The Philoptochos Society of Prophet Elias consists of faithful and dedicated women who offer time and energy in pursuit of the aims and purposes outlined below. The substantial list of their activities include; support for charitable and missionary works, support for Church programmes, and visitations to the sick and aged. Fundraising is conducted through luncheons, bake sales, and the such.

2017 – 2019 Members of Philoptochos


The Junior Philoptochos is for younger women and mothers who wish to help but whose time is more limited by family and other commitments.

The aims and purposes of the Philoptochos Society are:

“To preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, service, unity of action; to perpetuate the Christian concept of marriage and upbringing of the children and through it perpetuate and promote the Orthodox Faith and Greek Orthodox traditions in conformity with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;

To promote the charitable, benevolent, philanthropic and eleemonsynary purposes of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) by instructional programming, presentations, lectures, seminars and educational resources;

To formulate 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, 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 special funds or solicitations on the local level;

and to promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community with the cooperation of the Community Priest and the Community Council.”

Some of the charities that our Ladies of Philoptochos supports are: The Hellenic Home for the Aged, Hellenic Hope; Gift Cards for the Needy; Our Place Peel; Trillium Hospital; F.E.A.T; Camp Metamorphosis; L.O.F.T; and Prophet Elias Youth Groups, Sunday School and Memorial Donations.

(Metropolis Philoptochos By-laws)

Philoptochos meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Philoptochos Society – Board of Directors:

Mary Kyrou
Mary Makris
Xeni Berdeklis
1st Vice president
Annette Markakis
Vicki Kontonikolas
2nd Vice President
Anna Voutianitis
2nd Treasurer