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Virginia Youth Commission  


Scroll down for upcoming GOYA and OCF event information. The Virginia Oratorical Festival will be held in Richmond on April 5th. Contact Andrew Pavlakos for more information.


The parishes in Virginia and the Tidewater Region of Virginia are diverse in terms of size and youth program offerings.  The larger parishes tend to have active youth programs.  If a parish does not have enough young people to start a group and would like it’s children to be able to interact with other Orthodox Christian young people, arrangements can be made for those young people to come together with a neighboring community.


Regionally, the parishes come together each year for a GOYA Lenten retreat.  They also come together with their OCF college students before Great Lent at the College of William and Mary.  A few of our parishes also host annual basketball tournaments for GOYAns.


For Virginia Youth Commission information please call the Youth Office Mr. Andrew Pavlakos who can assist with the local and regional level planning and organizing of youth ministry events.


Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Director of Youth Ministries Andrew J. Pavlakos

30 Malvern Avenue

Richmond, VA 23221




Churches in this District are:


                        Danville:  St. Peter

                        Dulles- Church of Loudon County

                        Falls Church:  St. Katherine

                        Fredericksburg:  Nativity of the Theotokos

                        Hopewell: St. Elpis

                        Lynchburg: St. George

                        Newport News: SS. Constantine & Helen

                        Norfolk:  Annunciation Cathedral

                        Richmond:  SS. Constantine & Helen Cathedral

                        Roanoke:  Holy Trinity

                        Virginia Beach:  St. Nicholas

                        Winchester:  Dormition of the Virgin Mary







For more information please contact the Metropolis Youth Office at 908.301.0500.