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"20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church. We are sincerely thankful for your attendance at our Roaring Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26th at Maggiano’s – Oak Brook. We hope you enjoyed the evening with friends and family, solving the Murder Mystery and enjoying a wonderful dinner as well! Your support of this event enables us to assist worthy charities including the IOCC, which provides emergency relief and long-term developmental assistance worldwide to those in need. Also, The Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me is a ministry of our Metropolis that provides assistance to our youth with special needs and their families.
Philoptochos Mission Statement
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The mission of the Society shall be:
To help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of 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 participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
Following Worship Services on Sunday July 16, elections for Philoptochos Officers for the term 2017 – 2019 were held in St. Catherine’s Chapel. The new officers are:
2017-2019 Board Members:
Supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, February 4, 2018
2017 Christmas Luncheon and Sing-a-Long
at Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard on Saturday, December 2, 2017
2017 Membership Sign-Up
Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; The Holy New Archpriest Martyrs Gerasimus of Crete, Neophytos of Knossos, Joachim of Cherronisos, Hierotheos of Lampi, Zachariah of Sitia, Joachim of Petra, Gerasimos of Rethymno, Kallinikos of Kydonia, Melchizedek of Kissamos, Kallinikos of Diopolos, and those Martyred with Them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus; Etheldreda the Queen
January - June 2018 Calendar of Events (as of 12/2017)
|14 - Sun||Assumption Church Vasilopita - collection tray for St. Basil Academy|
|18 - Thurs||General Meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.|
|4 - Sun||Womens’ Heart Health Day - Wear Red|
|11 - Sun||Apokreatiko Glendi - Diplomat West - Reception 4:00 p.m.; Dinner 5:00 p.m.|
|19 - Mon||Clean Monday - Beginning of Lent|
|10- Sat||Metropolis Annual Lenten Retreat, Assumption Church|
|11 - Sun||Loukoumathes Sunday|
|15 - Thurs||General meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m. - Lenten Lecture|
|24 - Sat||Baking, Plato Hall, 9:30 a.m.|
|25 - Sun||Loukoumathes Sunday|
|31 - Sat||Saturday of Lazarus - Packaging for Bake Sale after Divine Liturgy|
|1 - Sun||Palm Sunday - Bake Sale; pass tray donations for Epitaphio flowers|
|5 - Thurs||Holy Thursday, and Fellowship Reception|
|6 - Fri||Good Friday - Decorate Epitaphio, 10:00 a.m.|
|7 - Sat||Anastasi Resurrection Service|
|8 - Sun||Pascha/Easter|
|19 - Thurs||General Meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.|
|26 - Thurs||20th Anniversary Celebration - Assumption Philoptochos, Maggiano’s Oak Brook|
|17 - Thurs||Evening General Meeting, 7:00 p.m., (St. Catherine’s Meeting Room or TBD), possible guest speaker|
|14 - Thurs||Luncheon and a production of South Pacific at Drury Lane Theatre|
|21 - Thurs||Visit the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre|
Other events may occur or some changes may be made. Please check the bulletin or call the Church Office at 773-626-3114.