ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN LAITY
35TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“Pan-Orthodoxy in Action”
October 13-16, 2022
Join us to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Orthodox Christian Laity in the Metro Atlanta area where we will feature the impressive progress of the Atlanta Inter-Orthodox Parish Association (AIOPA), an initiative of the Committee for Canonical Regional Planning of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA (AOB). AIOPA consists of clergy and laity representatives from all Orthodox parishes in the Atlanta area whose purpose is to effectively facilitate and maintain pan-Orthodox parish-to-parish communications, activities and cooperation (the “One Church Initiative”).
Since the Assembly of Bishops is a transitional body, its mandate is to make itself obsolete by developing a proposal for the canonical organization of the Church in the United States of America, so that the AOB will be succeeded by a governing Synod of a united Church in the United States. For this reason, OCL authored “A Declaration for Orthodox Christian Unity in America” in June 2022, which will be the topic of a panel discussion at the annual conference. Following the panel discussion, an in-person special presentation by researcher Alexei Krindatch who will present results of his study: The “New Traditional” in a Most Traditional Church: How the Pandemic Has Reshaped American Orthodox Christian Churches. What Do Lay People Think about It?
Registration is required. Admission is free.
We look forward to meeting you!
Thursday, October 13
Afternoon Arrival at Marriott Atlanta Peachtree Corners
7:00 pm OCL Board Dinner Meeting at Marriott Atlanta Peachtree Corners
Friday, October 14 (for OCL Board Members & Advisors)
7:00 am Divine Liturgy for St. Parascheva feast day
9:00 am Annual Board Meeting at Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, Lilburn GA
12 noon Lunch at Church
1:00 pm Travel to Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta
2:00 pm Meet with Metropolitan Alexios at Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta
6:00 pm Dinner followed by a board discussion at the hotel
7:00 pm Board meeting/Donor Outreach at the hotel
Saturday, October 15 (all events at the church)
8:30 am Continental Breakfast / Participants pick up registration packet
9:00 am Presentation by members of AIOPA followed by Q&A
10:15 am AIOPA Fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Panel Discussion – Declaration for Orthodox Unity in America
12:15 pm Break
12:30 pm Presentation by Alexei Krindatch (Changes in Orthodox Church Life in the post-Pandemic America) followed by Q&A
1:30 pm Lunch
Evening Great Vespers followed by dinner
Sunday, October 16
10:00 am – Hierarchal Divine Liturgy followed by lunch/coffee reception and departure
Host hotel: Marriott Atlanta Peachtree Corners, 475 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 is holding a discounted block of rooms for October 13-15, 2022. To secure the group rate ($119 per night + taxes), book your room before September 13 with this LINK, or call 770-263-8558 / 800-228-9290 and mention: Orthodox Christian Laity.