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PASTORAL VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE GREGORIOS III (LAHAM)  TO VENEZUELA

10-25 OCTOBER 2011

 

PROGRAMME

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER

8:00 PM       Arrival at Maiquetía  of H.B. on AMERICAN  AIRLINES  flight N° 903.     Official welcome at V.I.P Lounge at Simón Bolívar International Airport by representatives of Church and State.

Drive to Caracas:    EUROBUILDING HOTEL

 

TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER 

CARACAS

Official Visits.  

 1:00 PM       Lunch: at the Egyptian Ambassador’s Residence

 7:00 PM       Reception at the Syrian Ambassador’s Residence (Prado Del Este district).

 

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER  

9:30 AM       After breakfast at the Hotel, to TURMERO

11:00 AM   Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:  Akathist Hymn and laying the Foundation Stone of the “Public Dining Hall” of the said Chapel – Lunch.

3:30 PM     Visit to the SAINT ELIAS Old People’s Religious Centre and then to the HOTEL PIPO             

6: 00 PM      Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of The Assumption of Our Lady, San Jacinto district.

Supper:  Syrian-Venezuelan Centre of Maracay.

 

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER

MARACAY 

10:00 AM     To BARQUISIMETO.  Lunch en route: Bejuma

 7:00 PM       Divine Liturgy at La Coromoto Parish, Bararida suburb.

 9:00 PM       Supper at the Syrian-Venezuelan Club.

 

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER  

9:00 AM     Visit to the sanctuary of “THE DIVINE SHEPHERD”

To Valencia.

1:00 PM     Vespers in the Antiochian Orthodox Church of Saint George in the el Prebo district. 

Lunch at the Syrian-Venezuelan Club.

Return to Caracas:   Eurobuilding Hotel 

 

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER

 10:00 AM   Going up El Ávila, lunch in Galipán.

Return to the Eurobuilding Hotel.

7:30 PM      Reception and supper (private).                              

              

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER

 1:00 PM      Visit to the Maronite Fathers’ Monastery of Saint Sharbel and Lunch, Eurobuilding Hotel 

6: 00 PM      Divine Liturgy at St. George’s Cathedral (Montalbán II).

8:00 PM       Toast for the whole Community.

 

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER

(Arrival at Maiquetía of the Melkite Greek Catholic Bishops of Brazil, Canada and the United States)  

Official Visits.

1:00 PM        Syrian-Venezuelan Women’s Union Lunch,  (Quinta Esmeralda).

7:30 PM        Supper at the Residence of the Lebanese Ambassador. 

 

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER

Official Visits:  Among others, to the Embassy of Palestine.

1:30 PM       Lunch at the Residence of the Syrian Ambassador.

4:00 PM       Visit to the Antiochian Greek Orthodox church of SAINT ANTONY the Abbot,

 el Paraíso.

7:30 PM       Supper in Saint George’s Church Hall, Montalbán.

 

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER  

MATURIN

1:30 PM        Lunch (private)

7:30 PM        Solemn Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Carmel  

9:00 PM        Supper in the Arab Home.

 

THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER   

CUMANA

 1:30  PM      Lunch at the Cumanagoto Hotel

 7:30  PM      Solemn Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 9:00  PM      Supper at the Syrian-Venezuelan Club.

 

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER  

PUERTO LA CRUZ

Venetur Hotel

11:00 AM Press conference

 Lunch and meeting of the Bishops of the Expansion

Subject to be discussed  “The New Evangelisation.”

9:00  PM     Supper at the Syrian Venezuelan Centre of Puerto la Cruz, offered by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER     

 Breakfast (private)  

Visit by yacht to the Isle of Mochima, lunch.

Supper (private).

 

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER       

 11:00  AM    Divine Liturgy for the Consecration of the Church of Saint George,  Puerto La Cruz.   

 1:30    PM     Lunch offered by the Saint George’s Parish Council.

Supper (private).

 

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER     

Flight to Caracas

1:30   PM      Visit to the Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory,   Lunch

4:00   PM      Visit to the Apostolic Nunciature.

8:00   PM      Visit to the Syrian-Venezuelan Club of Caracas,Supper offered by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER            

12:00    PM     Departure of His Beatitude from the Simón Bolívar International Airport.