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Ge’ez is a Semitic language that was once one of the main languages in Eritrea and Ethiopia. With the decline of the Askumites in the 13th-14th centuries, Ge’ez ceased to be used in everyday communication but has lived on in the readings and the liturgical life of the Church. Today, learning Ge’ez is the key to accessing the spiritual treasures of the Eritrean-Ethiopian liturgical world and is a necessary skill for those who want to immerse yourself in this spiritual life. 

The program includes Geez 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.

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Quick Facts

Length: 2 years (80 weeks)

Study Pace: Part-time (50%) 

Type of Instruction: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: Tigrigna and Amharic

Level: Preparatory

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all students need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: 

Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 400 per semester.