Mission Statement of Philoptochos:
- To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widow, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of the impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who my 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 the participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
Philoptochos Conference 2015
Christina Meletis was honored for her nomination by the St. Demetrios chapter for the Philoptochos AGAPE award in recognition of her tireless work for the Philoptochos and parish throughout the year. AGAPE stands for All Generations Accomplishing Philanthropic Endeavors. Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos Board President Jeannie Ranglas presented the award assisted by St. Demetrios Chapter President Susan Reichmann, Congratulations, Christina!
The Holy Apostles of the Seventy Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, and Hermes; Rufus the Obedient of the Kiev Caves; Celestine, Pope of Rome; The Holy New Martyr John the Ship-Builder who was martyred in Kos