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Youth Ministry (Teen SOYO)

The purpose of the Youth Ministry (Teen SOYO), for students in grades 9-12, at St. Philip is to fully integrate each teen into the life of the Church so that a profound and life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ within His Holy Church can be realized.  The committed and faithful group of adults who form our Youth Ministry Team work together to support the parents and families who shape the lives of our teens, providing a safe and nurturing environment for spiritual formation, service and fellowship.

The Youth Ministry of St. Philip is a member of Teen SOYO - The Youth Movement of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.  For information about the national SOYO organization, visit www.teensoyo.org.

2019 Summer Events


  • June 13th: 12 Baskets Full (Philadelphia) - Serving the Homeless
    • Service opportunity for teens and families
    • Meet @ St. Philip 6:15pm
    • Plan to help carpool if you can


  • July 13th: St. Philip VCS Training @ St. Philip 9-11am
  • July 20th or 21st: Taylor Icon and Lackawanna Mines (Taylor, PA)
    • Meet @ St. Philip in the morning
  • July 27th: Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis  discussion (summer reading group)
    • @ St. Philip 7:30pm (after vespers)
  • July 29th-August 2nd: St. Philip VCS
    • Plan to attend training on July 13th @ St. Philip 9-11am


  • August 18: Lawn games and cookout
    • @ St. Philip 3-6pm

Youth Ministry - Summer Calender - Google Doc

Parent Contact Update Form

Please use this Google Form to update parent contact information.


Youth Ministry Leaders

Subdn Ben & Holly Daniel - benjamin.e.daniel@gmail.com or holly.vergara@gmail.com

Nathan & Rebecca Jekel - ijekel2@gmail.com or rmburkholder@gmail.com

Ken & Leeanna Gula - kennethgula@yahoo.com or leeannacapofpa@gmail.com


Updated: May 2019


Searchable Scripture

Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Aprocryphal" books


Why Do We Go to Church?: Worship & the Image of God
12 Apr 2023 at 2:47pm

In this reboot of Living Orthodoxy, Sdn Justin Gohl and Rdr Nick Muzekari discuss the importance of going to Church, participating in the worship of the Church, as the place where we encounter Christ and find the true purpose of our lives as human...

Homily: Fr Noah on The Sunday of the Prodigal Son (3/28/21)
12 Mar 2021 at 2:25pm

We are prodigals who have gone astray and need to return to the Father. We must see ourselves as the older brother...

End of Liturgy Homily: Fr. Witalis Sunday of the Prodigal Son
12 Mar 2021 at 2:06pm

Fr. Witalis reminds us of the perils of sexual immorality. 

Homily: Fr James Thayer
18 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Fr James Thayer on the Divine Liturgy

Homily: Sdn Luke Carpenter (03-08-20)
12 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Subdeacon Luke Carpenter on the Sunday of Orthodoxy


And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26)

Saint Philip Orthodox Church
1970 Clearview Road
Souderton, PA  18964
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