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Introduction to Tewahedo Tradition (Tigrigna)


This course is a modular distance course for those who want to study in Tigrigna and are interested in Eritrean Orthodox theology and tradition. The course contains a total of six modules: Dogmatic Theology, Church History, Bible Study, Patrology, Ecclesiology, and Liturgics. The teaching takes its starting point from the perspective of the student’s pre­-knowledge and if deemed suitable the teacher may divide the group into a beginners and advanced level.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:


  • Identify and articulate the meaning and basic concepts of Orthodox spirituality
  • Understand how to pray, read scriptures and reflect on them
  • Discuss different aspects of Orthodox spirituality
  • Identify what is expected from an Orthodox Christian in their day-to-day spiritual and social life
  • Instruct family members on the basics of Orthodox spiritual and practical life

Other requirements:

Attendance is mandatory, which requires the presence of at least on the level of 80% of the teaching.

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Quick Facts

Length: 2 years

Study Pace: 50%

Type of Instruction: Distance education
Language of Instruction: Tigrigna

Level: Seminary

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.