from the National Council of Churches:

For Easter, An Ancient Christian Meditation Revealed

‘Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,’ feature film and book

New York, April 20, 2011 — “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” a new book and documentary feature film on the prayer, with an unprecedented inner-view of Orthodox monasticism has an abbreviated public TV version playing on over 218 PBS TV stations this week, and especially for Easter.

The national television broadcasts were generously funded by the ORDER OF SAINT ANDREW THE APOSTLE ARCHONS OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE IN AMERICA, the Virginia H. Farah Foundation, the Avalon Foundation, and many individuals worldwide.  It is distributed by American Public Television.

For a full listing of all PBS station broadcasts and more information, visit, and/or call your local station for dates and times.  Set your DVRs and TiVos!

The HarperOne book, by Dr. Norris J. Chumley with the Foreword by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, is available in bookstores everywhere, or on

The Full-length film is available on DVD at

Selected cities and broadcasts (subject to change – check local listings or call your local PBS station):

NEW YORK:  WLIW Channel 21, Saturday 4/23 at 5pm
WASHINGTON DC:  WHUT Ch. 32, Sunday 4/24 at 9pm and Monday 4/25 at 1am
CHICAGO: WYCC Ch. 20.1 and 20.2,  Monday 4/25 at 8pm and Wednesday 4/27 at 12:30
LOS ANGELES: KVCR-24 San Bernardino/LA, Sunday  4/24/2011  at 10:30pm
ATLANTA:  WGTV-8 Atlanta/Athens GA, on Sunday 4/24/2011 at 12:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS: WFYI-20 Indianapolis IN Sun 4/24/2011 3:00 PM
LAS VEGAS: KLVX-10.1 Sunday 4/24/2011 3:30 PM
SALT LAKE CITY: KUED-7, Sunday 4/24/2011 12:00 PM
SEATTLE: KCTS-9, Sunday 4/24/2011 1:00 PM
MILWAUKEE: WMVS-10.1, Saturday 4/23/2011 3:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS: WLAE-32.2,  Friday 4/22/2011 at 8:00 AM
SHREVEPORT: KLTS  24, Friday 4/22/2011 8:00 AM and Sunday 4/24/2011 at 4:00 PM

The full-length movie was featured at a benefit in Chicago for the Iakovos Retreat Center recently with over 1,000 faithful attending, sponsored by his Eminence Archbishop Iakovos and His Grace Bishop Demetrios.  If you would like to show the movie at your parish or Church, please contact the producers: