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Teen SOYO (Society of Orthodox Youth Organization) is the Youth Movement of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America — Living the Orthodox Faith in Christ through Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship.


Developing Leaders for Today and Tomorrow 

Teen SOYO (The youth movement of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America) founded by his Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Blessed Memory in 1968, as a regional and in 1969 as an Archdiocese Youth Movement, has developed many Leaders across the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. For decades Teen SOYO has inspired Youth to Love Christ, His Church, and to seek His Truth and Life. Teens can be found across the Antiochian Archdiocese seeking to live a righteous life, seeking to discover that which God has graven in their hearts and minds. Teens can be seen serving those in the Church, as well as their neighbors both near and far that are in need of Christ’s love and mercy.

NAC SOYO Officers

President: Gianmarco Oreste Petrelli

Vice President: Paul Nicholas Rodriguez-Anter

Treasurer: Elizabeth Anne Lengyel-Leahu

Secretary: Hilda Souid

Social Media Director: Minnie Black

Spiritual Advisor: V. Rev. Michael Laffoon, frmlaffoon@yahoo.com

Chairman of the Archdiocese Department of Youth and Parish Ministries: V. Rev. Dr. Joseph Purpura, FrJoseph@OrthodoxYouth.com
Twitter: @FrPurpura