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September 2012 Observer




Press Releases

Archbishop Demetrios of America Affirms the National Philoptochos Board for the 2012-2014 Term of Service

The National Philoptochos Board was honored to join the Holy Eparchial Synod, the Archdiocesan Council and the Archons of our Ecumenical Patriarchate at a special luncheon where New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo publically announced the signing of the detailed documents for the rebuilding of the Church of St. Nicholas at Ground Zero. President Skeadas said “It is the profound desire of the National Board stewards to make a difference, navigate the uncharted waters and, in a display of courageous unity, be a compelling force." Read more...

National Philoptochos Board of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Holds First Meeting of 2013 in Tampa, Florida

Date: February 1, 2013 New York, NY - Convening for the first time in 2013, the National Philoptochos Board of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society held its winter meeting on January 17 and 18 in Tampa, Florida. In celebration of the New Year and in commemoration of the Feast of St. Basil the Great, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Spiritual Advisor of Philoptochos, after offering the opening prayer cut the Vasilopita and conveyed His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios’ blessings. Read more...

The Focus of Philoptochos is Its Mission

We, the National Board of Philoptochos, for the term 2012-2014, humbly, gratefully and respectfully accept Your Eminence’s charge to represent the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

National Philoptochos Society Signs Contract For Purchase of Permanent Home

NEW YORK – Under the Spiritual Leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the National Philoptochos completed the contract signing to purchase a building in New York City to be known as the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy. Present at the signing was His Grace Bishop Sevastianos, National Philoptochos Spiritual Advisor. Representing National Philoptochos were Aphrodite Skeadas, National President; Joanne Kakoyiannis, National Treasurer; Anita Kartalopoulos, National Legal Advisor; Helen Lavorata, Director and Mona L. Lao, attorney. The property closing is expected to occur in November 2012. Read more...

National Philoptochos Distributes $160,000 for Aid to The People of Greece

National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas announced today that donations totaling $160,000 from Philoptochos Chapters and friends of Philoptochos nationwide for the Philoptochos Appeal are being distributed to five organizations in Greece for the relief of our brethren suffering due to the sever economic crisis. These funds are in addition to the $25,000 donation offered in February 2012 from the National Philoptochos Emergency Fund expedited through IOCC that provided medical supplies and food staples to the people affected by the economic crisis. Read more...

National Philoptochos Biennial Convention 2012

“Chosen and Appointed by God to Go and Bear Fruit” Offering Healing, Peace and Hope National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas reminds all Philoptochos Chapters “to ensure that the Philoptochos mission continues forever, the participation at the Convention of all Chapters is required and necessary.” Philoptochos is at an historic juncture as we celebrate 80 Years of Philanthropy! Each member and Chapter is an integral part of this major, international, philanthropic organization. Come to Phoenix July 1st to July 4th to make a difference as we honor our past, reflect on the present and create a future strategy to continue the Philoptochos legacy. Convention Chairmen Kathy Gabriel, Jeannie Ranglas and Diane Tseckares ensure you will be amazed, inspired and energized to go forth offering healing, pace and hope. Read more...

National Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy Pascha to Pentecost Campaign 2012

At this blessed period of Holy Pentecost, National Philoptochos asks for your support for the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy so we may continue our mission to offer hope and love throughout the world. Remember those who have made a difference and honor them by contributing now! Read more...
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