One woman asking another woman to care

What is Philoptochos

Philoptochos is an army of women whose collective drive, dedication, and heart help those who need it most. Philoptochos is compassion; it is love; it is strength. 

Philoptochos is YOU.

His Eminence Metropolitan 

Isaiah of Denver



Stella Piches

1st Vice President

Pamela Weinroth

2nd Vice President

Christine Suehs

Recording Secretary

Valerie Katsimitas


Christi Paschang

Assistance Treasurer

Martha Stefanidakis


Barbara Vittas

Board Members

Marian Catechis

Georgia Carson

Helen V. Carnegis

Elizabeth Deligiannis

Elaine Cladis

Veronica Fisher

Marie Halvatzis

Maris Kantalis

Patricia Mitchell

Diane Pappas

Kim Pappas

Georgia Sparto

Dimitria Spiliotis

Mary Wininger


Honorary Member

Billie Zumo





The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Inc.


Established in 1931 by the Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras who was serving then as Archbishop of North and South America, Philoptochos has now grown nationally to over 450 chapters and is the largest Christian women’s philanthropic organization in the United States. Women who participate in the local chapter of Philoptochos are also automatically members of the National and Metropolis Philoptochos.


National Links

  • Facebook

National Commitments

  • Academy of Saint Basil

  • Autism Assistance Fund

  • Children's Medical Fund

  • Ecumenical Patriarchate

  • National Philoptochos Emergency Fund

  • General Medical Fund

  • Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology

  • International Orthodox Christain Charities

  • National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Benevolent Fund

  • Orthodox Christain Fellowship (OCF)

  • Orthodox Christain Mission Center and support a Mission Priest

  • Retired Clergy & Widowed Presbyteries Benevolent Fund

  • Saint Photios Shrine

  • Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Founders Fund

  • Social Services

  • United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

Metropolis Commitments

  • St. John Oratorical Festival Scholarship Fund

  • Youth Endowment Fund

  • Mission and Prison Ministries Fund

  • Orthodox Christain Fellowship Fund

  • Bishop Anthimos Scholarship Fund

  • Youth Ministries Fund

  • Social Services Fund

  • Nativity of St. John the Baptist Women's Monastery

  • Here for you grief packets

Philoptochos Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ, we bow our heads before You, and with humble hearts we give thanks to You for the abundant blessings, which You have poured forth upon us. We praise You for gathering us together as members of the Ladies Philoptochos Society in the service to Your Holy Church. We bless You for the selfless sacrifice of countless generations of women who have faithfully fulfilled the philanthropic mission entrusted to them. Through Your ineffable wisdom and Your Divine power, You have enabled us to minister to those who are in need of Your love, Your comfort, and Your care. Make us instruments of Your peace and of Your hope, O Lord. Where there is pain and suffering, may we bring Your healing and comfort. Where there is loneliness and isolation, may we bring the fellowship of Your Holy Church. Where there is despair and discouragement, may we inspire hope and faith in You. Where there is hatred and strife, may we be peacemakers producing the fruits of love and reconciliation. 

We also ask You, O Lord, to guide our deliberations, our decisions, our fellowship, and all our labors, so that in all we do, or say, we may bring glory to Your Holy Name, of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

A letter from Metropolitan

Isaiah of Denver

Beloved Ladies of the Church,

I am most pleased to direct my thoughts and feelings to each one of you in your current administrative board and in your chapters throughout this Metropolis. There is no question in my mind that the work of philanthropy which you have been doing for many years is the work which our Lord Jesus Christ invites His sons and daughters to do in each and every generation. If we love our Lord more than anyone else in this life, even before family and relatives and friends, we do so because He is the divine source of all people and all creation.

Our Lord also reminds us to help others, even the stranger, before we help
ourselves. We do
ths because there is inherent danger that, if we help ourselves first, we unconsciously disregard the needs of others.

All of you have demonstrated this teaching of our Lord Who loves all people.
Your concern for others has been pragmatized by each one of the Philoptochos chapters of this Metropolis, as well as collectively by your administrative board,which have surpassed the good works of the larger Philoptochos groups in the other metropolises of our Archdiocese.


May our loving God, Who is pleased with the works of your hands, continue to
bless all of you with good health, strength, and inspiration.


With Paternal Blessings,

✠ Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver



National Philoptochos Society 

The benevolent works of Philoptochos are a continuation of Christ's ministry on earth where we can return to God a portion of the time, talents and resources with which He has gifted us. With the leadership and guidance of Archbishop Demetrios, Philoptochos will continue to transcend the confines of the Greek community by broadening its focus to include issues on an International, National and Local level.

Our New President

My name is Stella Piches and I have been blessed to serve the Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos Board for over 15 years, with the last 2 years as 1st vice president. I have been blessed to have served on the National Philoptochos Board for the past 3 years. At the Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos meeting in Tulsa Oklahoma, I had the honor of being elected your new President! I am humbled and will work hard to continue my philanthropic work for the next two years.

Please do not forget about our projects Feeding the Hungry and Operation Classroom. Both are very worthwhile and need all of our support. 

Lastly, I encourage all of you to make an effort to support each other as we all work together for the common ministry of Philotochos.


In His Service, 

Stella Piches, President

Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos


Our goal is to help ALL person's regardless of their identity. We hope and pray with your assistance, that our goal can be achieved.


4550 East Alameda Ave 

Denver, Colorado 80246

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