission on October 10, 2001, with the objective of producing well-educated and all-sided church scholars and initially admitted the following:

History of the Ethiopian Ortodox Tewahido Church (EOTC)

Tewahido is an Ethiopian term meaning "made one". The EOTC is a repository of tremendous significance to the early church. In New Testament times the Holy Scriptures and other ancient historical records verify that the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church played a prominent role in the history of Ethiopia and the city of Axum - then its capital city.

College Establishment


St. Frumentius Theological College was established in 1976 by Abune Yohannes Archbishop of Tigray and Axum. The college covers a total area of 150,000 square meters ( 15hectare ) and is named “Kessate  Berhan Selama” which means “revealer of light and the father of peace”, to commemorate  St. Frumentius, the first Archbishop of Ethiopia.

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