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Qérelos
fl. 7th century
Orthodox
Ethiopia


Qérelos, Abunä (perhaps fl. 7th century A.D.), was a Metropolitan of Ethiopia consecrated by Benjamin, Patriarch of Alexandria 620-665 A.D. This is the first clear indication in Coptic sources of the consecration of an Egyptian Metropolitan to Ethiopia.

Sergew Hable-Selassie


Bibliography:

J. M. Neale, A History of the Holy Eastern Church, The Partiarchate of Alexandria (London, 1842), Vol. II, 74.
O. Menardus, "A Brief History of the Abunate of Ethiopia," Wiener Zeitschtift fuer die Kumde des Morgenlandes, 58 (1962): 42.
Sergew Hable Selassie, Ancient and Medieval Ethiopian History to 1270 (Addis Ababa, 1972), 193.


This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 'From Early Times to the End of the Zagw√© Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,' copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.