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  • Rev Fr John Brian
    _____ From: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Communications Department [mailto:publicrelations@armeniandiocese.org] Sent: Wednesday, October
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3, 2007
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      From: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Communications
      Department [mailto:publicrelations@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 1:15 PM
      To: allmembers List Member
      Subject: MEDIA ALERT - Eastern Diocese to Broadcast Video Content Via
      Website





      Pontifical Visit Media Advisory



      His Holiness Karekin II

      Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians



      Pontifical Visit of the

      Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)



      630 Second Avenue New York, New York 10016



      Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate



      Pontifical Visit

      Media Relations Office



      Michael O'Hurley-Pitts, Ph.D.

      Director

      Telephone: 212.686.0710 ext. 154

      michael@...

      Facsimile: 212.689.1934

      Cellular: 212.533.0335





      Sylvie Keshishian

      Public Relations Director

      Telephone: 212.686.0710 ext. 160

      publicrelations@...

      Facsimile: 212.689.1934








      EASTERN DIOCESE TO BROADCAST VIDEO CONTENT VIA WEBSITE

      3 October 2007



      New York - Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the
      Armenian Church of America (Eastern) is pleased to announce that the Diocese
      has received a generous gift from the United Armenian Charities. The grant
      was given specifically to make possible web casting throughout the
      Pontifical Visit of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and
      Catholicos of All Armenians, to the Diocese of the Armenian Church of
      America (Eastern).



      Web casting, a system by which videos are shown on computer screens over the
      internet, making them essentially "televisions" on which recorded programs
      can be seen, is an increasingly important tool through which to keep in
      touch with events as they happen. Over the past few years, web casting has
      moved beyond entertainment and has emerged as a powerful and effective tool
      by which churches, corporations and other organizations provide programming
      worldwide where television and/or satellite broadcasting costs would
      otherwise be prohibitive.



      Beginning on Friday afternoon, October 5th, regular video programming can be
      seen daily on the official Pontifical Visit web site:
      www.pontificalvisit.org <http://www.pontificalvisit.org/> .
      Armenian-Americans in the Diocese, across the United States and throughout
      the world, as well as the ecumenical and interfaith friends of the Armenian
      Church, can take part in the Pontifical Visit of His Holiness Karekin II,
      Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians by following liturgies,
      programs and activities as His Holiness travels throughout the Diocese of
      the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). His Holiness Karekin II will be
      visiting 18 different cities in 14 states throughout the Eastern United
      States between October 4th and November 3rd, 2007.



      The use of state-of-the-art technology to reach the masses is nothing new to
      the Catholicoi of the Armenian Church. His Holiness Catholicos Mgrditch
      Khrimian, of blessed memory, used an early version of Thomas Edison's wax
      cylinder gramophones 100 years ago to record a message of peace, love and
      greetings to his flock. Today, His Holiness Karekin II and the Mother See
      of Holy Etchmiadzin employ a church-administered television studio to reach
      Armenian Christians throughout the world.



      His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the
      Armenian Church of America (Eastern), noting the importance of this new
      medium said, "Taking part in a Pontifical Divine Liturgy, Hrashapar service,
      or being personally blessed by His Holiness is a great experience and an
      honor. For those in mission parishes across the Americas or the world, who
      don't have the ability to take part in person, participating in the
      Pontifical Visit by watching on the internet can help renew one's sense of
      belonging in the larger community and the Church."



      One can take part in the liturgies and activities of His Holiness Karekin II
      in the U.S. from all over the world, via a dial-up or high-speed/DSL
      service. Additionally, video content will stay on the server so that people
      can view it on-demand.



      His Eminence Khajag Barsamian went on to explain, "Every day people will be
      able to watch new videos of the Pontifical Visit - up to 1,000 persons at
      any moment can watch without the video slowing down. Technology and
      knowledge are gifts of God. Using them to bring people closer to the Church
      is fitting."



      Please log on to our website www.pontificalvisit.org
      <http://www.pontificalvisit.org/> to keep up to date with His Holiness'
      Pontifical Visit.













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