Monday, June 10, 2013

St.Yared from Ethiopia

Saint Yared (VI cent.) was a semi-legendary Ethiopian musician credited with inventing the sacred music tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Ethiopia's system of musical notation. He is responsible for creating the Zema or the chant tradition of Ethiopia, particularly the chants of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which are still performed today. He is regarded as a saint of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church with a feast day of May 19.

Sent by myself from Ethiopia in 2009


  1. Thank you for comment, Mike!

    Yes, it's my favourite one! :) When visiting Ethiopia I was really surprised what a beautiful postcards they have.