2001 News Archives

Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, Inc., (GOTelecom) Honored

New York -– Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, Inc. (GOTelecom), the television ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been awarded two Communicator Awards for their video programs, “Saint Basil Academy: A Legacy of Changed Lives,” and “Decades of Faith: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America-1860-2000”. “Decades of Faith” also recently received the Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award of Excellence.

The Communicator Awards is a national awards program that recognizes outstanding work in the communications field. Entries are judged by industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry as a whole. The Golden Halo Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry and the performing arts.

“Saint Basil Academy: A Legacy of Changed Lives,” was produced by GOTelecom, in association with St. Basil Academy, the philanthropic center of the Church where young needy children find protection, shelter, education and most importantly, the warmth of Christian love and the security of a home. Fox Sports Commentator, Pat Summerall, donated his talents to host the video. The highlights of the video are the testimonials of the students of the Academy. “Saint Basil Academy: A Legacy of Changed Lives,” received the Award of Excellence for Religious/ Inspirational Programming, a honor only 10% of entries receive. For more information on this video you may contact Saint Basil Academy at 845-424-3500.

“Decades of Faith: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America – 1860-2000,” premiered at the Clergy-Laity Congress Banquet in Philadelphia where it received a standing ovation. The video is a decade-by-decade retrospective of moments of Greek Orthodoxy in America. It is presented through a collage of still photographs, official document, speeches of former Archbishops and includes a personal message from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. “Decades of Faith: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America” received the Communicator Award of Distinction, an honor only 15% of entries receive. Additionally, Greek Orthodox entertainer and Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Nicholas Royce, who nominated this program for the Halo Award to recognize its portrayal of the contributions of Orthodox Christians in America throughout the decade, received the Golden Halo of Excellence for his humanitarian service and contribution to entertainment. This video is a wonderful addition to any parish or home. It is available for a minimum donation of $25 plus $6 shipping and handling.

For more information please contact GOTelecom at 212-570-3588.

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