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Veterans Kitchen

A very generous donation of $10,000 given to Operation Housewarming by George Safiol. The Chairs of Operation Housewarming and the President of the Philoptochos Board met with members of the VA Health Care System to identify their needs and where the funds would best be utilized. The $10,000 will be used to benefit our homeless veteran population residing in a Transitional Residential Program at three locations: Crescent House in Lowell MA, Domiciliary in Bedford MA, and the Transitional House in Boston MA. The funds will be used for renovations to the kitchen spaces including new appliances and furnishings. Continue Reading »


Philoxenia Updates 2021

March 2021- Philoxenia House We want to share great news about The Philoxenia House. Under the guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, renovations took place during the months of January and February 2021. Major improvements consisted of new electrical work, painting, updated personal bathrooms and the purchase of new blinds throughout the house. The kitchen has a newly installed sink, faucet, and hood vent. All eleven bedrooms have received new linens, towels, and decor pieces. Continue Reading »


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 www.boston.goarch.org 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. www.projectbread.org 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 »

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