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2011 Archon Weekend: Schedule of Events

The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. Admiral James G. Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, on behalf of the heroic members of our Armed Forces, will be honored by the Order at the Archon Grand Banquet Saturday, October 15. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Investiture of new Archons by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will take place at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity to conclude the weekends ceremonies on Sunday. A complete schedule of events is listed below:

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
(between 53rd and 54th Streets)
New York, NY 10019

The Order has secured a special room rate of $299. Call 212-586-7000 or 1-800-Hiltons with code “OSTA”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
JOINT MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COMMANDERS
[Madison Suite, 2nd Floor]

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION FOR ARCHONS-ELECT
[Rotunda, 3rd Floor]


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
ARCHONS-ELECT ORIENTATION DINNER
[Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor]
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Archons-elect, National Council and Regional Commanders with their spouses.

Archons-elect: Please confirm your attendance expeditiously by calling the Office at 212-570-3550 or by e-mail to [email protected]

 


 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ANNUAL ARCHON GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
[Mercury Suite, 3rd Floor]

All Archons, Archons-elect, and Spouses

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
ARCHON FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON
[Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor]
All Archons, Archons-elect, and Spouses

 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
RECEPTION (Black Tie)
[Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor]
All Archons and Banquet Guests

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ARCHON GRAND BANQUET (Black Tie)
[Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor]
Presentation of 2011 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Admiral James G. Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, on behalf of the heroic members of our Armed Forces

 


 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011

9:00 AM
MATINS [Archdiocesan Cathedral]

Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
319-337 East 74th Street
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: 212-288-3215

9:15 AM
PROCESSION OF ARCHONS AND ARCHONS-ELECT
[Cathedral Undercroft, Lower Level]
Archons and Archons-elects

Archons and Archons-elect assemble in Cathedral Undercroft, lower level for instructions, photos and procession into Cathedral. Archons wear emblems!

* Archons-Elect * Be sure you have reserved your Archon emblems and Cross of St. Andrew by contacting the National Office at 212-570-3550

10:00 AM
HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY
Celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, assisted by Metropolitans, Bishops and visiting Clergy

12:00 PM
INVESTITURE of new Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate by Archbishop Demetrios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Presentation of Offikia and Cross of St. Andrew

1:00 PM
RECEPTION [Cathedral Ballroom]