Philoptochos "Friends of the Poor" 

Philoptochos is one of the largest women’s organizations in the United States: preserves the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, services, unity of action; promotes the charitable, benevolent, philanthropic and eleemosynary purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; formulates plans and methods to voluntarily aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disaster; and promotes participation in the activities of the Parish with the cooperation of the Priest and the Parish Council. 

Our Philoptochos Chapter has assisted with the following ministries: 

  •     St. Anna Benevolence Fund
  •     Food Baskets; (provided at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  •     Prayer Shawl Ministry
  •     Tommy Apostolos Fund and Shopping Spree
  •     Susan G.Komen Race for the Cure
  •     International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
  •     Orthodox Campus Ministry (OCF)
  •     St. Vincent de Paul
  •     St. Anna Newborn Ministry
  •     Coats for Kids
  •     Antonia Huntly Fund
  •     Crisis Nursery
  •     Project Linus

The Officers and Board Members are as follows:

  • President: Vassie Kyritsis
  • 1st V Pres. Kathy Craighead
  • 2nd V Pres. Stella Sideris
  • Treasurer: Angie Lewis
  • Asst. Treasurer: Denise Loudaros
  • Corresponding Secretary: Hannah Lorenz
  • Recording Secretary: Susie Sobchak
  • Advisor of the Board: Angeliki Rosenberg


  • Elaine Eason
  • Lilly Gallagher
  • Sara Jurrens
  • Anastasia Tess Kelly
  • Camelia Malouff
  • Jana Perry
  • Carmen Sicoe
  • Debbie Stamas
  • Judy Traughber
  • Honorary Board Member: Angie Tinios

Please consult our Calendar for meeting dates and times.