• Short Summary

    Thousands of pilgrims from many countries joined local Christians in the annual Palm Sunday processions in Jerusalem on Sunday (11 April) to commemorate Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into the city nearly 2,000 years ago.

  • Description

    Thousands of pilgrims from many countries joined local Christians in the annual Palm Sunday processions in Jerusalem on Sunday (11 April) to commemorate Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into the city nearly 2,000 years ago.

    Carrying palm branches and chanting humans, the people wound their way down the Mount of Olives from Beth page to enter the walled old city through St. Stephen's gate.

    Police were on duty to block off roads across the pathway of the procession and soldiers were on guard against possible disturbances or Guerrilla attacks, but there were no incidents.

    Palm Sunday traditionally starts the major period of the Christian religion which culminates with the Easter weekend. Easter commemorates Christ's crucifixion and resurrection on the third day.

    SYNOPSIS: Thousand of pilgrims joined local Christians for the annual Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem on Sunday.

    The procession commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into the ancient city nearly 2,000 years ago.

    Carrying palm branches and chanting hymns, the people wound their way down the Mount of Olives from Beth page towards the walled city.

    Police were on duty to block off roads across the pathway of the procession and soldiers were on guard against possible disturbances or guerrilla attacks, but there were no incidents.

    Palm Sunday traditionally starts the major period of the Christian religion. It culminates with the Easter weekend which commemorates with Christ's crucifixion and resurrection on the third day.

    The Jerusalem procession ended with entry into the old walled city through St. Stephen's gate.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1S841XDT003BYFS7OG50OIB6E
    Media URN:
    VLVA1S841XDT003BYFS7OG50OIB6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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