Organizations

PHILOPTOCHOS “AGIA ANNA”:

  • Contact: Mrs. Connie Karides
  • Membership: All women of the Parish
  • Meetings: First Thursday of every month in the Church’s Banquet Room
  • Fee: Annual Stewardship with a suggested $35.00 minimum
  • Purpose: Philoptochos is a nationally chartered organization assisting the needy and the poor on an international, national, and local level. Agia Anna supports the many activities within the parish both through member volunteered time as well as financial means. The organization is active primarily in charitable programs and activities.
     
Activities: Anne Arundel Medical Center-Wall of Fame; Campus Ministry; Christmas Party for needy families from Annapolis Public Schools; Crownsville Hospital Center; Domestic Violence; Eastern Paralyzed Veterans; Financial assistance to community members who demonstrate need; Folk Dance Festival; St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival; Salvation Army; Sunday School; Welfare Department For more information, click here.

G.O.Y.A. - GREEK ORTHODOX YOUTH OF AMERICA:

  • Contact: Debbie Chacona/Jamie Callaham
  • Purpose: Uniting teenagers together in fellowship within the spiritual and social environment of the Church and to increase their knowledge of the Orthodox Christian way of life.
Activities: G.O.Y.A. is the umbrella organization for all our teen youth programs.  Typical activities include Annual Ski Trip, Basketball Tournament, Mothers Day, Christmas Party, Easter Egg Hunt, and an end of the year trip.  The G.O.Y.A. also holds fund raisers where all proceeds go toward a yearly gift to the Church and to help a needy child of our parish.

Y.A.L. YOUNG ADULT LEAGUE:

  • Contact: Fr. Kosmas Karavellas
  • Membership: Open to adults 19-35 years old
  • Meetings: To be announced
  • Purpose: To bring young adults together spiritually, socially, athletically, and culturally. 
Activities: Group Determines Catechism. To learn more about our faith and our Savior.

“ROAD TO ORTHODOXY” CONVERT CLASS:

  • Contact: Fr. Kosmas Karavellas
  • Meetings: Arrangements are made to meet the schedule of both Fr. Kosmas and the individual.
Participation: Open to those interested in converting to Orthodoxy.

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL PROGRAM:

  • Contact: Church Office
  • Membership: Junior Division for students in grades 7–9; Senior Division for student in grades 10–12
  • Purpose: Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith.  
Activities: The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level and is divided into two divisions. The top speakers in the Junior and Senior Divisions advance to the district level. Two finalists in each district division represent the district at the Metropolis Oratorical Festival. The top speaker in each metropolis division is then selected to participate in the Archdiocese Finals, which is hosted by a different metropolis each year.

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP:

  • Contact: Father Kosmas Karavellas
  • Purpose: Junior Division for students in grades 7–9; Senior Division for student in grades 10–12
  • Location: University of Maryland – College Park on Tuesday evenings: Vespers Service at 5:30 pm in the Chapel; US Naval Academy Students and St. John College Students can join Services at Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Sundays: Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am