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Johan Andersson

Johan Andersson

Johan Andersson is an lecturer in Practical Theology with Religious Behavioral Science. He was born in Botkyrka in the southern suburbs of Stockholm. Raised as a Swedish-Lutheran and lived for four years in a Swedish monastery but entered the Syrian-Orthodox Church in 2007, where he now serve as a sub-deacon. 

Johan Andersson has studied in the St. Aphrem Patriarchal Seminary in Damascus Saydnada 2008-2011 where he received a Diploma from the late Patriarch H.H. Zakka I Iwas. Johan has worked for five years as a youth director and secretary to the Patriarchal Vicarate of Sweden. 

Johan has also translated the Syrian-Orthodox Prayerbook of Shimo into Swedish 2016, other work of the Syrian-Orthodox Church Fathers like St Philoxenus of Mabbugh and Aphratat, and was part of a committee that translating the Syrian-Orthodox liturgy into Swedish together with Rev. Fr. Aday Marouki, Madlen Marouki and Bashar Yacob.  

Lecturer, Practical Theology with Religious Behavioral Science; Dean of Students; Academic Dean, Department of Allmän kurs, Democracy and Folkbildning



Detailed Biography and Publications

At Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola
Klassisk syriska
Practical liturgics


2021-2023, Magister in Theology, Eastern Christian Studies, University College Stockholm

2016-2021, B.A studies / Pre-Master studies in Theology, Eastern Christian Studies, University College Stockholm

2012 (to present), Employe at Sankt Ignatios College

20?? Youth Director and Secretary, Patriarchal Vicarate of Sweden, Syriac Orthodox Church

2008-2011, St. Aphrem Patriarchal Seminary, Damascus Saydnada


2023, “The development of the night office in the Šḥimō according to the manuscripts of Mor Gabriel monastery (1474-1900): A study in liturgical change”, M.A. Thesis, available här

2021, “The Shhimo of 1890 and 1934 – Uniformity or diversity”: B.A. Thesis, available här 


“Shimo – Veckoböneboken enligt Syrisk-ortodoxa kyrkan av Antioka” SOKU, 2016