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

Philoptochos Activities

Campus Ministries:Philoptochos members prepare meals for the Orthodox students at Johns Hopkins University on the second Thursday of the month.

Loaves and FishesPhiloptochos 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.

Events Calendar

April 2014

10 OCF
11 Baking in the Cathedral kitchen for Pascha, 9 a.m.
12 Packing of the baked items for the bake sale following service; Metropolis clergy laity
13 Pick up Easter pastries and bread at the AOC following the dismissal of service
18 Holy Friday reception following services.  All lenten food donations are welcome and appreciated.
20 Pascha

May 2014

4 May general meeting, 1 p.m. at the Olive Grove, 705 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum, MD 21090.  Reservations may be made through Jo Gafos ( or Kathe Apesos Poulos (  Cost is $35 per person.
7 Board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
10 Loaves and Fishes.  We welcome any help as well as cooked penne or rigatoni pasta. 10 a.m.
11 Graduate Sunday.  Scholarships are awarded.  Mother’s Day
11 Annual Mother’s Day Tea, 1-4pm at St. Nicholas Social Hall (520 S. Ponca Street). Please join the Ladies Philoptochos of St. Nicholas for an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments and desserts. A donation of $5 is suggested.

June 2014

4 Board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6 9th National Clergy Laity

July 2014

6-9 Clergy-Laity, Philadelphia, PA


August 2014

21,22,23,24 Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Attic Treasures.  Times to be announced.

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation is a parish of the Metropolis of New Jersey of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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