GOYA 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 find the joy of Christ within each other!
GOYA meets weekly on Monday evening from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. from September through May. The theme of the 2019/20 Ecclesiastical year is: Becoming Human by Finding Christ! Click HERE for this year's calendar. PLEASE NOTE: Ascension's Parish Google Calendar on our home page will have updated dates/times for GOYA meetings in March - May.
If you are in High School please come and join us for inspiring conversations, philanthropic projects and a lot of fun!
- Y2AM Ministry At Home Resources Check this wonderful resource out!
- Fanari Camp Prayer Services, Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Every Wednesday at 3 PM, youth are invited to Fanari Prayer Service via Instagram and Facebook Live. The Metropolis of Chicago Youth and Young Adults Ministry will also be taking names to pray for so if you would like to submit names, please go to their Instagram Story to submit names.
LIGHTHOUSE: Metropolis of Chicago Launches New Ministry for High School Graduates. Click HERE for more information, including a registration link which opens December 5 for the Lighthouse Camp, June 7-14 at Carthage College. PLEASE NOTE: In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed Lighthouse Camp. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so.
- IONIAN VILLAGE: PLEASE NOTE: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Office of Ionian Village regretfully announced the cancellation of all Ionian Village Summer 2020 programming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. This includes IV Next as well as both sessions of the Archdiocese’s annual summer camp in Greece.
- 2020 ORATORICAL FESTIVAL: NEW SUBMISSION INFORMATION and DEADLINES. Click for Details
- JUNIOR OLYMPICS Memorial Day Weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has cancelled the Junior Olympics. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- IONIAN VILLAGE
PLEASE NOTE: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Office of Ionian Village regretfully cancelled of all Ionian Village Summer 2020 programming due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. This includes IV Next as well as both sessions of the Archdiocese’s annual summer camp in Greece.
FANARI SUMMER CAMP is open to rising 6th grade through rising 12th grade campers. Our summer camp program has four individual sessions each year, running from mid-June through mid-July. REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 12th @ 11 a.m. This year’s sessions for Summer Camp are as follows:
Session 1: June 14-20
Session 2: June 21-27
Session 3: June 28-July 4
Session 4: July 5-11
Session 5: July 12-18
- CROSSROAD 2020
CrossRoad is a ten-day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to make big life decisions and invites them to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. Historically, CrossRoad has been hosted solely on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross; however in recent years, it has also been offered in Chicago on the campus of North Park University. Application Deadline is February 1, 2020. For more information, visit www.crossroadinstitute.org; or, or call 617-850-1310. In the summer of 2020, there are 3 sessions:
Session 1: June 13-June 23 (Boston)
Session 2: June 30-July 10 (Boston)
Session 3: July 20-July 30 (Chicago)
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5th Saturday of Lent: The Akathist Hymn; George the Righteous of Maleon; Righteous Plato the Studite; Nicetas the Hieromartyr, Struggler of Serrai (1808); Righteous Zosimas; Theonas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, Founder and Renovator of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Anastasia of Pharmakolytria, Halkidiki; Theodoulos and Agathopous of Thessaloniki
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