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Archbishop Demetrios Invited to White House for May 4th National Day of Prayer

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  • Rev Fr John Brian
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nikki Stephanopoulos May 4, 2006 ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE FOR 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Contact: Nikki
      Stephanopoulos

      May 4, 2006


      ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE FOR 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
      NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

      New York, NY - Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in
      America and Chairman of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox
      Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), was invited to the White House today, May
      4th, for the 55th Anniversary of the National Day of Prayer.

      The National Day of Prayer is an annual event, established 55 years ago, in
      which millions of Americans unite to pray for our country and leaders .The
      White House observance, held this year in the East Room, traditionally
      headlines events held in public venues to pray for the nation, governmental
      leaders, media, churches, families and schools.

      President George W. Bush who led the ceremony, warmly acknowledged "my good
      friend Archbishop Demetrios" as he entered the East Room.
      The observance was attended by religious leaders, members of the Cabinet,
      government officials and lay leaders from throughout the United States. In
      addition to the Archbishop, Orthodox hierarchs attending the event were
      Archbishop Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and
      Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos of the American Carpatho-Russian Church
      Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A.


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