Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Philoptochos
Chapter: #3046 

"To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions."

2023 Executive Board Members

President - Barbara Douka-Efstathiou
Vice President - Vasiliki "Bessie" Drakodaidis
Treasurer - Irene Stefanakos
Assistant Treasurer - Vicki Helali
Recording Secretary - Athena Vangos
Corresponding Secretary - Pat Papalilo
Executive Board Advisor - Jody Athanasiou

Fresh Ideas and New Faces are always welcome! Contact any member of the Executive Board or the Cathedral office to become a member.

General Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm


The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

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

  • 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.

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