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 Parishioners,

St. Irene’s Philoptochos is looking forward to the new Ecclesiastical year with many events planned. We held elections in May and have a new executive Board effective June 2019.

On September 15th, we will be joining all the chapters of New Jersey in Asbury Park to celebrate the Holy Cross celebration.  Save the date for Tuesday, November 5th, for our Annual Fashion Show at The Venetian in Garfield. Come and join us for an enjoyable night filled with exciting fashions, and great prizes. Keep a look out for the flyer in the weekly bulletin at church. 

Calling all Orthodox Christians age 18 and over!  Please consider joining Philoptochos.   Help us fulfill our Christian calling to assist those in need.  Our meetings are generally the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.  We welcome new members!

Aspasia Panagiotopoulos


President, St. Irene’s Philoptochos Society

Philoptochos Board:

Aspasia Panagiotopoulos, President

Thea Portelos, 1st Vice President

Anna Gourmos, 2nd Vice President

Rita Pavlou, Corresponding Secretary

Karen Scoullos, Recording Secretary

Xanthippi Nakopolos, Treasurer

Eleni Dedes, Assistant Treasurer

Vaso Panagopoulos, Advisor to the President

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