The Philoptochos, which translates to the “friends of the poor”, is the women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Their mission is to help the needy, 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.
Our Philoptochos meets the Second Sunday of month in the library after Divine Liturgy. New members are always welcome!
Charities we have supported include:
Hellenic College Holy Cross Adpot A Seminarian Program
North Hills Turkey Drive
Route 30 Landslide Relief
Westinghouse Valley Food Pantry
Presentation of Christ Icon Restoration Project
And many others through our Parish Outreach Ministry!
Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist; Therapon the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Cyprus; Memory of the Finding of the Holy Icon of Saint Demetrios the Great-Martyr and Myrrh-Streamer in Syria; Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne
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