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

"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

Ranks of the Diaconate1. 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://www.coptichymnsinenglish.net/  Coptic English Hymns

http://www.suscopts.org/deacons/hymns/audio/english/lit_hymns/ More Coptic English Hymns

http://tasbeha.org/mp3.html Coptic Hymnology

http://www.suscopts.org/pdf/journeythroughtheholyfast.pdf Great Lent Daily Reading Guide

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