Ladies Philoptochos

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:24-25

To the Saint George Community,

It is with great pleasure to announce that on December 10, 2023, our chapter of Ladies Philoptochos, with the auspices and blessings of our Spiritual Father Sophronios, has again resumed its mission! The newly elected board members are listed below. Our mission is to welcome old and new members alike and encourage you to assist us in building up our chapter once again. Men are also welcome to join as members.

Executive Board 2024: Ladies Philoptochos Chapter of Saint George
President: Efti Sereti
First Vice President: Natalie Becerra
Second Vice President: Marilena Lekas  
Corresponding Secretary: Scalla Jakso
Recording Secretary: Annastacia Filippidis
Treasurer: Irini Tsounakas
Assistant Treasurer: Nafsika Michael
Advisor: Gina Georgiou 


In December, we had a brief meeting where we were able to brainstorm about our major initiatives including, but not limited to, fundraising and supporting philanthropic activities and other programs that benefit people in need.

Our Philoptochos chapter is growing, and we hope that you will consider joining as a member in 2024. We encourage you all to be part of this meaningful cause to promote charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic outreach; to preserve the sanctity of life and family; and to perpetuate the promotion of our Orthodox faith and traditions.

In January, the Executive Board took their Oath of Office in front of the congregation, followed by the Philoptochos Vasilopita cutting. Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 11, 2024 following Divine Liturgy. We hope you will join us then!

To join our Philoptochos chapter, email stgeorge54nycphiloptochos@gmail.com. Saint George is truly a diamond in the heart of Manhattan and together we can make it shine ever more!

Respectfully Yours,

Efti Sereti 
President, Ladies Philoptochos chapter of St. George Tropeoforos Greek Orthodox Church