The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation has had a long history as part of the National Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America since the latterís inception, in 1931, by the Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I of blessed memory, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America.
The Annunciation Philoptochos is one of the 480 Philoptochos chapters throughout the United States. The Annunciation-Evangelismos Philoptochos has participated in the historical evolution of Philoptochos when in the late 1950ís Archbishop Iakovos recommended that the Philoptochos place an increased emphasis on the implementation of important programs to benefit the Greek Orthodox community including but not limited to, institutions of the Church, the philanthropies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and assistance to Greek and Greek Orthodox families. Involvement in social and moral issues encouraged the establishment of several committees to address topics such as child abuse prevention, domestic violence, homelessness, pornography, drug and alcohol abuse, and aging.
Philoptochos meets the second Monday of each month at 7 pm.
For the 2011-2012 Ecclesiastical Year, the members of the Annunciation Church Philoptochos are: