National Philoptochos Department of Social Services Initiates Telephone Cancer Support Group

National Philoptochos Department of Social Services Initiates Telephone Cancer Support Group

The National Philoptochos Department of Social Services has initiated a telephone cancer support group for Orthodox Christians, 21+, who are undergoing cancer treatment. The discussion group will “meet” on the telephone via conference call and at no cost to participants, and will be accessible nationwide to members of our community...

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National Philoptochos News – Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid

National Philoptochos News – Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid

Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid One of the great strengths of a national organization is its unique ability to provide assistance locally, regionally and nationally. A recent case in Cranston, Rhode Island is the perfect example of this collaboration. A woman whom we will call Anna traveled...

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National Philoptochos Donates to Greece and Cyprus

National Philoptochos Donates to Greece and Cyprus

NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS ANNOUNCES $115,000 IN DISBURSEMENTS FOR GREECE AND CYPRUS BRINGING TOTAL SUPPORT TO $789,120 New York, NY:  As we celebrate Independence Day and the ideals and principles of our homeland, a country of immigrants, we remain committed to and supportive of our ancestral homes. Accordingly, the Greek Orthodox Ladies...

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Maryland Philoptochos Chapter Raises Money by Baking Christmas Bread.

Maryland Philoptochos Chapter Raises Money by Baking Christmas Bread.

A 35-year tradition continues at the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, MD. Members of the St. Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos Society, who are mostly women in their 70s or 80s, gathered recently to make traditional round loaves of Greek Christmas bread, known as Christopsomo, literally translated as “Christ’s bread.”...

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Veteran’s Day Initiative | Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society 

Veteran’s Day Initiative | Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society 

Published with permission of The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.   “Recently, National Philoptochos President Maria Logus, met a young soldier who had just returned from overseas. After learning about his experiences, she inquired about the needs of active service members. His response was immediate and simple – prepaid phone...

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National Philoptochos Louisiana Floods Relief Fund

National Philoptochos Louisiana Floods Relief Fund

September 1, 2016 Dear National Board Members, Metropolis Presidents and Boards, Chapter Presidents and Stewards of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, On behalf of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, I extend heartfelt greetings to you as we commemorate the Feast of the Indiction, the first day of the...

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Philoptochos Makes a Strong Finish!

Philoptochos Makes a Strong Finish!

Recently the work of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society was featured in the Pappas Post in honor of their yearlong commitment to care for the hungry.  Their Feeding the Hungry program has been a success and their goal to feed 250,000 meals was not only reached but surpassed! How did...

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What is Philoptochos?

What is Philoptochos?

Listen to members of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society for the answer to “What is Philoptochos?” and hear what inspires this organization of women whose collective drive, dedication and heart help those who need it most. LEARN ABOUT PHILOPTOCHOS The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm...

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Women Prepare for 2016 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention

Women Prepare for 2016 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention

New York, NY- Hundreds of delegates from across the country are set to attend the 2016 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention from July 3 to 7 in Nashville, TN. The most significant event of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will run concurrently with the Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox...

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Philoptochos Holds Webinar Training for Social Services

Philoptochos Holds Webinar Training for Social Services

The women of Philoptochos are often called for a variety of requests.  Parish families are often in great need but embarrassed to ask for financial help. Hospitals call the church when they have Greek-speaking patients. It may seem everyone has a GOFUNDME account. With great resources comes greater responsibilities. Is...

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National Philoptochos Biennial Convention Convenes in July

National Philoptochos Biennial Convention Convenes in July

This summer, the Philoptochos chapters across the US are returning to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2016 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention from July 3-8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in conjunction with the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress.  Philoptochos’ achievements over the past year are a staggering total of $1.74 million in disbursements in addition to philanthropic...

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Family Camp for Special Needs

Family Camp for Special Needs

Once again the Diakonia Retreat Center in South Carolina will ring with the laughter of children and their families as the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos offers a Special Needs Family Camp focusing on Autism. The words from the Gospel of John; Christ the Good Shepherd loves and takes...

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