Metropolis of Boston Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. was established in November 1931 by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I as the philanthropic arm of the Church. The successful establishment of the Society in New England took place at a Conference convened at the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston in July of 1955 with officers and members of the five greater Boston Philoptochos chapters. Today, the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Society is comprised of 42 chapters in the parishes served by the Metropolis of Boston.

The word "Philoptochos", meaning "friend of the poor", aptly describes this multi-faceted organization whose philanthropy extends not only to families in need, the sick and the elderly, but to programs and institutions in our communities, our Holy Archdiocese and Ecumenical Patriarchate. The philanthropic endeavors of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is a genuine expression of love and Christian Charity. This expression of love is evident in the multitude of meaningful programs and services that reach those in need on a local, national and global level.

Mission Statement:
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 aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, t he 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.




A message from 2018 National Philoptochos Convention Co-Chairs Elaine Zetes and Barbara Pasalis

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Registration deadline extended to June 15

Additional information can be found at Philanthropy Witness

The Metropolis of Boston
Philoptochos Board Presents
The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos invites you to join us for an evening with Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and author Yvette Manessis Corporon. Yvette will discuss her new book Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil which is the fascinating story of her grandmother who helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II. 
This event will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, Massachusetts and will celebrate the memory of Fotini Tournas, the beloved sister of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and a generous supporter of our Philoptochos endeavors. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos ministries including, among others, National Children's Medical Fund, Philoxenia House, Pine Street Inn, VA Medical Center for Homeless Veterans, Metropolis Social Services Fund, and St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center. 
Ticket purchases and sponsorship registration can be done on-line at  Alternatively, ticket purchases and sponsorships may be completed by returning the attached form (click here to access the form) by mail to Theresa Nibi no later than March 31, 2018.
We hope you are able to join us for this special event. Thank you for your support.