Philoptochos

Philoptochos

All chapters are associated with the National Philoptochos Society whose mission statement reads:

“To promote charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic outreach to preserve the society of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.”
– Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. Website

Today the Philoptochos at St. Spyridon continues to maintain its National obligations as well as completing many local charitable works. The Philoptochos hosts numerous events for the community throughout the year such as the community’s Vasilopita celebration and hosting the coffee hour on the feast day of their patron saints Cosmas and Damianos. Local organizations supported by Philoptochos include: Child and Family Services, United Way, Lucy’s Hearth, Feed a Friend, Annual Philoptochos Scholarship to a graduating high school senior member of the church, assisting with the church’s soup kitchen, implementation of a Sunshine Fund for those members of the church who may be ill, homebound, or experiencing other unfortunate circumstances, and other needy organizations or outreach efforts as brought before the members. In addition to the National obligations, Philoptochos supports St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Philoxenia House, Trinity Children, and the Cypress Children’s Fund.

Philoptochos Calendar

October 2 Meeting at the church hall at 6:30
Sunday, November 3 Coffee Hour sponsored by Philoptochos and a tray is passed in honor of Saints Cosmas and Damianos
Each Sunday in November Raffle Tickets Drawn for Major Calendar Fundraiser
December 4 Meeting at the church hall at 6:30
Wednesday, December 11 Espyrino St. Spyridon Feast Day Reception
January 8 Meeting at the church hall at 6:30
Sunday, January 12 Coffee Hour sponsored by Philoptochos for the annual Vasilopita Celebration
Monday, February 10 Philoptochos sponsored Soup Kitchen
March 11 Meeting at the church hall at 6:30
April 12 Easter Basket to be raffled off
June Dinner Meeting Date To be Determined