Good Company – Kali Parea

In October 2009, Saint Sophia Philoptochos launched Good Company – Kali Parea, a monthly luncheon program, for the members of our Cathedral community to come together to enjoy each other’s company.  Our programs have included speakers on a variety of topics, movies, game day, or just fellowship.  This season’s schedule is below.

Good Company – Kali Parea meets on the third Thursday of September, October, November, February, March, and April at 12:30 pm in the Ballroom on the third floor of The Frosene Center.  A buffet luncheon is served.  There is no charge for the luncheon program.  A goodwill offering basket to support the ministries of Philoptochos is available.  Please bring a dessert to share.  We greatly appreciate our underwriters and hope you will join us (no reservations required)!

If you have questions, or suggestions for speakers, or would like to be an underwriter, or wish to be added to our email list, please contact either Patricia Gogos (202-333-0738 or or Catherine Mary Rafferty (202-246-8445 or


2017-2018 Programs

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sal Selvaggio, DDS, District of Columbia Dental Society Foundation
What You Should Know About Aging and Oral Health
Underwritten by Helen Tsintolas, Fotini Economides, & Cassandra Johnson in memory of Demetrios “Mimis” Tsintolas

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Anthony Livanios
, C.E.O., US Energy Stream
Shale Gas Revolution and the American Dream

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Marilyn Rouvelas
Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church
Underwritten by Lea & Ted Pedas in loving memory of their parents, Zaharoula & George Tsimpedas and Panagiota & William Datch

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Julia L. O’Brien, Esq. of Furey Doolan & Abell LLP and Catherine Mary Rafferty, Esq. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Estate Planning — Now You Can Ask!
Underwritten by Catherine Mary Rafferty in loving memory of Angene, Joseph, & Georgia Rafferty

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Art Koines
The Magnificent Mosaics of Saint Sophia:  An Encounter with the Sublime
Underwritten by Christina Birdas

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Underwritten by Kathie Dematatis in loving memory of her husband Alexander