St. Tikhon’s Seminary Re-starts FOCA Chapter
On October 6th the seminarians, led by the Seminary Rector, Archbishop Michael, restarted the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA). This movement highlighted several significant events most recently including FOCA’s completed pledge of $300,000 to the seminary’s married student housing project at this past summer’s All-American Council in Atlanta.
Previously known as the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs (FROC), this organization supported the very founding of St. Tikhon’s Seminary. In addition, St. Tikhon’s Seminary had a functioning Chapter, 121, that in October of 1963 hosted the National FROC Convention! Even up to 2007 in the FOCA Journal, Chapter 121 was represented. FOCA has also supported our seminarians at Christmas time with gifts for seminary familiies.
Those elected to office during this inaugural meeting included:
Andrew Nelko, President, Andrew Bohush, Vice President, Rachel Hill Secretary, and Timothy Winegar, Treasurer.
St. Tikhon’s Seminary remains grateful for their relationship with the FOCA, and we look forward to further interactions both as we continue the work on the married student housing project and in the acceptance of this re-instated FOCA Chapter!
Fr. Steven Voytovich, Dean