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Schedule of Events, 2008 Annual Archon Banquet Weekend

The Annual Meetings of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, will take place on October 24-26, 2008 in New York City. During this weekend, Rabbi Arthur Schneier will be awarded the 2008 Athenagoras Human Rights Award at the annual banquet of The Order of St. Andrew. The investiture of twenty-two Archons will also take place at Holy Trinity Cathedral to conclude the weekends ceremonies. A complete schedule of events is listed below:
 

ANNUAL ARCHON BANQUET WEEKEND
October 24 - 26, 2008
 
All events take place at:
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets)
New York, NY 10019

 

Friday, October 24, 2008
6:30 PM   Reception
7:30 PM   ORIENTATION DINNER with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Archons-elect, National Council and Regional Commanders with their guest
[Concourse A - Lower Level]
     
Saturday, October 25, 2008
8:00-10:30 AM   BREAKFAST MEETING / JOINT MEETING OF REGIONAL COMMANDERS WITH NATIONAL COUNCIL
[Mercury Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
10:45-12:00 PM   ANNUAL ARCHON GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Part 1
[Trianon Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
12:00-1:00 PM   LUNCHEON
For all Archons and Archons-elect
[Mercury Ballroom - 2nd Floor]
1:00-3:15 PM   ANNUAL ARCHON GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Part 2
For all Archons and Archons-elect
[Trianon Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
2:00-3:15 PM   ORDER OF ST. ANDREW LADIES' TEA RECEPTION
For all wives, family members and honored guests of Archons and Archon-elect
[Rendezvous Room - 3rd Floor]
3:30-4:30 PM   RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ADDRESS by Jay Sekulow, Esq.
For all Archons, Archons-elect and Ladies' Tea Participants
[Trianon Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
7:00 PM   COCKTAIL RECEPTION
For all Archons and Guests
[Sutton Ballroom- 3rd Floor]
8:00 PM   GRAND BANQUET
Presentation of 2008 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Rabbi Arthur Schneier
[Grand Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
     
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
319 - 337 East 74th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
212-288-3215
     
9:00 AM   MATINS
9:30 AM   PROCESSION
    Archons and Archons-elect assemble in Cathedral Undercroft in lower level for instructions, photos and procession to reserved seating in church. Archons wear emblems.
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)
5:00 PM  

NAME DAY RECEPTION honoring His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the Archdiocesan Cathedral Center
[Archdiocese Cathedral Center, 337 East 74 Street]


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