The program would begin Thursday evening and be completed Saturday afternoon with a concluding Sunday vigil liturgy. Speakers and facilitators would be drawn from the various Eastern Catholic traditions, and the topics would address biblical, pastoral, catechetical, theological, liturgical and practical matters pertaining to the diaconate in the Churches. There would be large group and break-out sessions throughout the weekends, inclusive of sessions for deacons, deacons’ wives, candidates, minor clergy and deacon directors, as well as opportunities for special sessions for the specific jurisdictions.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:00pm Registration Begins
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00am – 5:30pm (Concluding with Divine Liturgy)
Separate Breakout sessions will follow the Keynote Speakers.