We will begin Sunday School September 25th. As with public education, it’s very important for parents to assist with instruction. All families interested, need to register their children online and provide email addresses. Further instructions on how Sunday School will look will be sent to those who register. Please register by September 11th. Materials can be picked up in the Sunday School classrooms on Sunday, September 11th and 18th if necessary immediately following liturgy. Please consider helping our youth. If willing to help, please contact Father Florin and Angela Loveless.
Our curriculum is published and received from the Diocese and therefore appropriate and easy to teach. We are always looking for volunteers to assist.
We will have Sunday School classes for children Pre K to Senior High. Sunday School is held immediately following communion. Parents can register their children by filling out the online form. Please become part of this valuable experience. Remember, our children are the future, and the future of our church rests in their hearts and souls.
GOYA is the Greek Orthodox Youth of America program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the GOYA Ministry is to support young Orthodox Christians in their life-long process of “growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18.)
The GOYA program is a ministry of the Church that works to educate young Orthodox Christians to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. It is not an organization or club, it is simply the faithful of the Church who share the same grades in school, ages and common interests. It is a spiritual ministry based on the theological tenets of the Orthodox Christian Faith.
GOYA ministers to teenagers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America who are in the 7th through 12th grade and are 12 years old to 18 years of age.
It is significant to keep in mind that the single greatest influence on how young people develop a “sense of self” is their parents. We consider GOYA as a supplement to this vital “home ministry."
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is a nationwide Department of Religious Education (DRE) ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that centers around faith, education, and fellowship. Greek Orthodox youth participants present speeches discussing the faith and the Church through exploring and deepening their faith while honing their speech writing and public speaking skills. National finalists earn sizeable monetary awards, and finalists at all four levels earn scholarships. The Oratorical Festival was established in 1983, by DRE Director Ernest Villas and Minerva Stergianopoulos, and began in 1984.