& Liturgical Theology

School of Hymnology


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Originated from Greek ὕμνος hymnos, “song of praise” and -λογία -logia, “study of” .. which is the study of religious song, or the hymn

Coptic Language

Coptic is the language that was spoken by our forefathers. It’s also the language that we use in the liturgy and by which we sing many of the church hymns

Liturgical Rites

We will be dealing with the Church; its structure and meaning

History of the School

Saint Athanasius Deacons School has been serving the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt since 1st of October 2002 due do the high demands for hymns lesson and training for deacons, especially from those who are younger than 12 years old. So it was mandatory to provide this service for the younger generations, who are the Church’s future. Saint Athanasius Deacons School has established fixed programmes divided into levels and each level comprises of years. The programme took into consideration the age of the applicants, from pre-school to graduates. The school teaches Hymns, Coptic Language, Liturgical Rites and Agpeya Prayers.


We have uploaded heaps of good quality photos for some of our past events and liturgies. Have a look to see what we’re all about!

About Us

As recommended by the Holy Synod, each diocese shall have a Deacons School to serve all the Deacons in the diocese.

A general meeting was held on the 25th of April 2017 under the supervision of HG Bishop Raphael, the Secretary of the Holy Synod, and about 1,200 Deacons. The meeting discussed the school’s system and how the Holy Synod will supervise the Deaconship services. HG Bishop Daniel has directed a servant to attend this meeting representing His Grace and the Diocese of Sydney.

Accordingly, Saint Athanasius School of Hymnology & Liturgical Theology – Abu Sefein Church, under the supervision of Reverend Fr. Sharobim Sharobim, is establishing a new system to look after the Deaconship service across the Diocese of Sydney. A new online system is being implemented with which all the applicants can use the online services.

  • On the Cloud

    Online system with content / materials accessible anytime, anywhere.

  • Scheduled to your Availability

    Classes are scheduled based on your availability. You can choose the time that suits you the best while filling out our registration form.

  • Open for Ideas

    Have you got an idea or suggestion that will help us to improve our service? Share it with us.

  • Maintained Regularly

    Dedicated servants will be looking after this school and ensure everything is running smoothly.


And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:42

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

Luke 4:32

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Colossians 3:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Exodus 24:12

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Luke 14:23