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48th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Montreal

Below are photos, audio, and video from the 48th Antiochian Archdiocese Convention at the Le Centre Sheraton - Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 23 to 29, 2007.


Click here to view photos from the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday July 29, 2007.

Click here to view photos from Wednesday and Thursday July 26 and 27, 2007.

Click here to view photos from Wednesday July 25, 2007.


Fr. Peter Gillquist - Closing Banquet Address - Sunday, July 29, 2007
Click To Listen - 20 years after the EOC was received into the Antiochian Archdiocese by Metropolitan PHILIP, Fr. Peter reflects on the experience and what has happened since.

2007 Archdiocese Oratorical Festival - Part 1 - Saturday, July 28, 2007
Click To Listen - Contestants in order of presentations:

Paul Juzdan, St. George, Little Falls, NJ, Danna Sawalha, St. Elias,
Syracuse, NY,Matt Wood, St. George, Worcester, MA, David Kurian, St.
George, Cicero, IL, Joel Schaefer, St. John the Baptist, Post Falls,
ID, Mero Geesey, St. Mary, West Palm Beach, FL, Lily Wakim, St. George,
Witchita, KS

2007 Archdiocese Oratorical Festival - Part 2 -
Click To Listen - Continuation of program.

2007 Archdiocese Oratorical Festival - Part 3 -
Click To Listen - And the winner is . . . .Lily Wakim!!

Metropolitan +PHILIP Message to the 48th Archdiocese Convention
Click To Listen - Metropolitan PHILIP.

Report - Antiochian Archdiocese Orthodox Christian Women of North America
Click To Listen - Mrs. Laila Ferris - President

Report - Dept. of The Word Magazine
Click To Listen - Fr. John Abdalah - Editor

Report - Dept. of Christian Education
Click To Listen - Mrs. Carole Buleza - Chair

Report - Dept. of Sacred Music
Click To Listen - Mr. Christopher Holwey - Chairman

Report - Fellowship of St. John the Divine
Click To Listen - Mrs. Joan Farha - President

Report - NAC Teen Soyo
Click To Listen - Mr. George Sackllah

Report - Dept. of Youth and Parish Ministries
Click To Listen - Fr. Joseph Purpura

Report - Dept. of Convention Planning
Click To Listen - Mr. Gregory Dorany, Fr. Michael Ellias - Co Chairmen

Report - Dept. of Lay Ministry
Click To Listen - Dr. Anthony Bashir, Dr. John Dalack - Co-Chairmen

Report - Dept. of Marriage and Family
Click To Listen - Kh. Maggie Hock - Chair

Report - Dept. of Stewardship
Click To Listen - Mr. Ron Nicola - Chairman

Report - Dept. of Communications and Information
Click To Listen - Fr. George Kevorkian in behalf of Mr. Sean Buscay - Chairman

Report - Dept. of Charity
Click To Listen - Co-chair - Fr. George Rados and Miss Robin Nicholas

Report - Chaplain and Pastoral Counseling Ministry
Click To Listen - Fr. George Morelli - Chairman

Report - Conciliar Press
Click To Listen - Fr. Thomas Zell - Chairman

Report - Dept. of Planning and Future Development
Click To Listen - Ruth Ann Skaff

Report - Dept. of Missions and Evangelism
Click To Listen - Fr. Peter Gillquist - Chairman

Report - Clergy Insurance Commission
Click To Listen - Fr. Michael Ellias - Chairman

Report - Dept. of Liturgics
Click To Listen - Fr. Edward Hughes

Report - Western Rite Vicarate
Click To Listen - Fr. Edward Hughes

Report - Antiochian Village Council
Click To Listen - Mr. Robert Laham - Chairman

Report - Antiochian Village Learning Center
Click To Listen - Mr. Paul Finley - Director

Report - Nominating Committee
Click To Listen - Fr. George Kevorkian

Report - Dept. of Theological and Pastoral Education - Thursday, July 26, 2007
Click To Listen - Fr. Joseph Allen - Director

Report - Dept. of Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Faith Relations
Click To Listen - Fr. Olaf Scott - Chairman

Reports - Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch - Thursday, July 26, 2007
Click To Listen - Edward Assile - North American Chair

The 2007 Bible Bowl - Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Click To Listen - Bible knowledge competition between the parish teens who won their regional contests. (1:25)

A Vision for Unity - Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Click To Listen - Fr. Anthony Gabriel from St. GeorgeAntiochian Orthodox Church in Montreal speaks at Wednesday evening vespers about Metropolitan +PHILIP’s vision for unity.

Report 4 11:20PM - Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Click To Listen - A Call for Unity - Fr. Paul O’Callahan speaking at Divine Liturgy and an interview with Fr. Constantine Nasr about how unity works in his community.

Report 3 1140 PM ET - Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Click To Listen - Report 3.

Report 2 10:05 PM ET - Monday, July 23, 2007
Click To Listen - Today’s report includes a candid conversation with His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP as the convention opens.

Report 1 11:00 PM ET - Sunday, July 22, 2007
Click To Listen - The convention starts on Monday but here is the first report on the busy activities of the planners.


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