Diocesan Assemblies

Once a year, clergy and lay representatives from each parish, monastery and institution meet to discuss the administration of the diocese.  The Annual Diocesan Assembly shall elect members of the Diocesan Council, adopt a Diocesan Budget for the following fiscal year for the Diocese, elect an Auditing Committee, and conduct any other business properly brought before the Assembly.

For more regarding the Diocesan Assembly, please see para IV.6 of the Diocesan Bylaws.

Diocesan Assembly 2024

Thank you to Archpriest Lawrence Margitich and the faithful at St. Seraphim Cathedral for hosting the Diocese this year. Stay tuned for announcements for next year’s assembly.

Online Registrations for the Assembly

Registration is closed.

Additional Information

Special Program for recent arrivals to the Diocese

This year, all priests who began their ministry in the Diocese of the West from 2018 onward are called by the Archbishop to attend a pre-Assembly session for them with the chancellor and deans on Tuesday, October 24th at 1 pm (no lunch provided) in the Protection Church.

Archbishop Benjamin’s Address to the 2023 Assembly: Download

Chancellor’s Report to the 2023 Assembly: Download

Minutes from the 2022 Diocesan Assembly: Download

DELEGATE BOOKS (4): Prepared in advance for review by delegates

Book 1: Instructions and Schedule: (Download) – Updated 10/12/23

Book 2: Deanery and Parish Reports :(Download) – Updated 10/12/23

Book 3: Department, Institution and Financial Reports: (Download) – Updated 10/18/23

Book 4: Treasurer/Financial Reports: (Download)

Proposed By-Law Changes (Download)

Call for Reports (Download)

Parish Annual Report (Download)

Email both to chancery@dowoca.org

Past Diocesan Assemblies