Clergy-Laity Assembly 2021


Arrival and Registration of Clergy and Lay Delegates 

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. - Metropolis Council Meeting and Dinner (Ball Park C/C)

6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. - Philoptochos Board Meeting (Salons A & B)

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. - Clergy Syndesmos Meeting (Broadway I & II)


6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. - Orthros (Lindbergh)

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast (Salons C, D, E, F, G)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Official Opening of 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly (Ball Park C/C)

  • Opening Prayer
  • Call to Order
  • Appointment of Assembly Secretary, Parliamentarian and Chairperson
  • Patriarchal Exhortation (By Video)
  • Keynote Address: Metropolitan Nathanael
  • Approval of Minutes of last Clergy-Laity Assembly

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Plenary Session 1: Metropolis Financial Matters: (Gus Kolyvas, John Sotos, Gus Harris) (Ball Park C/C)

9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Philoptochos- Opening of Philoptochos Assembly and Business Meeting (Salons A & B)

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. - Break (Salons C, D, E, F, G)

11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Plenary Session 2: Metropolis Real Estate Matters: (Joan Berg, Nick Boosalis, Sophia Klopas (by video), John Manos, John Mercuris, Gus Pablecas) (Ball Pak C/C)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Lunch with Presentation on HCHC (George Cantonis, President) (Salons C, D, E, F, G)

1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Elections for Metropolis Council, Metropolis Audit Committee and Archdiocesan Council (Broadway I & II)

2:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Philoptochos – Business Meeting (Salons A & B)

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Plenary Session 3: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Foundation (Vicki Karl, Christos Linardakis, Evonne Sepsis) (Ball Park C/C)

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. - Plenary Session 4: St. Iakovos Retreat Center: (John Balourdos) (Ball Park C/C)

6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. - Reception and Banquet with Speaker: John Fotopoulos, Ph.D. (C, D, E, F, G)

10:00 p.m. - Evening Prayer Service (Lindbergh)



7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. - Orthros (Lindbergh)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast with Archons’ Presentation on Religious Freedom (Salons C, D, E, F, G) 

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Ratification of Election Results (Ball Park C/C)

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Presentation: Mustard Seed Fund: (Anne Marie Adams, Ph.D.) (Ball Park C/C)

10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. - Presentation: Project HOPE (Lori Chiampas, Fr. Chrysanthos Kerkeres, Dena Pavlopoulos, Yanni Sianis) (Ball Park C/C)

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. - Presentation: Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever (Perry Siatis) (Ball Park C/C)

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Presentation: Higher Calling (Frs. Rick Andrew and Tim Sas) (Ball Park C/C)

10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Philoptochos Officer Workshops (Salons A,B & Grand Suite II)

12:00 p.m. - Adjourn

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. - Lunch with Presentations on Lighthouse (Fr. Kosmas Kallis) and CrossRoad (Alex Demos) (Salons C, D, E, F, G)

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Stewardship Workshops (Laclede, Broadway I & II, Market St) 

1:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Philoptochos Break Out Sessions (Salons A, B & Grand Suite II)

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Archons Meeting (Manchester)

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Dinner and Trivia Night: St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO  63103 (Shuttle Service to be provided-Walnut Street Entrance)

10:00 p.m. - Evening Prayer Service (Lindbergh)



Guests must arrange for transportation on their own for Saturday’s activities 


7:00 a.m. - Orthros (Lindbergh)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast (on your own)

9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Philoptochos Business/Elections/Adjournment (Ball Park C/C)

9:00 a.m.-Noon - Community Service Project - Paint the FOCUS Center, St. Michael the Archangel (OCA) Parish, 1901 Ann Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

  • Details and the link to register for our Community Service Project can be accessed here.

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Great Vespers at Ss. Constantine and Helen, Swansea, IL 

7:00 p.m. - Dinner at Ss. Constantine and Helen, Swansea, IL 

  • To attend Great Vespers and the dinner at Ss. Constantine and Helen, please click here.



Guests must arrange for transportation on their own for Sunday’s activities 


8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Church

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - Fellowship at St. Nicholas Church


Additional Resources

Download & Print: Clergy-Laity Assembly 2021 - Agenda (PDF)

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