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. FIRST MEETING:  Monday, September 11th.   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! 



  • Ascension's Annual Gingerbread Event.  Click HERE for more information

  • CROSSROAD 2017
    The 2018 program will be updated when announced.  Applications for CrossRoad 2017 were available last winter 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 Church
The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»