METROPOLIS OF DENVER
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
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Helen V. Carnegis
WE ARE PHILOPTOCHOS
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.
Academy of Saint Basil
Autism Assistance Fund
Children's Medical Fund
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
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
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
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 doths 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.