Ladies Philoptochos Society: St. John the Baptist Chapter


"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. " - John Wesley.


Philoptochos Mission:

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, Metropolitan, 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 John the Baptists has dedicated itself to this mission.

We look forward to you joining us on our mission to help those in need.  

2022 Stewardship Form


2021-2023 Board of Directors

President: Dena Mavritsakis

1st Vice President: Mary Ohanian

Treasurer: Connie Adraktas-Zepeda

Assistant Treasurer: Julie Sarres

Recording Secretary: Christine Dourbetas

Corresponding Secretaries: Raza Kitsigianis & Rania Giannakou-Ariqat

Advisor: Christine Pappas


Pennie Contos
Dawn Davis
Rania Giannakou-Ariqat
Dimitra Kapogianis
Cynthia Kezos
Raza Kitsigianis
Marina Medenas
Marcia Melanitis
Ruth Mulligan


Ministries of Ladies Philoptochos Society

  • Philoptochos Meetings: First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Check the Parish Calendar to confirm meetings.
  • Stewardship Tea
  • Philoptochos Sunday/ Humanitarian Award
  • Golden Stars Senior Luncheon - 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am

Father George Hadjis Memorial Scholarship

Every year Philoptochos recognizes outstanding educational achievements of high school and undergraduate college students within our community in the memory of Father George Hadjis of blessed memory. Following his retirement from active clergy, Father Hadjis served St. John the Baptist from 1971-1984.

Student Application - FILLABLE PDF  / WORD DOCUMENT

Teacher Recommendation Form - FILLABLE PDF  / WORD DOCUMENT


For more information about our Philoptochos Chapter's on-going activities, programs, community support, please see the Church's weekly newsletters and monthly Vineyard.  


You can also visit our Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos Society and National Philoptochos websites for more information.













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