Saturday Saints- #52

Today’s saint hails from a different tradition than any I’ve covered so far. It is an old one, long isolated from the traditional Eastern and Western churches. Our Saint for today is St. Yared:

Saint Yared (Ge’ez: ቅዱስ ያሬድ) (April 25, 505 – May 20, 571) 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 11 Genbot (May 19).

More can be found out about this Ethiopian Saint at his wiki, found here.

St. Yared

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