Holy Trinity Ladies Philoptochos   Pantanassa – Chapter 3029 

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.  We endeavor to be good stewards of our parish, supporting our parish’s events and our Hellenic American Academy, reaching out to our seniors, awarding scholarships to our youth, hosting events and so much more.  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.

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!


Vivian Panagakis

                                                                                     Vice-President           2nd Vice-President

                                                                                                      Theodora N. Stathopoulos          Roula Karafilidis

                                                                                                 Recording Secretary          Corresponding Secretary
                                                                                                       Roberta Shea                                 Donna Zouzas

                                                                                                              Treasurer                     Assistant Treasurer

                                                                                                                    Jill Cricones                          Vasilike Hondros


Athena Quattrochi & Maria Panagakis

Board Advisor
Christine Themeles

Board Members

Angela Hondros

Niki Iliopoulos

Maria Karafoti

Maria Kazanis

Susan Kokkinos

Angela Kontos

Christine Panagiotopoulos

Betty Themeles

Mary Themeles

Philoptochos News and Upcoming events….

2023 Philoptochos, Kiafas and Hellenic American Academy Alumni Association Scholarship Recipents
Nicholas  Jackson – Kiafas and Hellenic American Academy Alumni Association Scholarships:  Son of Steven and Andrea Jackson and grandson of Clementine Alexis and the late William Alexis.  Graduate of both Lowell Catholic High School and the Hellenic American Academy. Attending in the Fall:  Clark University
Sophia  Panagakis – Kiafas and Hellenic American Academy Alumni Association Scholarships: Daughter of John and Vivian Panagakis and granddaughter of Kathryn and Christos Panagakis.  Graduate of Tyngsboro High School; attended the Hellenic American Academy.  Attending in the Fall: Florida Institute of Technology.
George Karafilides – Philoptochos Scholarship $1000:  Son of John and Dora Karafilides and grandson of Roula Karafilides and the late George Karafilides.  Graduate of Central Catholic High School; attended the Hellenic American Academy.  Attending in the Fall: Bentley University.
Nicholas H. Ravaris – Kiafas Scholarship $500:  Son of Panagiotis and Danelle (Garland) Ravaris and grandson of Chrysoula and Nicholas Ravaris.  Graduate of Dracut High School.  Attending in the Fall: Western New England University.
Elias  Pamfilis – Kiafas and Hellenic American Academy Alumni Association Scholarships:  Son of Epaminondas Pamfilis and Barbara Kakoutsis and grandson of Demetre and Angeliki Kakoutsis.  Graduate of both Chelmsford High School and the Hellenic American Academy.  Attending in the Fall: University of New Hampshire.
Katerina Panagakis – Hellenic American Academy Alumni Association Scholarship: Katerina is the daughter of Theodore and Maria Panagakis and the granddaughter of Kathryn and Christos Panagakis.  She just completed her first year at UMASS-Amherst.

SAVE THE DATE:  Philoptochos Fall Fair November 2, 2024


Metropolis of Boston and National Philoptochos News…

Feed the Hungry Program:   Metropolis Philoptochos chapters have fed 41,164 to date with this program.  The National Philoptochos is trying to achieve a goal of feeding 1.5 million people before the upcoming National Convention in New York in July .

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 “Telephone Caregiver Support Group” is 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 protected].  
Contact Paulette Geanacopoulos at  [email protected] or (212) 977-778 for more information.