On July 3-7, 2013, St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, is hosting the 2013 Parish Life Conference for the Dioceses of New York / Washington (Metr. PHILIP) and Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic (Bp. THOMAS).
- Registration: Online pre-registration is now closed! Registrations are now in-person upon arrival at the conference.
- Make a donation.
- Vendor Registration: The deadline for registering as a vendor has passed!
- Souvenir Journal: The deadline for submitting journal ads has passed! You can still make a donation, however.
- Book your hotel room. UPDATE: You need to call the hotel to get the $99/night group rate: 610-391-1000.
Connect and learn:
- Read about our speakers.
- Download the schedule. (REVISED June 27, also now includes room assignments.)
- “Like” us on Facebook.
The conference will be hosted at the Holiday Inn Conference Center – Lehigh Valley, located on the western end of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania (Allentown / Bethlehem area), directly accessible to I-78 and US-22. The standard room rate is only $99 / night. To get the special rate when booking your room, let them know that you’re attending the Parish Life Conference. Book your room now!
St. Paul’s is excited to welcome Orthodox Christians from throughout the dioceses of both Metropolitan PHILIP and Bishop THOMAS, as well as Orthodox Christians from other jurisdictions.
Featured spiritual speakers at the PLC will include keynote speaker Prof. Christopher Veniamin (Patristics Professor at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony Sakharov), Samuel Noble (researcher in medieval Arabic Orthodox Christianity and doctoral candidate at Yale University), Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital and Nashville actor and lead singer of the band Enation, as well as a convert to Orthodox Christianity), and Fr. Noah Bushelli (pastor and homeschooling father of six).
Note: Although this event is designated for the Antiochian Archdiocese, it is St. Paul’s intention to make it as pan-Orthodox as possible, so that it will be edifying for any who may choose to attend from throughout the Lehigh Valley region and beyond, regardless of their particular ecclesiastical administration.