Bessie Meuse

Vice President
Joanna Munroe

Recording Secretary
Kaye Bibilos

Corresponding Secretary
Karen Stavropoulos


Anna Demeter


Angie Stamos

Margaret Otis

The Philoptochos "Patris" Society (Patris) meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the HCC at 7:00PM.


Patris is one of 450 chapters in the United States that annually donate to local, national, and international charities. Below is a list of the charities that Patris supports:

  • We have adopted a room at Philoxenia House and visited the house in June with the GOYA.  We donated linens, towels, and books for the room we adopted, as well as our $300 as our annual Metropolis commitment.

  • We helped sponsor a child to go to the Metropolis Camp, as well a $100 annual Metropolis Camp commitment.

  • Patris members, along with other church members, prepare and serve at the Dwelling House once a month.

  • We have a Christmas drive that buys Christmas gifts for needy families in Woburn, as well as make a donation to the Woburn Council of Concern Food Pantry.

  • We support Operation Homecoming, which is a mission to assist homeless veterans in transitioning to independent living.

Our national commitments from September to December:

HCHC Scholarship Fund, Retired Clergy & Widowed Presbyteres National Philoptochos Emergency Fund, Charities for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Benevolent Fund, and UNICEF.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Pageant, Sunday December 24th, 9:30 A.M.  Liturgy followed by Pageant