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Alternate Names: Gäbrä-Krestos
Orthodox Church

Gäbrä-Krestos, Abunä (? perhaps fl. c. 12th century A.D.), is said to have been a Metropolitan of Ethiopia during the dynasty of the Zagwé, buried with three others in Bugena. The Ethiopic name perhaps replaced the original Coptic form.

A. K. Irvine


C. Conti Rossini, *Storia d’Etiopia *(Bergamo, 1928), 310.

H. Zotenberg, Catalogue des manuscrits éthiopiens de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, 1877), 263.

This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé 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.