This is a reprint of the original 1864 translation containing the Hymns of St. Jared known to the Ethiopians as the composer “Yared,” and was made from the edition first printed at Rome in 1548 by A monk, Tesfa Zion, of the order of Takla-Haimanot.
The Geez the Kedasse, Anaphora, or Canon, is based throughout upon the Jacobite (Coptic) Liturgy of St. Basil. This Coptic office, however, was not written by St. Basil (Renaudot, Or. Lit, i., 174), but was doubtless in use in the church of Alexandria before the Mohammedan period, under the Christian emperors. Like the other liturgies in that patriarchate, it represents the earliest form of sacramental worship, and is probably on this account termed by the Ethiopians the Eucharistic "office of our fathers the apostles." Reprinted and re-published in a new edition by LOJ College Press, THE LION OF JUDAH SOCIETY.