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Ethiopian Orthodox Service
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
When I visited a so called little Ethiopia in the heart of old city of Jerusalem, one of their elders told me that they commemorate crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which is followed by a long fast after a final meal of that day.
The atmosphere was very interesting, and they invited me to eat with them and be part of their tradition, even if it is for those few hours that i spent with them...
The same elder tried to explain to me that every other religion is trying to have Jerusalem for themselves, but not the Ethiopian Christians, they are part of the global believers in Jesus Christ and believe that we all, must co-exist side by side, even if some of us are not Christians...
That was a fresh perspective to hear from someone in Jerusalem, most people I meet there, trying to explain why Jerusalem should belong to them...