Psaltos (Chanter)

This is the first deacon rank in the Coptic Church. Visit https://www.coptic.education/diaconate/chanters to learn more about this rank.

These are the hymns that young deacons should learn before they can be ordained.

Mandatory Hymns:

– Offering Response – Alleluia Fai Pe Pi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbMd4Y3Ridk

Annual Gospel Response (Coptic) – O’OONIATO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI_-4dCVG7E

Optional Hymns:

– Agios
– Epiprosevki Stathite
– Amen, Amen Amen, Your death O Lord we proclaim…

Aghnostos (Reader)

This is the second deacon rank in the Coptic Church. Visit https://www.coptic.education/diaconate/readers to learn more about this rank.

Requirements are to complete the online servants preparation certification modules found here:

www.coptic.education/servants

Sub- Deacon

This is the third deacon rank in the Coptic Church. Visit http://www.coptic.education/diaconate/subdeacon to learn more about this rank.

Upon recommendation from the Father of Confession, the one nominated for this rank should pass a written exam based on the book by Fr Tadros Y. Malaty, Christ in the Eucharist, and an oral exam on serving the altar.

The book can be found here:

www.coptic.education/wp-content/uploads/Christ-in-Eucharist.pdf