Classic DACB Collection

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Giyorgis (Abuna)

Alternate Names: George
Orthodox Church

Giyorgis, *Abunä *, was a Metropolitan of Ethiopia, probably a successor of *Abunä * Yeshaq. He was in office in 1225, and one tradition has it that in his time, in the reign of Emperor Lalibäla, the *Kebrä Nägäst *(“Glory of Kings”) was brought to Ethiopia.

A. K. Irvine


E. A. Wallis Budge, *The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek *(London, 1922), 228.

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

——–, “L’evangelo d’oro di Dabra Libanos,” Rendiconti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Vol. X (1901): 190.

M. Chaine. La chronologie des temps chrétiens de l’Egypte et de l’Ethiopie (Paris, 1925), 268.

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.