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.
2016-2018 Board Members of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation Philoptochos are:
Fr. Constantine Moralis, Spiritual Leader and Advisor
Constance Rogers, President
Georgeann Morekas, First Vice President
Jean Prevas, Second Vice President
Melody Simmons, Recording Secretary
Alice Ioannou, Corresponding Secretary
Stacy Cole, Treasurer
Katie Apesos-Poulos, Assistant Treasurer
Susan Prevas, 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.