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The Orthodox Church in Ethiopia says that the first Ark of the Covenant, which Moses carried with the Israelites during the Exodus, is situated in one of its houses of worship, Our Lady Mary of Zion. Because of scriptural alerts of hazard, just a single minister is permitted into the structure where the Ark is kept. Therefore, unfamiliar researchers are suspicious that the first Ark exists, notwithstanding claims made by numerous scholars, remembering Graham Hancock for his book The Sign and the Seal.


Customary temples in Ethiopia are not considered houses of worship until a Tabot, a duplicate of the tablets in the first Ark of the Covenant is given to them by the neighborhood minister. The Tabot is made of alabaster, marble, or wood and is somewhere around six inches (15 cm) square. It is as yet kept on the raised area in lavish covers.


The Tabot must be moved by clerics. On the blowout day of the congregation's namesake, the Tabot is brought around the outside of the congregation in an intricate parade joined by blissful singing. On the incomparable Feast of T'imk'et, otherwise called Epiphany or Theophany in Europe, a gathering of places of worship sends their tabot to a well known place where a pool of water or a stream can be found to remember the event.


The Amhara and Tigray social class of Ethiopia's northern and central high nations have commonly been the assemblage's most given lovers, and the gathering's severe designs and characteristics have administered Amhara society. The Ethiopian Orthodox church was communicated the country's state church under the Amhara-overpowered Ethiopian government, and it was a safeguard of Emperor Haile Selassie I's framework.

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