Teen SOYO is the youth movement of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America.

The ultimate goals of Teen SOYO are:

  • To fully integrate each teen into the full life of the Church 
  • To create a safe and nurturing environment for teenagers to grow in Christ
  • To form spiritual and social bonds between each individual so that a profound and life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church can be realized.

The combination of Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship are the natural expressions of commitment to living the Orthodox Faith daily.

Teen SOYO is open to teens in 7th through 12th grade. Our church currently has 60+ teens in the group.

Teens meet for Teen Chats every Wednesday night, and also have one event a month.

Along with a monthly event, teens also participate in Parish Life conferences, summer camp, weekend retreats, and local outreach programs.

For more information on Teen SOYO, contact:

Anthony Ruggerio
Director of Youth Ministries
St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church