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The Annunciation Cathedral Philoptochos Chapter:
Making a Difference
We are part of a national network of 25,000 women in Philoptochos Chapters throughout the country who continually seek to extend our kindness to those who need it most. Together, our donations have helped to: support hospitals and organizations that assist children struggling to recover from serious health and medical conditions, rebuild communities ravaged by natural disasters, and feed at-risk seniors and families who have run out of options.
Why Join Philoptochos?
Philoptochos is celebrating 80 years of philanthropy this year. It is a testament to our membership that our past is so rich, our present so vibrant and our future so bright. When you join, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, knowledge and laughter. Through compassion, love and dedication, Philoptochos traverses boundaries. Be a part of this wonderful organization, join Philoptochos today. "Members are the foundation, heart and soul of our organization and the talents and gifts our members contribute are the sparks that light the flame of love and service for the underprivileged and the needy by their participation and actions." (Former Philoptochos National President Aphrodite Skeadas).
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.
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Brochure: We would like to welcome you to Philoptochos. Click here to learn more about one of America's leading philanthropic organizations.
Prayer Card: Our ministry is rooted in our relationship with our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. Our aid to the poor and those in need is part of our prayer life.
Our Philoptochos Board
Elizabeth is an active lifetime steward of the Annunciation Cathedral. She has been serving on our Philoptochos Board since 2007. Elizabeth has served as Treasurer on the Philoptochos Board in the past. Currently, she serves as the Annunciation Cathedral's Chapter President for the 2021-2023 term. Elizabeth has also assisted with the Cathedral Youth Ministries and Sunday School over the years. She remains a faithful and active member of the Cathedral, and she is looking forward to welcoming you to our Ladies Philoptochos Society!
Aglaia Georgountzos, Vice President
Sophia Koutris, Treasurer
Olivia Giannakopoulos, Recording Secretary
Aleka Akrivlellis, Corresponding Secretary
Kally Badavas, Advisor
Dr. Calliope Galatis
Annual Philoptochos Easter Bake Sale
The Annunciation Cathedral Philoptochos will host their annual Easter Bake Sale on Palm Sunday, April 9, at the Annunciation Cathedral on Parker Street, following the Divine Liturgy. Order delicious Greek Koulourakia, Tsourekia and Kourabiedes prepared by our Ladies Philoptochos Society. Prices can be found in the flyer below. This year's Easter Bake Sale is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. No pre-orders will be available. Kalo Pascha!
Philoptochos Giving Tree
Our Cathedral Philoptochos invites you to participate in our 5th Annual Christmas Giving Tree Ministry! This ministry grants gift wishes to the children of the Dimock Center. The lighted tree will be located in our Lower Narthex, decorated with Christmas ornaments with gift wishes for children! Please consider taking an ornament and donating the unwrapped gift. Place the gift underneath the tree, so that your kind and loving expression can bring a smile to a child's face during the Christmas season!
Saint Nicholas Christmas Luncheon
Join us on Sunday, December 4 for a community luncheon hosted by the Cathedral Ladies Philoptochos. The Luncheon will take place immediately following church services at the Anastasia & Spiro Davis Hall. Please contact Kally Badavas for tickets at 781-235-3001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited tickets are available! We cant wait to celebrate the Christmas season with you!
Operation Keep Warm
Our dedicated members of the Ladies Philoptochos Society are gathering donations for blankets, as part of their initiative to help keep the homeless of the city of Boston warm during the winter months. Please consider donating a new blanket, and place it in the bin at the Lower Narthex. Blankets will be collected through the year, until January 16, 2023. Thank you for supporting our ministry!
Help Us as we Continue our Ministry!