Why Deacons
Deacons Prayer
A Guide to Spiritual Direction
Deacons Dreaming Hearts on Fire
Ember letter info

Deacon Video Resources on Youtube and The Episcopal Cafe:

Leadership Lesson from the Dancing Guy (this is what deacons look like) -(
The Jesus Movement –
The Diakonia: Interview with Michael Curry –

School Resources – (the main sampling of books and courses we will use)

Year 1:

  • Online Yale Course – Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (
  • The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring the Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation:  Oxford University Press, 2004
  • St. Benedict’s Toolbox:  The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living by Jane Tomaine
  • Many Servants:  An Introduction to Deacons by Ormonde Plater, 2004
  • Deacons in the Liturgy by Ormonde Plater, 2009
  • Being a Deacon Today:  Exploring a Distinctive Ministry in the Church and the World
  • Engaging the Diakonia of all Believers
  • Reading the New Testament:  An Introduction, 3rd edition by Pheme Perkins
  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha – NRSV
  • Inwardly Digest:  The Prayer Book as Guide to Spirituality by Derek Olson
  • Examination of the Ordinand

Year 2

Year 3

After Ordination: