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Media Advisory on the Funeral of Archbishop Iakovos

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Apr 13, 2005

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS

Former Greek Orthodox Spiritual Leader of North & South America

ECUMENICAL LEADER AND CHAMPION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

The following schedule will assist you in providing coverage.

Press Table - located next front entrance Holy Trinity Cathedral at 319 East 79th Street, NY

Press Kits - for advance information visit www.goarch.org or www.iakovos.goarch.org

Press Platform and Video and Audio feed will be available

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Press to show credentials and receive Access Badge

10:00 am

Set-up

11:00 am - 1 :00 pm

Procession and Funeral - Archbishop Demetrios of America to preside at the Funeral

FREE ACCESS TO LIVE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE TRANSMISSION
10:30 - 14:00 EST US
VIDEO NEWS RELEASE TO BE FED INCLUDES
STORY & FOOTAGE - FOLLOWED BY FUNERAL

National
AMC 3/K22 Slot 1 -
Downlink Frequency 12153.5V - FEC 3/4
Symbol Rate, 6.64
International
Eutelsat W3A/N2
Downlink Frequency 11052.5
Symbol Rate 6665, FEC 7/8

Archbishop Iakovos, 93, spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in the Western Hemisphere from 1959 to 1996, died April 10, 2005 at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, from a pulmonary ailment. Deeply respected by all religious leaders in the United States when he retired at the age of 85 on July 29,1996, Archbishop Iakovos offered 37 years of service which were distinguished by his leadership in furthering religious unity, revitalizing Christian worship and championing human and civil rights. He had the courage to walk hand in hand with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, AL, a historic moment for America which was captured on the cover of LIFE Magazine on March 26, 1965. Friend to nine United States Presidents, Archbishop Iakovos was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed by President Jimmy Carter on June 9, 1980. A dynamic participant in the contemporary ecumenical movement for Christian unity, he served for nine years as President of the World Council of Churches and piloted Inter-Orthodox, Inter-Christian and Inter-Religious dialogues.

Video Information

Nicholas J. Furris
904.571.5692

Marissa P. Costidis
212.570.3588 Cell: 732.522.1637

Greek Press Officer- Stavros Papagermanos
212.570.3555 Cell: 718.415.5850

English Press Officer-Nikki Stephanopoulos
212-570-3588 Cell: 917-903-1255

E-mail: communications@goarch.org

www.iakovos.goarch.org

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