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Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church and Shrine

 

Youth Ministries:

      

     JOY

JOY is an acronym that stands for Junior Orthodox Youth

The Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, is the ministry to 3rd through 6th grade children of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Children that belong on this age category are welcome to join. Parents are advice to contact our office.

 

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Junior Orthodox Youth

 

  HOPE

HOPE is an acronym that stands for Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education

The Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education or HOPE is the ministry to Kindergarten through 2nd grade children of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Children that belong on this age category are welcome to join. Parents are advice to contact our office.

 

 

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Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education

 

 

 

About Us

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St. Nectarios is a parish of Metropolis of San Francisco of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

 

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Services:

Sunday Morning Liturgy

9:00 AM Orthros

10:00 AM Liturgy

 

Wednesday

        Paraklesis (service)

        to Saint Nectarios  7:00 PM

 

Church is open:

       Monday thru Friday

       9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

      Saturday:

       9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Our services are in

       Greek & English

 

Office Hours:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Email Address:

stnectarioschurch@gmail.com

 

 

       Jr. GOYA

"Jr. GOYA" is an acronym that stands for "The Junior Greek Orthodox Youth of America".  Jr. GOYA ministry welcomes all young people in Grade 6 to 8. And because Jr. GOYA is a ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition, and Life (FTL discipline).

Mission Statement of Jr. GOYA

The mission and goal of Junior GOYA ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church.

 The Four Characteristics

The National Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries recommends that JGOYA ministry be based on the following four characteristics: 

1.       Worship (Liturgia) - as Orthodox Christians, we believe that God reveals Himself through Holy Tradition and Scripture. Worship is the sacramental expression of these, and is thus a very important element in ministering to our young people. It is important for JGOYAn’s to be active sacramental members of the Church.

 

2.       Fellowship (Koinonia) - is the way Orthodox Christians integrate their faith with daily life. It is sacred when Orthodox Christians gather together in our Lord’s name. The relationship of the Holy Trinity is the perfect model of Fellowship. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share perfect communion and exist in perfect love. By gathering together in fellowship, and by experiencing this love, we emulate the relationship of the Trinity, and develop our life in Christ.

3.       Service (Diakonia) - Christ came to serve, not to be served. Young people are urged to do the same. Therefore, we can honor and glorify God by loving and serving humanity in His name. Young people should use their God-given charismata (gifts) to serve.

 

4.       Witness (Martyria) - Man is both a spiritual and physical being. The spiritual reality is not always expressed in the material world. In order to be true to oneself and to the Orthodox Christian Faith, young people should strive to exemplify faith. They must be a witness to their faith, offering a convincing word and verbal expression of this faith, to those they come in contact with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To join with our Youth Programs you must download and fill up the Commitment Form

and mark your entry on the JOY/HOPE/GOYA column.

 

      GOYA

The GOYA ministry welcomes all youth in High School. The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry to teenagers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Since GOYA is ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life. GOYA is ministry to high school Orthodox Christian teenagers.

 

MISSION AND GOAL OF GOYA MINISTRY

The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, and learning about the Faith, our youth will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

 

The Four Characteristics

The National Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries recommends that JGOYA ministry be based on the following four characteristics: 

1.       Worship (Liturgia) - as Orthodox Christians, we believe that God reveals Himself through Holy Tradition and Scripture. Worship is the sacramental expression of these, and is thus a very important element in ministering to our young people. It is important for JGOYAn’s to be active sacramental members of the Church.

 

2.       Fellowship (Koinonia) - is the way Orthodox Christians integrate their faith with daily life. It is sacred when Orthodox Christians gather together in our Lord’s name. The relationship of the Holy Trinity is the perfect model of Fellowship. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share perfect communion and exist in perfect love. By gathering together in fellowship, and by experiencing this love, we emulate the relationship of the Trinity, and develop our life in Christ.

3.       Service (Diakonia) - Christ came to serve, not to be served. Young people are urged to do the same. Therefore, we can honor and glorify God by loving and serving humanity in His name. Young people should use their God-given charismata (gifts) to serve.

 

4.       Witness (Martyria) - Man is both a spiritual and physical being. The spiritual reality is not always expressed in the material world. In order to be true to oneself and to the Orthodox Christian Faith, young people should strive to exemplify faith. They must be a witness to their faith, offering a convincing word and verbal expression of this faith, to those they come in contact with.

 

2017-2018 GOYA Board Members:
President- ????
Vice President- ???
Treasurer- ???
Secretary- ???
Historian- ???

 

To join with our Youth Programs you must download and fill up the Commitment Form and mark your entry for the JOY/HOPE/GOYA column

 

 

 

 

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