deacon podcasts

Peace on Earth - The Poison of Unresolved Conflict

Between now and Christmas, Dn. Michael Hyatt teaches a short series entitled Peace on Earth. In this episode he...

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The Necessity of Tithing

We often wonder how we will fund the growth of our parishes or pay for the needed repairs on the temple. Yet, if each...

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Take Aways - 3 Implications

In this final lesson of his teaching through Time and Despondency by Dr. Nicole Roccas, Dn. Michael Hyatt reflects on...

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Like I Need This? The Sinner Identity and Its Gifts

To see ourselves as God sees us is real truth and part of that is to see ourselves as sinners when revealed by the...

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The Chief of Sinners?

Before communion we declare that we are the chief of sinners. But is that true? If so, how are we to interpret that...

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Reflections on the Self

Dn. Michael Hyatt continues going through the book "How to be a Sinner" by Dr. Peter Bouteneff. In this lesson, he...

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Self Esteem, Self Denial, and Self Love

As sinners, how are we to look at ourselves? Dn. Michael Hyatt continues going through the book "How to be a Sinner"...

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The Sweetness of Compunction

Guilt, Shame, and compunction. What role do they all play in the acknowledgement and treatment of our sin? Dn....

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Deacons - Servants in God's Church

A deacon is a God-appointed servant set apart to meet needs and distribute the love of God in Christ's church. The...

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Mercy, Forgiveness, and Divine Judgment

What is the difference between mercy and grace? Dn. Michael Hyatt continues going through the book "How to be a...

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Glad Tidings to the Poor: Homily for Christ the King

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the last Sunday of our Church...

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Ministry of Connection

A sermon for Oxford Baptist Church on the occasion of Deacon Ordination and the sixth sermon about our church...

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How To Be a Sinner: Author Interview

In this concluding episode in the How to Be a Sinner series, Dn. Michael Hyatt interviews the author Dr. Peter...

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The Apostolic Fathers - Introduction

Dn. Michael Hyatt begins a new series on the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, those 2nd generation Christian...

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The Apostolic Fathers - First Clement

Dn. Michael Hyatt continues his series on the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, those 2nd generation Christian...

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The Letters of St. Ignatius

Ignored by much of western christendom, these letters give us insight into how the very early Church viewed the role...

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Get to Know Fr. Chad Hatfield

Dn. Michael Hyatt interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, the President of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New...

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The Crucifix on the Wall: Homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. On the surface that seems so barbaric. And yet that law, known as...

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The Apostolic Fathers - Martyrdom of Polycarp

Continuing his series on the Apostolic Fathers, Dn. Michael Hyatt looks at the Martyrdom of Polycarp, one of the most...

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