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Long Island Inter GOYA holds Bible Bowl

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HICKSVILLE, NY – Long Island Parishes came together on Friday, March 17, for the 2nd annual Inter GOYA Bible bowl tournament at the Greek Orthodox Community of Holy Trinity in Hicksville. The youth having studied for many weeks the Parables in the Gospel of Luke, participated with great enthusiasm in a trivia style event, responding to all questions and collecting points for their teams. 

Represented with their GOYA teams were the communities of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Hempstead, Archangel Michael in Port Washington, Saint Demetrios in Merrick, Saint Nicholas in West Babylon, Holy Resurrection in Brookville and Saint Paraskevi in Greenlawn along with the hosting parish of Holy Trinity in Hicksville.

Present were the Rev. Fr. Nikiforos Fakinos (St. Demetrios Merrick), Vicar of Nassau County, Rev. Fr. Panteleimon Papadopoulos (Holy Resurrection, Brookville), Rev. Fr. Theofanis Papantonis (Holy Trinity Hicksville), Rev. Fr. Demetrios Kazakis (St. Nicholas West Babylon), director of the InterGOYA, Rev. Fr. Elias Pappas (St. Paul’s Hempstead) and Rev. Fr. Ioannis Capones (Archangel Michael Port Washington).

The GOYA team of Holy Trinity in Hicksville won again this year’s Bible Bowl, but, in the end, all teams came out as winners, making friends and learning the inspiring lessons of the Biblical Parables.