Kimisis Theotokou

Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

TheHoly Orthodox Primary Education(HOPE), Junior Orthodox Youth(JOY), and Greek Orthodox Youth of America(GOYA), are ministries of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. 

·     Senior JOY ministers to 5thto 7thgrade children.

·     GOYA ministers to 8thto 12thgrade young adults. 

·     HOPE ministers to pre-kindergarten to 1stgrade children.

·     Junior JOY ministers to 2ndto 4thgrade children.

The mission of these ministries is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The programs work to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ultimately leading them to Salvation.