Philoptochos with Metropolitah ISAIAH
We are currently recruiting new members.  On behalf of the Philoptochos Board of the Church of the Transfiguration we would like to invite you to join our growing group of wonderful women!

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 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; 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.

Elaine Leatherwood, Current Philoptochos President at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church


About Philoptochos



Wednesday, August 5 – Reception after the Vespers for the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ – 6pm

Friday, August 14 – Decoration of the tomb for the Theotokos – 9am – Mt. Tabor Hall

Friday, September 11 – 9/11 Reception Benefiting the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center – 5pm to 8pm – Mt. Tabor Hall
Philoptochos is hosting a reception on Friday, September 11, and all proceeds will go towards the building of St. Nicholas National Shrine that will be built at the heart of Ground Zero replacing the one destroyed during the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2011. Raffle tickets for an Orlando, Florida, one week vacation in a condo that accommodates two families, are being sold every Sunday by the Philoptochos ladies. You don’t have to be present to win. Tickets for the event will be sold in August.

Saturday, September 26 – Philoptochos Board Meeting – 11am – Mt. Tabor Hall
– Philoptochos Membership Tea at the Apostolakis’ house – 1pm

Wednesdays, September 30 – November 4 – 10am to 2pm – Mt. Tabor Hall – baking for the Bazaar (every Wednesday morning)

Saturday, November 7 – 7th Annual Taste of Greece Bazaar – 10am to 8pm
Philoptochos is sponsoring their 7th Annual A Taste of Greece/Holiday Bazaar on Sat. November 7th from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
The cost is $45 per table.  Please let any friend with a business, or who makes crafts, etc. know that they can make some extra money for the holidays at our bazaar!
Contact Mary Beth Gradziel at to reserve your table.