• Short Summary

    Once again Greek-Cypriot Archbishop Makarios showed his sympathetic leanings towards Eoka, the Cypriot rebel organisation, when he ordered and attended a special Requiem Mass sung at the Prophet Elias Church of Pangrati (a suburb of Athens) in memory of Eoka's toughest member, Gregorios Afxentiou.

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    1.
    General view of the Prophet Elias church (three shots).


    2.
    Makarios surrounded by the Athens' suburb clergymen conduct the religious service of the Requiem Mass for Afxentiou (two shots).


    3.
    Another view of Makarios before the Sanctuary of the Church taken from top.


    4.
    A cenotaph placed in the middle of the church in memoria of Gregorios Afxentiou covered with flowers and blue-and-white ribbons and flags.


    5.
    A general view of the interior of the church and Makarios speaking to the crowds praising the heroism of EOKA and particularly of Afxentiou and demanding from every one to have faith in Dighenis, the leader of EOKA. (two shots taken from high).




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    PS: EXCLUSIVE; No sufficient light except those of the church and the candles; we used Tri-X with 2,8 and hope to be ok.
    Makarios very rarely wears his golden vestment and conducts religious services, contenting himself only in attending and observing the Masses.

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    Background: Once again Greek-Cypriot Archbishop Makarios showed his sympathetic leanings towards Eoka, the Cypriot rebel organisation, when he ordered and attended a special Requiem Mass sung at the Prophet Elias Church of Pangrati (a suburb of Athens) in memory of Eoka's toughest member, Gregorios Afxentiou. Afxentiou blew himself up in his Cyprus hide-out rather than fall to the security forces. While Makarios inspires and supports functions such as this he still accuses Britain of lack of goodwill and claims that his presence in Cyprus would contribute to an easing of the tension. Other members of the Cyprus Ethnarchy, members of the Pan-Hellenic Committee for the Struggle of Self Determination in Cyprus, Cyprus Youth Organisations and Students also attended the Mass.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4CO61PPHI66Z7X4T204CN308T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CO61PPHI66Z7X4T204CN308T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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