Philoptochos Introduction

The Philoptochos Women’s Society of St. Athanasios is an organization whose primary purpose is aimed toward philanthropic endeavors and programs.  All men and women in our parish may become members of this society, which provides for the disadvantaged and assists the church in many ways.   Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

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Philoptochos News

Dear Fellow Parishioners:

On behalf of St. Irene’s Philoptochos Society, we extend to you and your families our wishes for a very Happy New Year.  We hope that your lives are blessed with an abundance of health and good cheer.

Our first meeting of the year will be January 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm.  Philoptochos first kick-off activity in the New Year is to sponsor the Annual Vasilopita, which will be held Sunday, January 13th.   At that time we will be passing a tray to benefit Saint Basil’s Academy.   Saint Basil’s Academy is a residential school for at-risk students run by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Garrison, NY.   The academy provides a loving Christian environment where resident children are nurtured to adulthood.

Please keep in mind that Philoptochos will also be hosting receptions directly following Saint Athanasios Vesper Services on January 17th, and a luncheon following the Divine Liturgy held on January 18thfor the Feast Day of Saint Athanasios as well.  We will be circulating the community seeking donations of sweets and bake goods to serve after vespers.

January is the start of our annual Membership Drive.   As always we are seeking new members.  Membership is open to all Greek Orthodox Parishioners over the age of 18.  Our meetings are the first Tuesday of every month.

We welcome you to join us!


Vasiliki Panagopoulos

President, St. Irene’s Philoptochos Society

Philoptochos Board:

President:                                Vaso Panagopoulos

1st V.P.                                      Thea Portelos

2nd V.P.                                      Karen Scoullos

Recording Secreatary:             Aspasia Panagiotopoulos

Corresponding Secretary:       Stephanie Mouzakis Smith

Treasurer:                                Xanthippi Nakopoulos

Asst. Treasurer:                        Anna Gourmos

Advisor:                                   Karen Scoullos

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