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Deacon Training Program in the Tewahedo Tradition – Part time, Online


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 two-year course is taught in Tigrinya or Amharic and does not require proficiency in Swedish or English. 

The program includes Ge’ez and Zema training for sacramental and liturgical services. 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.

This online option is for those who are interested in the diaconal program but are unable to participate on campus. Students study online, part-time, with the approval and guidance of the rector of the seminary.

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Quick Facts

Length: 2 years

Study Pace: Part-time (50%)

Teaching Hours: Daytime
Type of Instruction: Distance (online)
Language of Instruction: Tigrigna, Amharic, Geez & Swedish
Location: Campus Södertälje

Level: Seminary education that can be combined with Allmän kurs

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.