Orthodox Antiochian Church Convention, Miami July 23 – 30, 2017
July 23 - July 30
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53rd Biennial Orthodox Antiochian Church Convention, Miami July 23 – 30, 2017
Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood Beach, Miami, Florida
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
320 Palermo Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Telephone (305) 444-6541 | Facsimile (305) 445-6530
- Held from Sunday-Sunday, July 23-30, 2017
- Amazing hotel – The Diplomat Hotel – Hollywood Beach, Florida
- 270 churches (U.S. and Canada) will gather
- 400 Clergy led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and all the bishops of the Archdiocese
- Hundreds of delegates
- Center of Convention is the chapel – church services everyday
- General Assembly and departmental meetings of Archdiocese
- Workshops on the Orthodox family
- Humanitarian project
- Entertainment and social activities
- Formal banquets and haflis
- National Debke competition
- History journal – first of its kind for entire Archdiocese!!!
- Events for all ages!
Sunday, July 23, 20179:15am-10:30amOrthros and Confessions10am-12pmHierarchical Divine Liturgy12pm-1pmAC2017 Kick-Off Luncheon (Complimentary)
Monday, July 24, 201712pm-9pmRegistration12:30pm-2:30pmVIP Exclusive Luncheon with Metropolitan JOSEPH4pm-5pmChoir Rehearsal5pm-6pmGreat Vespers6pm-8pmDinner – On Your Own6pm-8pmLocal Clergy Dinner with Metropolitan JOSEPH7pm-11pmTeen SOYO Leadership Meeting/Workshop8pm-9:30pmWelcome to Miami – Antiochian Game Show11pm-11:30pmCompline11:30pm-12am“Ask Abouna”
Tuesday, July 25, 20177:45am-8:30amBible Study8:45am-9:45amDivine Liturgy10am-4pmClub Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)10am-4pmClub Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)10am-9pmRegistration10am-9pmVendors10:15am-11amClergy/Clergy Wives Breakfast11am-4:30pmTeen SOYO Leadership Meeting11am-1pmClergy Wives Meeting11am-1pmClergy Meeting and Photo with Hierarchs11am-4pmOrder of St. Ignatius General Assembly2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Statistics and Credentials2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Antiochian Heritage Foundation Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of The Word Magazine Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Inter-Orthodox / Inter-Faith Relations Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Liturgics and Translations Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Lay Ministries2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Theological and Pastoral Education Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Christian Education Meeting2pm-4:30pmDiocesan Spiritual Advisors/Chair of the Order of Saint Ignatius2:30pm-4pmChoir Workshop2:30pm-4pmWorkshop TBD4pm-5pmChoir Rehearsal5pm-6pmGreat Vespers6:30pm-11pmKids Dinner and Social7pm-9:30pmOrder of St. Ignatius Banquet7pm-10pmTeen SOYO Leadership Meeting/Workshop9:30pm-12amVIP Event11pm-11:30pmCompline11:30pm-12am“Ask Abouna”
Wednesday, July 26, 20177:45am-8:30amBible Study8:45am-9:45amDivine Liturgy10am-4pmClub Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)10am-4pmClub Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)10am-9pmRegistration10am-9pmVendors10:30am-5pmNAB Antiochian Women Meeting and Breakfast11am-1:30pmDepartment of Ancient Faith Ministries11am-1:30pmDepartment of Finance Meeting11am-1:30pmDepartment of Internet Ministry Meeting11am-1:30pmDepartment of Western Rite Meeting11am-1:30pmDepartment of Sacred Music Meeting11am-5pmTeen SOYO Leadership Meeting11am-5pmYoung Adult Ministry Meeting2pm-4pmWorkshop TBD2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Clergy Insurance / Retirement Meeting2pm-4:30pmAntiochian Village Council Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Convention and Conference Planning Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Marriage and Parish Family Ministry Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Missions and Evangelism Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Stewardship Meeting2pm-4:30pmDepartment of Chaplain and Pastoral Counseling Ministry Meeting2:30pm-4pmChoir Workshop4pm-5pmChoir Rehearsal5pm-6pmVespers6pm-8pmDinner – On Your Own8pm-10pmBible Bowl10pm-12amYoung Adult Social Event11pm-11:30pmCompline11:30pm-12am“Ask Abouna”
Thursday, July 27, 20177:45am-8:30amBible Study9am-10amDaily Orthros10am-4pmClub Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)10am-4pmClub Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)10am-9pmRegistration10am-9pmVendors11am-4pmGeneral Assembly Meeting1pm-3pmTeen Social Event4pm-4:45pmDebke Troupe Check-In4pm-5pmChoir Rehearsal5pm-6pmVespers7pm-11pmDinner and National Debke Competition11pm-11:30pmCompline11:30pm-12am“Ask Abouna”
Friday, July 28, 20177:45am-8:30amBible Study9am-10amDaily Orthros10am-4pmClub Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)10am-4pmClub Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)10am-9pmRegistration10am-9pmVendors11am-4pmGeneral Assembly Meeting12:30pm-3pmYoung Adult Ministry Luncheon1pm-3pmTeen Humanitarian Event4pm-5pmChoir Rehearsal5pm-6pmGreat Vespers7pm-12amDinner and Hafli11pm-11:30pmCompline11:30pm-12am“Ask Abouna”
Saturday, July 29, 20177:45am-8:30amBible Study8:45am-9:45amDivine Liturgy10am-12pmVendors10am-9pmRegistration11am-1pmOratorical Festival1pm-3pmArchioceses Board of Trustees Luncheon2pm-3:30pmChoir Workshop2:30pm-4pmWorkshop TBD3:30pm-4:30pmChoir Rehearsal4:30pm-5:30pmGreat Vespers5:30pm-5:35pmInduction of New Members of the Order6pm-7pmGrand Banquet Reception6pm-7pmMetropolitan’s Reception (by invitation only)6:30pm-12amKids Dinner and Social7pm-12amGrand Banquet and Hafli7pm-12amTeen Banquet and HafliDetails9pm-12amHafli (after Grand Banquet)11pm-11:30pmCompline11:30pm-12am“Ask Abouna”
Sunday, July 30, 20178:45am-10amOrthros and Confessions10am-12pmHierarchical Divine Liturgy
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