On July 25th, 2019. The 55th Annual Archdiocesan Convention hosted by the Archdiocese Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern UAS and St. Mark Syria Orthodox Cathedral started the first day convention by a clergy meeting for both archdioceses clergy. Their Eminences, Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA, very reverend and reverend fathers from both archdioceses attended the meeting. As we celebrate the year of the bible, His Eminence Kaplan started the meeting with an opening prayer, then he gave a speech about the Holy Bible’s Syriac translations and their importance among the other translations. After the clergy meeting, all the clergy and the convention participants have the evening prayer at St. Mark Cathedral. Then the clergy presented a recital of syriac hymns. After the recital, all the participants got together and have a welcoming dinner at the Syriac Community Hall.