Thursday, April 5, 2012

NBC to air Orthodox Paschal service

NEW YORK (GOARCH) – The video presentation of "Christ is Risen! The Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Pascha," a program highlighting Orthodox Christian Pascha, or Easter, will air on NBC affiliates nationwide this April.

The program, produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and videotaped live at St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, N.Y., highlights the midnight Resurrection Service and the Divine Liturgy.

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 Pascha Service to Air on NBC "Christ is Risen!" The Archdiocese is working with affiliates nationwide, urging them to broadcast the program within their local area. Broadcast information will be posted as soon as it becomes available from affiliates. Contact the Department of Communications if you need assistance. To request airing of the program in your local area, contact the program manager of the nearest NBC affiliate. DVD copies of the program will be available for pre-sale ($20, plus $6 shipping). To pre-purchase, contact the Department of Communications at 212.774.0244 or e-mail:

View the listing of Network Coverage to see when the Pascha special will be on a television station near you here.

1 comment:

  1. That is wonderful, that our Pascha will be presented on TV! This makes me very happy to see.