To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach; to preserve the sanctity of life and family; and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.
9 Decades of Service to Humanity
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the separately incorporated philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the only women’s organization recognized in the Uniform Parish Regulations, and a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations. Our purpose is reflected in our Mission Statement.
The endeavors of the Society are a genuine expression of philanthropia, reflecting an enormous manifestation of love. This agape is evident not only in the millions of dollars of charity disbursed annually to our ministries, commitments, and special projects but also in the multitude of meaningful programs and activities, which have been undertaken over nearly 90 years.
St. James in his Epistle, Chapter 1, Verse 22, exhorts all Christians to be, “Doers of the Word.” Members of Philoptochos are indeed doers, and their accomplishments can be found in the annals of more than 400 Philoptochos chapters across the United States.
Any questions please reach out to Presbytera Efi or Julie Hyland.