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"20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church. We cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, April 26th for A Mystery Dinner Theater experience at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook as we honor our founders who paved the way for the Assumption Philoptochos. Please gather friends and family, donning your 1920’s attire to enjoy a fabulous meal, professional entertainment and plenty of laughs as we solve the mystery of “who-done-it?” We look forward to seeing you and celebrating this milestone event to raise funds to benefit our philanthropic endeavors! Invitations are forthcoming. Please call or email Nikki Massouras, (630) 655-4421 Nikkikm2@hotmail.com, or Betty Tsiolis, (847) 813-6491 James.firstname.lastname@example.org, to secure your spot.
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 help 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 July 16, elections for Philoptochos Officers for the term 2017 – 2019 were held in St. Catherine’s Chapel. The new officers are:
2017-2019 Board Members:
Supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, February 4, 2018
2017 Christmas Luncheon and Sing-a-Long
at Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard on Saturday, December 2, 2017
2017 Membership Sign-Up
2nd Saturday after Pascha; The Holy Hieromartyr Januarius and Those With Him; Our Holy Father Maximian, Patriarch of Constantinople; Theodore the Holy Martyr & his mother Philippa of Perge; Alexandra the Martyr; Anastasios the Monk of Sinai; Beuno, Abbot of Clynnog
January - June 2018 Calendar of Events (as of 12/2017)
|14 - Sun||Assumption Church Vasilopita - collection tray for St. Basil Academy|
|18 - Thurs||General Meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.|
|4 - Sun||Womens’ Heart Health Day - Wear Red|
|11 - Sun||Apokreatiko Glendi - Diplomat West - Reception 4:00 p.m.; Dinner 5:00 p.m.|
|19 - Mon||Clean Monday - Beginning of Lent|
|10- Sat||Metropolis Annual Lenten Retreat, Assumption Church|
|11 - Sun||Loukoumathes Sunday|
|15 - Thurs||General meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m. - Lenten Lecture|
|24 - Sat||Baking, Plato Hall, 9:30 a.m.|
|25 - Sun||Loukoumathes Sunday|
|31 - Sat||Saturday of Lazarus - Packaging for Bake Sale after Divine Liturgy|
|1 - Sun||Palm Sunday - Bake Sale; pass tray donations for Epitaphio flowers|
|5 - Thurs||Holy Thursday, and Fellowship Reception|
|6 - Fri||Good Friday - Decorate Epitaphio, 10:00 a.m.|
|7 - Sat||Anastasi Resurrection Service|
|8 - Sun||Pascha/Easter|
|19 - Thurs||General Meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.|
|26 - Thurs||20th Anniversary Celebration - Assumption Philoptochos, Maggiano’s Oak Brook|
|17 - Thurs||Evening General Meeting, 7:00 p.m., (St. Catherine’s Meeting Room or TBD), possible guest speaker|
|TBD||General Meeting or Outing|
Other events may occur or some changes may be made. Please check the bulletin or call the Church Office at 773-626-3114.