Philoptochos literally means “friends of the poor,” and a willingness help to those in need has characterized our ministry since 1931, when Philoptochos was established in the Archdiocese. Since then, our organization has raised millions, nationwide, for those who are hungry, forgotten, displaced, abused, suffering illness or simply needing the help of the Church.
Our ministry offers members opportunities to express love, compassion and hope through interaction with those we serve. At Holy Trinity we endeavor to be good stewards of our parish, supporting our parish’s events and our Hellenic Academy, reaching out to our seniors, awarding scholarships to our youth, hosting events and so much more.
Within our sisterhood, you will find not only meaningful efforts but also meaningful friendships. When we serve others together, a profound bond is formed. When we all make the decision to care for others, together, we grow in Christ.
The faithful, kind and engaging women of Philoptochos are ready to welcome you! We hope you will review our Philoptochos Mission Statement, learn more and contact us soon!
Holy Trinity Philoptochos strives to support not only the activities of our Parish, but also Philoptochos projects in our Metropolis & Archdiocese and the needs of our Greater Lowell Community.
We are the Ladies Philoptochos Society Pantanassa – Chapter 3029 at the Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church – Lowell, MA.
Below is our Membership. Come Join us!
Theodora N. Stathopoulos
Vice-President 2nd Vice-President
Angela Kontos Athena Tsionis
Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary
Roberta Shea Donna Zouzas
Treasurer Assistant Treasurer
Vasiliki Hondros Jill Cricones
Jill Cricones Vivian Panagakis
Philoptochos News and Upcoming events….
- Clementine Alexis and her team for decorating the church so beautifully for the Christmas season.
- Jill Cricones for chairing the Vasilopita coffee hour, Heide Mihos for her sponsorship, our donor who covered the cost of the vasilopites and all the ladies who baked and contributed in other ways.
- Bessie Kourkoulakos and her team for overseeing the distribution of gifts to Orthodox Nursing Home residents & those confined to their homes, in conjunction with the Transfiguration Philoptochos.
- Angela Kontos and Athena Tsionis for chairing the Spaghetti Luncheon on Sunday, February 23, 2020
Metropolis of Boston and National Philoptochos News…
Veterans Operation Housewarming: During the Christmas season, the Boston Metropolis provided the New England VA Healthcare System with the needed household items from the Veterans Wish List to assist the homeless veterans in their transition to independent living. Additionally, Christmas gifts were presented for 50+ children of the homeless families.
Caregiver Support Group Dial-In: The National Philoptochos Department of Social Services is initiating a “Telephone Caregiver Support Group” specifically for Orthodox Christians who are caring for an elderly loved one suffering from a chronic or life-threatening illness, or is disability. For seven consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning February 27 to April 9, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, EST, Theodora Ziongas, MA and Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW will facilitate the sessions. Pre-registration is required at email@example.com.
Human Trafficking Event: The National Philoptochos has designated January as Human Trafficking Month as part of the ministries. The Saint Anastasia Philoptochos Chapter of Mansfield, Massachusetts is sponsoring a human trafficking event on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes Fitzgerald and Presbytera Maria Drossos will speak on this very difficult topic. In lieu of a fee, attendees are asked for donations to the Covenant House www.convenanthouse.org.
Spring Fundraiser Sponsored by the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos:
Theodora Nikopoulos Stathopoulos
President, Ladies Philoptochos Society Pantanassa – Chapter 3029
The meaning of “philoptochos” is “friend of the poor,” a brief but enormously powerful statement of its mission.