• Short Summary

    THE CENTURIES OLD BYZANTINE ORTHODOX TRADITION OF BLESSING THE WATERS WAS CARRIED OUT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT PIRAEUS HARBOUR BY BISHOP CHRYOSTOMOS.

  • Description

    THE CENTURIES OLD BYZANTINE ORTHODOX TRADITION OF BLESSING THE WATERS WAS CARRIED OUT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT PIRAEUS HARBOUR BY BISHOP CHRYOSTOMOS.

    GREECE'S REGENT LIEUTENANT GEORGE ZOITAKIS, ACCOMPANIED BY PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE ARMY-BACKED GOVERNMENT WATCHED AS THE BLESSING TOOK PLACE.

    AFTER THE LITANY AND THE RELIGIOUS SERVICE, FROM A SPECIAL STAND, THE BISHOP THREW A WOODEN CROSS INTO THE CALM WATERS OF THE HARBOUR.

    AS THE BISHOP THEN RETRIEVED THE CROSS, BY PULLING A STRING ATTACHED TO IT, ALL THE SHIPS IN THE HARBOUR SOUNDED THEIR SIRENS.

    SIMILAR CEREMONIES TOOK PLACE IN PORTS, LAKES AND RIVERS THROUGHOUT GREECE TODAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA480SN0H02514RFBVN4E4ML5H3
    Media URN:
    VLVA480SN0H02514RFBVN4E4ML5H3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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