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Join us in San Diego from June 30-July 4, 2024 for a series of spectacular events that blend history, music, and patriotism.

From exploring the legendary USS Midway, to honoring the 50th Anniversary of Invasion of Cyprus, and experiencing San Diego’s Big Bay Boom fireworks, there’s something for everyone!

Moonlight On The Midway Welcome Dinner

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Step aboard the USS Midway Museum, a marvel of American naval history on July 2nd. As one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy, the Midway offers an immersive experience with over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft. Discover what life was like for the thousands of sailors who lived and worked on this floating city. The USS Midway is more than just a museum; it’s a tribute to the bravery and dedication of the U.S. military.

Recommended Attire: The USS Midway is an enormous and impressive vessel. This will be a festive evening celebrating and honoring our military, so dress casually but keep in mind that it may be breezy on the flight deck as this ship is docked on the bay. Please wear sensible shoes – tennis shoes or sturdy walking shoes (no sandals and no heels). Feel free to wear your personal military regalia as we thank you for your service to our country!

Date: Mon., July 1, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: USS Midway Museum

This is a ticketed event for all registered delegates of the Clergy-Laity Congress and the National Philoptochos Convention. 

Clergy Family Dinner

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Join His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, our Patriarchal Representatives, and the Hierarchs of the Archdiocese for a spectacular evening uniting our Archdiocesan clergy families from coast to coast. 

Date: Tue., July 2, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Kona Kai San Diego Resort

This is a ticketed event for all Clergy and their families. Attendees must RSVP. 

"Cyprus-Land of Embrace" Concert

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On the evening of July 3rd, join us for a poignant concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Cyprus. This multimedia experience, “Cyprus: Land of Embrace” will feature performances by musicians from across the Archdiocese who will pay tribute through music, creating an atmosphere of reflection and solidarity. Held in the Pacific Jewel Ballroom, this concert is a moment to honor the resilience and spirit of the Cypriot community.

Date: Wed., July 3, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Pacific Jewel Ballroom

This is a ticketed event for all registered delegates of the Clergy-Laity Congress and the National Philoptochos Convention. 

Grand Banquet followed by Fourth of July Fireworks

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Delegates and Participants from the Clergy-Laity Congress, the National Philoptochos Convention and the YAL Conference will all gather for a dinner under the beautiful San Diego sky to commemorate the ending of the 2024 Clergy-Laity Congress.

We'll cap off the week with San Diego's Big Bay Boom, the largest fireworks show on the West Coast. On the night of July 4th, the skies over San Diego Bay will explode in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. With a prime viewing spot on the lawn of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, you won’t miss a moment of this spectacular display.

Recommended Attire: Patriotic cocktail attire with a light jacket or wrap is suggested. Because we will be outside on the Eventide lawn, high heels are not recommended, so please wear flat-soled shoes or wedges for your comfort and safety.

Date: Thurs., July 4, 2024

Cocktail Hour 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Eventide Lawn

Grand Banquet 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Eventide Lawn

This is a ticketed event for all registered delegates of the Clergy-Laity Congress and the National Philoptochos Convention. 

* The Moonlight on the Midway, "Cyprus-Land of Embrace", and Grand Banquet events are a part of the Delegate ticket registration but individual tickets may be purchased for Non-delegate attendees and guests. 

Registration is open! Visit to register for the 47th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress! 
47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America