Christmas Eve And New Years Day Liturgies Live On Internet
Dec 20, 2002
LIVE TELEVISION AND INTERNET BROADCAST
OF DIVINE LITURGY EVERY SUNDAY FROM
ARCHDIOCESAN CATHEDRAL OF HOLY TRINITY
New York, NY – The Divine Liturgy is broadcast live on television and the Internet from the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City every Sunday morning. The Liturgy can be seen from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon every Sunday on Time Warner Digital CHANNEL 509 (NGTV) in Metropolitan New York and northern New Jersey.
The Liturgy is broadcast live every Sunday on the Internet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America web site: http://live.goarch.org or the Cathedral Website at: http://www.thecathedral.goarch.org.
In addition to the Sunday Liturgy, major religious holidays and special services are broadcast live on the Internet. These include Christmas Eve from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and New Year’s Day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, to be celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.
The Christmas Eve Liturgy will be broadcast on Time Warner Digital Channel 509 – The Greek Channel (NGTV) on Christmas Day at 11:00 a.m.
At its inception on February 3, 2002, Cathedral Dean Father Robert Stephanopoulos announced that “the Holy Trinity Cathedral has a unique opportunity to achieve another major milestone in its illustrious 110 year history, the live television broadcast of the weekly Sunday Liturgy and major religious holidays beginning with Good Friday, Easter and Christmas.”
A call-in poll conducted two successive Sundays in May engendered an immediate positive response from a diverse audience, old and young, but particularly the homebound, elderly and disabled, who for a variety of reasons are not able to get to church. Many also noted that they watch when they are not able to attend church on a particular Sunday.