I went to Mass at my parish first.
I didn't understand a thing at Ethiopian Liturgy. I couldn't see very well since I stood in the vestibule praying my rosary. Some 'penitents' were there too - praying faces to the wall. The people take off their shoes, wear white shrouds to cover street clothes - women cover their head. Men sit on one side - women on the others. They dance and chant and clap and the women ululate in praise. There is a lot of activity - yet great reverence and devotion.
I left after a short time and an Ethiopian man was coming up the stairs and was surprised to see me - he asked, "This is the Ethiopian church, right?" I laughed and assured him it was. I was the only white person there, the rest were all Ethiopian of course.
I love them so much - I have to study more about their Liturgy if I'm to go back.
I find it interesting that most Ethiopians, in fact, most Africans do not experience nor identify themselves as 'Black' the way African Americans do. They identify by their nation of origin and do not think of themselves as 'black'.