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2020 Virtual Dream Gala

The Virtual Dream Gala will feature a 30 minute program during which Board Members of the Philoptochos will highlight our major ministries and share the impact that Philoptochos has on our communities. Please join us online at to learn about our Feed the Hungry Initiative, Philoxenia House, St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center, Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards (FOS), Social Services, and Operation Housewarming for Homeless Veterans. We are looking forward to sharing some special guests, stories, and announcements with you! For more information please visit our website. Continue Reading »


St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos in Boston, MA launches “Blessing Bag Donation Drive”

Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos in Boston, Ma. has launched the “Blessing Bag Donation Drive” as an ongoing outreach ministry. Continue Reading »


Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Annual Project Bread: Walk for Hunger

Over the years, the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos has supported Project Bread an organization which provides meals and food assistance throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Continue Reading »


Metropolitan Methodios Distributes Meals to Those in Need

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios delivered some of the over 5,800 meals which have been provided by the generous contributions of the faithful of the Metropolis of Boston to people in need. Continue Reading »


Chapter Highlights: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

There have been many moments of crisis in history since the establishment of Philoptochos in 1931. Throughout almost 90 years, our Members have stayed true to the mission of Philoptochos - being a “friend of the poor.” The Metropolis of Boston is comprised of 42 active Chapters who continue to outreach and support their communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic and stay engaged on the Metropolis and National Levels. Continue Reading »


Message From Philoptochos Board President Athena Kalyvas

The sun is out and hopefully, you are enjoying this beautiful day! I would like to follow-up with the invitation below regarding the Virtual Metropolis Ministry Awards Recognition on Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. We all know that the mission of the Philoptochos is to help the needy. Continue Reading »


Eleni Stamboulidis and Georgia Lagadinos Recognition

A special congratulations to the Chairs of the Veterans Program - Operation Housewarming - Eleni Stamboulidis and Georgia Lagadinos who recently received recognition from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their unwavering support to homeless veterans. Continue Reading »


A Letter to Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Chapter Presidents

Dear Metropolis of Boston Chapter Presidents, I hope and pray that you and your families are safe and well during these extraordinarily difficult times. Chapters throughout the Metropolis of Boston are reaching out to their Parishes... Continue Reading »

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