Schedule of Events

44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

All Things Are Possible to the One Who Believes in Christ
(Mark 9:23)

Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

July 1- July 5, 2018

* This schedule is subject to change

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Friday, June 29, 2018:

4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians Rehearsal
Cathedral
 

Saturday, June 30, 2018:

9:00 am
-
8:00 pm
National Philoptochos Office Open
Falmouth
 
12:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Congress Registration
Registration Desk A – 4th floor
 
12:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Philoptochos Registration
Registration Desk B – 4th floor
 
2:00 pm
-
4:30 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians Meeting
Harvard
 

Sunday, July 1, 2018:

7:30 am
-
10:00 am
Buses Depart from Marriott for Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Marriott Bus Departure Point
 
7:45 am
-
12:00 pm
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Cathedral
 
7:30 am
-
10:00 am
Buses Depart from Marriott for Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Marriott Bus Departure Point
 
12:00 pm
-
1:00 pm
Coffee Fellowship
Annunciation Cathedral
 
12:00 pm
-
1:30 pm
Buses Depart for Hotel
Annunciation Cathedral
 
12:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Congress Registration
Registration Desk A – 4th floor
 
12:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Philoptochos Registration
Registration Desk B – 4th floor
 
1:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Congress Office
Orleans
 
1:00 pm
-
7:00 pm
Philoptochos Office
Falmouth
 
2:30 pm
-
3:30 pm
Philoptochos Delegate Orientation
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
3:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Official Opening Ribbon Cutting
Exhibit Hall
 
3:45 pm
-
9:00 pm
Congress Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
 
4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Metropolis of Denver Delegate Meeting
Harvard
 
4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
5:30 pm
-
7:30 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians Reception
St. Botolph
 
6:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Philoptochos Break for Dinner
 
6:30 pm
-
10:00 pm
Chancellors’ Dinner Meeting
Nantucket
 
6:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres
Boylston
 
7:30 pm
-
9:00 pm
Philoptochos Bylaws/Resolutions and Budget Review
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
11:00 pm
-
11:45 pm
Compline Service
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018:

6:30 am
-
7:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 
7:45 am
-
9:00 am
CONGRESS OPENING BREAKFAST
Ballroom Salons E, F, G, H, I, J, K
 
8:00 am
-
3:00 pm
Congress Registration
Registration Desk A – 4th floor
 
8:00 am
-
3:00 pm
Philoptochos Registration
Registration Desk B – 4th floor
 
8:30 am
-
5:30 pm
Congress Help Desk
Atrium Foyer
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Congress Office
Orleans
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Philoptochos Office
Falmouth
 
9:00 am
-
2:00 pm
Child Care – Children’s Program
Columbus I & II
 
9:00 am
-
9:00 pm
Congress Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
 
9:30 am
-
12:00 pm
CONGRESS OFFICIAL OPENING AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ballroom Salons E, F, G, H, I, J, K
 
 
LUNCH ON OWN
 
 
12:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres
Boylston
 
1:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
Clergy Benefits Office
Provincetown
 
1:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians
St. Botolph
 
2:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
CLC OPEN FORUM
Presentation and Discussion Concerning the Financial Status of the GOA
Ballroom Salons F, G, H, I, J, K
 
3:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
Congress Hospitality
Dartmouth & Exeter
 
5:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Miltary Chaplains (Including Chaplains in Reserve)
Northeastern
 
5:00 pm
-
9:30 pm
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
5:00 pm
-
7:00 pm
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Youth Protection Manual – Steven Christoforou
Ballroom Salons F, G, H, I, J, K
 
7:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
ARCHON RECEPTION
3rd Floor Atrium Lounge
 
 
DINNER ON OWN
 
 
8:00 pm
-
10:00 pm
Administration Committee Meeting
Salons H, I, J, K
 
8:00 pm
-
10:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting
Salons F & G
 
8:00 pm
-
10:00 pm
 
10:00 pm
-
10:45 pm
Compline Service
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 

TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2018:

6:30 am
-
7:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 
ALL DAY
NO CHILD CARE
 
7:30 am
-
9:00 am
Clergy Breakfast
Special Recognition of Retired Clergy
Salons F & G
 
7:45 am
-
8:15 am
Philoptochos to HCHC
Buses Depart
 
8:30 am
-
5:30 pm
Congress Help Desk
Atrium Foyer
 
9:00 am
-
11:00 am
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres
Boylston
 
9:00 am
-
9:00 pm
Congress Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Congress Office
Orleans
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians Meeting
St. Botolph
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Clergy Benefits Office
Provincetown
 
9:00 am
-
11:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Salons F & G
 
11:30 am
-
12:00 pm
CLC TO HELLENIC COLLEGE HOLY CROSS
Buses Depart
 
11:30 am
-
1:30 pm
LUNCH ON HCHC CAMPUS

• 11:30 am-12:30 pm - Wave One: Philoptochos
• 12:15 pm-1:30 pm - Wave Two: CLC
 
Under the Tent
 
12:00 pm
-
1:00 pm
Philoptochos Return from HCHC to Hotel
Buses Depart
 
2:00 pm
-
3:30 pm
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

• 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Philoptochos Discussion Group A (Simmons)
• 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Philoptochos Discussion Group B (Suffolk)
• 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Philoptochos Discussion Group C (Wellesley)
• 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Philoptochos Discussion Group D (Tremont)
 
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
3:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Congress Banquet Ticket Exchange
Registration Desk A
 
4:15 pm
-
5:00 pm
CLC Return from HCHC to Hotel
Buses Depart
 
 
DINNER ON OWN
 
 
7:15 pm
-
8:00 pm
Cocktail Hors d’oeuvres Reception
Ballroom Foyer
 
8:00 pm
-
10:30 pm
CULTURAL NIGHT
Ballroom (Salons A-K)
 
10:30 pm
-
11:15 pm
Compline Service
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018:

7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Divine Liturgy
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 
8:00 am
-
10:15 am
Philoptochos Agape Breakfast
Ballroom Salons F & G
 
8:30 am
-
5:30 pm
Congress Help Desk
Atrium Foyer
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Congress Office
Orleans
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Philoptochos Office
Falmouth
 
1:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
Clergy Benefits Office
Provincetown
 
9:00 am
-
2:00 pm
Child Care – Children’s Program
Columbus I & II
 
9:00 am
-
9:00 pm
Congress Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
 
8:00 am
-
10:45 am
Administration Committee Meeting
Salons H, I, J, K
 
11:00 am
-
12:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting
Salons H, I, J, K
 
9:00 am
-
12:00 pm
CLC MINISTRY WORKSHOPS & COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Sessions 1: 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Sessions 2: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sessions 1 & 2: Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism (Simmons)
Sessions 1 & 2: Youth & Young Adult Ministries (Yarmouth)
Sessions 1 & 2: Marriage & Family: Center for Family Care (Vineyard)
Sessions 1 & 2: Orthodox Parish Software (MIT)
Sessions 1 & 2: Religious Education (Wellesley)
Session 2: Internet Ministries (Northeastern)
Session 1: Greek Education (Hyannis)
Session 2: Communications (Hyannis)
Sessions 1 & 2: Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations (Maine)
 
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians
St. Botolph
 
9:30 am
-
11:00 am
National Forum of Church Musicians
Performance Warm-Up
Arlington - Congress Chapel
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres

• 9:00 am - 10:30 am Clergy/Clergy Wives Workshop: "Renewing You" with Fr. Nicholas Louh and Dr. Roxanne Louh
• 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm NSP and Clergy Ice Cream Social
 
Boylston
 
10:30 am
-
6:30 pm
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
• 1:45 pm-5:45 pm:
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 1 (Regis)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 2 (Wellesley)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 3 (Maine)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 4 (Suffolk)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 5 (Simmons)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 6 (Vineyard)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 7 (Yarmouth)
   Philoptochos Break Out Session 8 (Salons H, I, J, K)
 
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
12:00 pm
-
1:00 pm
DOXOLOGY Prayer Service – Fourth of July
Entire Congress and Philoptochos
Ballroom Salons F & G
 
 
LUNCH ON OWN
 
 
2:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION
“Are We Doing Ministry Correctly: Reflections on the Direction of Our Work”
(Bezzerides, Christoforou, Goussetis, Papanikolaou, Vrame)
Ballroom Salons F, G, H, I, J, K
 
3:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
Congress Hospitality
Dartmouth & Exeter
 
3:00 pm
-
6:00 pm
Congress Banquet Ticket Exchange
Registration Desk A
 
 
DINNER ON OWN
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY FREE NIGHT FOR DELEGATES
 
 
10:00 pm
-
10:45 pm
Compline Service
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018:

7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Divine Liturgy
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 
7:00 am
-
9:00 am
Philoptochos Hands On Workshop
3rd Floor Atrium Lounge
 
8:30 am
-
5:30 pm
Congress Help Desk
Atrium Foyer
 
9:00 am
-
4:00 pm
Philoptochos General Assembly
Ballroom Salons A, B, C, D, E
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Congress Office
Orleans
 
1:00 pm
-
5:00 pm
Clergy Benefits Office
Provincetown
 
9:00 am
-
2:00 pm
Child Care – Children’s Program
Columbus I & II
 
9:00 am
-
11:00 am
Congress Banquet Ticket Exchange
Registration Desk A
 
9:00 am
-
12:00 pm
National Forum of Church Musicians
St. Botolph
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Congress Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
 
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres
Boylston
 
10:00 am
-
4:00 pm
PLENARY SESSION

• Presentation for Adoption of GOA 2019-2020 Budget
• Discussion on Proposed GOA Regulation Amendments
• All Other Committee Reports and CLC Business
 
Ballroom Salons F, G, H, I, J, K
 
12:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
Congress Hospitality
Dartmouth & Exeter
 
2:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
Institutional Chaplains
(Including Chaplains serving fire, hospitals, prison)
Northeastern
 
3:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Board Meeting
Boylston
 
7:00 pm
-
10:00 pm
Grand Banquet Reception
GRAND BANQUET
Ballroom Foyer & Ballroom (All Salons)
 
10:30 pm
-
11:30 pm
Compline Service
Congress Chapel – Arlington
 

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018:

8:00 am
-
2:00 pm
National Philoptochos Office Open
Move Out
 
11:00 am
-
12:00 pm
National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Board Meeting
Boylston