The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the women’s philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The mission of the society is to provide aid and relief to those in need as well as to preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian family. Through fundraising, outreach, and community service events, the Philoptochos chapter of Archangel Michael supports philanthropic causes on a local, national and international level. The Philoptochos meets monthly. For more information please contact:


Philoptochos Calendar for 2017-18

September 2017
9/10 Welcome Back Sunday - set up membership table
9/11 Philoptochos Board Meeting 7:30pm
Balance of month dedicated to Festival preparations, no other activities scheduled Ongoing: Festival preparation throughout the month

October 2017
**Fundraiser to coincide with OXI Day 10/28 to benefit Aid to Greece & Cyprus
Ongoing: VFW Food Pantry drive, Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
10/1 (Sun) Philoptochos hosts Coffee Hour in honor of our Choirs to coincide with National Church Musicians Sunday
10/2 Philoptochos Meeting 7:30pm
10/9 Columbus Day Make Sandwiches for Feed the Hungry?
10/21 Pilgramage to St. Necktarios Monastery Roscoe, NY w/ Brookville Philoptochos

November 2017
Ongoing: VFW Food Pantry drive, Sunday School Reverse Advent Calendar for VFW
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
11/5 (Sun): Pass tray for Patriarchate- Sts Cosmas and Damianos
11/6 Meeting, Monday, 7:30 pm
11/7 (Tues) & 11/8 (Wed): preparations for Feast Day, Vespers 11/7 and Liturgy 11/8
11/11 Biennial Children’s Medical Fund Lunchean in Garfiled, NJ
11/19 (Sun) Veterans Outreach during Fellowship Hour w/Guest Speaker
11/27 (Mon) Christmas Brunch finalization meeting for committees, raffles/baskets wrapped

December 2017
Ongoing: The Giving Tree to benefit The Bridge NY
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
12/3 (Sun) Christmas Family Brunch at Milleridge Inn
12/5 (Mon): Meeting, 7:30 pm
12/6-11 Decorate Church and Christmas Trees
12/16 (Sat): Challenge Liturgy Christmas Party
12/24 (Sun): Host Christmas Eve reception
12/26 (Tues): Feed the Hungry at Penn Station

January 2018
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
1/4: (Thurs): Philoptochos meeting 7:30pm
1/7 (Sun)~Tray for Vasilopita dedicated to St. Basil’s Academy plus we host Vasilopita cutting during coffee hour
1/18 (Thurs) Human Trafficking fundraiser with Brookville Philoptochos

February 2018
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
2/4 Sunday - Go Red for Heart Health and pass a tray (National Wear Red day is Fri 2/2/18)
2/5 (Mon) Meeting 7:30pm
2/11 - Godparent’s Sunday Brunch / Fairy Nouna project
2/19 - Great Lent Begins TBD (Mon evening): Community Lenten pot-luck in Fellowship Hall

March 2018
**this month kickoff Dress for Success drive
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
3/3 (Sat) AMC hosts Clergy Laity & DAD Philoptochos Conference
3/5 (Mon) Philoptochos meeting, 7:30pm
3/25 (Sun): Feast of the Annunciation & Greek Independence Day. Philoptochos hosts Bakaliaro Luncheon in 3/31: Saturday of Lazarus, Challenge Liturgy
Fellowship Hall as Fundraiser to benefit Aid to Greece & Cyprus

April 2018
Ongoing; get a walking group together with Stefani Pappas, Dress for Success drive
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
4/2: (Mon) Meeting 7:30pm
4/1: Palm Sunday
4/8: Pascha
4/30 (Sun)-May meeting, 7:30 pm

May 2018
Ongoing: Dress for Success Drive
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
5/7 (Mon) Philoptochos meeting 7:30pm

June 2018
Ongoing: Blessings in a Backpack
6/4 (Monday) Meeting, 7:30 pm
6/18 (Monday) End of year dinner

Outreach Activities

Our local chapter is involved on a national and local basis. Here is a list of the organizations we support at a National level, and some of our local projects:


Holy Cross Hellenic College Scholarship
Retired Clergy Association Fund
Cancer Fund
National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Ben. Fund (NSP)
General Medical Fund
Social Services
St. Photios Shrine
Hellenic College Holy Cross
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Sisterhood of St. Basil Academy
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
75TH Anniversary Founders Fund
SAMP(Support a Mission Priest)
Vasilopita (St. Basil’s Academy)
Autism Assistance Fund
Ecumenical Patriarchate
National Philoptochos Emergency Fund
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)


St. Michael's Home
Holy Cross Scholarships
Hellenic Cultural Center


Assist our Troops & Veterans
Adopt a Family (Hellenos House, Orphanages, Needy Families Outreach
Dress for Success & Career Gear
Fairy Nouna Project
Feed the Hungry (The INN soup kitchen, The Honeless at Penn Station, Meals on Wheels)


Archangel Michael Church

Greek Orthodox Church
of Port Washington