Long Island Parishes came together for the annual Bible Bowl at the Greek Orthodox Community of Holy Trinity in Hicksville, New York. With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the youth had an engaging event that taught the Parables, followed by "jeopardy-style" game format. The Communities of Saint Paul's Cathedral (Hempstead), Holy Trinity (Hicksville), Holy Archangels (Port Washington), Saint Demetrios (Merrick), Saint Nicholas (West Babylon), Holy Resurrection (Brookville) and Saint Paraskevi (Greenlawn) were represented with their GOYA members.
Present were the Rev. Protopresbyter Nikiforos Fakinos, Vicar of Nassau County, the Rev. Protopresbyters Ioannis Lardas and Panteleimon Papadopoulos, the Rev. Economos Theofanis Papantonis, the Rev. Economos Demetrios Kazakis, and the Rev. Presbyters Elias Pappas and Ioannes Capones.
There was great enthusiasm from the youth throughout the event, as they responded to all the questions and kept beating the buzzer with their answers. In the end, they all came out as winners, making friends and learning the inspiring lessons of the Biblical Parables.
Photo: gOARCH/Archdiocesan District