Hello from Toronto! This time we are visiting a very interesting church: St.Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, located near Dufferin, south of Lawrence.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Toronto was established in 1972. The church building you see on these pictures was consecrated in 2012.
Like all orthodox churches, the sanctuary, facing the east, is separated from the rest of the building. As you can see, women sit on the right side of the church, men are on the left side. All women have their heads covered. Before you enter the church, you are asked to remove your shoes.
The Divine Liturgy begins at 8:30 am and lasts until 11:30.
Notice the heavenly atmosphere created by the light, art decorations and incense.
Children, youth and adult choirs performed right after the Divine liturgy: