It's that time again when we make our koulourakia for Pascha.  We sell them on Palm Sunday, include them in the gift bags for our visitations, and serve them after the Agape Service on Easter Sunday.  Please join us in the Church Annex on Wednesday, March 8 @ 9:00 am to help make these. If you are available, your assistance is greatly appreciated. Contact Presv. Effy Stephanopoulos ONLY if you are able to help via phone or text at (503) 267-1864.  Many hands make light work.

Philoptochos Membership Starts NOW! Please renew your membership or join for the first time. Everyone welcomed. Our work depends on it. Thirty dollars of your gift is shared with National and Metropolis. Anything above that funds our Portland Chapter Activities. Philoptochos… friend of those in need. Take part.

Holy Trinity Ministries

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Ministry Group


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The 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm Philoptochos Board Meeting Monthly Philoptochos Board Meeting Jo Anne Finicle


Philoptochos, (fee-lop-toe-kos) meaning “friend of the poor,” is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, which has earned the distinction of being the second largest philanthropic organization in the United States. 

As the duly accredited women’s philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, Philoptochos has a broad, all-encompassing mission to promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic endeavors. Their goal is to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the sick, the orphaned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disaster and anyone who needs the help of the church.

Established in 1931 by the late Patriarch Athenagoras I, Philoptochos was intended to be both the ‘heart’ and the ‘right arm’ of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. In local parishes, Philoptochos also preserves and perpetuates Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian family, and through them, promotes the Greek Orthodox faith and traditions.

Our Portland, Oregon chapter, consisting of a dynamic group of creative, inspired ladies and associate men members, is uniquely organized with a “circle” concept. 

In order to enhance membership participation, members may join any one of six smaller, more intimate groups. Monthly meetings promote fellowship and spiritual sharing through service projects and ‘oli mazi’ (all together) chapter activities.   The full membership meets bi-annually to review and approve chapter programs. 

Holy Trinity Philoptochos, chartered in 1945, continues to hold fast to its tradition of philanthropy; and to rise to the service challenges of the Orthodox Church and contemporary Society

Together with the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos we expanded our outreach program in 1994 to include Camp Agape Portland. Every summer for the past 26 years at Camp Angelos on the Sandy River, we have been committed to offering a week long respite to children fighting cancer and their families. We have been able to host as many as 24 families each year. Providing them with a week of fun and relaxation that they would have not been able to experience otherwise.

The fruits of Camp Agape’s investment have reaped unimaginable rewards. We have created a camp that will live in the memories of countless numbers of children and families throughout Oregon and SW Washington. We encourage you to check out the photos from previous camps and see all of the faces we have been able to support. Your continued support is appreciated so please click here to donate!

In 1999 the Philoptochos Cookbook Committee collected 300 time honored recipes from the Greek community of Portland and published "Flavor It Greek! - A Celebration of Food, Faith and Family", now in its third edition (October 2021). In addition, another cookbooklet, “Fun with Filo”, was published and continues to be sold through the Flavor It Greek! website; and at Portland’s annual Greek Festival, along with aprons and other coordinated products.

The Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland, Oregon embodies the principles of a Christian ministry while offering support, assistance and encouragement to all in need. 

Learn how to become a member of Philoptochos by emailing us