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Agenda of 20th Regular Sobor

20th Regular Sobor
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA

MONDAY – 14 OCTOBER 2013

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God
03:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.  Consistory Meeting – Consistory Conference Room

TUESDAY – 15 OCTOBER 2013

10:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.  Council of the Metropolia Meeting - Social Center at Memorial Church
04:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.  Seminary Board of Trustees Meeting – Consistory Conference Room

WEDNESDAY – 16 OCTOBER 2013

10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.  Annual Clergy Conference – Social Center at Memorial Church
04:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. Sobor Registration – Cultural Center

THURSDAY – 17 OCTOBER 2013

07:30 a.m. - Mystery of Penance/Confession
08:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy in the Memorial Church followed by Panakyda at the graves of His Beatitude Metropolitan John and Patriarch Mstyslav - commemoration all the deceased clergy and faithful who reposed since the 19th Sobor
10:00 a.m. - Brunch and Registration of Delegates – Cultural Center
11:00 a.m. - Gathering of all Sobor Delegates, Alternates and Guests at the Rotunda (Main) entrance to the Consistory
11:15 a.m. - PROCESSION OF ALL CLERGY AND LAY DELEGATES, ALTERNATES AND GUESTS INTO THE CULTURAL CENTER SOBOR MEETING ROOM PRECEDED BY THE CROSS OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST AND THE ICON OF OUR MOTHER OF GOD OF POCHAIV
11:45 p.m. - Cultural Center Main Hall

1. Opening Prayer - “O Heavenly King”
2. Singing of United States and Ukrainian National Anthems
3. Approval of Sobor Agenda
4. Election/Appointment of Sobor Presidium, Secretaries, Parliamentarian and Translators
5. Greeting and Blessing from His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew I
6. Greetings from visiting Hierarchs
8. Report of the Pre-Sobor Commission
9. Report of the Credentials Committee
10. Confirmation of a Quorum

12:30 p.m. – ADDRESS OF HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN ANTONY

12. Review and Approval of Minutes of the 19th Sobor
13. Approval of the Sobor Rules
14. Approval of Sobor Rules of Debate of Questions

01:30 p.m. – ADDRESS OF BISHOP DANIEL – PRESIDENT OF CONSISTORY

15. Activity Reports with discussion and questions after each report:

a. Consistory – Bishop Daniel, President
b. Financial Report – Emil Skocypec, Director of Office of Financial Affairs
c. Audit Commission – Hanja Cherniak, Chairman
d. St. Sophia Seminary – Metropolitan Antony, Rector and Chairman of the Board and V. Rev. Bazyl Zawierucha, Provost
e. Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA – President elected at annual convention
f. Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA – President elected at annual convention
g. United Ukrainian Orthodox Sisterhoods – Tamara Parubchenko, President
h. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society – Protodeacon Dr. Ihor Mahlay, President


03:15 p.m. – Break with light snack
04:00 p.m.

16. Appointment and Elections of Sobor Committees following EPARCHY CAUCUSES.  Advisors from the Council of the Metropolia will be announced.

CHRISTIAN CHARITY AND MISSIONARY ACTIVITY
STEWARDSHIP
FINANCE CONCERNS
CHURCH GROWTH AND MISSION DEVELOPMENT
OFFICES OF CHURCH MINISTRY
INTER-CHURCH RELATIONSHIPS
MUSEUM
RESOLUTIONS AND/OR SOBOR STATEMENT
NOMINATIONS

04:35 p.m. – Recess
06:45 p.m. – Cocktails prior to Grand Banquet– Cultural Center Blue Room
07:30 p.m. – SOBOR GRAND BANQUET – Cultural Center – (Semi-Formal Dress Code)

 

FRIDAY – 18 OCTOBER 2013

07:00 a.m. – Mystery of Penance/Confession – Memorial Church
07:30 a.m. – DIVINE LITURGY and MEDITATION – Memorial Church
09:00 a.m. – Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Sobor Committee Meetings – Meeting Rooms at Holiday Inn TBA
01:00 p.m. – LUNCH – Cultural Center
02:15 p.m. – Sobor Committee Reports – (Maximum of 60 minutes each)

Christian Charity and Missionary Activity
Stewardship
Finance Concerns
Church Growth and Development

05:15 p.m. – Recess
05:30 p.m. – Dinner – Cultural Center
07:00 p.m. – SOBOR SEMINAR – “THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE HOLY CHURCH”
09:00 p.m. – VESPERS and Reflection – Confessions - Seminary Chapel

SATURDAY – 19 OCTOBER 2013

07:00 a.m. – Mystery of Penance/Confession – Memorial Church
07:30 a.m. – DIVINE LITURGY and MEDITATION – Memorial Church
09:00 a.m. – Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Sobor Committee Reports – (Maximum of 60 minutes each)

Offices of Church Ministry
Inter-Church Relationships
Museum

01:00 p.m. – Lunch
02:15 p.m.

Resolutions and/or Sobor Statement Committee Report
Nominations Committee Report and Elections
Additions made to Agenda

05:00 p.m. – Conclusion of Sobor and Benediction
05:30 p.m. – Meeting of newly elected Council of the Metropolia
06:30 p.m. – Dinner
07:30 p.m. A SPECIAL SOCIAL EVENT IS BEING PLANNED FOR THE EVENING
10:00 p.m. Vespers and Reflection – Confessions – Seminary Chapel

SUNDAY – 20 OCTOBER 2013

09:00 a.m. – Greeting of Hierarchs and Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Memorial Church
01:00 p.m. – Farewell Luncheon – Cultural Center

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