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! 

Deacon John (Rassem) El-Massih was born and raised in Anfeh, Lebanon and immigrated to the United States in December of 2001. Dn. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Hellenic College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. In 2009, he directed a CD project entitled The Voice of the Lord: Selected Hymns from the Feast of Theophany. In June of 2013, he was assigned as an assistant for the late Metropolitan Philip and was appointed the “First-Chanter” of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Dn. John currently serves Metropolitan Joseph as his deacon, including leading and directing the Antiochian Archdiocesan Choir and teaching Byzantine music at Saint Vladimir's Seminary. In addition to his teaching at St. Vladimir’s, Dn. John teaches Byzantine Music at the Antiochian House of Studies and lectures annually in the performance and history of Byzantine music at the Sacred Music Institute for the Antiochian Archdiocese. On December 8, 2017, his second CD, Sun of Justice: Selected Hymns from the Feast of the Nativity of Christ in Arabic, Greek, and English, was released.

Dn. John will be giving a workshop on Thursday July 2, 2020 (11:00 AM -12:30 PM) on Orthodox Byzantine Music Traditons.




Minor Participation Form

Kid's Club Medical Form

Event Registration 

Souvenir Journal   

Vendor Form

PLC General Schedule

Ticketed Events Descripton






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