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‘Life’ and ‘Miracles’of Abunä Akalä Krəstos
contributor(s): Edited and translated by Haile, Getatchew;
volume: 6
pages/dimensions: XII, 146 pages
language: English, Ethiopic
binding: Book (Paperback)
dimensions: 17.00 × 24.00 cm
weight: 321g
publishing date: 21.06.2017
prices: 36,00 Eur[D] / 37,10 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-10861-4
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This volume, written by Abba Isayǝyyas, is a hagiographical history of Akalä Krəstos, a sixteenth-century Gondärite prince. When there was a rumor that the prince’s father, Gälawdewos, was preparing to overthrow his brother Emperor Fasilädäs (1632–1667) – ‘he amassed at that time a private army of mighty ones’ – a scheme was designed for Gälawdewos to appear at the palace. However, he was slain as soon as he arrived. Akalä Krəstos was in school at that time. When one of his father’s attendants informed him about his father’s murder, he fled for his life. He walked from school in Gondär to the Monastery of Däbrä Libanos in Shoa where he took the monastic garb and became a great ascetic. He visited the Monastery of Abunä Gäbrä Mänfäs Qəddus (Zəqwala) before he returned home and built a modest monastery called Mədrä Zoga.