Ascension of Our Lord Philoptochos
Ascension of Our Lord Philoptochos Board
- The 2019/20 General Meeting Calendar
- Upcoming Events!
- 2019-2020 Philoptochos Membership Form
- Click HERE to learn more about the Commemorative Ascension Ornament
- Breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Gingerbread Event registration
- Philoptochos Facebook Page
- Philoptochos Koliva Program
- POP! Walk to Make Strides for Breast Cancer
2019/20 PHILOPTOCHOS WELCOME LETTER:
Dear Philoptochos Sister,
We welcome you to another year of compassionate giving and fellowship! Philoptochos has been the Philanthropic arm of the Orthodox Church for over 80 years. It is a testament to our membership that our past is so rich, our present so vibrant, and our future dynamic. As a steward of Philoptochos, you will meet new people, share experiences, knowledge, and laughter. We welcome you to join us in making a difference!
Each chapter and every member is an integral part of the ministry. Dedication and love are evident in the work that the Philoptochos does to provide support to those in need around the world. Since the formation of the Philoptochos society, members have helped those who have fallen ill; given peace and hope to those who need spiritual uplifting and support; provided for those who lack basic needs. Philoptochos is compassion; it is love; it is strength!
Our membership drive is an invitation to all in our parish family over the age of 18. We look forward to current members renewing their membership and commitment, and we welcome new members to join our award-winning Ascension Chapter. Please explore our webpage to find our membership form and learn about upcoming events!
We invite you to join us at our official kick-off on Thursday, September 12, 2019 for a special membership drive and general meeting in our own Fellowship Hall. Now that we are in our church, we want to make it feel like our home and the sky is the limit as to what we can accomplish. Join us as we ‘Reach for the Stars’ together! Please RSVP for the kick-off meeting to Andrea Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on September 12!
Your Sister in Christ,
Andrea Rogers, Philoptochos President
“One Orthodox Christian Asking Another Orthodox Christian To Care”
Philoptochos: The philanthropic arm of the Orthodox Church
Our mission is to use our philanthropic efforts to willingly serve the needs of those who are poor in health, spirit and basic sustenance. Our focus is to achieve spiritual growth and enlightenment in order to accomplish our endeavors together in accordance with God’s will and within the teachings of our Greek Orthodox faith.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, the official philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, was established in November, 1931, by the late Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop in North and South America.
The members of Philoptochos are dedicated church women (and men) who offer countless hours to the philanthropic, humanitarian, and Christian mission of the Church.
There are over 500 Philoptochos chapters in the United States. The National Philoptochos President is responsible for coordinating the National Board, the Diocesan Boards and the local Philoptochos chapters in every parish of the Archdiocese.
PHILOPTOCHOS AIMS AND PURPOSE
The main aim and purpose of Philoptochos is philanthropy, the loving care of human sufferings. Our goal is to help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the disabled and victims of disasters whether in our country or wherever the need arises.
In addition to these philanthropic endeavors, the Philoptochos chapters are to preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, service, unity of action; to perpetuate the Christian concept of marriage and upbringing of children and through it perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions in conformity with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, and customs.
Our sacred mission is to help at all levels of our church in cooperation with our parish priest for the welfare of our church communities and the Orthodox Church in the United States. Our mission is to be achieved through our charitable and philanthropic efforts as well as through the sponsorship of educational programs that will continue to enlighten us and our fellow parishioners in our communities.
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