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. 


2014 Diocesan Parish Life Conferences, and Archdiocese Convention



Host Parish

Diocese of Wichita

June 11-14, 2014

St. Ephraim Church; San Antonio, TX

Diocese of Miami

June 11-15, 2014

St. George Church, Orlando, FL

Diocese of Worcester

June 19-22, 2014

St. George Church; Boston, MA

Diocese of Toledo

June 25-29, 2014

St. John Church, Ft. Wayne, IN

Dioceses of Los Angeles & Eagle River

July 2-6, 2014

St. Nicholas Church; San Francisco, CA

Dioceses of Charleston & New York

July 2-6, 2014

St. George Church; New Kensington, PA


Diocese of Ottawa

July 3-6, 2014

St. Elias Church; Syracuse, NY

52nd Archdiocese Convention

July 19-26, 2015

St. Mary's Church; Cambridge, MA


Go to for easy online registration

Commencing 2013: 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. 


2015 Festivals to Commemorate Anniversary of St. Raphael's Repose

The 2015 Oratorical Conference theme for the Antiochian Archdiocese has been announced as the "100th Anniversary of the Falling Asleep of Saint Raphael." Bishop Raphael (Hawaweeny), much beloved by the American Syrian community he served during the early years of Orthodoxy on the North American continent, reposed in 1915 and was canonized in 2000 as St. Raphael of Brooklyn. This year's Creative Arts, Bible Bowl, and Oratorical Festivals held across the U.S. and Canada will feature his life and legacy.


Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning News Archive 

Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning

Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning Contact:

Carol Jazzar and Raed Sweiss, Co-Chairs

A website dedicated to assisting parishes in planning and executing Parish Life Conferences and Archdiocese Conventions.