Our Youth

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral
Merrillville, IN
  • Our Hellenic Dancers entertain for the Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, May 3
Our Youth - posted on December 5, 2014

GOYA SCHEDULE  (8th – 12th grade):

Monday, January 21, Vasilopita Celebration and Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm

Jr. GOYA SCHEDULE  (5th – 7th grade):

What is Jr. GOYA?  It is a group for 5th-7th grade students that will meet two Mondays a month. Our goal is to have a group that can have fun together but also have meetings that focus on relevant middle school topics.  We will discuss how to bring their church values into their school and social settings.  Our first meeting of the year is Monday Sept. 10th from 6:30-7:30pm. We are having a GAME NIGHT with minute-to-win-it style games, pizza and drinks.  If you have a 5th-7th grader that has never been to a meeting before, we encourage them to come!  We will pass out calendars for the year and explain what our group is about.  


Monday, January 21, Vasilopita Celebration and Meeting, 6:30-8 pm

January 3 or 4:  Skyzone Outing

Monday, January 21:  Meeting 6:30-8 pm


February 4:  Meeting 6:30-8 pm

February 18:  Meeting 6:30-8 pm

February 22-23:  Lock-in or movie night

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 4:  Meeting (plan for luminary sales March 24-April 21)

Monday, March 11:  Clean Monday service and dinner

March 18:  Meeting 6:30-8 pm

HOPE and JOY (K – 4th grade):

Monday, January 21, Vasilopita Celebration and Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm


Practice will be on Wednesdays:  The Junior group from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the Senior group from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For details or to check on schedule changes, contact Taki Zarakas 708.663.4915,  email @fzarakas@gmail.com or check the Hellenic Dancers Facebook page.

Please join us for a fun filled year of Greek Dancing!



These programs are open to the youth of our parish.  We encourage all of the young people of our community to take advantage of these ministries that allow you to meet other Orthodox Christians in a fun environment, as well as learning about our Orthodox Faith and yourselves through discussions, social events and service projects.  Come on out and see!  You will be glad you did!