philoptochos at ssppAbout our Philoptochos

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that has offered eighty years of helping those in need and supporting organizations and programs that do the same. Philoptochos makes a difference in the lives of people in greater Chicago, the United States and throughout the world. The National Society was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America. Our local parish chapter has been working since the founding of our community in the early 1960s. Our women engage in a multitude of fundraising and educational programs to accomplish the mission of Philoptochos.

Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 485 Chapters and 27,500 members nationwide. For more about the Philoptochos ministry visit our national chapter page.

Philoptochos News and Events

Sunday April 12th: Palm Sunday Bake Sale
Friday May 8th: Spring Event “Celebrating Mothers and Daughters” with Guest Speaker Sally Lou Loveman, Author of the book “Love Speaks”
Sunday June 28th: Saints Peter and Paul Vespers
Monday June 29th: Saints Peter and Paul Celebration

Philoptochos Contact Information
For more information, contact Philoptochos president, Julie Mantice at