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GOYA 2017-07-23T16:14:14+00:00

GOYA Board
President: Angelina Christodoulias
Co-Vice Presidents: Floriana Boardman and Chrysoula Xyrafakis
Co-Secretaries: Thomas Koufaliotis and Maria Kastanas

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“May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace.” ~Psalm 144:12

Mission Statement: The mission of the Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) is to provide 6th through 12th graders the opportunity for fellowship, service, witness and worship with one another, and with other GOYA members throughout the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta, and from across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, using the organizational guidelines provided by the Holy Archdiocese, so they may grow in wisdom and knowledge, hope and faith in Jesus Christ, and in love for Christ, His Church, and everyone around them.

GOYA activities include religious retreats and worship, service to the parish, community witness opportunities, athletic activities, and social programs.

Religious Retreats
Available through the Diakonia Center of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta, in Salem, SC, include:

  • St. Stephen’s Summer Camp
  • Senior Week
  • Advent and Lenten Retreats

Retreats at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Charlotte, NC include:

  • Altar Boy Retreats
  • GOYA Paraklesis services (Dormition Fast)
  • Lenten Retreat
  • Hellenic Dance Festival

Fundraisers:

  • Bake sales
  • Palm Sunday luncheon (spring)

Philanthropic Activities
Available through:

  • Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)
  • International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
  • St. Basil’s Academy
  • Orthodox Christian Network
  • Loaves and Fishes

Service Projects:

  • Annual Yiasou Festival 5K-Run
  • FOCUS North America
  • Project Mexico
  • Habitat-for-Humanity
  • Visits to shut-ins
  • Christmas caroling to retirement and nursing homes
  • Helping feed the poor and homeless

Social Events:

  • Summer beach trip
  • Day hikes
  • Church lock-ins
  • Pizza night
  • Pool & ice cream party
  • Dinner-&-a-movie night
  • Fireside chats

Athletic Events:

  • Open gym nights
  • Winter Youth Rally (Christmas Break)
  • Ski trip
  • Parish dodge-ball and volleyball tournaments
  • Richmond Basketball Tournament
  • Holy Trinity Soccer (fall and spring leagues)

TO JOIN A MINISTRY SIMPLY FILL OUT A PLEDGE CARD SELECTING THE MINISTRIES THAT YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SUBMIT THE PLEDGE CARD TO THE HOLY TRINITY OFFICE.

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