We also visited the monastery of Tekle Haymenot, from which Debre Libanos area derives its name.
On a roadside stop with our happy “household” (in the biblical sense)
This is a famous Orthodox church constructed by Emporer Haile Selassie in the 1960s at the sight of Debre Libanos. Debre Libanos is the location of the monastery of Tekle Haymenot, a revered saint of the Orthodox Church who lived in the 1200s.
Inside the church.
One square of the stained-glass wall.
Another square that caught my eye.
The worship area of the church where the priests perform some of the services.
Our guide in the Orthodox Church (Emmett took this picture)
Just a 15 minute hike up the mountain from the church is the historic monastery.
Inside the cave / monastery.