Philoptochos: The Women of Our Parish

Presiding Officers

President: Sarah Kalaris

Vice President: Jackie Adams Smith

Secretary: Jordan Houston

Treasurer: Maria Papastefan

Advisor: Patti Panayiotou

Good Samaritan: Irene Lignos

Head of Coffee Hour: Tia Karavokiros

Agape Luncheon/Tea: Sarah Kalaris

Pastoral Visit Members

Desi Pearsall

Jackie Smith

Leesa Vrocher

Cynthia Hall


Mission Statement

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 is as follows:

  • to help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disaster, 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
  • to promote the charitable, benevolent, and the 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 is to be performed with discretion, courtesy, and kindness.