St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society of
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
Piscataway, New Jersey

Chapter 1033

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Working Together Side by Side Serving God in Philanthropic Ways

Our Mission is to aid the poor, the aged, the destitute, the hungry, the needy and sick through charitable works performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness. 

2021-2022 Executive Board

President – Despina Fottis
1st Vice President – Annie Sullivan
2nd Vice President- Eleni Parlapanidis
Corresponding Secretary – Evellyn Tsiadis
Recording Secretary – Agnes Atretakis Sagliocco
Treasurer – Evangelia Manolakis
Asst. Treasurer– Koula Athanasopoulos



Evangelia Alexander
Eleni Andronikou
Effie Bouziotis
Nickie Gerondelis
Anna Kalogridis
Nickie Kopanakis
Georgia Kouridakis
Eleni Lyssikatos
Soula Moschonas
Virginia Theokas


Empowered Women Empower Women”.

For further information please contact:

Despina Starakis-Fottis, President at 

Virginia Theokas at 

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Thursday, September 23rd at 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 28th at 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 20th at 11 a.m.

Saturday, December 11th at 11 a.m.

Saturday, January 22nd at 11 a.m.

Saturday, February 26th at 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 26th at 11 a.m.

No April Meeting

Thursday, May 5th at 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. – End of the Year Appreciation Dinner

No July Meeting

No August Meeting


Philoptochos Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ, we bow our heads before You, and with humble hearts we give thanks to You for the abundant blessings, which You have poured forth upon us. We praise You for gathering us together as members of the Ladies Philoptochos Society in the service to Your Holy Church.

We bless You for the selfless sacrifice of countless generations of women who have faithfully fulfilled the philanthropic mission entrusted to them. Through Your ineffable wisdom and Your Divine power, You have enabled us to minister to those who are in need of Your love, Your comfort, and Your care.

Make us instruments of Your peace and of Your hope, O Lord. Where there is pain and suffering, may we bring Your healing and comfort. Where there is loneliness and isolation, may we bring the fellowship of Your Holy Church. Where there is despair and discouragement, may we inspire hope and faith in You. Where there is hatred and strife, may we be peacemakers producing the fruits of love and reconciliation.

We also ask You, O Lord, to guide our deliberations, our decisions, our fellowship, and all our labors, so that in all we do, or say, we may bring glory to Your Holy Name, of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen may communicate with each other, inspire us all, and offer insight into the many ways we, as Sisters in Christ, can move the Mission forward in our effort to help others.

Come Join Us

St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos welcomes new members to join us in continuing the tradition of helping those in need.  No one is too old or too young.  Be a part of a special group of dynamic women whose drive, dedication and heart help those who need it most. We are looking for women of all ages who are committed, enthusiastic and have a passion for helping those in need.  If you are self-motivated, excited to be an active participant in our Chapter, and are devoted to carry on our mission of philanthropy, bringing people together and spreading the love of our Orthodox faith, then we are looking for you. 

Please come join us at our next meeting to see what we are all about

The funds we raise and the work we do supports worthy ministries on local, national, and global levels.

As a Chapter, our projects include Homeless Cooking, St. Michael’s Home visit, Saint Basil Academy, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), National Philoptochos Social Services, directed funds for Cancer & Major Illnesses, Autism, Emergencies, Retired Clergy and Hellenic College/Holy Cross. We contribute funds to assist those in need during natural disasters, in times of crisis in our own community and events around the world. This charitable work is always done with discretion and kindness for the Glory of God and the betterment of all human beings.

Your stewardship is a critical element of our fundraising efforts. During the year, your personal participation level in the various activities organized by our Chapter is at your discretion according to your time and talents. 

We could overcome with the greater good 


Click on this link to download the stewardship form

Philoptochos Stewardship

2021 Stewardship

There is no set amount for Stewardship but we suggest a minimum of $35.


Chapter Support

General Donations

We humbly accept donations to honor a loved one or to mark a special occasion. Thank you!