Pentecost, Philanthropy and Philoptochos

Pentecost, Philanthropy and Philoptochos


For Christians, philanthropy is an expression of love.  The women of Philoptochos who work tirelessly in serving those in need know this well.  We’ve asked Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, and National Philoptochos Director of Social Services, to tell us about a Two-Part Webinar offering tips and directions on handling the delicate issues of social services in a parish. She and Fr. Chris discuss the work of Philoptochos and being properly prepared for this type of service. If you are interested in philanthropy, this is a richly informative interview.

And keep listening as Fr. Chris and Fr. Barnabas Powell speak about the Feast of Pentecost, one of the Twelve Major Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrating the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Fr. Barnabas, the priest of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene and author of the blog Faith Encouraged, offers insight to the empowering of the Apostles and what it means to the Church.


The Webinars, led by Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, National Philoptochos Director of Social Services and Eleni Constantinides, New Jersey Metropolis Philoptochos Philanthropy Chair, review recommended procedures to increase and improve your chapter’s ability to respond to and provide local social services assistance to individuals and families.

Webinar PDF 

National Philoptochos Social Services Training Webinar (Part One)

National Philoptochos Social Services Training Webinar (Part Two)




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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.