Diocese of Los Angeles & the West
68th Annual Parish Life Conference
Hosted by: St. Nicholas Church, San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport ~ July 1-5, 2020

For the safety of everyone, all 2020 Diocese Parish Life Conferences have been cancelled as a result of governmental restrictions due to COVID-19.  Anyone who made a hotel reservation should cancel them immediately, All Registrants and/or contributor will be contacted shortly or contact the host parish directly.  Thank You See you in 2021! 

Mother Melania (Salem) is the abbess of the community of Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, California.

Mother Melania grew up in an Orthodox family in New Kensington, PA and attended St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church (New Kensington, PA).  Her brother (Very Reverend John Salem) serves as a pastor in Oklahoma City, OK at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church.  Mother Melania was tonsured at St. Barbara Monastery (Santa Paula, CA) before becoming superior and then abbess of Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA. 

She has written several series of children’s books (The Twelve Great Feasts for Children; The Three-Day Pascha; the Old Testament Stories for Children series; and the Good Neighbors series – a series of animal fables designed to teach children Christian virtue in an engaging way). 

Mother Melania has made a particular study of St. John Chrysostom’s writings.  Because he was writing not only to monks but to people living in the world, he has much practical advice to offer for today’s Christian.

Mother Melania will be giving two Keynote Addresses after Divine Liturgy on Thursday July 2, 2020 and Saturday July 4, 2020 (9:15-10:00 AM) on the Conference Theme: For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:17)




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Hotel Reservation Deadline:

June 15, 2020

Souvenir Journal Deadline: 
May 1, 2020
Vendor Deadline:
May 1, 2020
Early Bird Deadline:
June 1, 2020
Online Registration Deactivation
June 28, 2020

Creative Festivals Deadline:
April 1, 2020
Oratorical Festival Registration Deadline:
June 21, 2020
Bible Bowl Registration Deadline:
June 21, 2020