Philoptochos literally means those who love the poor.  It is the philanthropic arm of our parish, the Metropolis of Atlanta, and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  Our local philoptochos chapter partners with existing programs throughout Pasco county to serve some of the most vulnerable members of our society.  Additionally, our philoptochos offers direct assistance to our parishioners and neighbors who are in need.  In addition to fulfilling its mission of offering love to the poor our philoptochos helps keep our parish lively by sponsoring our fellowship hour after Liturgy on Sundays and other special events throughout the year.