Philoptochos Society

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Philoptochos National Bylaws

Philoptochos Officers (2017/2019):

President:  Elaine Dorlis
Vice President: Kelly Demestihas
Secretary:  Angela Becerra
Treasurer:  Georgia Drulias
Advisor - Erin Strategos
Board Members:
Presbytera Despina Chaffee
Namaz Habroun-Pimentel
Olympia Hackleman
2017 Sts Cosmas and Damianos Service Award Recipient: 

Helen Huntalas

Previous Recipients:

Mary Chicklenis
Virginia Liascos
Bessie Mattly
Zoe Spanos

Philoptochos Meeting Minutes March 12, 2017

Philoptochos Newsletter  Sept Oct Nov 2018

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 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.

Ministries Supported

  • Vasilopita Collection to benefit St Basils Academy for Children in Need
  • Kids-n-Cancer Program
  • Holy Cross Seminary/Hellenic College
  • St Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
  • Life-Giving Spring Monastery
  • Bishop Anthony Philoptochos Student Endowment Fund (BASAEF)
  • Parishioners who are Home-Bound
  • Bakersfield Homeless Center
  • Pennies and Prayers Program to Support the Commission for Orthodox Missions and Evangelism (COME)
  • Women’s Health and Wellness Program
Plus many, many more programs….


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Upcoming Events

Oct 21 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Oct 21 9:30 am
Religious Education
Oct 21 11 am
Coffee Hour
Oct 21 11:30 am
Feed the Homeless Initiative Planning Meeting
Oct 21 12 pm
Parish Council Meeting
Oct 25 7 pm
Divine Liturgy
Oct 26 9:30 am

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