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20th Triennial Church Assembly—Sabor
Of the Serbian Orthodox Church
in North and South America
Canton, Ohio August 11-13, 2009

Tentative Schedule of Events

Monday, August 10, 2009

2:00 p.m. Clergy Brotherhood Annual Meeting

5:00 p.m. Vespers followed by Clergy Brotherhood Dinner Conference
“The Pastor and Shepherd in the New Testament”

6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception (for all participants)

7:30 p.m. Meeting of the Central Church Council

Check-In Registration of Sabor Delegates and Observers
Check-In Registration for Young Adult Conference

Tuesday, August 11, 2006

8:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy & Invocation of the Holy Spirit

10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Plenary: Opening of Assembly and Saint Nicholai Oratorical Festival

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m . Conference of Young Adults [ages 18-35] (separate room and agenda)

Second Plenary Session for Delegates

Confirmation of Assembly Secretariat

Report of the Credentials Committee

Review of the Highlights of the 18th Triennial Assembly

Reports and Presentations of the Central Church Committees:

Christian Education, Stewardship, Youth Ministry Liturgical Music, Communications, and Publications
Young Adult Ministry , Serbian Culture and Heritage

4:00 – 6:00 Presentations and Committee Workshops

6:30 p.m. Vespers

7:30 p.m. Dinner & Fellowship

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

8:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Third Plenary Session: Keynote Address: “Christ the True Light”

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Fourth Plenary Session

Reports of the Central Church Continued

Decisions of the Central Church Council, Financial Report, Auditing Report, Theological School, Theological Foundation,
Clergy Pension Plan, Group Health Care Plan

5:30 p.m. Vespers

6:30 p.m. Diocesan Caucuses: The purpose of Diocesan Caucuses prior to the fifth plenary session
is to elect new members to the Central Church Council.

7:00 p.m. Dinner

Thursday, August 13, 2009

8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Fifth Plenary Session – Ministries Presentation

1:00 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. Sixth Plenary Session and Conclusion of the work of the Sabor

• Release of the present Central Church Council

• Confirmation of new Central Church Council elections

• Oath of Office of new Council members

• Adoption of Central Church Budget

• Miscellaneous items

• Closing Remarks by the President of the Episcopal Council

• Adjournment with prayer

5:00 p.m. Vespers

6:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres Reception

7:00 p.m. Sabor Grand Banquet and Program


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