not what my hands have done
A woman turns away, tears in her eyes, as she watches a man flogging himself to the point of blood.
The man practices asceticism–reenacting the flogging of Christ, during the festival of Kidane Meheret. Tens of thousands Ethiopian Orthodox gathered for the festival. Kidane Meheret, which means Covenant of Mercy, is an Orthodox festival honoring the Virgin Mary.
(22 August 2008)