It is with great joy that we announce a new seminary in the Southern US Diocese! Through the grace of God, and under the auspices of HG Bishop Youssef, the Asaph Hymns Institute will begin in August 2014. This online seminary (our version of ma3had el al7an) is open to anyone in the world with a high school diploma or GED and promises to deliver the following:
- Complete, exhaustive collection of all known and at-risk hymns for all seasons and services
- Hymnological and liturgical history, contemporary rites, and theology (delivered in English)
- Coptic and Greek Languages
- Diaconate Course (historical and practical application of the rank)
All courses will be instructed completely in English and conducted online with a new mobile optimized site.
The institute will feature an annual hymns convention in Titusville, FL led by Cantor Ibrahim Ayad to administer oral exams and teach at-risk hymns (e.g. Kata Ni Khoros el Hegab, Nikhora, etc.)
Cost: $250/year (this includes the cost of the annual convention)
Feel free to ask any questions below, and I will be able to answer them!
Please remember this service in your prayers.