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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit Archdiocese, Metropolis of New Jersey, and Metropolitan Museum March 13-19 -- Schedule of Events

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Mar 10, 2004

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New York, NY- His All Holiness Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, will make his fifth visit to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America from March 13-19. He will make his first official pastoral visit to the Metropolis of New Jersey and attend the much anticipated exhibition on "Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His All Holiness will offer a lecture entitled "Byzantine Icons: A Legacy for Humanism", on Thursday, March 18 at the Museum.

There will be photo availability for the following public events.

For more information please call the contacts listed below.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13

3:00 pm

Arrival at Morristown Airport, Morristown, NJ and welcome by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos and officials, clergy and lay leadership of the Metropolis of New Jersey (LIMITED PRESS)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Patriarchal Visit to the Sights and Sounds Program to bless the youth participants and their families of the Metropolis of New Jersey at Holy Trinity Church, Westfield, New Jersey 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield, NJ

SUNDAY, MARCH 14

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Orthros/Matins

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at Saint John the Theologian Cathedral, Tenafly, New Jersey 353 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Agape Reception in honor of His All Holiness at the Cathedral Center

6:30 pm - 10:00 p.m.

Reception and Banquet in honor of His All Holiness hosted by His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey and the Clergy and Laity of the Metropolis of New Jersey at the Westmount Country Club in West Paterson, New Jersey 728 Rifle Camp Road - West Paterson, NJ

MONDAY, MARCH 15

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast with Members of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters 10 East 79th Street, New York, NY

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Patriarchal Greeting and Blessing of the Archdiocesan Staff at the Archdiocesan Chapel of St. Paul

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Patriarchal Audience with Edgar M. Bronfman, President and Rabbi Israel Singer, Chairman of the World Jewish Congress at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Patriarchal Greeting to the Members of the Preparatory Meeting for the Interreligious Conference and Dialogue at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Meeting with His Excellency Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations at the United Nations One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Archdiocesan Leadership Luncheon in honor of His All Holiness hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at The Boat House in Central Park.

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Reception and Dinner Gala for the Exhibition &qout;Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)&qout; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast with Religious Leaders hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Headquarters 10 East 79th Street, New York, NY

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Patriarchal Greeting and Blessing of the Direct Archdiocesan District Clergy at the Archdiocesan Chapel of St. Paul

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Luncheon in honor of His All Holiness hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Ahmet Ertegun and Mr. and Mrs. Murat Koprulu at the Knickerbocker Club 2 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Doxology Service and Patriarchal Blessing with the students of the New York Area Parochial Schools at St. Nicholas Shrine Church, Flushing, NY; Patriarchal Greeting and Blessing of the Clergy and Lay Leaders of the St. Nicholas Community and Patriarchal Visit to the Classrooms of the William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School 43-14 196 Street, Flushing, NY

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Luncheon in honor of His All Holiness hosted by the Appeal of Conscience by its President, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, commemorating The Tenth Anniversary of the Bosphorus Declaration at the Minskoff Cultural Center 164 East 68th Street, New York, NY

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dinner in honor of His All Holiness hosted by the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle at the Council of Foreign Relations in the Rockefeller Room 58 East 68th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

9:00 am - 10:00 am

United Nations Diplomats Breakfast in honor of His All Holiness hosted by His Excellency Adamantios Vassilakis, Ambassador of Greece to the United Nations at the Ambassador's Residence 67 East 79th Street, New York, NY

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Public Lecture by His All Holiness entitled "Byzantine Icons: A Legacy of Humanism" at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reception for the Library Conservation Project of St. Catherine's Monastery on the occasion of the "Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)" Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (PRIVATE EVENT)

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Gala Dinner at the Temple of Dendur of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (PRIVATE EVENT)

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

4:00 pm

Depart from Teterboro Airport for the Ecumenical Patriarchate

(PRIVATE EVENT)

Contacts: Nikki Stephanopoulos

Tel.: 212.570.3530

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