Youth Ministries

GREEK ORTHODOX YOUTH OF AMERICA (GOYA)

GOYA (pronounced “Goy-yah”) is the name for the "youth group" in all Greek Orthodox Christian parishes across the Unites States. The National Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries recommends that the GOYA ministry be based on the following four characteristics: (1) Worship (Liturgia), (2) Fellowship (Koinonia), (3) Service (Diakonia), and (4) Witness (Martyria). To learn more about how GOYAn's can participate in each of these characteristics, click here.

GOYA AT HOLY TRINITY

GOYA at Holy Trinity in Tulsa is a fun-loving and God-loving group in grades 7 thru 12. They participate is many activities and events, some of which are listed below.

PHILANTHROPY

Some of the charities that we support are: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), Special Olympics, Salvation Army, local food pantries and homeless shelters, and more.

FIRESIDE CHATS WITH FATHER BILL

Monthly, GOYAn's are able to ask our very own parish priest, Father Bill, questions about our faith that a priest answers best. In addition to regular Sunday School classes, Fireside Chats include teen topics, Bible trivia games and religious themed movies. We have seen The Hobbit at the midnight movie, religious rock-operas and Ben Hur recently in the winter of 2012.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Our annual basketball tournament is a gathering of all the Metropolis of Denver parishes. The tournament includes basketball competition, mixers, liturgy with His Eminence, the Metropolitan Isaiah (Bishop), and fun, fun and more fun!