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Archon Weekend Schedule of Events

The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 18-20 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.

The weekend will focus on our efforts to secure religious freedom for the Mother Church of Constantinople and welcome the 2019 Class of Archons. The 2019 Athenagoras Human Rights Award will be presented to His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

The weekend begins Friday evening, with the Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship at the annual Award Presentation and Dinner Dance that will recognize the many accomplishments of 2019 Award Recipient Archon John Zavitsanos, Esq. The event will be held at the New York Metropolitan Club.

Below is the weekend schedule.

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

 

Joint Meeting of National Council and Regional Commanders
4:00PM-5:30PM [New York Hilton Midtown, Nassau Suite, 2nd Floor] 

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert

Private meeting with members of the National Council and Regional Commanders who will offer an overview and briefing of regional Archon activities in their respective Metropolis


Nicholas J. Bouras Award For Extraordinary Archon Stewardship Award Presentation and Dinner Dance
7:00PM-11:00PM [New York Metropolitan Club, 1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert

All Archons, Archons-elect and family members are invited as we begin the evening with a cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner and formal presentation of the Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship to John Zavitsanos, Esq., Archon Ekdikos by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the National Commander. After the presentation program, the evening concludes with festive dancing and fellowship where Archons, Archons-elect and their families meet and socialize within the Archon family.

The Award is named after the late National Vice Commander Nicholas J. Bouras, Archon Depoutatos, who had demonstrated during his lifetime remarkable leadership as a faithful son of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and extraordinary Archon stewardship of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.


 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

 

Orientation Breakfast for Archons-elect and their spouses, together with National Council members and Regional Commanders
8:00AM-9:30AM [New York Hilton Midtown, Rendezvous Trianon & Petit Trianon Room, 3rd Floor]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert

Archons-elect and their spouses will gather for an orientation presentation by the National Commander who will offer a multi-media program reviewing the awesome responsibilities and roles of Archons, who are advocates of religious freedom and serve as Defenders of the Faith.


Archon General Assembly
9:30AM-12:30PM [New York Hilton Midtown, Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert

All Archons, Archons-elect and spouses are expected to attend the annual meeting to discuss the vision and strategy to secure religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Specific religious freedom programing, formal committee reports and other items of concern regarding the well-being of the Ecumenical Patriarchate will be presented thereby offering an open Archon forum for deliberation. Archons-elect will be introduced to Archbishop Elpidophoros and a group photo of the Archon Class of 2019 will be taken.


Archon Agape Luncheon
12:30PM-1:30PM [New York Hilton Midtown, Mercury Suite, 3rd Floor]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert

All Archons, Archons-elect and spouses are invited to attend our annual Agape Luncheon which will feature international artist Joni Zavitsanos, who will discuss her work relating to her latest exhibit on display at Fordham University, entitled, "Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and the Modern Byzantine Icons".


Archon Boot Camp
1:30PM-2:30PM [New York Hilton Midtown, Nassau Suite, 2nd Floor]

Attire: Business

Chairman John Zavitsanos, Esq. and Archon Committee members will address Archons-elect as they are about to assume the serious responsibility to defend the Holy Mother Church. National Council members and Regional Commanders are invited to attend.


Athenagoras Human Rights Award Banquet
6:00PM-10:00PM [New York Hilton Midtown, Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor]

Attire: Black Tie
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert
Cross of The Order of Saint Andrew

The black-tie gala is the Archon premier event and fundraiser which begins with a one-hour cocktail reception, followed by the introduction of the dais and the presentation of the 2019 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.


 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

 

Matins and Procession of Archons and Archons-Elect
8:30AM [Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Cathedral Undercroft]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert
Cross of The Order of Saint Andrew

Archons and Archons-elect will assemble in Cathedral undercroft for a group portrait and additional instructions. Then all Archons will process into the Cathedral together for Matins.


Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy and Investiture of the Class of 2019
10:00AM [Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert
Cross of The Order of Saint Andrew

The morning begins with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by Archbishop Elpidophoros with Metropolitans and assisted by Bishops and visiting Clergy. At the conclusion of the service, new Archons will be invested and presented with their Offikia and Cross of Saint Andrew.


Archon Fellowship Reception
1:00PM [Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Cathedral Center Ballroom]

Attire: Business
Archon Emblems: Lapel Rosette
Double-Headed Eagle Pocket Insert
Cross of The Order of Saint Andrew

Following Divine Liturgy and the Investiture of the Class of 2019 Archons, an Archon Fellowship Reception of Thanksgiving hosted by the Order of Saint Andrew is offered in the adjacent Cathedral Center ballroom.


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