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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."  Click here to read more....

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BISHOP APOSTOLOS OF MEDEIA APPOINTED SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
OF THE NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America appointed His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia as spiritual advisor of the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.

Bishop Apostolos, who is the chief secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod assumes the responsibility of spiritual advisor to the National Philoptochos following in the steps of His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela and His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, who both served the post faithfully in the past.

Archbishop Demetrios in a letter to Mrs. Maria Logus, president of the National Philoptochos states: “In his new capacity, His Grace will represent the Archbishop in the meetings of the Society and will advise, support and promote the mission of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America always mindful of the words of Matthew (25:40) in the narrative about the last Judgement, Inasmuch as you did to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me.”

Contact: PRESS OFFICE

Stavros Papagermanos

pressoffice@goarch.org


Cheers to the New Year! Thank you to our Philoptochos members, stewards, and friends for all of your work and support this past year! May 2019 bring you all of God’s Blessings!

 


January Committment: Vasilopita- Proceeds to Benefit Saint Basil Academy


On January 1 and the Feast of Saint Basil, it is the annual tradition to recognize and support the work of our beloved Saint Basil Academy. St. Basil Academy is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese home for children in need. The Academy provides a loving Christian environment where resident children are nurtured to adulthood. The National Philoptochos has responded to the needs of the Academy and its resident children for 75 years, with support of the operating budget through the Annual Vasilopita appeal and the sisterhood of Saint Basil for special needs.  The annual Vasilopita celebrations that Philoptochos chapters throughout the country sponsor each January, provide the funds to care for these children.

 On Saturday, December 15th, Philoptochos Members, Family, Friends, and Supporters of Saint Basil's Academy, delivered Christmas blessings to the children of the beloved Saint Basil Academy. Pictured here are Reverend Fr. Constantine Sitaras, Executive Director of Saint Basil Academy with the children of Saint Basil's.

 

 


Engaging Our Minds- Speaker’s Program



     National Philoptochos has initiated a Speaker’s Program on a variety of relevant topics to inform and inspire our members. The programs will take place at the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy and will be livestreamed on Facebook. The first program took place on November 26, 2018 and featured Maria Skafidas, Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations of Lowes Corporation, co-author of the book, Journeys, An American Story, a collection of essays on the immigrant experience in America. In case you missed the event, please click here to watch on our YouTube Channel http://https://youtu.be/yHZH_Jnvv1U


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 28th for the next speaker which will be announced in the coming weeks.


 

 Archbishop Demetrios Reappoints Maria Logus National Philoptochos President 

For immediate release: October 31, 2018 

New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, and Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society announced the reappointment of Maria Logus of New York to a third term as National Philoptochos President, as well as the re-election of the Executive Board Members, at the inaugural meeting of the 2018-2020 National Philoptochos Board held on October 19 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Archbishop Demetrios praised Miss Logus and the Executive Board for their commitment to the mission of Philoptochos and the Church.

To read the press release in its entirety, click here.

 


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