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:
June, 2020: Saints Peter and Paul Vespers – TBD
September, 2020: Membership Event
December 5th, 2020: Holiday Faire
February 29, 2021: Winter Event
March 2021: Quilt-A-Thon
April 25th 2021: Palm Sunday Bake Sale
Check out our Quarterly newsletter HERE!
Congratulations to this years Scholarship Recipients:
2020 Philoptochos College Scholarship $1500 — Anastasia Tryfonopoulos
2020 Paulette Kappos Education Scholarship $1500 — Christina Christos
2020 Christina Mourikes Spiratos “Make A Difference” Scholarship $5000 — Kelly Zervos
Philoptochos Contact Information
For more information, contact Philoptochos president, Julie Mantice at SSPP.LADIES.PHILOPTOCHOS@gmail.com.