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Historic Opening - The Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy - A New Era of Giving

New York, NY - Several hundred Philoptochos members, supporters and friends from across the United States joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and President Aphrodite Skeadas on March 1, 2014 at the Ribbon Cutting and Blessing of the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy at 126 East 37th Street in New York City.

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Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy Open House

Friday, November 1, 2013 - Divine Liturgy was held at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, officiated by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela in celebration of the Feast Day of Sts. Cosmas and Damianos, Patron Saints of Philoptochos. This beautiful service was followed by an Open House at the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy. Generations of Philoptochos stewards and friends were present for the Open House and many exclaimed how proud they were of the accomplishment and how beautiful the space was. New programs and an expansion of existing programs and services are slated for the Center.  

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Agiasmo Service at the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy

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Photo courtesy of Jim Golding Photo courtesy of Jim Golding

Monday, September 9, 2013 His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America joined His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, National President Aphrodite Skeadas, National Board members, friends and employees of the National Philoptochos office for an Agiasmo Service at the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy. The Agiasmo Service is a long standing tradition of seeking God’s blessing before embarking on a new task or upon entering a new home. 

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Moves To New Home The Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy

New York, NY – With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas is pleased to announce that the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society has moved into its new home, the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy at 126 East 37th Street, New York, New York, 10016.

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National Philoptochos Society Achieves Historic Milestone A Permanent Home at 126 East 37th Street

New York, NY – With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the support of the members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, National Philoptochos Board, Philoptochos Chapters, and individuals nationwide, the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society purchased its permanent home, the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy at 126 East 37th Street in New York City on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. This historic event culminates three years of planning and fundraising to ensure that Philoptochos, the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, secures its legacy for future generations, and allows Philoptochos to continue and expand efforts to help those in need. National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas stated, “This is a significant day in the history of our venerable 81 year old Society because the charge of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios ‘to see National Philoptochos in its own home, ready and available to serve the community for generations to come’ has come to fruition.” 

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Video One:  Open the Doors Video Two:  Have You Given?

Philoptochos Chapter Giving Tree

Chapter Giving Tree and DoorsThe Chapter Giving Tree will greet all who enter the new Philoptochos home.  Every Chapter’s name will be permanently displayed at the Center; Every Chapter will be proudly represented on the tree; Every Chapter’s donation will be exactly the same: $1000 per leaf.  The Mary Jaharis Challenge Gift will match every $1,000 Leaf with another $1,000 up to a total of $500,000.  The Chapter Leaves and the munificent Mary Jaharis Challenge Gift will generate the $1,000,000 needed to compete our purchase.

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Chapter Giving Tree Forms