Philiptochos
 
The women have always played a major role in Community affairs, both formally and informally. On May 1, 1933 they organized a Ladies Society, entitled "Omonia". After Greek School in the thirties and the early forties they would have a birthday party for each student. It would take place immediately following School, complete with hot dogs, soda, ice cream and, of course, birthday cake.

In March of 1944, the women organized the traditional women's auxiliary of the Orthodox Church, Philoptochos ("friends of the poor"). It was later recognized by the Archdiocese on August 15, 1945. It has played a very active role in supporting Community and Church projects. It shares its beneficence with contributions to the less fortunate of the larger York citizenry and with significant financial support for the Church, especially the iconography for the Platytera (an immense icon of the Virgin and Child in the apse of the Sanctuary) and the altar. Perhaps their most vital contribution, together with the other women members of the Community, is the giving of themselves, their time and energy to innumerable projects, from adorning the Kouvouklion (the placing of flowers on Jesus' tomb on Good Friday), providing coffee hour following Sunday services and working in the various fund raising projects of the Community.

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