Tuesday, 27 October 2015

27th October - Elesbaan of Ethiopia

Elsebaan (c520-555)
Elesbaan of Ethiopia (Kaleb of Axum), was a man of many names and a King in Ethiopia in early 6th century. With the support of Byzantine emperors, he successfully invaded the southern Arabian peninsula (now Yemen) where Christians was under attack. Late in life he abdicated his throne, gave his crown to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem, and lived a prayerful life as a hermit and then a monk in Jerusalem.