Philoptochos Society
Philoptochos Society

The Philoptochos Society

Love in action.

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Philoptochos literally means “friends of the poor.” If you find joy in helping others and have a willingness to serve those in need, you have a place in Saint Sophia’s chapter of Philoptochos!

The Mission of our Society:

• To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, and the victims of disasters. We also undertake the burial of impoverished persons and offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fundraising efforts.

• To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars, and other educational resources.

• To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages, and customs.

• To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

• The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

For more information, please contact Margaret Sarafoglu

Saint Sophia is here to provide sacramental needs and spiritual guidance to any and all who seek God’s blessings.

The Philoptochos Scholarship

In support of higher education.

The James and Mary Pechewlys Philoptochos Scholarship for $1,000 is accepting applications for the 2024/25 college year. Applications must be received in the Church office by June 1, 2024.

For more information, please contact the Church office at (305) 854-2922.

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