The Greek Orthodox Ladies Society is the philanthropic heart of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Philoptochos literally means "friends of the poor" and its holy mission is to promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach, to preserve the sanctity of life and family, to perpetuate and promote our Greek Orthodox Faith and tradition.
Our Philoptochos Chapter is involved here in Santa Cruz to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry and is ever ready to offer assistance to those in need. Women of all ages are encouraged to join this important ministry of the church. For more information, contact the Philoptochos President, Annie Gouskos
The goal of the parish's Greek School is to teach the modern Greek Language, as well as other cultural elements such as religion, history and mythology. The classes are held between January - May. The cost is $200 per student and is open to adults and youth, of Hellenic background or not. If you need more information, please contact our instructor, Joanna Stebbins
, at 831-462-1070
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the various Orthodox jurisdictions. Their mission is to support fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the Faith. The OCF contact on the campus of UCSC is Vladimir Howry. You can contact Vladimir at email@example.com.