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The 93rd Annual Convention of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in downtown Columbus from Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, 2019.

According to Deacon Peter Ilchuk, Convention Planning Chairperson, this year’s convention will be hosted by the FOCA’s Ohio District.  All Orthodox Christians, including current and former FOCA members as well as those interested in meeting other Orthodox Christians, are invited to participate in the weekend of fellowship activities for all ages.

In addition to convention sessions, other events will include a golf outing, a game show themed welcome reception, a Saturday night dessert event outing and a Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, followed by a banquet and dance. Ample time will be available to visit some of the nearby attractions, including the North Market, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Arena District.  In addition, there will be a fun-filled program for youth participants.


The deadline for hotel reservations is Thursday, August 8, 2019.  Reservations may be made online or by calling 314-231-1234.  In both instances, please mention “FOCA” to obtain the special convention rate.  Detailed information is available on the FOCA web site.

Deacon Peter also noted that ads and listings for the Convention Commemorative Book are now being accepted.  The advertising order form is available online, together with detailed information on ad and listing sizes.  Deadline for all ads and listings is August 1, 2019.

Enquiries for additional information may be directed to Deacon Peter at; 516-815-8890.