March 1, 2014
Dear Parishioner and Supporter :
The last 30 years, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Our Savior (Medhanialem) in the City of New York was providing services to its members and Citizens of New York in a rental place at the Riverside Church. During this long span of time, teh Parishioner have been contributing generously in the hope that one day our dream of obtaining our own prayer house would be realized.
The Lord has heard our prayers and noticed our sacrifices as a result of which we are now proud owners of a building at a cost of $1,300,000. In addition to the mortgage payment of $300,000, we also have to invest a substantial amount of funds to repair and restore the newly acquired church building that was constructed in 1928. The estimate of this repair and the mortgage is in excess of half a million dollars.
We are counting on your continued support to finish the work of dedicating this building to the honor of our God and as a place of worship to everyone in New York City. This building would serve not only as a place of worship but also as a Community Center where Ethiopian culture, language and history would be offered especially to the benefit of our children and immigrants.
To this effect we are attaching here a list of some of the outstanding expense items(click here) and a pledge form (click here) which we would like you to fill out and return as soon as you can.
Much indebted to your kindness and help now as well as in the future, God Bless.
March 31, 2013Congratulation to all!
March 17, 2013
- Sunday March 31 2013 General assembly meeting to decide on the Bronx Church. See further info below
- Sunday April 7: Annual Holly-day of Medhanialem (Nigis).
Information on the Bronx Church Building
- General Building Inspection Report (click here)
- Structural Engineering Inspection Report (click here)
- Asbestos Inspection Report (click here)
- Frequently Asked Questions(click here)
The origin of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and some history
History of Entoto Mariam, taking us back in time