The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. 
The mission of the Society shall be: 

To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and 

To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources; 

To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs; 

To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council. 

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

For more information please visit the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.

OFFICERS 2015-2017

Elena Rossano                     PRESIDENT

Sandy Kostaras                   1st VICE PRESIDENT

Monique Prinos                   2nd VICE PRESIDENT

Dorothy Murphy                 RECORDING SECRETARY


Kathryn Papataros              TREASURER

Virginia Petas                      ASSISTANT TREASURER

Bessie Kalyvas




Katherine Caffentzis

Androniki Costakos

Anna Georgioudakis

Stella Nicozisis

Sophia Papadopoulos

Theodora Poulitides

Voula Tzanateas

Freda Tsekerides

Maria Xenos




Saturday, October 1, 2016 – GOYA/Philoptochos trip to Agia Skepi Monastary

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Monthly Meeting

October 2016 - Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Philoptochos Nameday Reception (District Event)

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - Monthly Meeting

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – Philoptochos Nameday Coffee Hour

Sunday, November 20, 2016 – Thanksgiving Fundraising Luncheon

November 2016 - Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Monthly Meeting

December 2016 - Vasilopita Sale

December - Annual Christmas Food Drive for the Needy

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – AGAPE LUNCHEON (District Event)

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Community Christmas Party/

Sunday School Christmas Pageant

December 28-30, 2016 - Pick up Vasilopitas

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - Monthly Meeting

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Cutting Vasilopita for St. Basil’s Academy

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - Monthly Meeting

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Monthly Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017 - Clean Monday - Beginning of Lent

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Greek Parade - 5th Avenue

Sunday, April 3, 2017 – Monthly Meeting

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Day of Lazarus- Making of the Vaya

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday - Fish Luncheon

Monday, April 10, 2017 - Dying of the Easter Eggs

Friday, April 15, 2017 - Decoration of the Epitaphios

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - GREEK ORTHODOX EASTER


May 7, 2017 – GENERAL MEETING: Philoptochos Elections 2016-2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Mother’s Day

Friday – Sunday, June 9-11, 2017 – Prophet Elias Annual Festival