Philoptochos, Friends of the Poor is an organization of Orthodox Christian women dedicated to providing service and assistance to both individuals and groups in need. Much of the philanthropic and benevolent work associated with the Greek Orthodox Church.
2013-2015 Board Members of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation Philoptochos are:
Fr. Constantine Moralis, Spiritual Leader and Advisor
Susan Prevas, President
Jo Gafos, First Vice President
Georgeann Morekas, Second Vice President
Alice Ioannou, Recording Secretary
Kara Cossis, Corresponding Secretary
Connie Rogers, Treasurer
Stacy Cole, Assistant Treasurer
Kathe Apesos Poulos, Advisor
Campus Ministries:Philoptochos members prepare meals for the Orthodox students at Johns Hopkins University on the second Thursday of the month.
Loaves and Fishes: Philoptochos funded meal preparation donated to the Franciscan Center. Food preparations take place on Saturdays in the kitchen. We welcome any help as well as cooked penne or rigatoni pasta.
Student/Military Easter Boxes: Members prepare Easter remembrance boxes for our parish’s college students and military personnel who are away from home.
The Baltimore Station: This organization provides therapeutic residential treatment programs supporting veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self sufficiency. We are collecting items including sweatshirts and sweatpants (XXL and larger), towels (all sizes), twin sheet sets, coffee, coffee cups, flatware, men’s toiletries, underwear, socks, hats, gloves through Pascha. Items can be left in the green bins opposite the office. Thank you for your support in this endeavor.
The Philoptochos offers scholarships which are open to all members of the Annunciation Cathedral. Please note that the deadline for the application and all required records (i.e. transcript) must be received at the church office by April 26, 2015. No incomplete or late applications will be considered. Though this can be downloaded electronically we require all portions of the application to be submitted on paper. The application can be downloaded here.