BROOMALL, PA – On November 4, the Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. Luke, Chapter 1082 in Broomall celebrated the Nameday of the Philoptochos’ Patron Saints Kosmas and Damianos and honored members who have served in Philoptochos for 50 years or more. President Angelique Demetris welcomed and congratulated all the honorees for their contributions, hard work and commitment to the Philoptochos mission.
The speaker for the event was Dee Karras who said, “Philanthropy means Friend of Mankind, while Charity, in Old English translated as “love,” means giving help or money to those in need; it is more personal. We do both.
“The ladies we are honoring today have done their share of baking, sewing, luncheons and fashion shows, board meetings and general assemblies, decorating for the holidays, and serving coffee on Sundays at the Fellowship Hour. Moreover and even more importantly, they have forged friendships, they have shared each other’s pain, they have laughed and cried together. They have spent a good part of their lives serving a higher purpose, serving the needy in whom they see the face of Christ. They are beautiful, strong, Christian women. This army of women wins wars one battle at a time!”
The Chapter thanked Father Christ Kontos for his support and guidance. Fr. Kontos congratulated the honorees and spoke about their dedication to the Philoptochos and the community. The honorees received the icon of Saints Kosmas and Damianos from Fr. Kontos along with a certificate in commemoration of this event.
They also honored Diane Sioutis as the 2018 Clergy Laity St Luke Philoptochos Agape Award nominee.
St. Luke has one of the largest Philoptochos chapters in the country with over 300 members.
Maria Carafides and Katina Maltas were the co-chairs of this heartwarming event. AXIES!