PHILOPTOCHOS

We encourage all Orthodox Christians to participate in a very active arm of the Parish, our beloved Ladies of Philoptochos Ministry. Although only the ladies can be active voting members, we welcome our brothers in the Lord to be associate members as well.

Your generosity supports the following:

Our Parish’s endeavors | Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS) | AGAPE children’s medical fund | the poor | the aged | the sick | the handicapped | those needing special assistance | Members of the Parish in financial need who approach our Priest Fr. George.

Our nominal fee of $50.00 for the entire year helps with various philanthropic outreach programs throughout our community, nationally as well as internationally. We encourage you all to join our beloved Ladies of Philoptochos Outreach Ministry so that we can continue to serve our Lord and in helping others for it is written,

“I was hungry and you fed Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” (Matt. 25:35-40).

 

Our Ministry strives to obey the command of our Lord to help those in need. Thank you for your support!

The Myrrh Bearers at the Tomb, Mt Athos

The mission of our Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is:

  • to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widow, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of the 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 the participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

Complete the registration form & return to this page to pay membership fees with PayPal and join us today!

"Equal to the Apostles"

O Lord Jesus Christ, we bow our heads before You, and with humble hearts we give thanks to You for the abundant blessings, which You have poured forth upon us. We praise You for gathering us together as members of the Ladies Philoptochos Society in the service to Your Holy Church. We bless You for the selfless sacrifice of countless generations of women who have faithfully fulfilled the philanthropic mission entrusted to them. Through Your ineffable wisdom and Your Divine power, You have enabled us to minister to those who are in need of Your love, Your comfort, and Your care. Make us instruments of Your peace and of Your hope, O Lord. Where there is pain and suffering, may we bring Your healing and comfort. Where there is loneliness and isolation, may we bring the fellowship of Your Holy Church. Where there is despair and discouragement, may we inspire hope and faith in You. Where there is hatred and strife, may we be peacemakers producing the fruits of love and reconciliation.

We also ask You, O Lord, to guide our deliberations, our decisions, our fellowship, and all our labors, so that in all we do, or say, we may bring glory to Your Holy Name, of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is under the dominion of His Eminence Evangelos, Metropolitan of New Jersey, www.nj.goarch.org