G.O.Y.A is the Ascension of Our Lord's high school youth group. The primary focus of our youth group is to educate our young about our Greek Orthodox Christian Faith and learn to incorporate those teachings into their daily lives.  Through discussions and Diakonia (Service) Projects they learn "how" to live our Greek Orthodox Faith.  In spending time together through Koinonia (fellowship) they learn of the JOY of Christ within each other! GOYA meets weekly on Monday evening from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. as per our September to May schedule.  The theme of the 2017/18 Ecclesiastical year is "Finding God in Everything, Every Day." If you are in High School please come and join us!

MEETS:  Mondays, 7:30-9 pm.  The 2017/18 theme is "Finding God in Everything, Every Day."  All meetings will be held at the home just south of the Church, 1231 Riverwoods Rd., rented by Ascension during the construction project, unless a different location is specified in the calendar.  Please join us for inspiring conversations, philanthropic projects and a lot of fun! 



Jr. Olympics, Memorial Day Weekend, Sts. Constantine & Helen, Palos Hills

  • Time to SAVE THE DATE for FANARI CAMP 2018!
  • SESSION 1: JUNE 17-23
  • SESSION 2: JUNE 24-30
  • SESSION 3: JULY 8-14
  • SESSION 4: JULY 15-21
  • Registration opens, TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH AT 12 pm at fanari.org

  • IONIAN VILLAGE is offering 2 sessions in the summer of 2018 for students currently in 9th—12th grade: June 15—July 4 and July 15—August 3. Registration opens March 1st. 
  • CROSSROAD 2018
    Applications for CrossRoad 2018 are available for juniors or seniors in high school who are interested in applying to this 10-day summer program at Hellenic College Holy Cross! For more information, visit www.crossroadinstitute.org; or, or call 617-850-1310.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

Summer Programs

SEE PHOTOS from our Youth Brunch in late February at the Royal Melbourne Club


Our Faith

The Orthodox Church proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Greek language, the word for Gospel is Evangelion which means literally "the good news." Learn more»