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The 2017 Assembly of the Diocese of the West will take place on October 10th-12th, 2017, at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Portland, OR.

Parishes, institutions, departments and officers will prepare reports in advance, which will be included in the Delegate Books below. Also, the full text of Archbishop BENJAMIN's opening address, not included in the books, and the approved 2018 budget will be linked below (after the assembly); draft minutes of the Assembly (to be approved at the next Assembly) will be posted once reviewed at the December Diocesan Council meeting.

Assembly Delegates may wish to take advantage of the discount rate ($141.00) provided by the Fairfield Inn & Suites Portland South/Lake Oswego. (THE DISCOUNT RATE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

You may still book rooms at the hotel though (see address below).



6100 South West Meadows Rd

Lake Oswego, OR  97035

Phone: (503) 670-7557


Distributed Items

DELEGATE BOOKS (4): Prepared in advance for review by delegates (NOTE: now available! -- subject to change until October 1st)

Book 1: Instructions and Schedule (Updated September 26th!)
Book 2: Deanery and Parish Reports (Updated October 3rd!)
Book 3: Department, Institution and Financial Reports (Updated October 3rd!)
Book 4: Treasurer/Financial Reports (Updated October 3rd!)
Documents from Assembly: 
Archbishop BENJAMIN's Address to the Assembly
Bishop DANIEL's Address to the Assembly
2018 Budget approved by Assembly
Treasurer's Report -- PDF Format / Power Point Format
Metropolitan Council Report
DRAFT Minutes






Call for Reports for the 2017 Diocesan Assembly (available July 1st): Letter e-mailed to all diocesan officers, department chairs, institutions, deans, and parishes.

Forms / Formats


Parish Delegates -- to be completed by rector

Non-Parish Delegates -- ex officio delegates to the Assembly, who are not also a delegate from their parish. Examples are voting members of the Diocesan Council, the Audit Commitee and the heads of our monastic institutions.



2017 Parish Annual Report format: Required Parish Annual Report format: (please submit PDF ".pdf," plus current ".jpg" photo of parish, electronically to If you have trouble downloading the PDF file above, please find a .docx version here.

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