2018 Diaconate Boot Camp SCHEDULE

Shuttles will be running to and from hotels and conference

Wednesday, May 2nd

6:30PM -  9th Hour & Vespers

7:30PM - Dinner

8:30PM -  Introduction and Q&A


Thursday, May 3rd

10:00AM -  12:00PM: Voice studies: Melodic variations of the ecphonesis at the reading of the Gospel, ectenias, etc.

12:00PM - 1:30PM:  Lunch

1:30PM - 2:30PM:  Diaconate Aesthetics: Censing, movement in the Altar, etc. w/Q&A

2:30PM - 4:30PM:  The deacon’s place in the Liturgical hierarchy: Altar, ustav, authority, working with the servers, Q&A

4:30PM - 6:00PM:  Rubrics Study - Journey Through the Services 01 - Please note: the instructors wanted to keep this series free to move at its necessary pace based on covering as much of the services we can, including the Moleben and Panikheda.

6:00PM -  8:00PM: Dinner, then open discussion on the spiritual challenges of the major orders.


Friday, May 4th

10:00AM - 12:00PM:  Voice Techniques, exercises

12:00PM - 1:30PM - Lunch

1:30PM - 3:30PM - Rubrics Study -  Journey Through the Services 02

3:30PM - 4:30PM - Free Time

4:30PM - 6:00PM - Rubrics Study -  Journey Through the Services 03

6:00PM -  8:00PM:  Fasting Dinner, then open discussion on hierarchical services w/Q&A.


Saturday, May 5th

10:00AM - 12:00PM: Rubrics Study -  Journey Through the Services 04

12:00PM - 1:30PM:  Lunch

1:30PM - 3:30PM:  Vocal studies - final class

3:30PM - 5:00PM: Final Q&A open to all topics

5:00PM - 7:30PM:  Hierarchical All Night Vigil

8:00PM - 10:00PM: Banquette Dinner with parishioners


Sunday, May 6th

8:30AM - Set up for the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.   Serving assignments.

9:40AM - Hours and vesting of the Bishop.

10:00AM - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

1:00PM -  Banquet for the conclusion of the LAS 2018 Boot Camp.