The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba) as an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
The purposes of the Antiochian Women are (1) to develop among women throughout the Antiochian Archdiocese a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness and commitment as taught in the Holy Orthodox Church, (2) to foster among women throughout the Antiochian Archdiocese a genuine expression of love and service through works of charity, and (3) to instill among women throughout the Antiochian Archdiocese and the community at large a sense of fellowship and a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Antiochian Archdiocese and the Orthodox Church.
At Saint Elias:
The Antiochian Women's Organization is considered the driving force of our church. The Women are involved in many spiritual, and fund raising activities for the benefit of the church. This Organization is open to all women who are members of the parish At Saint Elias, the women raise funds for annual projects and work closely with the Can-Am Region Antiochian Women. They keep a focus on the religious as well as the business at their meetings. They are responsible for the annual Thanksgiving dinner, the Honorees Luncheon, cooking for the annual Saints Day Festival, and much, much more.