The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society 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 & offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fundraising 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 & customs.
To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
Executive Board Members
President – Paula Papageorgiou
1st Vice President – Kalliopi Antonakos
2nd Vice President – Hari Halkias
Recording Secretary - Angie Lekkas
Corresponding Secretary – Sophia Koulouris
Treasurer – Toula Parisis
Assistant Treasurer - Bessie Kastanes
Advisor to the Board – Patricia Gerbanas
Helen Atsavas, Lily Pappas, Stavroula Sideris, Maria Theodore, Bessie Cosmos, Adamantia Malios, Jean Haralapopoulos
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France