Toronto, Canada – Ethiopian-Canadian music star, Abel Tesfaye a.k.a , The Weeknd donated $50,000 for the St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church here .
The double Grammy and five Juno Awards winner Abel Tesfaye- The Weeknd donated the money to St. Mary Cathedral Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Toronto.
The announcement of Abel’s donation came during Saturday night’s celebration of Orthodox Easter at the Church.
The head of the church Father Misale Engida stated that he and his congregation remember Abel Tesfaye coming to the church as a child.
St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the largest Cathedrals in Toronto. The Church has been a strong faith based institution in the social fabric of the Ethiopian community in Canada.
The church is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a variety of events spanning between May 2-8.