Good Company: Kali Parea
Inaugurated in October, 2009, this program is open to the Cathedral Community at large as an opportunity to come together for fellowship and interaction. On the 1st Tuesday of the month (unless advises otherwise), a luncheon is served followed by speakers on a wide range of topics or other planned activity.
Prior to Easter and Christmas, Philoptochos representatives accompany Fr. Zorzos on visits to parishioners who are in managed care centers or are homebound. Fr. Zorzos offers communion and religious and seasonal gifts are delivered. If you know of anyone who wishes a visit, please contact Mary Bochanis, Nursing Home Visits Chair, or leave a message at the Cathedral Office, 202-333-4730.
Golden Age Luncheon
At Christmas, Philoptochos sponsors the Annual Golden Age Christmas Luncheon for men and women of the parish over 62 years of age. In conjunction with this event, donations from the luncheon benefit the designated Philoptochos Christmas Charities.
Feast Day of Patron Saints
On the Sunday in November nearest the Feast Day of the Philoptochos Patron Saints Cosmas and Damianos, an artoclasia is offered in their honor.
On Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera), the first day of Lent, we sponsor a Lenten Retreat led by Fr. Steven Zorzos and Fr. Dimitri Lee, followed by a Lenten Luncheon. We also support the palm making for Palm Sunday and preparation of the flowers for the Holy Friday Epitaphio.
Annual Membership Event
Each year we host an event for the entire Philoptochos membership.