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Eritrea 2002 Meskel. Orthodox Religious Feast (17 images)

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Meskel feast in Eritrea. The finding of the true cross has a byzantine origin. The cross of Christ had been lost (or hidden from profane eyes) for 300 years following the Crucifixion and Christians all over the world had been looking for it as a precious relic. One day, Eleni, the queen mother, consulted with her son Constantine and they agreed to start the search. Constantine was still not baptized as a Christian at the time. But during his fight against a rival king, he saw the words in hoc...
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