March 3, 2012. The Pontian Society of Philadelphia “Akritai”, held for the 2nd time in two years a fundraiser for the Panagia Soumela Monastery in West Milford NJ. The Monastery. Soumela Monastery is looking for funds and support to help pay for their mortgage and maintain the facilities. Other Pontian organizations in North America are holding similar events For more information, please visit their website at: http://panagiasoumela.org.