The following communication has been issued by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of New York:
It is with a very heavy heart that I announce here that our dearly beloved brother, Merae Tibeb Archdeacon Gebreyesus Tesfaye of Medhane Alem Church, has passed away early this morning. Archdeacon Gebre had been suffering from a long illness, and died at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey where he was receiving treatment.
Archdeacon Gebreyesus led a life of devoted service to the Lord, his church and his community. He was a brother and dear friend to all who knew him. His loss is immeasurable to the clergy and the faithful of Debre Medhanit Medhane Alem Church.
His funeral service will be held this coming Saturday November 19, 2016 at 7 AM at our church located at 302 East 306th Street, Bronx NY 10467.
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Our Savior, Inc. (Medhanialem)
302 E 206th St
Bronx, NY 10467
Members of the Order of Corporate Reunion who wish to attend the funeral service should wear the customary ecclesiastical dress of the Order befitting their rank.