Philoptochos Society

The Philoptochos Society is a national charitable organization that was established in 1931.  The ministry’s name means ‘Friends of the Poor’. We work to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped and victims of disasters.  Philoptochos also works to preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts in the family through our faith, customs and traditions. 

The Three Hierarchs Philoptochos chapter is small but mighty! We have several meetings during the year, and we also communicate via email.  We have a lot of fun when we get together to serve< All are welcome. 

Philoptochos leads the ministry of philanthropy in our parish. In truth, though, all of us, as listen to the words of the Gospel, are called to offer loving philanthropy to our neighbors. We are always open to new ideas and can use your help. Women of the Greek (Eastern) Orthodox faith, 18 years of age and older are eligible for membership. You do not need to speak Greek or be of Greek descent to join. If you can’t make it to our meetings you can still join us for our many other events and projects! You can count on us to find a place for your talents and enthusiasm, and it’s a great way for new parishioners to get plugged in to the broader community of Three Hierarchs.

For more information, contact the president of our ladies Philoptochos, Mrs. Maria Laros via email:


Guest speaker Laura Paulus of Martha & Mary Maternity House, and our Philoptochos ladies who prepared and served the luncheon.