Greek Orthodox Youth Association is a ministry to support education and fellowship for Orthodox Christians between the ages of 13 to 18.  Our GOYA meets every two weeks for a meal and desert, a breakout discussion, and a regular meeting to plan events and ministries.

We have already organized a toy drive to support the seminarian families of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA this past Christmas 2016 and we held a movie night, bowling outing, and participated in the Metropolitan Methodios Invitational Basketball Tournament in February of 2017.  Currently, we are planning future outings for Laser Tag and to a water park in the spring of 2017.  We also support the Norwich community by monthly organizing an Angel Bag drive, which is a bag of toiletries such as soap, toilet paper, tooth brushes and paste, and we provide them to the Saint Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen on Cliff Street in Norwich, CT.  We also help within the church community by participating in youth retreats for the younger children, helping clean or set up for events, and help with the new St Nicholas Ministry at the Church.

If you are interested in joining us for fellowship, education and service, please contact the church office, Fr. Demetri, or just come to the meeting.  

Everyone is welcome!

GOYA Officers:

President: Jesse Huber

Vice-President: Noah Violette

Treasurer: Joshua Huber

Secretary: Jaimie Violette

Sgt-at-Arms: Ethan Grabill and Peter Phillipou

GOYA Advisors:

Christos Stravoravdis and Michael Lamons

Event Schedule

Sunday, December 17, Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

Monday, December 18

Greek School, 5 pm


Friday, December 22, Before the Nativity of Christ

Royal Hours, 10 am


Saturday, December 23

Pageant Practice, 2-3:30 pm


Sunday, December 24, Eve of the Nativity of our Lord

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am

Christmas Pageant following Services and

Brunch served by Church School (Suggested donation of $5)

Great Vespers, 5:00 pm


Monday, December 25, Nativity of Our Lord

Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, 8:45 am


Wednesday, December 27, St Stephen the Deacon & ProtoMartyr

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am


Friday, December 29, The Holy Innocents

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am


Sunday, December 31, Sunday before Theophany

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am


Monday, January 1, Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:45 am


Friday, January 5, The Eve of Theophany

Orthros, Great Hours, Great Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil, Great Blessing of the Water:  8:45 am


Saturday, January 6, The Theophany of Our Lord

Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Great Blessing of the Waters,  8:45 am