• Short Summary

    THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND PILGRIMS MANY OF THEM SICK OR INVALID, MADE THE ANNUAL VOYAGE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO TINOS, THE SMALL MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OFF THE GREEK MAINLAND.

  • Description

    THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND PILGRIMS MANY OF THEM SICK OR INVALID, MADE THE ANNUAL VOYAGE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO TINOS, THE SMALL MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OFF THE GREEK MAINLAND.EACH YEAR ON AUGUST 15, A HOLY ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY IS BROUGHT FROM ITS SHRINE AND PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE ISLAND.

    BORNE ON THE SHOULDERS OF A NAVAL CONTINGENT, AND PRECEDED BY THREE BISHOPS, THE ICON IS CARRIED OVER A FILE OF CHRONICALLY SICK, SO THAT ITS BLESSING MIGHT MIRACULOUSLY CURE THEM.THE PILGRIMS KNEEL AND PRAY AS THE PROCESSION MOVES BY.

    THE ICON WAS FOUND IN A GROTTO IN 1882, SHORTLY AFTER AN OLD WOMAN DREAMT OF ITS EXISTENCE.EXPERTS PLACED IT AS A WORK OF THE 12TH CENTURY, AND A CHURCH WAS SPECIALLY BUILT TO HOUSE THE RELIC.

    MANY OF THE PILGRIMS CAME FROM GREECE AND GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN.BUT ONE MIRACLE REPORTED THIS YEAR CURED AN ORTHODOX FROM JOHANNESBURG, JOHN KARAJAN, OF PARALYSIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HOWK8LQV4LW13LHF6DC94UWY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HOWK8LQV4LW13LHF6DC94UWY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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