Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy - Agiasmo Service

Monday, September 9, 2013 His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America joined His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, National President Aphrodite Skeadas, National Board members, friends and employees of the National Philoptochos office for an Agiasmo Service at the Center of Philanthropy. The Agiasmo Service is a long standing tradition of seeking God’s blessing before embarking on a new task or upon entering a new home.

The Honorable Suzan Johnson Cook, United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, a close friend to Mrs. Skeadas stopped by before heading to speak at the United Nations. She said a prayer and gave best wishes for continuing and expanding the philanthropic endeavors that Philoptochos is known for.

There was joy, laughter and tears – we did it!  We did it together! Every member, every Chapter, every Metropolis and every National Board member contributed in some way to making this dream a reality.

We want to share this day with all of you so that no matter where you live, near or far, we may all rejoice together over this momentous day for Philoptochos.
Upcoming events to celebrate the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy:

Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m.
Feast Day of the Patron Saint of Philoptochos, Saints Cosmas and Damian – Open House

Divine Liturgy and Artoklasia at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 337 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021, celebrated by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos followed by an open house held at the Center of Philanthropy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Grand Opening Celebration

A celebration of the Center of Philanthropy will be held in conjunction with the Philoptochos National Board meeting. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the ribbon cutting. A reception will follow as the culmination of celebrations for the Center.