Vasiliki Fotinis, President / vasilikitf@gmail.com

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 at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen has been involved in a number of outreach efforts over the last few years—and we want you to know about them. Please open the document to learn about the charities our chapter has supported, which has been made possible through your continued prayers, support, and financial donations.  

The Ladies Philoptochos St Dorkas Adelphotis News:

Being Physically Apart but Socially Connected is how Philoptochos is moving forward this year.  Please join the Philoptochos to make a difference (see membership form for 2021). The chapter is reaching out to our Philoptochos sisters and parishioners with the following activities:
 

December  6 & 13 Giving Tree – led by Katherine Foley; please provide a monetary donation made out to Philoptochos;  we will purchase gift cards and a small gift for each child per request of DYFS this year.  Each year our generous community provides gifts to 100 foster children in Essex County.

December Christmas Pastry and Vasilopita sale – led by Vikki Glock; please pre-order and prepay by 12/13/20 and pick up Saturday Dec 19 or Sunday Dec 20 11 am to 2 pm.

Boxed Greek flag ornaments and Ceramic dove ornaments (made by Mudgirls studios which helps women transition out of poverty towards self-sufficiency) are available for purchase (see order form).

 

The Philoptochos charitable outreach in 2020:

Supporting local charities ($1,250) – Toni’s Kitchen and SOFIA organization (helping abused women) in Montclair, and Trinity Food Pantry in West Orange, this year and a West Virginia church hard hit by COVID.

 

Supporting Archdiocese and Metropolis charities – these continue to help Orthodox in need (go to https://www.philoptochos.org/commitments/ for detailed information).  In lieu of fundraising, we will be able to fund most of our modest monthly obligations thanks to a bequest (donations in memory of Dr Athanasios Roumanas).

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 at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen has been involved in a number of outreach efforts over the last few years—and we want you to know about them. Please open the document to learn about the charities our chapter has supported, which has been made possible through your continued prayers, support, and financial donations.  

Philoptochos 2nd Annual Pastries & Ornaments Fundraiser

PRE-ORDERS ONLY!
Deadline:  December 13, 2020
Due to Covid-19, orders will be left for pick-up under the awning in back of the Church

Questions?  Contact Vikki Glock at: (862) 452-8644 or email:  vkglock@verizon.net

VASILOPITA / KOULOURAKIA / FINIKIA / BAKLAVA / KOURAMBIETHES
CLICK HERE to Place Your Order!

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Charities Supported by our Philoptochos Chapter:
 

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Mud Girls Studios - www.mudgirlsstudios.org
Empowering Women.

Transforming lives through art.

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S.O.F.I.A.https://supportsofia.org/
Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates

Toni's Kitchen https://toniskitchen.org/
Responding to our community
in this challenging time.

Female Saints of the Orthodox Church:

(Click on the links below for more information)

Dec. 4:    St. Barbara the Great Martyr

Dec. 22:  Anastasia the Great Martyr

Dec. 24:  Eugenia the Righteous Nun-martyr of Rome

Dec. 31:  Melania the Younger, Nun of Rome

Jan. 12:  Tatiana the Martyr of Rome

Jan. 14:  Agnes the Virgin-martyr

Jan. 24:  Xenia, Deaconess of Rome

Jan. 30:  Athanasia the Martyr & her 3 daughters
Jan. 31:  Holy Women Martyrs Theodote, Theoktiste and Eudoxia

Feb. 5:    Agatha the Martyr

Feb. 11:  Theodora the Empress

Feb. 17:  Mariamne, Sister of Apostle Philip

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​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 Icongraphy 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. 

St. Dorkas / Tabitha
Patron Saint of Philoptochos
Chapter 1028/1029

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 peace-makers 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.

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS:

Philoptochos members participated at the September 7, 2019 - SOFIA 9th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

ORTHODOX BOOKSTORE MINISTRY:

We offer books, Icons, CD's and more that help feed / heal the soul.  We also have a section for slightly used items for a donation of your choice.  Come and see!

2019 Visit to Apostle House

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