• Short Summary

    Leaders of the military government in Greece attended the ancient Blessing of the Waters ceremony at Piraeus harbour today (Sunday, January 6).

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    Leaders of the military government in Greece attended the ancient Blessing of the Waters ceremony at Piraeus harbour today (Sunday, January 6). President Phaedon Gizikis, who led the government presence, was making only his second public appearance since being sworn in as head of state in November.

    Prime Minister Adamantios Androutsopoulos and members of his cabinet watched as the Bishop of Piraeus, Mgr. Chrissosotomos, blessed the waters and interceded for the safety of all Greek seamen.

    For the ceremony, the golden Holy Cross is brought down to the guayside from the Saint Trinity Church of Piraeus and is thrown a traditional three times in the waters of the harbour.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8S3T4ATMSMR34IJNG3POK50FL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S3T4ATMSMR34IJNG3POK50FL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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