For Immediate Release
Contact: Marissa P. Costidis
New York-The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Departments of Internet Ministries and Greek Orthodox Telecommunications (GOTelecom) have announced that they will broadcast LIVE, on the internet, two historic services during the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, November 29 and 30, 2006. The programs will appear LIVE and will also be archived on the Internet at http://www.patriarchate.org.
The first LIVE internet broadcast will begin at 12 noon on November 29, 2006. It will include the Doxology of Thanksgiving upon the occasion of the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, exchange of greetings and mutual reverence of the Holy Relics. On November 30th, the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle will begin its internet broadcast at 1:00am (ET). The programs are being produced by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. *actual times subject to change
An on-demand broadcast will be available online several hours after the live broadcasts for individuals who were not able to watch the services live. For additional information and updates, please visit the official web site for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarchate at http://www.patriarchate.org.