Ministries - Philoptochos

"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.

2015 — 2017 Board of Directors

  • President — Cynthia Kezos
  • Vice President — Argie Karpontinis
  • Treasurer — Dena Mavritsakis
  • Assistant Treasurer — Julie Sarres
  • Recording Secretary — Dawn Alexandra Davis
  • Corresponding Secretary — Joyce Attard
  • Advisor — Mary Ohanian
  • Freda Chrest
  • Christina Dourbetas
  • Katerin Glavas
  • Jerry Kallaos
  • Dimitra Kapogianis
  • Raza Kitsigianis
  • Marena Medinas
  • Marcia Melanitis
  • Maria Minoudis
  • Christine Pappas

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's has dedicated itself to this mission.