Is It the Ark of the Covenant?

(photo: wikipedia)

Worldnetdaily.com reports here that Patriarch Abuna Pauolos of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia plans tomorrow to reveal to the world what he says is the true Ark of the Covenant.

The Orthodox patriarch told the Adnkronos news agency the Ark has been hidden away in his country for “many centuries.”

Said Patriarch Pauolos, “As a patriarch I have seen it with my own eyes and only few highly qualified persons could do the same, until now.”

The claim that the Ark has been in the possession of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is not new, as the Wikipedia entry about the Ark notes. It will be interesting to see if Patriarch Pauolos offers any new, concrete evidence that the Ethiopian Ark is indeed authentic.

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy