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Conventions and Conference Planning

The Department of Conventions and Conference Planning has been given the responsibility of overseeing the planning and selection of all Archdiocese Conventions as well as all regional Parish Life Conferences. 

2019 Diocesan Parish Life Conferences: COMING SOON

2018 Diocesan Parish Life Conferences

Dioceses of New York/Charleston
St. Philip Church, Souderton, PA
St. George Church, Upper Darby, PA
Holy Ascension Church, West Chester, PA
June 27–July 1, 2018

Diocese of Los Angeles/Eagle River
St. George Church, Portland, OR
July 4–8, 2018

Diocese of Miami
St. Mary Church, West Palm Beach, FL
June 13–16, 2018

Diocese of Ottawa
St. Antonios Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 28–July 1, 2018

Diocese of Toledo
St. Elias Church, Sylavania, OH
June 20–24, 2018

Diocese of Wichita
Holy Trinity Church, Santa Fe, NM
June 13–16, 2018

Diocese of Worcester
Diocese Ministry Council, St. John of Damascus Church, Dedham, MA
June 9 and June 23–24, 2018

Go to for easy online registration

All Parish Life Conferences and Archdiocese Conventions are required to use the Antiochian Events Registration System. The Department encourages all Parish Life Conferences and Archdiocese Conventions to charge a processing fee to all Teens, Adults and Clergy who do not purchase any event ticket(s), in order to offset administrative expenses. It is the policy of the Department that no event ticket have a price less than the price of the processing fee. 


Latest News and Updates 

Hotel Registration Opens for the 54th Biennial Archdiocese Convention

Book your hotel now to attend the Antiochian Archdiocese's biennial family reunion hosted by St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 21-28, 2019! Discounted hotel prices at Amway Grand Plaza are as low as $149 per night and JW Marriott are at $184 per night, so book now!

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Come for a glorious reunion at "The Unconventional Convention" that will feature:

the musical production "From Broadway to Grand Rapids"
a celebration of 50 Years of NAC Teen SOYO, and 40 Years of Antiochian Village, and
nightly "Chats with Sayidna."
AC2019 will be family-friendly, affordable, walkable, and fun.

2019 Archdiocese Convention registration opens in November. ​


Calling all aspiring performers: we are hosting open auditions for the musical production "From Broadway to Grand Rapids" that will be held on Friday night, July 26, 2019 before the Hafli. Online video auditions are being accepted for all talented Antiochian Orthodox performers, but act now, since the deadline is September 30, 2018. Send in your audition file to Showtime will be a night to remember! ​

2017 Department and Organization Convention Reports Now Available

Reports from the Departments and Organizations of the Antiochian Archdiocese prepared for the 2017 Archdiocese Convention are now available online in PDF (and in one case, PPTX) format.

Click on each link to access a PDF file that may be viewed online, downloaded or printed.  Adobe Reader is required to view PDFs, and may be downloaded for free at

Archdiocesan Convention to Celebrate Bishop Antoun’s Lifetime of Service

After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast is retiring from active ministry. This July 23-30, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s biennial convention in Miami will celebrate his remarkable witness to our Lord Jesus Christ as an acolyte, deacon, priest and bishop. The convention’s host, St. George Cathedral of Coral Gables, Florida is preparing exciting festivities.

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, the venerable hierarchs and the Board of Trustees of the Archdiocese urge all of the clergy and faithful to make plans now to honor Bishop Antoun personally by attending this historic convention. St. George Cathedral will dedicate the “History Journal” to His Grace that will be filled with photos and tributes.


Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning News Archive