The Seven Sacraments of our church

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church serves the faithful through the seven sacraments. These sacraments are called mysteries because the invisible grace of the Holy Spirit is granted through them.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church, taking the example of pillars as has been said in the Proverbs of Solomon as a starting point, teaches that there are seven sacraments (Proverbs 9:1). Of the seven, a bishop and a priest can perform the six sacraments. A bishop confers ordination only. The seven sacraments are: