New York, NY - The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 17-19 at the New York Hilton. Jay Alan Sekulow, Ph.D., J.D., Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice, will be the recipient of this year's Athenagoras Human Rights Award at the Archon Grand Banquet, Saturday, October 18.
The Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship Dinner Dance will be held on Friday evening, October 17. Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq., will receive this year's Award.
The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Investiture of new Archons by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will take place at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity to conclude the weekend's 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 $389. Cutoff date is September 12.
Call 212-586-7000 or 1-800-Hiltons with code "OSA"
Feel free to call the National Archon Office if you have any questions at: 212-570-3550 or e-mail: [email protected]
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
ARCHONS-ELECT ORIENTATION LUNCHEON
[West Ballroom, 3rd Floor]
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]
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
JOINT MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COMMANDERS
[Gramercy West Conference Room, 2nd Floor]
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Dinner Dance
NICHOLAS J. BOURAS AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY ARCHON STEWARDSHIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION & DINNER DANCE
[Rendezvous, Petit & Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor]
Presentation of 2014 Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship to Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - General Assembly
BREAKFAST AND ANNUAL ARCHON GENERAL ASSEMBLY
[The Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor]
All Archons, Archons-elect, and Spouses
DEPARTURE TO GROUND ZER0 FOR SAINT NICHOLAS NATIONAL SHRINE GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
Bus transportation for Ground Zero will be available. Details to be announced at General Assembly meeting.
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY AT 130 LIBERTY ST., THE SITE OF THE NEW SAINT NICHOLAS NATIONAL SHRINE AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
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 2014 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Jay Alan Sekulow, Ph.D., J.D.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
319-337 East 74th Street
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
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 should wear The Order of Saint Andrew 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
HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY
Celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America with Metropolitans and assisted by Bishops and visiting Clergy
INVESTITURE of new Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Presentation of Offikia and Cross of Saint Andrew