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 "20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church.  We are sincerely thankful for your attendance at our Roaring Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26th  at Maggiano’s – Oak Brook.  We hope you enjoyed the evening with friends and family, solving the Murder Mystery and enjoying a wonderful dinner as well!   Your support of this event enables us to assist worthy charities including the IOCC, which provides emergency relief and long-term developmental assistance worldwide to those in need.  Also, The Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me is a ministry of our Metropolis that provides assistance to our youth with special needs and their families.

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 Officers:

President: Valerie Green
First Vice-president: Francine Kott
Treasurer: Melia Linardos
Recording secretary: Nikki Massouras
Corresponding secretary: Maria Lakerdas
Advisor: Ann Dervis
Parish Council Liaison: Evelyn Maggos

2017-2019 Board Members:

Marina Demos   Jetta Georgopoulos
Patricia Karabas   Demetra Lakerdas
Joan Leakakos   Nancy Pilafas
Frances Riha   Lillian Stamas
Betty Tsiolis   Sophia Vlahos


Christine Kanel   Violet Skuteris   Elaine Yannias

Supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, February 3, 2019

2017 Christmas Luncheon and Sing-a-Long
at Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard on Saturday, December 2, 2017





2017 Membership Sign-Up





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Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone:  (773) 626-3114
Fax:      (773) 626-3141

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