Independence, OH site of FOCA national convention June 28-July 1


The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] will hold its 87th annual National Convention at the Double Tree by Hilton here June 28-July 1, 2013.

The convention will be hosted by the FOCA’s Cleveland ‘R’ Club of Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Heights, OH.  One need not be a member of the FOCA to attend.

In addition to participating in plenary sessions, discussions, and liturgical services, attendees will enjoy a variety of relaxing fellowship activities, including a golf tournament, a theater performance, and the traditional banquet and ball.  Ample time also is available to explore the many exciting venues that Cleveland has to offer.

Established in 1927 as the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs to unite Orthodox Christians in faith, fellowship and service, the FOCA petitioned the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to be officially recognized by the OCA.  At its 1998 national convention, the organization adopted its present name.  It maintains chapters in dozens of parishes across the country.

Detailed information, schedules, reservations and convention updates are available here.