In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we welcome you to Debre Hail Kedus Gabriel and Kedus Yohannes Metmik Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s website. Our church is one of the Ethiopian Community churches in the Washington Metropolitian Area. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is unique in its adherence to the faith and traditions of the prophets and apostles. We hope you will find the insight of our faith on this site. Our church’s mission is to educate and provide spiritual services to the Ethiopian community in the Diaspora and preserve and uphold the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church's faith, doctrine, tradition and practice. Such mission can be accomplished by helping the next generation to acquire the faith, history, language, and culture of Ethiopia. We believe it is our duty to be able to educate the youth so that they will become the next generation of clergy and leaders of the church.