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National Philoptochos announces a new program: An Orthodox Christian Telephone Cancer Support Group
A telephone cancer support group for Orthodox Christians, 21+, who are undergoing cancer treatment is being initiated by the National Philoptochos Department of Social Services. Via conference call and at no cost to participants, the discussion group will be accessible to members of our community nationwide on six consecutive Thursday evenings beginning January 11- February 15, 2018, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, EST. The group will be facilitated by Theodora Ziongas, M.A., who has a strong background in cancer patient services through positions she has held at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and CancerCare. Additional details are available here.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Persons interested in joining the discussion group can preregister by emailing email@example.com. To maintain confidentiality- a foundation for all of our social services - this email address is designated specifically and solely for this program.
For more information, contact Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, Director, National Philoptochos' Department of Social Services at PauletteG@philoptochos.org, or by telephone at (212) 977-7782.
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:
2017 Christmas Luncheon and Sing-a-Long
at Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard on Saturday, December 2, 2017
2017 Membership Sign-Up
Cheesefare Saturday; Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr; Mariamne, Sister of Apostle Philip; Righteous Auxentius; The Pious Rulers Marcian and Pulcheria; Theodore the New Martyr of Byzantium; Hermogenes (Germogen), Patriarch of Moscow
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.