• 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

    1.
    GC CHURCH OF VIRGIN MARY
    0.05

    2.
    LV DITTO PROCESSION BEGINNING
    0.08

    3.
    LV HOLY ICON BEING CARRIED
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    4.
    SV SAILORS CARRYING HOLY ICON
    0.15

    5.
    CU HOLY ICON BEING CARRIED PAST
    0.18

    6.
    SV PILGRIMS KNEELING
    0.22

    7.
    SV HOLY ICON BEING PASSED OVER THE HEADS OF PILGRIMS
    0.27

    8.
    CU PILGRIMS ON GROUND
    0.30

    9.
    LV ICON BEING PASSED OVER CROWDS
    0.34

    10.
    CU PILGRIMS ON GROUND
    0.37

    11.
    LV PILGRIMS
    0.41

    12.
    SV HOLY ICON BEING PASSED OVER HEADS OF PILGRIMS
    0.45

    13.
    GV PROCESSION AND PILGRIMS
    0.50

    14.
    LV INVALIDS ON GROUND WAITING FOR PROCESSION
    0.54

    15.
    GV SICK AND INVALID PEOPLE ON GROUND
    1.00



    Initials AK/S/JH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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