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ADAN Annual Synod 2023

Our upcoming ADAN Synod is October 12th - 14th in El Paso, Texas. Portions of the Synod will be available on the Diocese of All Nations YouTube channel. The liturgies, hymns, and other documents from the sunned are available here.



Childcare will be offered at St. Francis Cathedral for our upcoming Synod.  To register, please contact Venerable Layne Hansen at or (915) 503-3254.  Below are the hours for childcare.


Thursday, October 12 | 6 PM – 9:30 PM  (Dinner will be served)
Friday, October 13 | 8:30 AM – 5 PM (Lunch and snacks will be served)
Saturday, October 14 | 8:30 AM – 12 Noon (Lunch will be served at the Cathedral following the 9 AM service)
Sunday, October 15 | 10 AM – 12 Noon (Lunch will be served at the Cathedral following the 10:30 AM service)


October 12-15, 2023 

HILTON GARDEN INN EL PASO/UNIVERSITY 111 W. University Ave. El Paso, TX 79902

Synod Host: Bishop Felix & Lilian Orji

Master of Ceremonies: Venerable Layne Hansen & Dr. Mrs. Hannah Chukwu


 2:00 - 6:00 PM: Arrival & Registration

 7:00 - 9:00 PM: Diocesan Dinner Banquet

     o Welcome: Bishop Felix Orji & Venerable Layne Hansen

     o Mission (Church Planting & Outreach) in the Diocese: Bishop

Scott Seely (Bishop Suffragan) & the Evangelism Taskforce


 6:00 - 8:15 AM: Breakfast

 8:30 - 9:00AM: Morning Prayer led by Venerable Dr. Gbenga Ola

 9:00 - 10:45 AM: The Bishop’s Pastoral Charge - Bishop Felix Orji

 10:45 - 10:50AM: Vote of Thanks

 10: 50 - 11:00 AM: Break

 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: Diocesan Business:

     o Approval of the Constitution/Legal Matters - Venerable Job Serebrov (Chancellor).

     o Financial Report - Sir Charles Napier (Treasurer)

 12:00 Noon - 12:15 PM: Noon Day Prayer

 12:15 - 2:00 PM: Lunch

 2:00 - 3:00 PM Plenary: Bishop Martyn Minns

 3:00 - 4:00 PM:

      o Clergy Wives Meeting with Mrs. Lilian Orji

      o Ordinands & Postulants Meeting with Venerable Layne Hansen

& Venerable Dr. Myles Calvin.

      o Knights and Knights Candidates Meeting with Venerable

Samuel Igwe & Bishop Felix Orji

 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Child Protection & Sexual Boundaries Seminar by Venerable Dr Cleo Kukeya

 5:00 - 7:30 PM -Dinner on Your Own

 7:30 - 8:30 PM : Bounded Ethicality: Understanding and Addressing

the Knowing-Doing Gap in Christian Morals and Ethics.- Sir Dr Izu


 8:35- 9:30 PM : Service of Compline & Renewal of Ordination Vows

led by Venerable Isaac Rehberg & Bishop Felix Orji, OSB.


 6:00 – 8:00 AM: Breakfast

 7:30 – 9:00 AM: Transportation to St. Francis Cathedral Church

St. Francis Cathedral Church 470 Eagle Drive

El Paso, TX 79912

 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon: Service of Installation of Canons, Collation of Archdeacons & Knighthood Investiture with Holy Communion:

o Preacher: Venerable Samuel Igwe

o Celebrants: The Rt. Rev’d Dr. Felix Orji & The Rt. Rev’d Dr. Scott Seely

 12 Noon: Closing Remarks & Dismissal - Bishop Felix Orji

 12 Noon - 1:30 PM: Transportation Back to the Hilton Garden Inn


 10:30 AM: Festal Eucharist & Ordination to the Diaconate & Priesthood at St Francis Cathedral, El Paso, Texas (see address above)

o Preacher: The Rt. Rev’d Martyn Minns

o Celebrant: The Rt. Rev’d Dr. Felix Orji, OSB


If you have any questions, please contact the following:


*Canon Rob Goodman – or (210) 602-3345.


*Venerable Layne Hansen – or (915) 503-3254. *Bishop Scott Seely – or (830) 491-2501.


Clergy, lay delegates, and attendees can register online by clicking the green "TICKETS" button. Full registration includes a plated meal on Thursday evening and a boxed lunch on Friday. Registration cost by type:

Clergy - $150

Lay Delegate - $150 (Each parish may register up to two lay delegates. Only registered delegates may speak and vote in the diocesan business meeting)

Attendees - $130 (Attendees may attend all synod activities but will not be able to speak or vote during the diocesan business meeting)

Attendee registration without meals - $60 (This registration permits access as an attnedee to all synod events excet meals. Because table fellowship is an important part of our life together, all clergy and delegate registrations include meals. All registrations after August 15th will be without meals)

Please be aware that all boxes must be filled-in for the registration process to be complete. Last year a number of clergy and lay delegates left some of the boxes incomplete which is why issues ensued. In other words, do not leave anything unanswered. 


The Diocese has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in El Paso. Rooms are $129 per night, and your hotel registration includes breakfast for two individuals per day.  You can proceed to the booking website HERE The cutoff deadline is August 15th, so please make sure to book your rooms before that date. 

Synod Documents


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