Ministries

Philoptochos

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

 

To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and

 

To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;

 

To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;

 

To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

 

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

Scholarship

The James and Mary Pechewlys Philoptochos Scholarship for $1000.00 accepting Scholarship applications until June 2nd. They must be in the Church office by this date. Download both application & authorization.

 

GOYA

The St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Youth Association is a program within the Hellenic Community of Miami Florida organized by Presvytera Toula Mekras in 1946. In 1960 Presvytera Toula Mekras with the help of many parents of the GOYAN’s sewed handmade authentic costumes for greater than 100 members EVZONE DRUM AND BUGLE CORP. AND GREEK DANCING TROUPE that made dozens of performances including in New York City in 1966 on the Celebration of Greek Independence Day Parade.

 

The goal of the program is to expose children to their Greek Orthodox faith and Culture, meet other children from the same background, promote athleticism which goes back to the Olympic roots and to keep kids out of trouble and other dangers they might face. The program is for children aged 8 to 18 years old.

 

DANCE

Saint Sophia’s dance ministry involves youth ages 5 through 18 with three performance groups; Titans, Pegasus, and Olympus, as well as two Hellenic Dance competition groups. Each group has a similar mission of bringing to light of the culture and heritage of Ancient Greece, with dances ranging from the island of Crete up towards the northern area of Thraki. This ministry maintains a focus of orthodoxy through dance and faith and asks that all participants attend church and Sunday school as regular as possible. Each group expresses their love for the culture and heritage though their own unique style of dance, all while representing St. Sophia. If you are interested in one of the troupes, please contact Nick Callesis at 305-588-0869 or ncallesis@aol.com

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