The literal translation being, Friends of the Poor, the National Philoptochos Society is recognized as the prevalent institution of philanthropic ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Saint Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church maintains a local experience of Philoptochos, and supports the regional and national experiences of this ministry. More information on the national ministry of Philoptochos can be found at www.philoptochos.org. If you are interested in learning more about our local Philoptochos ministry, please contact the church office.
Local Charity Partner
The Ronald McDonald House of Houston is the current local charity partner of Saint Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church. Stewardship is offered to our local charity partner through the offering of a tithe (10%) from our largest annual community fundraiser proceeds, and the offering of time and talent through work parties. If you are interested in participating in our Local Charity Partner Ministry, please contact the church office.
International Orthodox Christian Charities (I.O.C.C.)
Saint Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church supports the ministry and mission of IOCC, an Orthodox Christian ministry and internationally respected N.G.O. non-profit charity organization, serving those in need in multiple communities across four continents. More information on IOCC may be found at www.iocc.org.