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Lalibela Sunday Service

Despite the ruined Demetrios church, all of the churches are in active use. Our visit on sunday morning saw throngs of white-clad congregants receiving communion across all the churches, then listening to an open-air sermon…

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Off to church. Kerry hasn’t had to wear a scarf since FBC got all liberal-like (joke @JohnW!)

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The faithful….

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The bishop appeared, and blessed peeps with the real Lalibela cross…

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They are incredibly generous with the access given to visitors, even on a sunday…

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Some of the churches are so small, the blessings happen in the adjoniing cave…

Skulking priest (actually skulking photographer...

Skulking priest (actually skulking photographer…)

We left Leah in the Emmanuel church playing with kids  who stuck around after the service for 2 hours. And she was furious when we eventually dragged her away...

We left Leah in the Emmanuel church playing with kids who stuck around after the service for 2 hours. And she was furious when we eventually dragged her away…

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