The Ladies Philoptochos Society is a national charitable organization that was established in the 1931 by the late Athenagoras I, then Archbishop of North and South America. The ministry was named Philoptochos, "friends of the poor."
The St. Demetrios Philoptochos Society has supported this nationwide effort for many years by distributing funds raised through bake sales, donations, the annual fashion show and much more. The funds raised throughout the year benefit national, diocesan (Chicago), and local charities throughout our community.
The members of Philoptochos are dedicated parishioners (men and women) who offer countless hours to the philanthropic, humanitarian, and Christian mission of the Church. Our primary aim is to promote the church's traditions, doctrines and canons through a variety of charitable and philanthropic activities. All parishioners are invited to become members and provide assistance to all those in need.
Upcoming Philoptochos Meetings, Events & More
- Next Meeting: Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at 7:00pm.
- 2023-24 Meeting Schedule (coming soon)
- Philoptochos Membership Gathering Tuesday, October 17th, 6:00pm at the Empress Banquets in Addison
- Scholarship Application [click to download] for Saint Demetrios H.S. Seniors & College Students
You can now donate to our Philoptochos chapter or renew your annual membership online:
Saint Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos
Board Members 2023-2025