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MEDIA ALERT: Ground Blessing Ceremony & Press Conference

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Contact:
Stavros Papagermanos, Press Officer, 718.415.5850, [email protected]
Marissa Costidis, Coordinator, 732.522.1637, [email protected]
October 14, 2014

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Launches Rebuilding of St. Nicholas at World Trade Center

WHAT:  New York City's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is set to begin its two year rebuilding project.  The re-building begins with a Ground Blessing Ceremony, followed by a press conference.

A Q&A session will follow for members of the press, with spokesman Fr. Evagoras Constantinides addressing media members on the subject of the new St. Nicholas National Shrine. 

You are invited to attend, bring cameras if applicable, and ask questions.  Please RSVP, confirm attendance by email: [email protected] - Follow-up interview opportunities with Father Evagoras can also be scheduled.

WHO:  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 (Ground Blessing begins at 12PM with a 20 minute press conference immediately following).

WHERE: Future address of the rebuilt St. Nicholas National Shrine
            130 Liberty Street, New York, NY  ‎(corner of Greenwich & Liberty Streets, NYC)
            Multbox will be available, Throw is 120 ft.

WHY: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was the only house of worship destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. St. Nicholas served as a place of solace, peace and prayer for not only its congregation, but for busy New Yorkers who sought prayer. The Ground Blessing Ceremony marks the beginning of a building project that will yield a new and resurrected St. Nicholas National Shrine.  www.stnicholaswtc.org

A LIVE SATELLITE FEED is being offered free and clear to news organizations.

DOMESTIC:
 

1080i - HD
Saturday October 18, 2014
11:45am-1:15pm
Domestic Satellite: AMC 1 K4A
Downlink: 11793.5V
DVB S2 - 3/4 8PSK
Symbol Rate: 7.5

INTERNATIONAL:

Timing:  1545-1745 UTC
EUTELSAT 7B  7 deg East TXP B1 CHANNEL 6MHZ SLOT 1A6
DOWNLINK FR.: 10958.5 MHZ POL X
SD 625 16:9 50Hz
DVB-S2 8PSK
4.9373 Ms/s FEC ¾

Contact: Dimitrios Lagos (718) 541-3413 or Jimmy Amperiadis (718) 541-3423