i have a question.
In the Egyptian coptic orthodox church, what does it take to become a deacon?
I am an Ethiopian Orthodox and i am learning to become a deacon. It is really hard and very stressing. Maybe because i have a very difficult teacher, but generally, it is really hard. In church, specially in litergy & masses(if this is what it is called), we use the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge'ez. So, i have to learn the Ge'ez (at least the word that are used in church) and the most frustrating part is trying to learn the way to say them and sing or pray (whatever the situation may be).
So, if you guys won't mind an ethiopian brother trying to learn somethings, i would appreciate it if you can tell me what it takes to become a deacon in your church?
is it hard? or easy?