Diocese of the South Orthodox Church in America Assembly 2017

Accepting Christ's Mission in a Fragmenting Age

WHEN July 25-28, 2017 Registration 1-3:30 pm
WHERE Chattanooga, TN Marriott Convention Center

Conference Schedule

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2017 DOS Preaching and Serving Schedule

Tuesday July 25- Friday July 28

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Chattanooga Activities

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Film: "Becoming Truly Human"

Showing Tues eve at 5:00pm, here are the first 4 minutes to preview

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Childcare (Under 7) During Events ...

There will be several periods during the conference where childcare will be provided.

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Youth Program

Father John Cox will be the retreat master for the youth program, and we will have a full day "Youth Equipped to Serve" retreat! Bring your youth to the assembly for learning, fun and fellowship!

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Experience Chattanooga Video

(Produced by a catechumen at St. Tikhon Mission in Chattanooga.)

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Download music for the Hierarchical Liturgy

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Our thought leaders for the week:

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Venue for the Week

The 2017 Diocesan Assembly will take place at conference and event venues in historic downtown Chattanooga. The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will be held in the conference facilities at the Marriot Convention Center, right next to the Marriot Hotel in Downtown Chattanooga. Taxi or Uber are available from the airport, and we will coordinate transportation to the Divine Liturgy from the hotel on Wednesday. The local committee is currently working on providing rides from the airport. Please let us know if you would like a ride from the airport, and we will plan ahead to get you to the hotel. Downtown is very walk-able.

What's Included

We have tried to include as much as possible in the registration fee this year. Ticket listings also include descriptions: Ticketing options

Parish Rate includes: One Clergy and One Lay Delegate (and also the same for one additional priest assigned), with lunch on Wednesday and banquet for the full delegation - $350

Mission Rate includes: One Clergy and One Lay Delegate credentials for the Plenary Sessions, two Lunch on Wednesday following the Divine Liturgy , two banquet - $250

Cathedral Rate includes: As many clergy delegates as there are assigned priests, with one lay delegate for each, with lunch on Wednesday and banquet for the full delegation - $500

Observer Rate includes: Credentials to observe but not vote at the Plenary sessions and to attend all other elements of the Assembly, with lunch on Wednesday and banquet - $80

Banquet w/Jonathan Pageau includes: Thursday Banquet: $55 - can be reserved/purchased for those who are not delegates or observers. The Youth Program will have this meal covered in that schedule.

Getting to Chattanooga

Chattanooga will be a two-hop flight for most people traveling from areas throughout the Diocese of the South, with Delta offering direct flights to Chattanooga through Atlanta. Other airports in the region (for comparison) are: Atlanta (2 hours south) and Nashville (2.5 hours north); both are serviced by more carriers. Many delegates will be able to make the drive to Chattanooga in a day or two (and we encourage you to arrive early or stay a few days later to enjoy all the region has to offer). Those traveling from Europe, Africa and all points east are welcome to arrive by power boat, canoe, sailboat or (for the adventurous) swimming.

Youth Program Message from Fr. John Cox

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Welcome from our Diocesan Administrator ...

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