G.O.Y.A is the Ascension of Our Lord's high school youth group. The primary focus of this ministry is to educate our youth 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.  If you are in High School please come and join us!

MEETS:  Mondays, 7:30-9 pm.   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! 

2018/19 CALENDAR 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM.

 

2019 ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL
Click HERE for information on this year's topics and guidelines for participation!

 

ASCENSION and METROPOLIS RECENT YOUTH EVENTS:

  • Great Escape Winter Camp:  Registration is now open for Fanari Winter Camp 2019, which will be held March 22-24th at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The camp is open to 6th – 11th graders and is limited to 75 spaces on a first come first serve basis. For more information and to register, click HERE
  • Metropolis Family Synaxis Retreat, March 30, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn 
  • IONIAN VILLAGE Ionian Village offers 2 sessions this summer for students currently in 9th—12th grade: June 22—July 11 and July 21—August 9. Registration opens March 1st at noon.
  • FANARI CAMP:  Registration for Fanari (for children entering 6th grade through 11th grade in the fall of September 2019) opens March 5th at 12 p.m. and will be offering the following four sessions this summer: Session 1: June 16-22; Session 2: June 23-29; Session 3: July 7-13; Session 4: July 14-20

  • CROSSROAD 2019
    Applications for CrossRoad 2019 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


 

 

 

 

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