Youth

Youth and Young Adult Ministry here at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral is a relationship-based process by which youth gather in a relaxed, social venture to share the experience of being an Orthodox Christian with their peers and to learn how put their faith into action. This is done through age appropriate interactive activities, discussions, service projects, retreats, social gatherings and outings. The youth groups are distinguished as follows:

HOPE (K-2nd Grade)
JOY (3rd-5th Grade)
Jr. GOYA (6th-8th Grade)
Sr. GOYA (9th-12th Grade)
Young Adults (Ages 18-35)

Goals of Our Youth Ministry

  1. To introduce and connect them to our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, and to help them deepen their relationship with Him.
  2. To offer social, religious, and service related opportunities which are inclusive, diverse, and fun.
  3. To lead them in experiencing our most precious and holy Orthodox Christian Faith.
  4. To encourage and support them in their efforts to be active participants in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.
  5. To help them develop life long bonds and meaningful relationships with their peers and with those who minister to them.

Upcoming Youth Calendar 

December 1st:  J & S GOYA.  5-8pm at the Church; nacho night (for dinner); dodgeball and open gym; Mario Kart tournament; hang out with friends.

December 8th:  J & S GOYA.  Christmas party at the Spathas’ home; Tom Spathas was our former Dance Group Director and now leads AHEPA; he and his wife Kim wanted to support our youth by opening their lovely home to us for this event; see flyer for details of event.

  • Address:  10826 SE 93rd Ct. Happy Valley; 5-9pm.  
  • Come for the fun! White elephant; Karaoke; Mario Kart; Food & Drink; Other games; and more!!!

December 15th:  J & S GOYA.  Ice Skate night; meet at the Church to head off to Lloyd Center; bring money for food and tickets; meet at 5pm and return at 10pm.

New Year’s Eve Party:  Family Event by HACCM.  Starts at 7pm.  Buffet dinner is served at 8pm; activities include face painting, balloons and a visit from St. Basil.  Prices – Adults $40, 6-18 $20, 5 and under are free.  Call 503-858-8567 for reservation or email haccmpdx@gmail.com. 

January 18th-21st:  J & S GOYA.  Winter Retreat!  We leave from Church at 6pm Friday to head to Sunriver OR.  We return to Church Monday early afternoon.

  • Price & Paperwork:  $100 for the whole weekend – food, travel, lodging and events;  make checks out to – Holy Trinity GOC and write “youth retreat” in description line.  Give check to Nima Duncan or one of our J & S GOYA Sunday School teachers.  Please attach the release form to your check to reserve a spot. 

  • Deadline:  sign up by January 5th or before all spots fill up;  FIRST COME FIRST SERVE