Philoptochos Patron Saint
November 1 is the Feast Day of Saints Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Cosmas and Damian were born of wealthy parents and educated in the best schools receiving degrees in medicine. They were apostles of Christ and physicians of both the body and soul, who pledged never to accept payment of any kind for their services. They healed thousands through the miracle of prayer and medicine. Ladies Philoptochos Society members strive to make a difference in the lives of others, following the example of our patron saints.
Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; The Holy Prophet Michaias (Micah); Holy Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apameia; Holy New Martyr Symeon of Trapezoundos (1653)