The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the Vision of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of Thrice-Blessed Memory. Today, it is an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese and is led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.
The purposes of the Antiochian Women or Ladies Society are:
To develop among women a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness and commitment as taught in the Holy Orthodox Church.
To foster among women a genuine expression of love and service through works of charity, and
To instill among women a sense of fellowship and a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Antiochian Archdiocese and the Orthodox Church.