ABC to air NCC special: Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ
- ABC Network to air NCC Greek Orthodox special,
Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ
New York, April 7, 2009 -- The National Council of Churches will present its
Easter special, Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, a program highlighting
the Orthodox Christian observance of Easter, on ABC affiliates nationwide
The program, produced by Greek Orthodox Telecommunications and sponsored by
FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, highlights Holy and Great
Week, focusing on the deeply moving and ancient services that recount the
Gospel narrative leading to the Death and Resurrection of Christ.
Archbishop Demetrios of America leads a procession of the faithful around
the church and outside where, following the reading of the Gospel of the
Resurrection, they proclaim the joyous hymn "Christ is Risen!"
ABC and its affiliates make the air time available to National Council of
Churches through the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, of which NCC is a
founding member. Specific broadcast dates and times will vary by local
station. You may log on to www.PaschaABC.goarch.org or
www.interfaithbroadcasting.com/onair.aspx?PID=306for a complete listing (as
of April 3) of ABC Affiliates by state.
Additional showings will be added between now and the broadcast date, so
please check listings for exact date, time and station in your area. You
may contact the Greek Orthodox Department of Communications (212-774-0244)
if you need assistance.
DVD copies of the program available for pre-sale ($25, includes shipping).
To pre-purchase please contact the Department of Communications at
212-774-0244 or email gotel@...
NCC News contact: Philip E. Jenks, 212-870-2228 (office), 646-853-4212
(cell) , pjenks@...