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.
The benevolent works of Philoptochos are a continuation of Christ’s ministry on earth, where we can return to God a portion of the time, talents and resources with which He has gifted us. “For everyone to whom much is given, of him will much be required.” (Luke12:48)
Saint Catherine Philoptochos Executive and Supporting Board Members
2011 – 2013
Valerie Ranahosseini, President
Annmarie Neal, 1st Vice President
Evyan Maniatis, 2nd Vice President
Michele Krochta, Secretary
Paula Stewart, Treasurer
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