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Schedule of Events, Annual Archon Banquet weekend

The Annual Meetings of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America will take place on October 26-28, 2007 in New York City. During this weekend, His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios will be awarded the 2007 Athenagoras Human Rights Award at the annual banquet of The Order of St. Andrew. Deputy Under Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will be among the featured speakers at the banquet. The investiture of twenty-three 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 26 - 28, 2007
All events take place at:
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets)
New York, NY 10019

 

Friday, October 26, 2007
6:30 PM   ORIENTATION DINNER with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Archons-elect, National Council and Regional Commanders with their guest
[Concourse A - Lower Level]
     
Saturday, October 27, 2007
8:30-11:00 AM   BREAKFAST MEETING / JOINT MEETING OF REGIONAL COMMANDERS WITH NATIONAL COUNCIL
[Mercury Rotunda - 3rd Floor]
12:00-1:00 PM   LUNCHEON [Mercury Rotunda - 3rd Floor]
For all Archons and Archons-elect
1:00 PM   ANNUAL ARCHON GENERAL ASSEMBLY
[Mercury Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
For all Archons and Archons-elect
6:00 PM   COCKTAIL RECEPTION [Grand Foyer - 3rd Floor]
For all Archons and Guests
7:00 PM   GRAND BANQUET [Grand Ballroom - 3rd Floor]
Presentation of 2007 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.
     
Sunday, October 28, 2007
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.
NEW CANDIDATES: 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)
1:30 PM   RECEPTION following the Divine Liturgy
[Archdiocese Cathedral Center]

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