Welcome to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Youth Ministries page! Our youth programs are an essential part of our mission to provide spiritual guidance, education, and fellowship opportunities to young people in our community. We offer a variety of programs and activities for children and teenagers of all ages, designed to nurture their faith and help them grow into faithful Orthodox Christians.
Our youth ministries include:
GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America)
GOYA serves teenagers between the ages of 13-18, providing opportunities for fellowship, service, and spiritual growth. Our GOYA program is designed to help young people deepen their Orthodox faith, make lasting friendships, and have fun in a safe and supportive environment.
JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth)
JOY serves children between the ages of 8-12, offering age-appropriate religious education, activities, and service projects. Our JOY program is designed to help children develop a love for their Orthodox faith, while building lasting relationships with their peers and adult leaders.
HOPE (Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education)
HOPE serves children between the ages of 5-7, providing an introduction to Orthodox faith through interactive lessons, games, and crafts. Our HOPE program is designed to help young children develop a foundation of faith and spirituality, while having fun and making friends.
Our Sunday School program provides religious education to children and youth of all ages. Through our Sunday School program, students learn about the Orthodox faith, the lives of the saints, and the importance of prayer and worship.
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is an annual event that provides an opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to showcase their public speaking skills and knowledge of the Orthodox faith. Participants prepare speeches on assigned topics related to their faith and present them before judges and an audience.
We invite you to explore our youth ministries and programs, and to join us in our mission of nurturing the faith and spiritual growth of our young people. At Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, we are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where all young people can feel loved, supported, and encouraged in their journey of faith.