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 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 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.
Philoptochos Chapter Board
Philoptochos Chapter Address
Philoptochos Society Chapter 1099
Dormition of the Virgin Mary G.O. Church
1700 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601-2807
The Ladies Philoptochos Society Scholarship Committee of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will award one scholarship in the sum of $500 each year to further the education of the successful applicant. Each Spring, the application form and instructions are available in the acrylic handout bins located on the wall across from the church office. Submission deadline is June 15th.
Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist; Therapon the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Cyprus; Memory of the Finding of the Holy Icon of Saint Demetrios the Great-Martyr and Myrrh-Streamer in Syria; Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne