Council Agenda/Schedule


Sunday, October 20, 2013

3:00 – 9:00 PM Registration of Delegates – Holiday Inn Downtown

7:00 – 9:00 PM Fellowship Buffet – Holiday Inn


Monday, October 21, 2013

7:00 AM Confessions – Cathedral

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy; Panachida for Departed Hierarchs, Clergy and Laity
Presiding: His Grace, Bishop Gregory
Celebrants: Clergy of the Diocesan Consistory

9:45 AM Group Photograph and Brunch – Christ the Saviour Educational Center

11:00 AM Convocation of the Council by His Grace, Bishop Gregory
First General Session – Educational Center

Greetings from His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew
- Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka, Consistory Consultor to the Bishop

Greetings from Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America -
- Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger, Consistory Consultor to the Bishop

Credentials Report – Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Chancellor

Appointment of Parliamentarian by the Bishop

Appointment of Council Secretaries by the Bishop
Appointment of Election Committee for lay nominations to the Diocesan Board of Trustees by the Bishop

Episcopal Report of His Grace, Bishop Gregory

Greetings: National Sr. A.C.R.Y. – Mrs. Amy Coffman, President
and Jr. A.C.R.Y. – Timothy Paproski, President

Report of the Diocesan Treasurer –
- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Ronald A. Hazuda

1:00 PM Break

1:30 – 3:30 PM Workshop: Stewardship
- Father Frederick Watson, Deacon Stephen Hall, Father Basil Aden, Mr. John Bilanin, - Ms. Stephanie Betsa- Facilitators

4:00 PM Report of the Diocesan Financial Secretary
- Mr. Daniel Breno

Report of the Diocesan Auditor
- Mr. Steven Marusich

Report on Christ the Saviour Cathedral
- Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Cathedral Dean

Report on Christ the Saviour Seminary
- Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Seminary Dean

Report on The Church Messenger
- Protopresbyter Mark Leasure, Editor
- Pani Betty Baranik, Business Manager

Report on Camp Nazareth
-Very Rev. Stephen Loposky, Director

Report on The Diocesan Apostolate For Information Technology
- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski, Director

Discussion: Progress of the Ecumenical Movement
- Protopresbyter James S. Dutko, Diocesan Ecumenical Officer and Member: North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Program

6:00 PM Conclusion of the First General Session

6:15 PM Seminary Bookstore will open – 225 Chandler Ave.

7:00 PM Dinner – Christ the Saviour Educational Center

8:00 PM Clergy and Wives Triennial Conference – Educational Center


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

8:30 AM Morning Prayers – Holiday Inn Main Meeting Room
- Led by Very Rev. Tony Joseph

9:00 AM Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM Second General Session

Nominations of the Board of Trustees Members – moderated by
- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Chancellor

Report on the Clergy Pension Plan
- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Ronald A. Hazuda, Director

12:15 PM Closing of the Second Session with the Singing of the Magnification of the Mother of God
- Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Consistory Consultor

12:30 Noon Luncheon – Holiday Inn

1:30 PM Third General Council Session

Proposal – Stewardship Commission

Proposal – Camp Nazareth Board of Trustees – Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger

Proposal – Cost Effective Health Insurance - St. John’s Church, Ambridge, PA

Proposal – Diocesan Web-based Religious Education - St. John’s Church, Ambridge, PA

Proposal – Diocesan Church School Curriculum - St. Nicholas Church, Barton, Ohio

Proposal – Annual Increase Individual Diocesan Assessment

4:30 PM Proposal of Diocesan Budget; Discussion and Adoption
- Mr. Daniel Breno, Diocesan Financial Secretary

7:00 PM Sobor 75th Anniversary Grand Banquet – Grand Ballroom, Holiday Inn 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

8:30 AM Morning Prayers – Holiday Inn Main Meeting Room
Led by Very Rev. John S. Brancho

9:00 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM Fourth General Council Session

Election of the Lay Members of the Diocesan Board of Trustees

Oath of Office of Lay Trustees administered by Bishop Gregory

Announcement of the XXIII Diocesan Council-Sobor

Conclusion of the XXII Council-Sobor

11:00 AM Meeting of the Diocesan Board of Trustees

Departure of Delegates



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