Daughters of Penelope

First Book Club discussion


Red Tent Project for Homeless Women collection, March 15th through Palm Sunday (April 25th).  A collection box will be in the Narthex, you can also make a donation online (click here) or mail a check to the cathedral, money collected will be used to purchase items.


DOP Virtual Meetings at 7:00 p.m.; March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th


Second Book Club discussion, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. RSVP to katgeranios@yahoo.com, click here for details 


Chapter Officers for 2020-2021

Linda Tsironis Caruthers, President

Stephanie Theofanos, Vice President

Linda Axarlis, Treasurer

Shelia Demetriadis, Recording Secretary

Jacqueline Harmon, Corresponding Secretary

Board of Governors: Sondra Sealine, Chairman; Loretta Kirk, and Niki Karion


Daughters of Penelope

The Daughters of Penelope (DOP) was the realization of Alexandra Apostolides' dream.  Her desire was to create a woman's organization and because of her perseverance and the encouragement of her husband Dr. Emanuel Apostolides, a devoted Ahepan, she formed EOS Chapter #1 with 25 charter members on November 16, 1929 in San Francisco, California. The objectives of the Daughters of Penelope are to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.     


Who is Penelope?

In ancient Greek legend, Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, King of Ithaca. Odysseus left her and their son, Telemachus when he went to the Trojan War. When the war ended, many mishaps and weary wanderings kept him from returning home. As time went on and he did not return, many suitors claimed her hand and her kingdom. For a long while she put them off with a plea that she must finish weaving a robe for Laertes, her Father-in Law. However, every night she unraveled what she had woven by day, thus remaining faithful to the memory 0f Odysseus and steadfast to the sanctity of her home.

Finally, Odysseus appeared after an absence of twenty years to reclaim his wife, his throne, and his home. In the name of our Order, the Daughters of Penelope, the word Penelope symbolizes all the noble virtues, of kindness, tolerance, unselfishness, truth, goodness, beauty, self-improvement, purity, loyalty, and patience, which were evident in the character of Penelope. As her Daughters, we strive to exemplify and uphold these same values in today's world.


Antiklea Projects and Events:

Red Tent Project for Homeless Women

Koulourakia Baking

Holy Land Crafts Booth

Tsourekia, Koulourakia, and Psalms CD Sale

New Year’s Vasilopita Sale


Charities that DOP Supports: 

Daughters of Penelope Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

Penelope House-Domestic Family Violence Center: Mobile, AL

Penelope House-Domestic Family Violence Center: Brockton, MA

Penelopean Foundation Day Care Center: Athens, Greece

University of Miami, Sylvester Cancer Research Center

Saint Basil Academy-Home for young children  

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Daughters of Penelope Antiklea Chapter 68 - Richmond, VA