GOYA

GOYA is a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that serves the youth of our Church in grades 7-12. The GOYA of Sts. Constantine & Helen Reading is an active ministry which seeks to assist our young people in developing a sustainable relationship with God and the Orthodox Church so that wherever life may take them they will always follow Christ.

 

A weekly GOYA Book Club will begin on Monday, June 8th @3 pm. The book will be 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis. A pdf of the chapters to be read will be provided here and in the weekly email. We will be meeting virtually and a link will be provided to the video conference.

 

Weekly Readings: 

Character Summary

6/8: Introduction Week 1

6/15: Week 2

6/22: Week 3

6/29: Week 4

7/14: Week 5

7/20: Week 6

8/3: Week 7

8/10:Week 8

8/17:Week 9

8/24:Week 10

9/2: Week 11

From the Preface of the book: 'There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight. The sort of script which is used in this book can be very easily obtained by anyone who has once learned the knack; but ill-disposed or excitable people who might make a bad use of it shall not learn it from me. 

Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar. Not everything that Screwtape says should be assumed to be true even from his own angle. I have made no attempt to identify any of the human beings mentioned in the letters; but I think it very unlikely that the portraits, say, of Fr. Spike or the patient's mother, are wholly just. There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth.'


Metropolis Youth Events: y2am

 

Resources for Learning:

Draw the Life of a Saint

 

Be the Bee

 

Bible Project