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Walks with the dogs

Out of Africa

08.25.12 | Comment?

I have posted about some of the many churches in my neighborhood here.  It is through walking the dogs that I have been by all these various houses of worship, and on one street there are three halal stores and one storefront mosque and on that street I hope my dogs don’t give offense.

Anyway, there is one building that obviously once was a church but which has been mostly vacant or unused in the eight years we have lived nearby.  For awhile it was functioning as a club for live music on weekends, but that didn’t last long.

About a year ago I noticed that it had developed a new congregation.  A small sign in one window announces the tenancy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.  There is an Eritrean Coptic church two blocks away, and I hope there is no conflict.

It’s a handsome building and I’ve always wondered if a congregation would move in a fix the steeple.  I’m not sure if that matches the aims of Ethiopian Orthodoxy.

 

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