H.O.P.E.  &  J.O.Y.

Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education & Junior Orthodox Youth  

(S.S. Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love Patron Saints & S.S. Joachim and Anna Patron Saints whose feasts are September 17th and September 9th)

Contact: Connie Mondore (cmondore@mindspring.comHOPE Coordinator.  Becky Stamatiades (res3113@gmail.com), Vicky Soulimiotis (vsoulimiotis@comcast.net), JOY Coordinators.  Fr. Christos (frchristos@atlgoc.org) or Elias Lampropoulos(elias@atlgoc.orgat 404-633-5870.

Membership open to: 4 years old to 2nd Graders enrolled in Sunday School or HOPE and 3rd to 5th Graders enrolled in Sunday School for JOY.

Meetings are held:  Monthly at the Gym.

2017-2018 Schedule

Fee: None except for outings.

Purpose: To lead the youth in experiencing the Holy Orthodox faith by developing a personal relationship with Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church.  They will also be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

Activities: Activities in the past have include a trip to Bounce –N-Bob’s, Cagle’s Dairy Farm, Bowling, Thanksgiving project, Christmas Party, Valentine Crafts, Making of Lagana Bread, Mother’s Day projects, I.O.C.C. Health Kits, service projects for the Homeless meals and picnics.

 

G.O.Y.A. - Greek Orthodox Youth of America

(St. Stephen the Protodeacon whose feast day is December 27th)

Contact: Katherine Spetseris, President katherinespets00@gmail.com ), Fr. Christos(frchristos@atlgoc.org) or Elias Lampropoulos (elias@atlgoc.orgat 404-633-5870

Membership open to:  6th - 12th Graders enrolled in Sunday School.

Meetings are held:  On the first Sunday of every month from August through June, unless otherwise noted, at the Cathedral or Gym from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (This includes meeting, spiritual activity, and open gym time.)

GOYA Schedule Fall 2017                           

Fee:  None except for outings.

Purpose: To lead the youth in experiencing the Holy Orthodox faith by developing a personal relationship with Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church.  They will also be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

Activities: G.O.Y.A. is the umbrella organization for all of our teen youth programs. Typical activities include the annual Six Flags trip, attendance at various professional and collegiate sporting events as well as visiting nursing homes, soup kitchens, Christmas caroling, sponsoring the Church's Back to Sunday School and Mother’s Day Luncheons, Bake sales, and other events.  G.O.Y.A. also participates in many Metropolis sponsored events including: St. Steven’s Camp, Winter Youth Rally, Hellenic Dance Festival, Advent and Lenten Retreats.

 

DANCE ORGANIZATIONS

(Three Youths in the Fire Patron Saints whose feast day is on December 17th)

Contact: Jerry Odenwelder,Ministry Administrative Director (danceministry@atlgoc.org)

Participation open to:  Anyone 5 years of age and older interested in learning about Greek Folk Dance

Meetings are held:  Monday’s begining at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral (August to February).

Click HERE for Dance Schedule.

Fee:  Click HERE to register

Purpose:  The program educates the youth in areas of Dance, Music, Costume, Art, Language, History and Geography, to help keep the Greek culture alive.  It currently has approximately 75-100 young people.

Activities: Atlanta Greek Festival, Greek Independence Day Celebration, H.D.F. (Hellenic Dance Festival), dance recitals, school performances, and local Atlanta festivals.

2016-2017 Dance Registration Form

Dance Ministry Guidelines

2016-2017 Dance Instructor Application

Dance Instructor Acknowledgement of Receipt

Parent and Dancer Acknowledgement of Receipt

2016-2017 Carpool Form

Liability Waiver

Dance Discipline Form