Melkite Greek Catholic Church
 
PASTORAL VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE
GREGORIOS III (LAHAM) TO VENEZUELA
10-25 OCTOBER 2011
PROGRAMME
 
MONDAY 10 OCTOBER
8:00 PMArrival 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 PMLunch: at the Egyptian Ambassador’s Residence
7:00 PMReception at the Syrian Ambassador’s Residence (Prado Del Este district).
 
WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER
9:30 AMAfter breakfast at the Hotel, to TURMERO
11:00 AMChapel 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 PMVisit to the SAINT ELIAS Old People’s Religious Centre and then to the HOTEL PIPO
6:00 PMSolemn 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 AMTo BARQUISIMETO. Lunch en route: Bejuma
7:00 PMDivine Liturgy at La Coromoto Parish, Bararida suburb.
9:00 PMSupper at the Syrian-Venezuelan Club.
 
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER
9:00 AMVisit to the sanctuary of “THE DIVINE SHEPHERD”
To Valencia.
1:00 PMVespers 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 AMGoing up El Ávila, lunch in Galipán.
Return to the Eurobuilding Hotel.
7:30 PMReception and supper (private).
 
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER
1:00 PMVisit to the Maronite Fathers’ Monastery of Saint Sharbel and Lunch, Eurobuilding Hotel
6:00 PMDivine Liturgy at St. George’s Cathedral (Montalbán II).
8:00 PMToast 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 PMSyrian-Venezuelan Women’s Union Lunch, (Quinta Esmeralda).
7:30 PMSupper at the Residence of the Lebanese Ambassador.
 
TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER
Official Visits: Among others, to the Embassy of Palestine.
1:30 PMLunch at the Residence of the Syrian Ambassador.
4:00 PMVisit to the Antiochian Greek Orthodox church of SAINT ANTONY the Abbot,
el Paraíso.
7:30 PMSupper in Saint George’s Church Hall, Montalbán.
 
WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER
MATURIN
1:30 PMLunch (private)
7:30 PMSolemn Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Carmel
9:00 PMSupper in the Arab Home.
 
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER
CUMANA
1:30 PMLunch at the Cumanagoto Hotel
7:30 PMSolemn Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
9:00 PMSupper at the Syrian-Venezuelan Club.
 
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER
PUERTO LA CRUZ
Venetur Hotel
11:00 AMPress conference
Lunch and meeting of the Bishops of the Expansion
Subject to be discussed “The New Evangelisation.”
9:00 PMSupper 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 AMDivine Liturgy for the Consecration of the Church of Saint George, Puerto La Cruz.
1:30 PMLunch offered by the Saint George’s Parish Council.
Supper (private).
 
MONDAY 24 OCTOBER
Flight to Caracas
1:30 PMVisit to the Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory, Lunch
4:00 PMVisit to the Apostolic Nunciature.
8:00 PMVisit to the Syrian-Venezuelan Club of Caracas, Supper offered by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER
12:00 PMDeparture of His Beatitude from the Simón Bolívar International Airport.
   

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