The mission of the Philoptochos Society shall be:

  • To help 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 Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church is open to all parishioners, men and women. Through its various fund raising efforts, our Philoptochos supports the national charities designated by the National Philoptochos Society, local charities, and the needs of our parish family.

The Mother Maria of Parish Outreach Ministries is the active arm of the Philoptochos, giving immediate help to all in economic, physical or spiritual need in the greater Concord area and in our Parish Family.

The Officers of the Philoptochos are:

President: Katerina Tsihlis
Vice President: Presbytera Anna Newman
Secretary: Arlene Norton
Treasurer: Margaret Gegas



The Sunshine Ministry, which is a part of the Ladies Philoptochos Society, reaches out to our members who are homebound, in the hospital, or suffering from a recent loss. The Sunshine Ministry is a wonderful way of shining the light of Christ into the lives of those in need of His presence. If you would like to help in bringing some sunshine to someone's life, please contact Margaret Gegas at or at 603-759-0033.