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Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Convention 2009

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Convention 2009

July 2009 65 episodes

From July 19-26, 2009, St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church will host the 49th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Palm Desert, California. This verse was chosen as the theme for the convention:

“Be mindful, O Lord, of those who bear fruit and do good works in thy Holy Churches, and who remember the poor.” —the Anaphoras of Sts. Basil the Great and John Chrysostom

Ancient Faith Radio will attend the conference and post key speeches, events, and gatherings almost immediately after they occur. Check this page often for new updates.


Episodes

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Jul 27, 2009

Closing Banquet

Closing banquet program of The 49th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Palm Desert, CA.

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Winner

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Metropolitan Philip

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Introduction and Biographies of Contestants

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Scholarship 4

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 7

Joel Schaefer of St. John the Baptist Church in Post Falls, ID

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 6

Josef Khoury of St. Philip Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Scholarship 3

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 5

Colette Houssan of St. George Church in Wooster, MA

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 4

George Juzdan of St. George Church in Little Falls, NJ

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Scholarship 2

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 3

Emily Younes of St. George Church in Toronto, ON

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Scholarship 1

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 2

Abbey Luebke of St. Nicholas Church in Grand Rapids, MI

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Contestant 1

Joey Wakim of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, KS

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical - Thank Yous

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Jul 25, 2009

Oratorical Festival - Welcome

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Jul 25, 2009

Guest Speaker: Metropolitan Nikitas

After Vespers on the 24th, there was a second special presentation by Metropolitan Nikitas, Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Institute in Berkeley, California.

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Jul 24, 2009

Department of Legal Affairs and Resolutions

Archdiiocese Chancellors.

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Jul 24, 2009

Comments, Presentations, and Proposals

From the floor of the General Assembly

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Jul 24, 2009

FOCUS North America

Charles Ajalat

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Jul 24, 2009

Chaplain and Pastoral Counseling

Fr. George Morelli

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Jul 24, 2009

Budget

Mr. Robert Laham, Chairman and Treasurer

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Jul 24, 2009

Finances

Mr. Robert Laham, Chairman and Treasurer

Rev. Fr. George Kevorkian

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Jul 24, 2009

Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch

Mr. Daniel Abraham, Chairman

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Jul 24, 2009

Fellowship of St. John the Divine

Mrs. Joan Farha, President

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Jul 24, 2009

Metropolitan Philip

Metropolitan Philip's Message to the 49th Archdiocese Convention

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Jul 24, 2009

Guest Speaker: Metropolitan Nikitas

After Vespers on the 23rd, there was a special presentation by Metropolitan Nikitas, Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Institute in Berkeley, California.

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Jul 24, 2009

Department of Charity

V. Rev. George Rados, Co-Chairman

Miss Robin Nicholas, Co-Chairman

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Jul 24, 2009

College Ministry

Ms. Cathy Abraham

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Jul 24, 2009

Antiochian Village Camping Program

V. Rev. Anthony Yazge

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Jul 24, 2009

Department of Youth and Parish Ministries

V. Rev. Joseph Purpura, Chairman

NAC Teen SOYO, Amanda June Sahawneh, President

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Jul 24, 2009

Department of Convention Planning

Mr. George Darany, Co-Chairman

V. Rev. Michael Ellias, Co-Chairman

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Jul 24, 2009

Department of Lay Ministry

Dr. John Dalack, Co-Chairman

Dr. Anthony Bashir, Co-Chairman

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Jul 24, 2009

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America

Mrs. Cindy Nimey, President

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Marriage and Family Ministry

Khouriyeh Maggie Hock, Chairperson

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Christian Education

Mrs. Carole Buleza, Chairperson

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Sacred Music

Mr. Christopher Holwey, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Stewardship

Mr. Ron Nicola, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Internet Ministry

Mr. Doug Cramer, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Conciliar Media Ministries

Mr. John Maddex, CEO

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Missions and Evangelism

V. Rev. Peter Gillquist, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Clergy Insurance Commission

V. Rev. Michael Ellias, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Liturgics

V. Rev. Edward Hughes, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Western Rite Vicariate

V. Rev. Edward Hughes, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Faith Relations

V. Rev. Olof Scott, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Antiochian Village

Mr. Paul Finley, Director

Mr. Robert Laham, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Noursat

Jacques Kallassi

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Jul 23, 2009

Department of Theological and Pastoral Education

V. Rev. Joseph Allen, Chairman

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Jul 23, 2009

Nominating Committee

Father George Kevorkian

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Jul 23, 2009

Report on Al-Kafaat Foundation of Lebanon

Miss Myriam Shwayri

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Jul 23, 2009

General Assembly Introductions

1. Prayers

2. Introduction of visiting Hierarchs

3. Roll Call of the Official Delegates Department of Credentials and Statistics: Rev. Fr. George Kevorkian, Episcopal Assistant

4. Appointment of Convention Officers

5. Introduction of the Members of the Board of Trustees

6. Reading of the Minutes of the Forty-eighth Archdiocese Convention

7. Report from Sister Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand: The Most Reverend Metropolitan Paul

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Jul 23, 2009

2009 Bible Bowl

Bible knowledge competition between the parish teens who won their regional contests.

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Jul 23, 2009

Vespers - Homily - 07.22.09

On the evening of July 22nd, the Vespers homily was delivered by the V. Rev. James Bernstein, Pastor of St. Paul Church in Brier, WA.

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Jul 23, 2009

Vespers - 07.22.09

Celebrants:

Rev. Antony Bahou, Pastor of Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Dallas, TX

Rev. George Al-Dehneh, Pastor of St. George Church in El Paso, TX

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Jul 22, 2009

Women General Assembly 2

Click here to listen to the afternoon session of the Antiochian Women General Assembly.

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Jul 22, 2009

Women General Assembly

Click here to listen to the morning session of the Antiochian Women General Assembly.

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Jul 22, 2009

Divine Liturgy - Homily - 07.22.09

On July 22nd, the Divine Liturgy homily was delivered by the Rev. Peter Jon Gillquist, Pastor of All Saints Church in Bloomington, IN

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Jul 22, 2009

Divine Liturgy - 07.22.09

Celebrants:

V. Rev. Paul O'Callaghan, Dean of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, KS

V. Rev. Iskander Younes, Pastor of St. George Church in Richmond Hill, ON

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Jul 21, 2009

Vespers - Homily - 07.21.09

On July 21st, the Vespers homily was delivered by the V. Rev. John Salem, Pastor of St. George Church in Houston, TX.

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Jul 21, 2009

Vespers - 07.21.09

Celebrants:

Rt. Rev. Leonard Faris, Pastor of St. George Church in Lowell, MA

V. Rev. John Teebagy, Pastor of St. John Damascus Church in Dedham, MA

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Jul 21, 2009

Divine Liturgy - 07.21.09

Celebrants:

V. Rev. Constantine Nasr, Economos and Pastor of St. Elijah Church in Oklahoma City, OK

Rev. Philip Rogers, Pastor of the Archangel Gabriel Mission in Lafayette, LA.

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Jul 21, 2009

Interview with Father Constantine Nasr

John Maddex interviews Fr. Constantine Nasr, priest at St. Elijah Orthodox Church and the host of the AFR podcast Spread the Word, to get an update on the outcome of a historic evangelistic outreach that took place in Oklahoma City this past June 19th-20th.

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Jul 21, 2009

Vespers - 07.20.09

On the evening of July 20th, Great Vespers took place at the Convention chapel. In attendance were Metropolitan Philip, who formally greeted attendees immediately following the service, Bishop Antoun, Bishop Joseph, Bishop Basil, Bishop Thomas, Bishop Mark, and Bishop Alexander. The Very Reverend Timothy Baclig, priest at the Convention host parish, St. Michael Orthodox Church, provided the opening remarks.

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Jul 20, 2009

Pre-Convention Interview with Co-chairman Don Meena

John Maddex interviews Don Meena, Co-chairman of the 2009 Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Convention, about the work that went into planning and preparing this year's conference.

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