Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Christmas is a holiday, we as Orthodox Christians look forward to. A time to thank God for our blessings and to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of the year that we not only have good times, food and fellowship with our families but with our beloved Church family as well.
Let us enter this special time of the year with love and commitment to Christ. Traditions that bring our family, our community, and our Society together, making us feel a part of our past and even more importantly, our future.
The Christmas season is a time for love, peace and joy. It’s a time for remembering your own traditions and a time for creating new traditions.”
Enrichment and a deep sense of pride and loyalty to our Philoptochos is what I believe tradition is. For over the past 80 years Philoptochos has given each of us gifts of which money cannot buy; passion to be committed, dedicated, and trained volunteers; numerous opportunities to improve our communities and the lives of those less fortunate; special friendships and the satisfaction which comes with helping others in need. Traditions are abundant in the Philoptochos and we continue to build our future on the strong traditions of our past
The Christmas season is a time of love, peace and Joy. It’s a time for remembering your own traditions and a time for creating new traditions. I hope that your traditions will enrich your relationships and strengthen you personally. Thank you for the traditions you continue to embrace in the Philoptochos that make us a strong society. May your holidays be special!
Now, let us begin 2016 with thoughts of a brighter tomorrow, filled with health, happiness and love for each other.
Your Sister in Christ,
Dee Nicolaou, President
Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos