This program provides the environment, structure and guidance necessary for the intellectual and personal formation of deacons who wish to serve the Orthodox Tewahedo Church. This three-year course is taught in Tigrigna or Amharic and does not require proficiency in Swedish or English. However, students can study this course in combination with the General Education Program where Swedish and English will be used.
The program includes Ge’ez and Zema training for sacramental and liturgical services, and eight additional modules to be delivered over the course of two years. Year 1: Dogmatic Theology, Church History I, Bible Study, Patrology. Year 2: Church History II, Canon Law and Church Administration, Ecclesiology, Homiletics. Those who participate in the program will acquire training and develop knowledge that will enable them to effectively carry out diaconal and liturgical service in the Church.