The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is the biggest of the Oriental Orthodox Christian places of worship. One of only a handful few pre-frontier Christian temples in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has a participation of around 40 million individuals, most of whom live in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church was officially part of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria from the principal half of the fourth century until 1959, when it was allowed its own patriarch by Cyril VI, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. It is one of the most seasoned Christian houses of worship and, as a non-Chalcedonian church, it isn't in full fellowship with the Ethiopian Catholic Church. Ethiopia is the second nation generally, following just Armenia, to have authoritatively declared Christianity as its state religion (in AD 333).