The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the duly accredited ladies philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The local chapters of the Philoptochos Society shall be an integral part of the parish in which they are situated, and shall render and perform whatever charitable work of the Society, at any level, with discretion, courtesy, and kindness.
The Ladies Philoptochos Society (sisters of the poor and needy), through our national organization, supports St. Basil's Academy, Holy Cross Seminary, St. Photios Shrine, Campus Ministry, Cyprus Children's Fund, Archdiocese Missions Program, International Orthodox Christian Charities, mission priests, programs and charities of the Patriarchate, UNICEF, National Emergencies Fund, Cancer Fund, Cardiac Fund, Social Services, and the Children's Medical Fund. We also contribute to the general fund of our church as well as the Benevolent Fund and the Church Beautification Fund. We further support numerous charitable organizations and community needs in our area.
The Mission of the Society
to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widow, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of the impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who my 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 the participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The Philoptochos will meet on Thursday, May 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. All Ladies are welcome to attend. Please contact Sara Wickard for more information or call the church office..