On Sunday, May 5th following Divine Liturgy the Taxiarchae Church Philoptochos will host a special coffee hour to celebrate the work of the Philoptochos.
We will also host Elaine Zetes, President of the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos, who will offer an engaging talk about the work of the Philoptochos.
This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ministry of the Philoptochos and how you can get involved.
About the Philoptochos
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. was established in November 1931 by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I as the philanthropic arm of the Church. The successful establishment of the Society in New England took place at a Conference convened at the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston in July of 1955 with officers and members of the five greater Boston Philoptochos chapters. Today, the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Society is comprised of 42 chapters in the parishes served by the Metropolis of Boston.
The word "Philoptochos", meaning "friend of the poor", aptly describes this multi-faceted organization whose philanthropy extends not only to families in need, the sick and the elderly, but to programs and institutions in our communities, our Holy Archdiocese and Ecumenical Patriarchate. The philanthropic endeavors of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is a genuine expression of love and Christian Charity. This expression of love is evident in the multitude of meaningful programs and services that reach those in need on a local, national and global level.