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

**Summer Schedule**

Sunday of All Saints, June 3

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am (Fellowship by DOP)

 Monday, June 4 

Greek School, 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 5

Fr. Demetrios Office Hours, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos, 6:00 pm

Book Club, 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 10

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am (Fellowship by Carr Family)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Greek School, 5:00 pm

Parish Council Meeting, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 12

Fr. Demetrios Office Hours, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Feast of St. Methodios, Patriarch of Constantinople, Thursday, June 14

Services in Brookline, MA

Dad's and Grad's, June 17

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Followed by Youth Graduation Ceremony

Monday, June 18

Greek Kefi Dancing, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fr. Demetrios Office Hours, 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos, 6:00 pm

Book Club Final Session, 7:00 pm

Sunday, The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Seeking Fellowship Sponsor

Monday, June 25

Greek Kefi Dancing, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fr. Demetrios Office Hours, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

AHEPA Awards Dinner, 6:00 pm at AHEPA Housing

Thursday, June 28

Great Vespers for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, 6:00 pm

Friday, The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Saturday, Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles, June 30

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Sunday, Feast of Sts. Kosmas and Damianos, July 1

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Clergy Laity Begins in Boston

Monday through Thursday, July 2-5

Clergy Laity Congress in Boston

Sunday, Feast of St. Prokopios the Great Martyr, July 8

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Monday, July 9

Greek Kefi Dancing, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 10

Great Vespers, Orthros, Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Euphemia, 4:00 pm

Sunday of the Holy Fathers, July 15

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Monday, July 16

Greek Kefi Dancing, 6:00 pm

Metropolis of Boston Camp Session 2

Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 22

Sunday, Feast of Sts. Markella of Chios and Mary Magdeline, July 22

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Monday, July 23

Greek Kefi Dancing, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, Dormition of St. Anna mother of the Theotokos, July 25

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Thursday, Feast of St. Paraskevi of Rome, July 26

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am

Sunday, July 29

Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 8:00 am