Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) Celebrates 25 Years of Service: Washington D.C.

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When:
October 25, 2012 – October 28, 2012 all-day GMT0
2012-10-25T04:00:00+00:00
2012-10-28T05:00:00+00:00
Where:
Savoy Hotel
2505 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
USA
Contact:
George Matsoukas
877-585-0245

Our Orthodox Past – Our Orthodox Present
– Our Orthodox Future

WHEN: Weekend of Thursday, October 25, Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012.WHERE: Savoy Hotel, 2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC
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(Call before Sept. 23 for OCL Rate + weekend events subject to change)St Nicholas Cathedral
Library of Congress
George Washington University, Mt. Vernon Campus

Thursday, October 25, 2012 
9:00 am

St. Nicholas Cathedral (3500 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC).
Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated by  His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel (Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate; Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See of the Orthodox Church in America), concelebrated with Bishop Mark of Baltimore and assisted by local clergy. Fellowship hour to follow in Cathedral Hall.

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Orthodox Christian Laity Board Meeting in St. Nicholas Cathedral Hall.

Friday, October 26, 2012 
11:30 am 

Tour of Library of Congress

12:30 pm
Reception at the Library of Congress, Whittal Pavilion (Thomas Jefferson Bldg, Carriage Check Entrance).
Program includes: Showcasing the History of OCL in DVD. Guest speakers including: Dr. James Hadley Billington (Librarian of Congress); Nicholas Marinides(Visiting Scholar at Dumbarton Oaks) discussing “Piety of the Laity in Byzantium”.

6:00 pm

Vesper – St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4335 16th St NW, Washington DC (free parking)

7:00 pm

Lenten Supper ($25 donation)
Keynote: His Grace Bishop Maxim, Serbian Orthodox Church, Western Diocese (Alhambra, CA); Member of Assembly of Bishops Secretariat. Topic:  “Ecclesiology of community and need for tangible Unity in North America”.
Protodeacon Peter Danilchick: Update on the work of the Assembly of Bishops followed by Questions & Answers.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 

George Washington University (Mt Vernon Campus): West Hall B 108 A & B, 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20052

Panel Discussion Program: “Our Orthodox Past – Our Orthodox Present – Our Orthodox Future”.

8:45 am
Introductions and Greeting: Bill Souvall (President of OCL) and Peter Marudas

9:00 – 11:00 am
“Our Orthodox Past” Discussion and Questions

11:15 am – 1:15 pm
“Our Orthodox Present” Discussion and Questions

1:15 – 2:00 pm
Lunch in Mt. Vernon Campus Cafeteria

2:15 – 4:15 pm
“Our Orthodox Future” Discussion and Questions

4:15 – 4:30 pm
Wrap up by Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou

Panelists include:

Our Orthodox Past

Dr. John J. Yiannias, Byzantinist and Professor Emeritus Art History, University of Virginia, and author.

Dr. Andrew H. Walsh, Assistant Director of Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Nicholas Chapman International Taxation Accountant and Consultant founder of St. Gregory Foundation (UK) and Project consultant to the World Council of Churches, Moscow.

George Karcazes, OCL Board member, will serve as moderator.

Our Orthodox Present

His Grace, Bishop Mark, Bishop of Baltimore (OCA)

Khouria Frederica Mathewes Green, author, commentator, lecturer.

Dr. Gayle E. Woloschak , Professor, Researcher, Peer Reviewer, Patent-Inventor, Public Service; faculty member at  Departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Cell and Molecular Biology, Robert Lurie Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Peter J. Petkas, OCL Board member, will serve as moderator.

Our Orthodox Future

Nicholas Gvosdev
 , Professor U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI.

Marilyn Rouvelas , author, speaker, on the topic of Hellenic culture.

John Sitilides , Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC – Manages professional development program for senior US Diplomats in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey; Membe of US-Qatar Business Council and Wilson Council; Member of Board of Trustees of IOCC.

Michael Tsakalos, business professional, active layman and board member of IOCC.  Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, guest lecturer at Harvard University (2012-2013); Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University; Appointment to U.S. Commission of International Religious Freedom.

Questions? : Contact George Matsoukas at (561) 585-0245.

OCL – 25th Anniversary Historical Presentation [VIDEO]