2005 News Archives

Media Advisory - Archbishop Demetrios to Visit Louisiana


New York - His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, spiritual leader of over 1.5 million Greek Orthodox Christians in America and Chairman of SCOBA, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America, representing 6 million Orthodox Christians in North America, will travel to Louisiana tomorrow, September 9, 2005 to convey the love and concern of the Orthodox Christian community of America to the people impacted by Hurricane Katrina as well as the relief workers, especially of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities), the official humanitarian aid agency of SCOBA.

Friday 9 September (Subject to change)

8:00 AM

Departure from Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, NJ

10:00 AM

Arrival at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

10:30 -11:30 AM

Visit to Second Harvest Warehouse, which is working in cooperation with IOCC - 14740 Plank Road, Baker, La 70714 (225) 774 2140

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Visit Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge 3773 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Visit Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Baton Rouge

Fr. Anthony Stratis, 2510 Stevendale Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70819

Meet local Orthodox faithful and conduct brief prayer service.

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Visit to Catholic Charities, Baton Rouge

1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Meeting with Catholic Charities National Chairman Fr. Larry Snyder and staff, who are working in cooperation with IOCC.

Meeting with Roman Catholic Archbishop Alfred E. Hughes of New Orleans

Contact: Nikki Stephanopoulos

Marissa P. Costidis
Nick Furris

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