Flushing, N.Y., April 4, 2012 — The National Council of Churches, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission invite Easter worshippers to witness the Orthodox Christian Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Pascha.
The service, recorded live on Pascha 2011 at St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, N.Y., will be broadcast on many NBC stations on April 8, when Easter is celebrated in most western Christian traditions, and on April 15, when Pascha is celebrated in most Orthodox Christian churches.
The broadcast features Archbishop Demetrios of America as he stands before thousands of faithful who gathered inside and outside the beautiful church.
At midnight, the Archbishop proclaims, “Christ is Risen!” The Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection Witness follows.
The special Easter celebration is produced for the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission in cooperation with the National Council of Churches and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
Check local listings here.
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for shared ecumenical witness among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s 37 member communions — from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches — include 40 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.