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.
- 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.
SHOES FOR ORPHAN SOULS
This year our Philoptochos Society will be participating in helping this organization collect shoes for at-risk children in the U.S. and orphans in 55 countries around the world. Many of these children have never owned a pair of new shoes. Please help our mission and donate shoes for these children. A box will be located near church office. Please help support this most worthy cause.
We also raise money to help our church. We meet once a month after the Liturgy in our room in the Community Center. The dates vary according to the calendar of the church. Elections are held every two years on the odd numbered years.
The Ladies of Philoptochos would like to announce our newly elected executive and Board members....
|Popy Prakas||1st Vice President|
|Janet Trohalaki||2nd Vice President|
|Stella Zachary||Assistant Treasurer|
|Helen Constas||Corresponding Secretary|
|Peggy Stilianos||Recording Secretary|
|Anna Kakaris||Board Member|
|Carol Aramidis||Board Member|
|Nina Demertzis||Board Member|
|Georgia Ladeas||Board Member|
|Paraskevi Rontiris||Board Member|
Our next planned event will be our SINATRA CASINO NIGHT which will take place on October 19th 2019.
We would also be holding our Warm Coat Drive - Now until May 2020.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, and if anyone has a complaint against another, just as Christ forgave you, so should you also forgive. And with all these things have love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ govern your hearts; for that end, you are called in One Body; and be thankful to Christ (Colossians 3:13-15).
The Holy Prophet Elisseus (Elisha); Methodius the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople; Cyril, Bishop of Gortyna; The Holy Martyrs of Estonia: the Priests Basil, John, John, Artemios, and Nicholas; the Deacons Vasili and Peter; the Presytera Martha; and John, Theodor, and Anna.