Albany Team of Daughters, Maids and Philoptochos Giving Back

ALBANY, NY – The Daughters of Penelope, the Philoptochos and the Maids of Athena, the three main philanthropic women’s organizations of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Albany, all share a common mission- to help charities and those in need in the community and beyond. This year the three organizations worked together for a spectacular Greek Pastry Holiday Drive Thru Bake Sale. Residents of the Capital District ordered pastry online and selected a pick up day and time just before Thanksgiving and Christmas for drive thru pick up, just in time to add a little Greek to their holiday table this year.

The online bake sale featured beautifully packaged pastry boxes in a variety of sizes with baklava, kourambiethes and almond cookies making the perfect holiday gift, plus trays of ready to serve spanakopita and pumpkin roll.

The Holiday Drive Thru Bake Sale also sold “Hero” pastry boxes which customers purchased to be donated to local first responders at Albany’s two major hospitals, Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Hospital. Almost 200 “Hero” boxes were sold enabling the organizations to donate almost 100 boxes of pastry to each hospital which were delivered by the Maids of Athena on December 28, 2020.

The bake sale also teamed up with the children’s book drive organized by Grassroot Givers of Albany. The drive thru was a collection site during the December pickup. Over two large boxes of books were collected.


BAYSIDE, NY – A few of the sisters from Maids of Athena Bayside Pygmalion Chapter 126 recently hosted a recruitment table at the St.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


1 of 2 Abducted Louisiana Children is Found Dead in Mississippi after Their Mother is Killed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was found dead in her home Thursday, and her two young daughters were abducted and found hours later in Mississippi — one dead and the other alive, police said.

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany  — Jude Bellingham scored to give England a winning start at the European Championship by beating Serbia 1-0 on Sunday.

BALTIMORE  — Gunnar Henderson hit his eighth leadoff homer of the season, and three more Orioles also went deep off Zack Wheeler to help Baltimore beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday.

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland  — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in.

ATHENS - Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut international travel and kept tourists away from Greece, the government now wants  to limit how many cruise ships can dock at popular islands because there are too many tourists.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.