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Grand Banquet of 42nd Clergy Laity Congress to be Carried Live on the Website of the Archdiocese

Date: July 9, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – The Grand Banquet of the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 7:45 pm. Vice President Joe Biden will be present and deliver remarks.

To access the webcast, visit www.clergylaity.org/live .

The Grand Banquet is traditionally the concluding event of the Clergy-Laity Congress. Fifteen hundred delegates and guests are expected to be in attendance.

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