Philoptochos Mission Statement

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and

  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;

  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;

  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness

 Following Worship Services on Sunday June 28th, elections were held in the Church Library for Philoptochos Officers for the term 2015 – 2017.  The new officers are:

2015-2017 Officers:

President: Mrs. Ann Dervis
First Vice-president: Mrs. Valerie Green
Second Vice-president: Mrs. Francine Kott
Treasurer: Mrs. Sophia Vlahos
Recording secretary: Dr. Evelyn Maggos
Corresponding secretary: Mrs. Tina Sarantos
Advisor: Mrs. Betty Tsiolis

2015-2017 Board Members:

Patricia Karabas
Demetra Lakerdas
Joan Leakakos
Nikki Massouras
Nancy Pilafas
Frances Riha
Lillian Stamas
Mary Zouras
Christine Kanel, Emeritus
Violet Skuteris, Emeritus
Elaine Yannias, Emeritus

“Go Red Sunday For Women”

February has been designated as Women’s Heart Health Month.  GO RED FOR WOMEN is the American Heart Association's national call to increase awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of American women.  This is a national call for women, by women, to take charge of their wellbeing and live stronger, healthier lives.  Across America, the red dress and the color red are becoming instantly recognized as symbols of women's empowerment to improve their heart health.  The National Philoptochos Society designated Sunday, February 7th as “Go Red Sunday” to increase awareness of and help prevent heart disease. All women were asked to wear red on that day to show support for this cause.  We pray this is a HEART HEALTHY year for us all!


Calendar of Events June to December 2016

4-Sat     Metropolis Philoptochos Chapter Presidents' (Officers) Meeting, St. lakovos Retreat Center, Brighton , WI
23-Thurs     GARCC Visit-meet at 1:45 p.m.
24-Friday     "Supper Club"-Dave's Specialty Foods
3-8     Clergy-Laity-Philoptochos Assembly-Nashville, TN
16-Sat     Make Diples for Festival Sweets Booth Plato Hall
19-Tues     Bake for Festival Sweets Booth-Plato Hall
21-Thurs     General Meeting/Set up for Festival-Plato Hall
22-23 Sat-Sun     FESTIVAL (4th weekend in July)
13-Sat     Bake Melomakarona-Plato Hall
14-Sun     Dormition Vespers Reception
15-Mon     Dormition Feast Day Reception
15-Thurs     Evening General Meeting, 7:00p.m.-Guest Speaker
11-Sun     Offering for Holy Cross Seminary-tray
24-Sat     Metropolis Luncheon, Carlisle--Lombard
8-Sat     Metropolis Philoptochos Chapter Presidents (Officers) Meeting, venue TBA
20-Thurs     General Meeting-St. Catherine Meeting Room
TBD     St. Iakovos Dinner
6-Sun     Sts. Kosmas and Damianos Artoclasia, Memorial, pass tray for Patriarchate and Coffee Hour
17-Thurs     General Meeting-St. Catherine Meeting Room
24-Thurs     Vespers of St. Catherine
25-Fri     St. Catherine Feast Day
3-Sat     Christmas Party, Greek Islands (tentative)
13-Tues     Feed the Hungry, Annunciation Cathedral
17-Sat     Bake & package cookies
18-Sun     Bake Sale
18-Sun     Metropolis Christmas Open House

Other events may occur or some changes may be made. Please check the bulletin or call the Church Office at 773-626-3114.