Yelet Giorgis Church, Bulga

Yelet Giorgis Church is an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Yelet, Bulga, Ethiopia.

Yelet Giorgis Church
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Yelet Giorgis Church in the Bulga mountains
Religion
AffiliationEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
RiteAlexandrian Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statuscathedral
StatusActive
Location
LocationYelet,  Ethiopia
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 9°11′46″N 39°19′01″E / 9.196°N 39.317°E / 9.196; 39.317
Architecture
Typechurch
The old church building 1956 - 2004

The church is dedicated to Saint George, and has over 2,500 parishioners. The church body has been in existence since the 17th century.

The first edifice, a traditional circular thatch roof church, burnt down in 1950. A modern, iron roof church was built in its place by Dejazmach Kidane Woldemedhin and dedicated in 1956. This building was erected on the same church site and served its community for a further 51 years until a more modern, 8-sided stone building was built in its place during the years 2004–2007. The new church was dedicated on 23rd Tikmt 2000 (Ethiopian calendar), which corresponds to 3 November 2007 in the Gregorian calendar.

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