Holy Water and Faith Healing: Traditional Health Practices in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity has a strong influence on the health practices of its followers. Many Ethiopians believe that good health and well-being are blessings from God and that illness and disease are the result of sin or spiritual imbalance. As a result, prayer, fasting, and the use of holy water are common practices among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians to maintain or restore their health. Holy water, which is water that has been blessed by a priest, is considered to have healing properties in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. It is used to anoint the sick, to bless homes and plac ...


Dungo Bara


Want to receive the latest medical information and news from
To receive our newsletters



Join the Newsletter

You will receive the latest medical information and news