Our Active Youth Ministries

There are active youth ministries for all ages, from nursery to young adults and college students. Youth Ministry Groups include:

Faith Group: The Faith Group is for newly baptized infants and toddlers, and their moms/dads.
Visit Faith Page

Hope and Joy Groups: for children from Kindergarten through 6th grade.

At each meeting, these groups participate in a variety of activities to promote their learning and development as Orthodox Christians, as well as bonding and fellowship with their peers.

The groups are divided by grade as follows:
 Hope is the ministry to children from Kindergarten through Second Grade
Visit Hope Page

 Joy is the ministry to children in Third through Sixth Grades
Visit Joy Page

GOYA: The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry to young persons age 12-18 of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Visit Goya Page

Scouting Programs: In addition to a scouting program, the Cathedral also holds scouting award classes.
Visit the Scouting Page

Young Adult Ministries: Young Adult Ministries aim is to cultivate and educate our young adult Orthodox Christians (18 and older) and to bring a generation back to the Church. A ministry to the Pan-Orthodox young adult community can help them become more active members of the body of Christ, and to realize the benefits and the blessings of a life in Christ. Our goal is to help our young adults develop an awareness of their identity as Orthodox Christians as well as to bring them together in fellowship and service with other young adult Orthodox Christians in the Houston area.
For more information of Young Adult Ministries News and Events
visit us at www.yamhouston.org

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF): The mission of OCF is to support fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the Faith (Acts 2:42). Furthermore, OCF will work to nurture and strengthen love for Jesus Christ and His Church in its fullness at this most critical juncture of human life through:

  • Communication between OCF's and with the larger Orthodox community
  • Development of resources for local OCF's
  • National endeavors such as College Conference, Real Break, website and a national newsletter

For more information about OCF please visit us at www.ocf.net.

Annunciation Dance Ministry: Dancers from the Cathedral practice throughout the year and perform at venues, including the Greek Festival at the Cathedral, at Orthodox churches around the Houston area, and at various civic events and folk festivals.  For classes or to take part in the exhibition dancing, contact the Cathedral Office.

Visit Annunciation Dance Ministry Page

For more information about Youth Ministry Programs email youth@agoc.org.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Office: (713) 526-5377
Fax: (713) 526-1048
Office Hours: Weekdays 8am-4:30pm