Church of the Savior of the World
Just 7 kilometers away from Lalibela, standing at a height of 2,750 meters, is where you'll find the Mekina-Medhani-Alem, or the Church of the Savior of the World. The setting is spectacular. There's a valley that opens up right at his feet, a waterfall on the mountainside. The monastery itself isn't all that breathtaking, but they open their doors, the priest who is in charge us a "cleansing of sins" (with mountain water constantly falling roof-stone-mountain, passed the our heads, filtering with the Orthodox cross. then we take more water in the face, up to 3 times), shows processional crosses and one of the books, scrolls of s.