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YOUTH MINISTRIES

JOY

The Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, is our youth ministry to the elementary school children (grades k-5) of Saint Athanasios Church. The mission of JOY is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ, and lay the foundations of faith that will lead to a lifelong journey toward salvation.

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JR. GOYA

Dedicated to our Jr. High (grades 6 to 8) aged parishioners, Jr. GOYA seeks to build on the foundations laid early in life and help our young people navigate the complex transition from early childhood into their teenage years.

GOYA

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is our youth ministry to high school members of our parish (grades 9-12). The mission and goal of GOYA is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith.

By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, 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 toward salvation.

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JR. OLYMPICS

This is a highly anticipated weekend by many youth and adult members of our church. The Jr, Olympics encourages athletic competition and fellowship on a Metropolis-wide scale. Over 35 parishes participate with an average of 2,000 participants each year over three days of sporting, social, and spiritual events.

Each year St. Athanasios competes in a multitude of events based upon skills and interest of the children in the church.

COLLEGE MINISTRY

Organized meetings and get-togethers for St. Athanasios college aged young adults. Focusing on fellowship, friendship and spiritual growth.

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