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The Ladies Philoptochos Society

​Lucy Kline - ​President
​Lynn Pogas - First Vice President
Maria Papadimitriou - Second Vice President
Flora Poloway - Recording Secretary
Eliana Bellos - Corresponding Secretary
Katherine Tsipras - Treasurer
Alexis Witt - Advisor


Thank you for considering a gift!

Please consider supporting the philanthropic outreach of our Church through the Philoptochos Poor
Box located in the Pangari. Each month 100% of the donations are designated for a local charity.

Donations made to the Philoptochos Poor Box for February benefit Liberty Ministries, which assists offenders and ex-offenders in the community by providing hygiene kits and other care packages, offering assistance such as residential program and sending children of those in program to summer camp and more.  You can read more about them at

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy – 3/5/23 – Philoptochos and GOYA will work collaboratively to assemble “Lydia Bags”, named for Lydia, a woman of faith, industry, and hospitality, who we read about in Acts 16:13-15.  These bags are intended for those incarcerated in local correctional institutions. Your donation will fund will provide the items included in each care package. 

Donations made to the Philoptochos Poor Box for March benefit the Montgomery County Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).  They provide animal protection, humane education and caring for lost, unwanted and abused domestic animals.  You can read more about them at

Please consider donating to this worthwhile charity by submitting a check payable to St. Sophia
Philoptochos and indicate Poor Box on the memo line. God bless you!


The Philoptochos encourages memorial special services bu offering to make Koliva for those having a memorial service.  Please contact Lucy Kline at or (215-206-8180) for more information or to order your Koliva.  All requests should be made (3) weeks in advance to allow time for proper preparation.  Koliva may be prepared traditional style or with pomegranates (if available).

To sponsor Koliva only, the fee is $100.  Please make checks payable to the St. Sophia Philoptochos.

Please remember to call the Parish Office first at 610-650-8960 if you are planning a memorial service.

Mission Statement

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

Below please find a link to the National Philoptochos website:

Saint Sophia Knitting Guild

Knitting Faithfully with Hope and Love 

Do you knit or crochet or know someone who does? Our St. Sophia Knitting Guild is open to all in our parish and friends and family of our parish, too!

Our guild was launched in 2021 to serve our Philoptochos mission through the donation of handmade knitted and crocheted items. To date we have knitted and crocheted in support of three charitable organizations. We are now working on projects in support of St Sophia’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. We are always looking for new members to join this energetic group!

If interested, please reach out to Maria Swope at

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
900 S. Trooper Road
Jeffersonville, PA 19403
Office Hours - M-F 10am to 4pm

  • Wed

    10:00 Presanctified Liturgy
  • Fri

    7:00 Salutations to the Theotokos -- The Akathist Hymn
  • Sun

    8:45 Orthros
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
    12:00 Greek Parade in Philadelphia

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
900 S. Trooper Road
Jeffersonville, PA 19403
Office Hours - M-F 10am to 4pm