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St. Dorkas / Tabitha 
Patron Saint of Philoptochos Chapter 1028/1029 
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Membership Drive – The Ladies Philoptochos welcomes all to join the St Dorkas chapter.  Membership drive will commence on Oct 25th. 2022,  on the feast day of our patron saint, St Dorkas, with the chapter hosting coffee hour and a sign up table with information.  You can join anytime.  Don’t wait!  A list of current members is on the website, if you want to check to see if you’re membership is paid.  Membership is an affordable $30 and we welcome additional donations ($50, $100 whatever you wish) to support our charitable outreach.  Payable cash/check (drop envelope in Church office), Venmo or PayPal.

What does Philoptochos do?  Philanthropic outreach is the heart of the National Philoptochos Society, with each chapter around the country contributing to their communities, and beyond, in unique ways. The St. Dorkas Adelphotis Chapter has been involved in a number of outreach efforts over the last few years – see our current activities on this website and in The Cross!

The Ladies Philoptochos St Dorkas Adelphotis News:

The Ladies Philoptochos welcomes all to join our chapter. We will begin our membership drive on October 25th, the feast day of St Dorkas, our patron saint. The Philoptochos will host coffee hour and have an information and membership signup table.  JOIN US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Over the summer and in September, the ladies were hard at work making delicious Greek desserts for our festival; all the pastries sold out at this successful event.  Thank you to all who made the pastry sales and festival a success.  We also supported SOFIA, a local organization assisting battered women, by participating in their annual walk in September as well as supporting them with monetary donations.

Summer outreach continues. Philoptochos Operation Back Pack Helps Kids! Philoptochos teamed up with FOCUS so that over 300 back packs and school supplies were distributed in the Bronx.  Our parish donated 61 backpacks – thank you to all who made it possible.

Click here to read more about the Operation Back Pack!

Charities Supported by our Philoptochos Chapter:


Mud Girls Studios -
Empowering Women.

Transforming lives through art.


Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates


Toni's Kitchen
Responding to our community
in this challenging time.

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The Apostles' House - Newark, NJ
Faithfully serving this community since 1982

CLICK HERE for a list of Charities and causes supported by the National Philoptochos.


We support local charities and our Metropolis/National Archdiocese

Philoptochos Charities & Social Services

Orthodox families helped by local Philoptochos: in our parish, gentleman facing medical issues/bills.

Case #1 Mother died very young, in her 30’s, from cancer. Father died soon after in an accident. Grandparents raising the two children.

2023 Goals for Charitable Disbursements - (Jan - June 2023)

  • $500 Chapter Gift cards (social services)

  • $1,000 Chapter Scholarship
    Metropolis Obligations

  • March - NJ Metropolis Emergency Social Services – (tray)

  • April – Schools of  Patriarchate /Turkish School Initiative  $250

  • June – NJ Metropolis Office  $500

  • March – Tray for Greece & Cyprus Relief
    National Obligations

  • Jan – Vasilopita (St Basil) tray

  • Jan – Social Services/Cancer & Other Major Illnesses Fund $600

  • Feb – Autism Assistance Fund $250; St Photios Shrine $50

  • Mar – OCMC/SAMP $450 (Support a Mission Priest);

  • Mar–  Hellenic College/Holy Cross (Veneration of the Cross) $100

  • Apr – Sisterhood of  St Basil Grad $100;  IOCC $250


​Philoptochos Altar Iconography Donation
The Ladies Philoptochos Society St Dorkas Adelphotis Chapter 1028/1029 has donated 2 full length altar icons, presenting

checks totaling $8,000 in May and June.  The goal is to raise the full $12,000 (or more) by St Nicholas Feast Day.


Philoptochos Donated 4 Altar Icons by raising $16,000

The Altar Iconography Fund was chaired by Mary Koutsaftes, Helen Oliva and Vivian Pagoulatos (Feb 2017- March 2018). 

Please support the current phase of the Iconography Program.

Father George and the Philoptochos are grateful for the generosity of our Philoptochos sisters, their families and friends.  

Our gratitude is surpassed only by the knowledge that we have made a significant contribution to beautifying our beloved

Ss Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Church, and we could not have done it without you. 

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