The Ladies Philoptochos Society has been the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the local Parish in the United States since its founding in 1931. There are over 400 chapters nationwide. The ZOODOCHOS PEGHE chapter here at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas was chartered on March 16, 1944. The local chapter is governed by the By-laws of the National Philoptochos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. The mission of the Society is to be a "friend of the poor," which is its meaning in Greek. It fulfills its mission by aiding the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the sick, the orphaned, the widowed, the aged and infirm, the handicapped and the victims of disaster. Philoptochos also offers assistance to those who may need the help of the Church through special funds or solicitations on the National, Metropolitan and local levels. In addition to these philanthropic endeavors, the Philoptochos chapters strive to perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox faith and traditions and to preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox Christian family. Educational programs, lectures and seminars are another service of the organization. The Philoptochos participated in the activities of the Parish with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and Parish Council. To visit our National Philoptochos website, please click here!
Our Mission Statement
"To aid 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 the impoverished person and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church..."
Church Women United, Our Daily Bread, Cystic Fibrosis, N.A.M.I., Alzheimer's Association, Care packages for soldiers, Cardiac Fund, Cancer Fund, Bethany House, Kids Kafe, International Orthodox Charities, Neediest Kids of All, UNICEF, Wheelchair Foundation, St. Basil's Academy, Children's Medical Fund, General Medical Fund, Retired Clergy Benevolence Fund, St. Photio's National Shrine, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Bishops' Task Force on AIDS, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Disaster Relief Funds, Literacy Outreach Program, Hellenic College Holy Cross Seminary, Support a Mission Priest, Social Services, G.O.Y.A., Visiting Angels, Asia Disaster Relief Fund, Bessie Pappas Children's Charities, Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Church, Greek Fire Relief Fund.
Holy Ascension; Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist; Therapon the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Cyprus; Memory of the Finding of the Holy Icon of Saint Demetrios the Great-Martyr and Myrrh-Streamer in Syria; Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne