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Alternate Names: Yemsa’e-Mehrät
Orthodox Church

Yemsa’e-Mehrät, Diyaqon (perhaps fl.early 13th century A.D.), was a deacon of the Church of St. Mika’él who received a summons from the Angel Gäbre’él to accompany Abba ‘Iyäsus-Mo’a on his journey to Däbrä Damo and to see that he became a monk.

Belaynesh Michael


S. Kur (ed. trans.), Actes de Iyasus Mo’a, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Scriptores aethiopici, t. 49 and t. 50, pp. 8 and 9 of text and p. 7 of trans.

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.