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.
2016 - 2017 GOYA Officers
President: Stavros Ioakimidis
Vice President: Mary Kandaras
Treasurer: Harry Kandaras
Secretaries of Correspondence: Chris Dakopoulos and Thanos Arvanitis
Secretary of Minutes: Marianna Delegas
Myron the Martyr of Cyzicus; Straton, Philip, Eutychian, & Cyprian the Martyrs of Nicomedea; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Demetrios the New, Righteous-Martyr of Samaria; Eutychios, Eutychianos and Kassiani the siblings; Paul, Juliana, and those martyred with them (the executioners)