Every year our church family works to share our Christian faith and Hellenic culture through the Marietta Greek Festival. We have been blessed with widespread community support and our church would like to share our blessings with the surrounding community by sharing from the proceeds of the Greek Festival with charities that impact our local community.
The word Philoptochos translates to “friend of the poor.” The purpose of Philoptochos is simply to help the Church in its ministries. Philoptochos is an organization of women who enjoy the fellowship and spiritual enrichment of working together in Christian philanthropies.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc.
The duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:
- To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
- To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
- To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
- To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.