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From OCMC: On Donating Gently Used Icons

We are extremely grateful to the Philoptochos Society for this effort as part of Make A Difference Day, as well as your tireless commitment to sharing the Faith through the ministries of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). These contributions will be especially appreciated in places like Guatemala and Indonesia, where the Orthodox faithful have little access to such resources because of their remote locations.

All icons that ...OCMC will receive should be wood-mounted and in good condition, without tears, scratches, fading, writing on the back, etc. Unfortunately we cannot accept icons that have glass, are mounted on materials other than wood, or paper icons that are not mounted, because they are too easily damaged during shipping.

Icons may be sent to OCMC, attn: Markella, at 220 Mason Manatee Way, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. Please contact Markella Balasis, SAMP/Agape Coordinator, at (877)-463-6784 ext. 163 or markella@ocmc.org with any questions or for further information.






An Important Message on

the Recent Floods in Louisiana 

September 1, 2016 

Dear National Board Members, Metropolis Presidents and Boards, Chapter Presidents and Stewards of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, 

On behalf of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, I extend heartfelt greetings to you as we commemorate the Feast of the Indiction, the first day of the Ecclesiastical New Year.  September marks a time of new beginnings, an opportunity to revisit our commitment to our mission and to look ahead with refreshed vigor and enthusiasm.  As stewards of Philoptochos, we are sustained by a calendar of recurring efforts and ongoing projects.  And, when galvanized by unpredictable and unanticipated events, we respond, steadfast and strong in our resolve to offer comfort and solace to all those in need.   

On August 11, torrential downpours occurred in areas surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana causing unimaginable devastation.  The Washington Post noted that, “the ‘no-name storm’ dumped three times as much rain on Louisiana as Hurricane Katrina. It dropped the equivalent of 7.1 trillion gallons of water or enough to fill Lake Pontchartrain about four times.”  The distress and needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ and the Church of the Holy Trinity Church in Baton Rouge is immense.  Many have been displaced from their homes and have lost most, if not all, of their physical belongings.

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 Listen to: Dee Nicolaou, Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos President and Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Committee Chair discuss aid to victims of floods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on OCN Now Radio

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National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments

The National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments are the heart and soul of Philoptochos. All chapters are urged to continue their generous support for these vital national ministries.The Commitments for September are as follows:




2016 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention 

July 3 - 8, 2016

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Nashville, TN 

A Successful Convention in Nashville!


Philoptochos Convention in the news:

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The Tennessean, July 1, 2016

Greek Orthodox Group Wants to Spread Word About Hands-On Charity

The Tennessean, July 5, 2016


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