21st Church Assembly—Sabor
of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
Alhambra, California - August 5-7 2014
His Grace, Bishop Maxim, of the Western American Diocese and Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Catheral in Alhambra, California
consider it an honor and privilege to host the 21st Church Assembly/Sabor of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.
HONORED GUEST AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER
For this Sabor, our honoered guest and keynote speaker will be His Eminence Archbisop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America
The Registration Hours for the Church Assembly-Sabor are:
Monday, August 4th 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 5th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Sabor will open with the Divine Liturgy and Invocation of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
All Sabor deliberations will conclude by Thursday, August 7th with lunch.
Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.
All events, meetings, sessions, meals and banquet will be held at Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral,
1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
Each participant of the Sabor is required to complete the credentials form and return it with a registration fee of $200.00 per person in U.S. Funds made payable to “Western American Diocese" and mailed to SABOR 2014, c/o Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803.
The $200.00 registration fee for each participant is generally paid for in advance by the church or organization being represented.
As in previous years, these funds are used to pay some of the expenses incurred in preparing for the Sabor.
The Registration Fee is inclusive of all Sabor Meal, Grand Banquest ticket, Workshops, Sabor Regisrtation Folio and other collateral materials. However, it does not cover transportation and lodging.
Please note the following registration fees for the 21st Church Assembly-Sabor
$200 Registration Fee for duly elected clergy and lay delgates
$200 Central Church and Diocesan Council Members
$125 Registration for retired Clergy and retired Protinicas
$50 per day for Non-Delegates/Guests (Will only receive meal ticket packet)
Everyone must make their own hotel reservations directly with a hotel. Hotel information for the Sabor may be found on this website. It is IMPORTANT that you make your hotel reservation early to receive a good rate.
Registration Check-in is scheduled for Monday, August 4th at Saint Steven's Cathedral at the times listed below.
All pertinent information, portfolios, etc. will be available at the time of registration.
Monday, August 4th 12:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday, August 5th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Divine Liturgy with the Sabor begins with the Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Tuesday, August 5th at 9:00 am
Monday, August 4th, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm followed by dinner conference and meeting of the Clergy Brotherhood.
PLENARY SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, August 5th, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; Wednesday, August 6th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm;
Thurday, August 6th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday Evening, August 5th, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm in the Saint Steven's Social Hall.
Banquet Tickets are included in the registration fee.
Saint Nicholai Oratorical Festival
The finalists for this important and inspirational youth activity
of our Dioceses will be featured during the Sabor proceedings.
Wednesday, August 6th, 10:30 a.m.
While in town... Visit the special Los Angeles Exhibit at the J.P. Getty Villa Museum, some 20 miles from the Cathedral: "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections: - This exhibition traces the development of Byzantine visual culture from its roots in the ancient pagan world through the opulent and deeply spiritual world of the new Christian Byzantine Empire and its broad influence across diverse regions. Featured are mosaics, icons, frescoes, sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork, jewelry, glasses, embroideries and ceramics drawn from Greek Collections. Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is requred - See more at: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/art_of_byzantium/
INFORMATION HOTLINE PHONE NUMBER
If you have any questions concerning the 2014 Sabor, please call the Saint Steven's Cathedral Office from 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (626) 284-9100 or if urgent, the Sabor Hotline 626-429-1550.
2014 SABOR WEB SITE: www.sabor.westsrbdio.org
Information regarding the 2014 Sabor with regular updates on planned events is available to you by visiting this website and the official website for the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America at www.serborth.org
We are honored to host the 21st Church Assembly/Sabor and are looking forward to seeing you in Alhambra.
We will try to make your stay a pleasant one. Have a safe and pleasant trip! God be with you!
In Christ the Lord,