Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The First Greek Orthodox Church in North and South America Established in 1864

Ministries

 

G.O.Y.A.

All students between the ages of 12 and 18 are encouraged to join GOYA—Greek Orthodox Youth of America. This organization, which ministers to Orthodox Christian teenagers of all nationalities, reflects Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition, and Life. Furthermore, GOYA offers its members an opportunity to learn about Orthodoxy in daily practice and outreach to others while making the positive teachings and traditions of the Orthodox Church a living presence in their lives.

GOYA ministry is based on four fundamentals—Worship, Fellowship, Service, and Witness. Through Worship GOYANS become active sacramental members of the church. Fellowship is a way Orthodox Christians integrate their faith with daily life, as well as emulate their relationship with the Trinity and develop their lives in Christ. At Holy Trinity Cathedral GOYA Fellowship includes Lenten retreats; Winter Youth Rallies, where they interact with over 700 other GOYANS from the Metropolis of Atlanta; church sponsored athletic programs such as basketball; and Greek dancing at the annual Greek Festival. Service to God is serving the Church and the community. And, for HTC GOYANS it is a way of life whether by serving the needy at Ozanam Inn or Christmas caroling to the elderly. It is their way of serving the community similar to the way adults are asked to give their time, talents, and treasures as stewards. To Witness, GOYANS strive to exemplify their faith, offering a verbal expression of Orthodoxy to those with whom they come in contact.

President: Sofia Rico
Advisors: Alex Korominas, Presvytera Harriet Wilson, and Suzie Yousif
 
For more information, please contact President Sofia Rico, or follow us on Facebook (New Orleans GOYA).

Hellenic Dancers

Coordinator: Eleni Korominas

The Hellenic Dancers of New Orleans is a dynamic group of dance enthusiasts, who dedicate their time and talents to perform at the annual Greek Festival New Orleans and other cultural events. Interested individuals, age 14 and older, are invited to join the group by contacting Eleni Korominas. You may also follow the group on Facebook (Holy Trinity New Orleans Greek Dance Group).

Acolytes & Readers

Through their service assisting in the Holy Altar, the Acolytes augment the beauty and majesty of the Liturgical tradition of our Church. Acolytes are encouraged to serve during all of the services throughout the course of the year. The Acolytes also go through regular training as they advance through the various Ranks (with twelve Ranks in all) in order to more competently assist. The Readers assist with the Divine Liturgies by reading the Epistle lessons throughout the year.

Coordinators:
Alex Korominas, Jonathan Labatut, and Michael Labatu

Philoptochos

This ladies' philanthropic society raises funds to support community charities and the needy, as well as to support ministries and needs of the Cathedral. Meetings are scheduled once each month (September through May).


President:
Connie Tiliakos

P.T.A.

The Parent Teacher Association supports the educational ministries of the Cathedral and is open to all members.

President: Amy Levidis

Y.A.L.

This Archdiocese-wide movement of single and married young adult members of the community serves for the purpose of enhanced interaction and involvement in the life and leadership of the Church. All young adults, whether members of Holy Trinity or Orthodox college students attending area schools, are invited to come join us. For further information, contact the Cathedral Office.