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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

Hosted by:

Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral

320 Palermo Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Telephone (305) 444-6541 | Facsimile (305) 445-6530

info@AC2017Miami.org

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Convention Facts:

  • 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!

    All Events

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    9:15am-10:30am
    Orthros and Confessions
    10am-12pm
    Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
    12pm-1pm
    AC2017 Kick-Off Luncheon (Complimentary)

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    12pm-9pm
    Registration
    12:30pm-2:30pm
    VIP Exclusive Luncheon with Metropolitan JOSEPH
    4pm-5pm
    Choir Rehearsal
    5pm-6pm
    Great Vespers
    6pm-8pm
    Dinner – On Your Own
    6pm-8pm
    Local Clergy Dinner with Metropolitan JOSEPH
    7pm-11pm
    Teen SOYO Leadership Meeting/Workshop
    8pm-9:30pm
    Welcome to Miami – Antiochian Game Show
    11pm-11:30pm
    Compline
    11:30pm-12am
    “Ask Abouna”

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    7:45am-8:30am
    Bible Study
    8:45am-9:45am
    Divine Liturgy
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)
    10am-9pm
    Registration
    10am-9pm
    Vendors
    10:15am-11am
    Clergy/Clergy Wives Breakfast
    11am-4:30pm
    Teen SOYO Leadership Meeting
    11am-1pm
    Clergy Wives Meeting
    11am-1pm
    Clergy Meeting and Photo with Hierarchs
    11am-4pm
    Order of St. Ignatius General Assembly
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Statistics and Credentials
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Antiochian Heritage Foundation Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of The Word Magazine Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Inter-Orthodox / Inter-Faith Relations Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Liturgics and Translations Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Lay Ministries
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Theological and Pastoral Education Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Christian Education Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Diocesan Spiritual Advisors/Chair of the Order of Saint Ignatius
    2:30pm-4pm
    Choir Workshop
    2:30pm-4pm
    Workshop TBD
    4pm-5pm
    Choir Rehearsal
    5pm-6pm
    Great Vespers
    6:30pm-11pm
    Kids Dinner and Social
    7pm-9:30pm
    Order of St. Ignatius Banquet
    7pm-10pm
    Teen SOYO Leadership Meeting/Workshop
    9:30pm-12am
    VIP Event
    11pm-11:30pm
    Compline
    11:30pm-12am
    “Ask Abouna”

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    7:45am-8:30am
    Bible Study
    8:45am-9:45am
    Divine Liturgy
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)
    10am-9pm
    Registration
    10am-9pm
    Vendors
    10:30am-5pm
    NAB Antiochian Women Meeting and Breakfast
    11am-1:30pm
    Department of Ancient Faith Ministries
    11am-1:30pm
    Department of Finance Meeting
    11am-1:30pm
    Department of Internet Ministry Meeting
    11am-1:30pm
    Department of Western Rite Meeting
    11am-1:30pm
    Department of Sacred Music Meeting
    11am-5pm
    Teen SOYO Leadership Meeting
    11am-5pm
    Young Adult Ministry Meeting
    2pm-4pm
    Workshop TBD
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Clergy Insurance / Retirement Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Antiochian Village Council Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Convention and Conference Planning Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Marriage and Parish Family Ministry Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Missions and Evangelism Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Stewardship Meeting
    2pm-4:30pm
    Department of Chaplain and Pastoral Counseling Ministry Meeting
    2:30pm-4pm
    Choir Workshop
    4pm-5pm
    Choir Rehearsal
    5pm-6pm
    Vespers
    6pm-8pm
    Dinner – On Your Own
    8pm-10pm
    Bible Bowl
    10pm-12am
    Young Adult Social Event
    11pm-11:30pm
    Compline
    11:30pm-12am
    “Ask Abouna”

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    7:45am-8:30am
    Bible Study
    9am-10am
    Daily Orthros
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)
    10am-9pm
    Registration
    10am-9pm
    Vendors
    11am-4pm
    General Assembly Meeting
    1pm-3pm
    Teen Social Event
    4pm-4:45pm
    Debke Troupe Check-In
    4pm-5pm
    Choir Rehearsal
    5pm-6pm
    Vespers
    7pm-11pm
    Dinner and National Debke Competition
    11pm-11:30pm
    Compline
    11:30pm-12am
    “Ask Abouna”

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    7:45am-8:30am
    Bible Study
    9am-10am
    Daily Orthros
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (ages 4-6 / 7-9)
    10am-4pm
    Club Saint George (Pre-Teens 10-12)
    10am-9pm
    Registration
    10am-9pm
    Vendors
    11am-4pm
    General Assembly Meeting
    12:30pm-3pm
    Young Adult Ministry Luncheon
    1pm-3pm
    Teen Humanitarian Event
    4pm-5pm
    Choir Rehearsal
    5pm-6pm
    Great Vespers
    7pm-12am
    Dinner and Hafli
    11pm-11:30pm
    Compline
    11:30pm-12am
    “Ask Abouna”

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    7:45am-8:30am
    Bible Study
    8:45am-9:45am
    Divine Liturgy
    10am-12pm
    Vendors
    10am-9pm
    Registration
    11am-1pm
    Oratorical Festival
    1pm-3pm
    Archioceses Board of Trustees Luncheon
    2pm-3:30pm
    Choir Workshop
    2:30pm-4pm
    Workshop TBD
    3:30pm-4:30pm
    Choir Rehearsal
    4:30pm-5:30pm
    Great Vespers
    5:30pm-5:35pm
    Induction of New Members of the Order
    6pm-7pm
    Grand Banquet Reception
    6pm-7pm
    Metropolitan’s Reception (by invitation only)
    6:30pm-12am
    Kids Dinner and Social
    7pm-12am
    Grand Banquet and Hafli
    7pm-12am
    Teen Banquet and Hafli
    Details
    9pm-12am
    Hafli (after Grand Banquet)
    11pm-11:30pm
    Compline
    11:30pm-12am
    “Ask Abouna”

    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    8:45am-10am
    Orthros and Confessions
    10am-12pm
    Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
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