Ladies Philoptochos Society: St. John the Baptist Chapter


"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. " - John Wesley.


Philoptochos Mission:

The aim and purpose of the Philoptochos at all levels is philanthropy, which literally means "friend of mankind". The Philoptochos formulates plans and methods to voluntarily aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, victims of disasters as well as to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone 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 strives to preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, service, and unity of action - to perpetuate the Christian concept of marriage and upbringing of children and to perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox Faith. The Philoptochos of Saint John the Baptists has dedicated itself to this mission.


2019-2021 Board of Directors

President: Dena Mavritsakis

1st Vice President: Mary Ohanian

2nd Vice President: Cynthia Kezos

Treasurer: Connie Adraktas-Zepeda

Assistant Treasurer: Julie Sarres

Recording Secretary: Christine Dourbetas

Corresponding Secretary: Georgia Alevizos

Advisor: Christine Pappas


Joyce Attard
Pennie Contos
Dawn Davis
Jerry Kallaos
Dimitra Kapogianis
Raza Kitsigianis
Marina Medenas
Marcia Melanitis
Maria Minoudis


Ministries of Ladies Philoptochos Society

  • Philotochos Meetings: First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Check the Parish Calendar to confirm meetings.
  • Stewardship Tea
  • Philoptochos Sunday/ Humanitarian Award
  • Golden Stars Senior Luncheon - 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am


Father George Hadjis Memorial Scholarship

Every year Philoptochos recognizes outstanding educational achievements of high school and undergraduate college students within our community in the memory of Father George Hadjis of blessed memory. Following his retirement from active clergy, Father Hadjis served St. John the Baptist from 1971-1984.

The application deadline is April 30, 2019.

All documents are in Adobe PDF Format

Father George Hadjis Memorial Scholarship Application

Father George Hadjis Memorial Scholarship Recommendation Form