The 4th Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, His Holiness Abune Dioskoros has passed away today.
HH Abune Diyoskoros had been receiving treatment over the past several months both inside and abroad for an undisclosed illness.
A notice from the patriarch’s office indicates funeral arrangements will be taking place on Saturday 26th December exactly mid day at Abune Abranyus Debre Tilul monastry.
Born in 1935, Abune Dioskoros was chosen to lead the church since the Eritrean Holy Synod formally removes HH Abune Antonios, the third Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, in May 2007.
May His Holiness Rest in Peace.
His Holiness Abune Diyoskoros Passes Away
The 4th Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthhodox Tewahdo Church, His holiness Abune Dioskoros, passed away today following a long illness. The Patriarch had been receiving treatment both at home and abroad in the recent months.
The Holy Synod of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church expresses deep sorrow on the passing away of the Patriarch.
Funeral service for His Holiness Patriarch Diyoskoros will be held at Abune Abranios Monastery, Mendefera sub-zone, at noon on Saturday 26 December following prayer sermons at Asmara’s Saint Mary Church earlier in the day.
The Holy Synod of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church kindly informs that the Book of Condolensces will be open, from Tuesday 22nd Decemebr until Friday 25th Decemeber from from 9:00 am in the morning till mid-day for signature by dignitaries, including Ministers, PFDJ Officials, other senior Government officials, Resident Ambassadors and other diplomats.