O Lord Jesus Christ, we bow our heads before You, and withhumble hearts we give thanks to You for the abundant blessings,which You have poured forth upon us. We praise You for gathering ustogether as members of the Ladies Philoptochos Society in the serviceto Your Holy Church. We bless You for the selfless sacrifice of countlessgenerations of women who have faithfully fulfilled the philanthropicmission entrusted to them. Through Your ineffable wisdom and YourDivine power, You have enabled us to minister to those who are inneed of Your love, Your comfort, and Your care. Make us instrumentsof Your peace and of Your hope, O Lord. Where there is pain andsuffering, may we bring Your healing and comfort. Where there isloneliness and isolation, may we bring the fellowship of Your HolyChurch. Where there is despair and discouragement, may we inspirehope and faith in You. Where there is hatred and strife, may we bepeacemakers producing the fruits of love and reconciliation.
We also ask You, O Lord, to guide our deliberations, ourdecisions, our fellowship, and all our labors, so that in all we do, orsay, we may bring glory to Your Holy Name, of the Father and of theSon, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
His Grace Bishop Sevastianos, National Philoptochos Advisor, offered the delegates and all Philoptochos members the Philoptochos Prayer for all meetings and gatherings.
Hellenic Families in Need
Be the Bee: Philoptochos
Here, in Casper, WY, our Sunday School students organized a Silent Auction on October 29,2016 at our church ,in order to raise money for participating in the local Giving Tree project.
With the money they raised we will take them shopping for children clothing that will be donated later on at the local Red Cross.
2016 National Convention in Nashville
Social Services Training Pt.1
Social Services Training Pt.2
Friends of the Poor
“Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'”(Matthew 25:34-40 RSV)