YOKE Youth Group

The countdown is over…   YOKE 2021 is here!

WHAT: YOKE official launch involving a talk by His Grace Bishop Emilianos on the topic of “A unique way of appreciating life” followed by a BBQ picnic.

WHEN: Sunday 14th of February at 5:30pm.

WHERE: St Ioannis Church, 163-165 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150.

WHAT TO BRING: $10 entry donation, picnic mat, young adult family and friends.

We are very excited to welcome you to this new youth initiative!

Please RSVP via this link:



“YOKE” stands for Young Orthodox striving to Know the Eternal. We liked it as a logo because as Christians we need one another, we need support from others who  love God, so the image of oxen yoked together appeals to us. We also resonated with the words of Christ: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  (Mat. 11:28-30)

Our vision is a group for young people 18 – 30 years of age that will organise monthly spiritual talks followed by the opportunity to support each other in the faith and socialize over some refreshments. 


  • Sunday  14 February  from 5.30pm,  Talk by His Grace, Bishop Emilianos, topic: “A unique way of appreciating life”


  • Wednesday 17 February  7 – 8.30pm  English Divine Liturgy


  • Sunday 7 March from 5.30pm, Talk by Fr Dimitri, Katerina and Antonia Saul on “WHY DID WE CHOOSE THE NAME “YOKE”


  • Sunday 4 April, Fr Ieronimos, Abbot of the Monastery of St George in Springwood will serve Lenten Sublime Vespers in English in our Church from 5 – 6pm then give a talk in our hall on “THE ROAD TO DISPASSION” 


If you would like to be on a mailing list for this Youth Group please email your name, phone number and preferred email to yokeparra@gmail.com