The "Light of the East" 15 part series is
slated for the new Fall line up of programs on EWTN. This is the first ever
series on Eastern Catholic Churches on EWTN.
Fr. Michael J. Sopoliga proposed the series to EWTN Executive Producer Doug
Keck months ago while Sopoliga was taping his appearances on The Abundant
Life with Johnnette Benkovic last year.
Keck supported Fr. Sopoliga's ideas about the program, and gave the go ahead
for taping the week of June 18, 2001. Producer for the series, AndreaByrnes
has already been thinking about Part II of the series, with taping next
spring. Joining Fr. Sopoliga, of SS Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic
Church, in Fort Pierce, FL was Fr. Joseph Bertha, of St. Stephen Byzantine
Catholic Church, Buffalo, NY. The series presents all of the Eastern
Catholic Churches, with musical and visual highlights of each church.
Another highlight, will be the reenactment of the Proskomedia, which is so
seldom seen by the people. Many vestments, and church furnishings will be
displayed, thanks to Holoviak.com church supplies. The set, which was
created by Fr. Sopoliga, is a 9 feet high tryptich of the Deisis, donated to
the series by Monasteryicons.com, is flanked by traditional banners, and as
some remarked: "The set looks 'heavenly'. One of the most beautiful
seen on EWTNyet!" The half hour programs will begin to air in
September. Watch for promos on EWTN regarding the times and dates.
Fr. Sopoliga is assisting in the possible production of "Major Feast
Day" televised Liturgies on a regular basis for EWTN, as well as other
projects. Fr. Michael can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fr. Joseph at: email@example.com.
Related Websites: www.ewtn.com