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2012 Archon Weekend: Schedule of Events

The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 19-21 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation will be the recipient of this year's Athenagoras Human Rights Award. Andreas Dracopoulos, Director and Co-President, will accept the Award on behalf of the Niarchos Foundation at the Archon Grand Banquet, Saturday, October 20.

The Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship Dinner Dance will be held on Friday evening, October 19.  James C. Fountas, National Treasurer and John Halecky, Jr., National Secretary have been nominated as this year’s Award recipients.

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 $349.
Call 212-586-7000 or 1-800-Hiltons with code "OSA"


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
JOINT MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COMMANDERS
[Concourse G]

6:00 PM
NICHOLAS J. BOURAS AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY ARCHON STEWARDSHIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND DINNER DANCE
[Rotunda & Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor]
Presentation of 2012 Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship to Archons James C. Fountas and John Halecky, Jr.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
ARCHONS-ELECT ORIENTATION BREAKFAST
[Concourse G]
All National Council Members, Regional Commanders, Archons-elect, and Spouses

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

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ANNUAL ARCHON GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
[Mercury Suite, 3rd Floor]
All Archons, Archons-elect, and Spouses

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ARCHON FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON
[Trianon Ballroom, 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 2012 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Andreas Dracopoulos accepting on its behalf


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012

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

9:00 AM
PROCESSION OF ARCHONS AND ARCHONS-ELECT
[Cathedral Undercroft, Lower Level]
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 Saint Andrew

1:00 PM
RECEPTION
[Cathedral Ballroom]


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