Philoptochos

Mission

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.

Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 26,000 members and more than 400 active chapters, nationwide. Philoptochos responds immediately to needs and crises and its philanthropic outreach extends to each area of the country and throughout the world.

Meetings

Currently, the Philoptochos Society of St. Haralambos meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to get involved with our Philoptochos Committee, please contact Katerina Apithis at: Kathy.Apithis@saintharalambosgoc.org.

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St Haralambos Philoptochos Annual Membership Dinner

The St Haralambos Philoptochos Annual Membership Dinner will take place Monday evening, October 2 in our Community Center.

Philoptochos is the official women’s organization of the Greek Orthodox Church, and is one of the most dynamic organizations in the life of the church. All the ladies of our community are invited to attend this dinner and become members of our Philoptochos!