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2011 Bulgarian Diocesan Convention Schedule

Tuesday, July 12: “My Life in Christ” Youth Conference Begins
(Lodging and most events held at Friendly Crossways Retreat Center in Harvard, MA)

Thursday, July 14: Popadias’ and Diaconissas’ Conference begins (all events held at HROC)

1:30-4:00 p.m. Registration for Popadias' Conference, time to socialize

1:30-4:00 p.m. Tree of Life Bookstore open

4:30 p.m. Vespers

5:15 p.m. Special dinner with Metropolitan Joseph for Priests, Deacons, and their wives

6:15 p.m. Reading of Patriarchal Address to Popadias and Diaconissas

6:30 p.m. Opening Address by Metropolitan Joseph

7:30 p.m. Enjoy the Youth Conference Talent Show or linger over coffee

Friday, July 15: (all events held at HROC)

8:30 a.m. Matins

9:30 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

11:00 a.m. Brunch

11:30-2:00 p.m. Conference Sessions for Popadias and Diaconissas

2:30-4:30 p.m. "Tea with Dedo Vladika" for the Popdias and Diaconissas; group photo

Friday, July 15  36th Annual Bulgarian Diocesan Convention begins (all events held at HROC)

3:00-5:00 p.m. Registration for the Diocesan Convention

3:00-5:00 p.m. Tree of Life Bookstore open

4:45 Akathistos Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos

5:15 p.m. Vespers

6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner & get to know each other

7:00-9:00 p.m. Mixed Council Meeting

7:00-9:00 p.m. Sisterhood Meeting

7:00-9:00 p.m. Financial/Trustees Meeting

7:00-9:00 p.m. Presidents & Vice Presidents Meeting

9:00-10:00 p.m. Combined Meeting

10:00-11:00 p.m. Diocesan Clergy Meeting

Saturday, July 16: (all events at Doubletree Guest Suites except as noted)

7:00-8:30 a.m. Registration of new arrivals (Longfellow Foyer)

7:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own (vouchers available for hotel restaurant buffet)

8:30-9:00 a.m. Te Deum Moleben (Longfellow Ballroom)

9:00-12:30 p.m. Convention Meeting (Longfellow Ballroom)

12:30-5:00 p.m. Free Time

5:00-5:30 p.m. Tree of Life Bookstore open (HROC)

5:30 p.m. Vespers (HROC)

7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Dinner Dance, Sisterhood Raffle, and Oratory Contest

Sunday, July 17: (all events at HROC)

8:00 a.m. Matins/Confessions

9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

11:30 a.m. Convention Photo Shoot

12:00 p.m. Farewell Brunch / Tree of Life Bookstore open


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