Columbus, OH site of FOCA’s 93rd National Convention


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

This year’s convention will be hosted by Ohio District of the FOCA.  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 8th 2019.  Reservations may be made by calling 614-463-1234 or on-line.  In both instances, please mention “FOCA” to obtain the special convention rate.

Ads and listings for the Convention commemorative book that will be published in are now being accepted.

The commemorative book advertising order form is now available online.  Several options, ranging in price from $150.00 for a full page ad to $10.00 for a one-line booster listing, are being offered.

Ads should be submitted as PDF or Word files to  Checks made payable to the Ohio District should be mailed to Phil Tesar, 458 Juneway Drive, Bay Village, Ohio 44140. Deadline for all ads and listings is August 1, 2019.  Questions and requests for additional information about the Convention may be directed to Dn. Peter Ilchuk at 516-815-8890 or