Philoptochos

“Since 1931, when it was established by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, Philoptochos has been the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women which supports many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work.”   Our Chapter at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church was started in 1993.

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.

About Us 

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the separately incorporated philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the only women’s organization recognized in the Uniform Parish Regulations, and a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations. 

The endeavors of the Society are a genuine expression of philanthropia, reflecting an enormous manifestation of love. This agape is evident not only in the millions of dollars of charity disbursed annually to our ministries, commitments, and special projects but also in the multitude of meaningful programs and activities, which have been undertaken over nearly 90 years.

Philoptochos Charities

Orthodox Charities

  • National Philoptochos Charities $730
  • National Philoptochos Membership (66) $990
  • Metropolis of Denver Commitment $315
  • Metropolis of Denver Membership (66) $462
  • St. Basil Academy – Vasilopita Auction $2000
  • National Philoptochos Add’l Retired Clergy/Widow $850
  • Ecumenical Patriarchate $740
  • Hellenic College/Holy Cross – Fr Nick Scholarship $500
  • International Orthodox Christian Charities $500
  • Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry $300
  • Orthodox Christian Mission Center $350
  • St. Paraskevi Monastery $1500
  • Holy Archangel Monastery $500
  • Children Medical Fund $100
  • TGOC Hope/Joy $100
  • TGOC GOYA $100
  • UT OCF $200
  • TGOC Sons of Pericles $150
  • TGOC Maids of Athena $150
  • TGOC Building Fund $1700
  • TGOC Gala Sponsorship $100
  • Priest’s Benevolent Fund $3000

Total $15,337

Local Charities

  • St. Christopher Hospice Home $500
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes $500
  • Community First $1000
  • CHAT – Children’s Hearing Aids of Texas $1000
  • Safe Place $300
  • The Refuge/Dove Tile Project $400/$620
  • ALS Association $100

Total $4,420

Total Monetary Gifts $19,757

Schedule

  • Membership Tea (Ellen A’s Home) – September 21, noon
  • Board Meeting (10 am)/Membership Meeting (noon)- October 5
  • Trivia/Family Game Night – October 26 (dinner 6pm, trivia 7pm)
  • Christmas Card Orders – November 3 – December 1
  • Philoptochos Sunday – Nov 3/Luncheon – November 10
  • Thanksgiving Baskets to Compassionate Friends – November 15-19
  • CASA Angel Tree – November 17 – December 8
  • Christmas Bread Baking Class – November 23
  • Board Meeting(10 am)/Membership Meeting (noon) – November 23
  • Philoptochos Christmas Party – December 14, 2:00pm
  • Christmas Basket to Compassionate Friends – December 19 -22
  • Pick up Christmas Bread/Pastry – December 22
  • Vasilopita Auction – December 29, After Liturgy
  • Board Meeting (10 am)/Membership Meeting (noon) – January 26
  • Souper Bowl Sunday Food Drive – February 2
  • Compassionate Friends Senior Valentine Lunch – February 8, noon
  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate/Pastry Sale – February 9
  • Board Meeting (10 am)/Membership Meeting (noon) – February 29
  • 40 days/40 items for Safe Place – March 1 – April 12
  • Presanctified Liturgy Dinner – March 4, March 11, March 18
  • Crawfish Boil – March 28, noon
  • Deliver Easter Basket to Compassionate Friends – April 13-17
  • Easter Bread/Basket Pick Up – April 19
  • Kentucky Derby Party  – May 2, noon
  • Board Meeting (10 am)/Membership Meeting (noon) – May 9

Registration

To join Philoptochos fill out the membership form then be sure to make your membership donation.

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