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Schedule made for grade 3 to 12. Sorry if we missed your name… Please Let us know to add your name to the list of deacons. If you can't meet your scheduled service, please contact Abouna to reschedule. Deacons serving the Holy Altar need to be at Church before the priest arrives to prepare the Altar. For deacons to serve you would need to come before the prayer of the servant's absolution. Please provide your contact information (phone and email) to us to communicate the deacons instructions. Or receive reminders of your service time.

Hymns Meetings

Archangel Michael Grades:1,2


St. Mark Grades: 3-6

Alleluia Kiahk

St. Stephen Grades: 7,8

St. Karas Grades: 9-12

Shere ne Maria

St. Bishoy: Mix

Mahragan Hymns

King David: Adults

Mahragan Hymns

Deacon's Blog

On the Pristhood

- St. John Chrysostom

For the priestly office is indeed discharged on earth, but it ranks amongst heavenly ordinances; and very naturally so: for neither man, nor angel, nor archangel, nor any other created power, but the Paraclete Himself, instituted this vocation, and persuaded men while still abiding in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels...


Reception of the Holy Mysteries

- St. Jacob of Serugh

Come, ye discerning, let us delight today in the teaching the taste whereof is sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. The Church in the world is a great harbour, full of peace; whoso toileth, let him come in and rest at her table...


Some notes on the Paramon of the Nativity Feast

"Paramon" is a Greek word that precisely means "Extraordinary preparation" as the word Paramount in English, which signifies something of great concern or importance. This naming is used for the day that precedes the feasts of Nativity or Epiphany. The rite of the Paramon is to...


The Rite of Ordination of a Patriarch

by Bishop Mettaous

+ After the official procedures for the selection of the Patriarch, whether nominations, elections and temple lot and others, the Rite of Inauguration of the winner of; patriarchy if he is a bishop , or Rite of Ordination if he is a hegmon, is as follows:...


The Rank of a Deacon

"Deacon" is a Syrian word that means servant. In Greek, it is called "Deyakon". The deacon's main job is to help the priest or bishop in his religious service. The first church appointed seven deacons to serve tables, who were filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom, "Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said... therefore brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business." (Acts 6:2-3). "whom they set before the apostles, and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them." (Acts 6:6)

There are three qualifications in a deacon:


Deacon's Resources

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