G.O.Y.A. (Greek Orthodox Youth Association), is the ministry to teenagers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for the purpose of fellowship, worship, service, and witness. Retreats and Camps are an integral part of the program. Since G.O.Y.A. is a ministry under the advisement and spiritual guidance of the Proistamenos/Dean of the Cathedral, the orientation and implementation of the program reflects the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life, including a well-rounded program of religious, cultural, athletic and social activities.
G.O.Y.A. is a ministry to junior high and high school grade Orthodox Christian teenagers. Teenagers should be in 7th through 12th grades to participate.
The goal of the G.O.Y.A. ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey towards salvation.
We are very proud of our G.O.Y.A. because it is a place where young people come to learn and grow as Green Orthodox Christians in today’s society. We have also experienced that many people make new friends and experience their Faith and culture in a loving environment.
Contact Person: Fr. Demetre
Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna; Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria; Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos; Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey