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, 

On behalf of St. Irenes’ Philoptochos Society, we wish you and your families Kali Sarakosti! We are still in the midst of our membership drive and encourage all Orthodox Christian women to join our organization.  

Please support the vendors who donate to our cause.  We are looking forward to hosting the Annual Lenten Meal after the Apodipno Service for Kathara Deftera on March 7, 2022.   We will also be sponsoring our annual Tsoureki Sale and Koulourakia Sale on Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 17, 2022.   

Once again Philoptochos is sponsoring our Annual Achievement Based Scholarship for $1000.00.  Graduating High School Seniors of the St. Athanasios Community are invited to apply.  An applicant with his/her family must be a member in good standing of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Paramus, New Jersey.  Applications may be obtained from the Church Office or by contacting Dr. Karen Scoullos.   Applications must be received by May 1, 2022.  

As always, we thank you for your continued support.


Thea Portelos


Philoptochos Board:

Theodora (Thea) Portelos, President

Vasiliki (Vaso) Panagopoulos, 1st Vice President

Anthoula (Anne) Kamvosoulis, 2nd Vice President

Arete (Rita) Pavlou, Corresponding Secretary

Karen Scoullos, Recording Secretary

Xanthippi Nakopoulos, Treasurer

Anna Gourmos, Assistant Treasurer

Aspasia Panagiotopoulos, Advisor

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