Youth Ministries

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)

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.

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.

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

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

Contact: Paul Angelis, Advisor, 727-804-7909

Membership open to:  5th - 12th Graders enrolled in Sunday School.

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 bowling night, Fall Plant Sale, car wash fundraiser, Arcade game night, ice skating, Skyline, Kickball Tournament, 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.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

(St. Phillip the Deacon Patron Saint whose feast day is October 11th)

Classes will be from the conclusion of Holy Communion to 12 pm.

Contact: Anthone Damianakis, Coordinator at 727-215-1131

Enrollment:  3 Year old to 12th grade - 3 years of age by August 31 of enrollment year.  Children under 3 are welcome with their caregivers.

Purpose: To cultivate within our children the Orthodox Christian way of life.

Activities: The entire Sunday School participates in many events throughout the year.

 

GREEK SCHOOL

(St. Basil Patron Saint whose feast day is January 1st)

Every Tuesday night at 6:00pm

Contact:  Maria Sarantis Corrdinator at 727-485-4605 

Enrollment: Kindergarten through Level 6 and Ellinomathia A1, A2 & B1.  Children must be 5 years of age by September 1st of enrollment year.

Purpose: To learn basics of Greek language and to communicate in Greek, while developing and cultivating awareness of the Hellenic culture and heritage in an Orthodox Christian environment.

 

ALTAR BOYS 

The role of the Altar Boy remains a genuine and vital one in the Eucharistic Assembly of the faithful, as well as in other services. He stands ready to serve God in this capacity. It is a stewardship of young men; a service that they offer to God as their regular Sunday offering of talent and ability.

In serving our Lord, Altar Boys are able to build off the true form of teamwork and servitude. Please encourage your son, grandson, father or grandfather to help serve Christ through this wonderful opportunity.

Click HERE for the Altar Boy's Guidebook

Orthodox Special Needs Ministry - 

We welcome you to come for fun, love and fellowship.  Our  friends from all over Tampa Bay meet every two months and go bowling, movies, beach and many other fun activities.  For further information please speak with Erine Koulianos (727) 741-4125.

 

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

For questions please do not hesitate to call the

Youth Coordinator, Ibrahim Auoub 813-205-6183

Thank you everyone for your cooperation and have a blessed day!