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Direct Archdiocesan District Philoptochos

GALA 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  FOR

ST. BASIL ACADEMY

 

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Some of our Philoptochos sisters who attended the event, held on June 21, 2014.

 

A  VERY SPECIAL LUNCHEON

 

His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, hosted a Luncheon for the Direct Archdiocese District Presidents and the Board members at the Archdiocese on June 12, 2014.   This was a very special event – a first time luncheon for the women of our Diocese.

 

One of the highlights of the event were the remarks that His Eminence spoke about regarding his recent trip to the Holy Land .   He gave each of the women a silver cross on a chain as a parting gift for the event.

Ribbon-cutting at the opening of our Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy
Our Philoptochos Tree!
Leaves with the donors' names
Waiting to enter Tghe Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy
Members from Flushing Philoptochos attending services at the Cathedral.
Members from the West Babylon Philoptochos at the reception in the Archdiocesan Cathedral.

A very special day for our National Philoptochos:

the official opening of The Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy

 

On March 1, 2014, women from across America gathered in New York City to celebrate the opening of our new home: The Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy.  Many of the women were here for their National Philoptochos Board meeting, but others who were present came from the various sister chapters in our Direct Archdiocesan District and beyond.

 

The day began with a glorious service at the Cathedral on 74th Street, officiated by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios. It was followed by a beautiful reception hosted by the Cathedral Philoptochos Women.  

 

At l:30, members, guests and dignitaries gathered in front of our Philoptochos Center, located on East 37 Street, for the ribbon - cutting ceremonies, officiated by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios.   We all were then ushered into the new home and had a close up view of the beautiful Donation Tree, adorned with hundreds of leaves. Each leaf is inscribed with the name of the donor chapter or individual who contributed towards the purchase of this center.

 

A blessing service was conducted by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios. It was followed with brief remarks given by our National President, Apthrodite Skeadas, the two Co Chairmen: Kathy Gabrial and Maria Stavropoulos, and His Grace Bishop Savastianos.   The program ended with refreshments.

 


 

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The pictures below date back to the previous reception that was held prior to the formal opening of our Philoptochos Center.

Reception folloowing the Liturgy celebrating the Feast Day of St. Cosmas and Damianos, the Patron Saints of our Philoptochos, held at the Archdiocesan Cathedral Center of the Holy Trinity, New York
Capturing moments during the reception at our Philoptochos Center opening on November 1, 2013

Celebrating the opening of the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy on November 1, 2013

 

It is located at 126 East 37th  Street, New York City

 

 

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The mission of Philoptochos:   "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."

 

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Newly elected Board Members, 2013

left to right:

Helen Misthos, Mary Floratos, Kathy Boulukos, Stella Panagakos

2nd row:

Rose Kouluris, Mary Demas, Athina Beaury, Marina Katsoulils

Third Row:

Irene Panagos, Demi Broutzas, Cathty Chrestatos, Bia George

Fourth Row:

Georgeanne Papadakos, Jennifer Constantin, Rebecca Boutiskoudis, Stella Capiris

below:

Maria Skiadas, Past President, DAD, Marina Harrison, Presbytera Paula Strouzas

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