Ministries - Philoptochos

Sylvia Manios, President

[Bullet] Philoptochos Calendar

PHILOPTOCHOS: Simply one woman asking another woman to care!

[Philoptochos] The aim and purpose of the Philoptochos at all levels is philanthropy, which literally means "friend of mankind". The Philoptochos formulates plans and methods to voluntarily aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, victims of disasters as well as to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through special funds or solicitations on the National, Metropolis, and local levels. In addition to these philanthropic endeavors, the Philoptochos strives to preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, service, and unity of action- to perpetuate the Christian concept of marriage and upbringing of children and to perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox Faith. The Philoptochos of Saint Nicholas has dedicated itself to this mission.

If you have not joined, please consider doing so. As always, Philoptochos welcomes new members. Please contact Sylvia Manios at
(818) 886-4040 if you are interested in getting involved!

The 2015-2016 Saint Nicholas Philoptochos Executive Board

President: Sylvia Manios
Vice President: Effie Brotsis
Treasurer: Mary Lyons Macris
Assistant Treasurer: Mary Costopoulos
Recording Secretary: Maria Janios
Corresponding Secretary: Dara Phillips

The 2015-2016 Saint Nicholas Philoptochos Board Members

Helen Bougioukos, Nikki Duschinsky, Sophia Gavrilis, Eugenia Georgilas, Genie Kontos, Catherine Naltsas, Dara Phillips, Pandora Randall, Marina Saroukos, Nadia Saroukos, Maria Spirtos, Sandy Wedgworth.


  1. National Philoptochos President: Maria Loqus, Esq.
  2. Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos President: Jeannie Ranglas
  3. Metropolitan of San Francisco: Metropolitan Gerasimos
  4. What is our Patriarch known as: The Green Patriarch
  5. Philoptochos has earned non-governmental agency status with? United Nations, and, UNICEF
  6. Philoptochos has existed for how many years? 81
  7. Who does each chapter pay dues to? National Philoptochos as well as Metropolis of San Francisco.



PHILOPTOCHOS: Simply one woman asking another woman to care!