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. 

If you are in High School please come and join us for inspiring conversations, philanthropic projects and a lot of fun! 


2019/20 CALENDAR





  • October 10, 2019:  When it Seems Like God Isn't There  will be the theme of Chicago Orthodox Synergy’s 25th Annual Symposium at St. Demetrios Church, Elmhurst, beginning at 10 a.m. Thefeatured speaker will be Steven Christoforou, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  Registration, which includes lunch, is $25.00. For more information and to register, click HERE


  • JUNIOR OLYMPICS  Memorial Day Weekend.  For more information, contact dinobolos@yahoo.com
  • CROSSROAD 2019
    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 UniversityFor more information, visit www.crossroadinstitute.org; or, or call 617-850-1310.

    Scholarship Opportunities

Summer Programs






Our Faith

House of God
The visitor to an Orthodox Church is usually impressed by the unique features and the external differences between this place of worship and those of the various traditions of Western Christianity. Learn more»