Ladies Philoptochos Society

Literally, Philoptochos means " friend of the poor" - not only poor in financial resources but also poor in spirit, health, companionship, in emotional stability and poor in whatever is needed to lead a fulfilling life. The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., as the philanthropic heart of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, has for over seventy - five years undertaken a multitude of philanthropic programs to aid the poor, the sick, and the elderly.

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.

* More information about Philoptochos can be found on the National website.

* The local Philoptochos Society holds monthly meetings and schedules activities throughout the year. For more information contact Chris at

The 2014-2015 Officers:
President: Gina Koutros
Vice President: Dina Kaffes
Recording Sec'y: Cathy Stamatakis
Corresponding Sec'y: Johanna Pappas
Treasurer: Katie-Pat Bowman
Advisor to the Board: Zoe Vest

Philoptochos Calendar 2012-2013
Ladies Philoptochos Society - Mission Statement