Youth Ministries

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church offers many ministries for youth ages 7 through High School.  Below please find information for our different programs and to sign your child up.

GOYA
Greek Orthodox Youth of America

Christina Anagnostopoulos, Mary Googas, Lea Marinopoulos, Maria Sokaris, and Maria Ziamandanis, Advisors

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is a ministry of the Depart- ment. The mission of GOYA Ministry is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, en- couraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ultimately leading them to Salvation.

Greek Folk Dance
Diane Cohen, Director

 

Youth Ages 8-18 participate in learning traditional Greek Folk dances.  Dance groups are categorized by age group.

Read policy here

JOY
Junior Orthodox Youth

Sophia Pallone, Advisor

The Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, is a ministry of the Department. The mission of JOY is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ultimately leading them to Salvation.

Acolytes/Altar Boys

James Diamantopoulos, Coordinator

Christo Melas, Head Altar Boy

This is a special religious program in which our young men have the opportunity to serve the church. Our altar servers have a unique vantage point during the Divine Liturgy and other related Services of the Church, and have a unique responsibility in serving and participating in the Church worship services. They enjoy fellowship and fun events while serving and learning their faith throughout the year. 

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Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

P: (518) 489-4442

E: stsophia@nycap.rr.com

440 Whitehall Road

Albany, New York 12208

Archdiocese website: www.goarch.org

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