Greek Orthodox Youth of America
The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour, 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.
GOYA is ministry for junior high and high school grade Orthodox Christian teenagers. Teenagers should be at least 13 years of age before joining. Its main activities are fellowship, service, and social activities. The orientation and implementation of the program reflects the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition, and Life. The St. Athanasius GOYA organizes a number af annual fundraisers including the Fall Family Glendi and the Christmas Wreath Sale. They also participate in outreach to the sick and needy and enjoy social activities including apple picking, the annual semi-formal, and trips to Boston and New York city.
2017 - 2018 GOYA Officers
President: Thanas Arvanitis
Vice President: Antoni Mamounas
Treasurers: Chris Dakopoulos and Kiki Mamounas
Secretary of Correspondence: Sophia Meimaris
Secretary of Minutes: Kanella Boretos and Joanna Kandaras
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France