As the right hand of the church, the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, established in 1931, has undertaken a multitude of programs to aid the poor, the sick, the elderly and all those in need.  Philoptochos is the largest Christian women’s philanthropic organization in the United States.

Philoptochos literally means “friend of the poor”..not only poor in financial resources but also poor in spirit, health, companionship and whatever is needed to lead a fulfilling life.

Since our local chapter was established in 1946, the Knoxville Philoptochos passionately and consistently dedicates its efforts to supporting the local community and by contributing on a national and diocesan level which helps those in our country and worldwide.

Philoptochos welcomes Orthodox women over age 18 who are members of our parish.

Please email or see a board member for more information.


President: Kristiana Moore
Vice President: Kathleen Vavalides
Treasurer: Kelly Peters
Secretary: Mary Vavalides
Corresponding Secretary: Alicia Gross
Advisor: Marianne Jennings
Linda Cepeda
Elena Garlea
Danni Varlan