"For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus"

1 Timothy 3:13

   St. Stephen, the Archdeacon and first martyr

Ranks of Clergy

1. Archbishop (Pope, Patriarch)
2. Metropolitan
3. Bishop
4. Khouri-episcopos (village bishop)
5. Hegomen (Archpriest)
6. Priest
7. Archdeacon
8. Deacon
9. Subdeacon

ranks of clergy
Ranks of the Diaconate
1. Archdeacon
2. Subdeacon
3. Deacon (consecrated)
4. Anaghnostos (Reader)
5. Epsaltos (Singer or Chanter)

Helpful Links:
http://www.copticheritage.org/rites  Coptic Rites Encyclopedia
http://alhan.org/  Learn Coptic Orthodox Hymns
http://tasbeha.org/mp3.html Coptic Hymnology

Click Below for a link to Psalms for deacons or anyone to read on the way to church

Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church,
Dec 14, 2013, 12:12 PM