Can’t Do Nothing    

Can’t Do Nothing    

If the teachers and Grammar Police reading this can get over the double negative of Can’t Do Nothing, I’d like to share a story of something very positive going on. Have you seen these documentaries? Milana Vaynatrub, you know, the AT&T girl?  She’s the spunky retailer who is happy to...

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Philoptochos Women in NY Feed the Hungry

Philoptochos Women in NY Feed the Hungry

Looking into the Eyes of Christ Philoptochos Women from New Rochelle, NY Feed the Hungry As part of the Feeding the Hungry program of National Philoptochos the women of New Rochelle attempted to take away the sting of homelessness even for a day each month. If only you dear reader...

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OCF Is Active in the Southeast.

OCF Is Active in the Southeast.

Remembering the North Carolina District Retreat By Gabriella Christy On the weekend of February 13, as president at North Carolina State University, I was lucky enough to host Fr. Anthony Salzman and Presbytera Christine from St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church of Athens, GA (OCF spiritual advisor for the southeast) Fr....

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Philoptochos in Kansas City Are Making a Difference

Philoptochos in Kansas City Are Making a Difference

Corinthians 1 begins with the bestowing of diverse gifts as St. Paul draws on the beauty in the of individual members.  He then builds to a dramatic unity in verse 13, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or...

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National Philoptochos Joins Efforts with Houston Parish

National Philoptochos Joins Efforts with Houston Parish

  25,000 meals to reach their goal It is February 5, 2016, in Houston, TX, the National Board of the Philoptochos Society is on a mission to feed underprivileged children in Houston. Maria Logus, the President of the National Philoptochos Society had challenged her army of Philoptochos women members across the...

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Philoptochos Funds Cutting Edge Technology in Medicine

Philoptochos Funds Cutting Edge Technology in Medicine

Raising money for 3-D heart When the local Philoptochos chapter of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Danbury was introduced to Marie Hatcher of Matthew’s Hearts of Hope (MHOH) by their President Nitsa Kapetanopoulos- Carino, the Philoptochos ladies swung into action. Marie Hatcher’s son, Matthew, battles heart diseases and is the inspiration...

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Wealth, Greed, and the American Gospel

Wealth, Greed, and the American Gospel

When Martin Shkreli, American Entrepreneur and Pharmaceutical Executive, recently acquired the rights to a drug used to fight AIDS and increased its price from $13.50 to $750 per pill, there were incredible cries of outrage.  In recent weeks, at least according to photos chosen by media outlets, that outrage increased,...

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Liturgy on the Streets: ‘Commandments’

Liturgy on the Streets: ‘Commandments’

Christ’s love for us all is something we can encounter not just on Sundays at the Divine Liturgy, but anytime and anywhere, like this story from the streets of Boston.   The Three Hierarch’s vigil was held in the Holy Cross Chapel. We finished the beautiful dedication to the great...

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The Holy Work of Philoptochos

The Holy Work of Philoptochos

Watch His Eminence Elder Archbishop Demetrios of America’s address at the 15th Bi-annual Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon hosted by the National Philoptochos Society on October 31, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, Boston. His Eminence offers insight to the work of philanthropy and the holy practices of the National Philoptochos Society....

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Philoptochos Honors Saint through Vasilopita 

Philoptochos Honors Saint through Vasilopita 

      Every year Philoptochos Chapters across America host a luncheon and offer Vasilopita for sale or auction to benefit the Saint Basil Academy, a Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Institution in Garrison New York.  This event provides a major source of funding for the Academy’s operating expenses. Vasilopita is a...

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