Members of our St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Board gather with Father Vasili following a swearing in ceremony conducted on April 30, 2017.

From left to right: Laura Sherman (Sec), Pam Poulos, Sia Chokos (VP), Bonnie Danos (Pres), Gabrielle Franklin (Treas), Fr. Vasili, Mary Rose Davis, Lynn Koukoulas, Bess Chappas, Jamie Newman, Stamata Karfakis, Christina Danos.


St. Paul’s Hellenic Center (14 W. Anderson St.)



“I am so proud of the commitment and generosity of our women’s group who give of their time in many ways, both by hosting activities as well as working in the community to help those who are in need,” said Father Vasile Mihai, Priest at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church of Savannah.

Philoptochos is the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women supporting many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work. Established in 1931, Philoptochos is the second largest women’s philanthropic organization in the United States in terms of money donated to charitable causes. It is second only to the Sisterhood of Hadassah, the Jewish women’s charitable group. Philoptochos functions at the local, diocesan, national, and international levels and is open to all women over 18 years old who are of the Greek (Eastern) Orthodox faith.