On July 27th, 2018, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, presided over the Easter Archdiocese meeting at the 54th Annual Archdiocesan Convention in Tampa, Florida. The clergy and the delegates of the parishes of the Easter Archdiocese attended the meeting and discussed certain affaires of the parishes and presented reports about the updates of each parish.
In the afternoon, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the general meeting of the two Archdioceses of Western and Eastern USA. His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak reported on the work of his Archdioceses along with the delegates of the parishes, clergy and lay people. His Holiness answered the different questions raised at the meeting then, He blessed the delegates and representatives of the parishes asking the Lord to strengthen them in order to spread His gospel throughout the communities they serve.