The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saints Panteleimon, Anna and Paraskevi consists of faithful and dedicated women who offer time and energy in pursuit of the aims and purposes outlined below. The substantial list of their activities include; support for charitable and missionary works, support for Church programs, and visitations to the sick and aged. Fundraising is conducted through luncheons, bake sales, and raffles.
The aims and purposes of the Ladies Philoptochos Society are:
• To preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, service, unity of action; to perpetuate the Christian concept of marriage and upbringing of the children and through it perpetuate and promote the Orthodox Faith and Greek Orthodox traditions in conformity with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
• To promote the charitable, benevolent, philanthropic and eleemonsynary purposes of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) by instructional programming, presentations, lectures, seminars and educational resources;
• To formulate 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, 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 special funds or solicitations on the local level; and to promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community with the cooperation of the Community Priest and the Community Council.
(Metropolis Philoptochos By-laws)
Philoptochos meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Liza (Elizabeth) Gicas
Toula (Areti) Karageorgiou
Dora (Theodora) Liagakis