Genet Abera Nigatu
Abstract: The aim of this research is dealing with the historical background of Itisa Tekle Haimanot monastery from its foundation up to present. Monastery is very great in size when we compare with church. The monastery order was first by the Egyptian Orthodox church. The establishment of these monasteries started at the end of the 5th century with the rival of the nine saints from Syria; Egypt; and Greco-Roman territory. The presence of Abune Tekle Haimanot monastery in the Aleltu Woreda plays a significant role for development of Christianity religion for the local people and people of Ethiopia in general. The income of the church comes not only from the contribution of the believers and agricultural product of its own land; but also when performing religious activities such as child baptizing; gift during celebration (holiday) and in the form of cereals from local people.
Keywords: Monastery, Abune Tekle Haimanot, Orthodox, Aleltu, Itisa