• Short Summary

    EVERY YEAR, ON DECEMBER 6, THE SAILORS OF GREECE - BOTH NAVAL AND MERCANTILE - CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF ST.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CLERGY WALK PAST
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    2.
    MV CABINET MINISTERS MEET CLERGY
    0.15

    3.
    GV PARADE WAITING
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    4.
    MV CHIEF CLERGY PAST
    0.21

    5.
    MV PEOPLE CROSS THEMSELVES
    0.25

    6.
    MV HOLY ICON UP TO CAMERA
    0.32

    7.
    MV ELDERLY WOMEN
    0.35

    8.
    GV CABINET MINISTERS
    0.39

    9.
    GV PARADE
    0.44

    10.
    TV HOLY ICON
    0.49

    11.
    CU HOLY ICON PAST
    0.55

    12.
    TV SAILORS MARCH PAST
    1.00

    13.
    GV CROWD
    1.07

    14.
    EGV PARADE
    1.11

    15.
    LV MEMBERS OF CLERGY LEAVE PARADE
    1.17



    Initials JT/S/RM/PC


    FOOTNOTE: ST. NICHOLAS, A LYCIAN BISHOP, WAS MARTYRED IN THE 9TH CENTURY AFTER BEING PERSECUTED AND TORTURED ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EVERY YEAR, ON DECEMBER 6, THE SAILORS OF GREECE - BOTH NAVAL AND MERCANTILE - CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF ST.NICHOLAS, THEIR PATRON SAINT.

    BUT THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION HAD A SAD NOTE.FOR LOSSES OF MEN AND SHIPPING IN 1963 BY THE GREEK MERCHANT MARINE HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE HIGHEST ON RECORD.

    THOUSANDS OF GREEKS GATHERED IN PIRAEUS, THE PORT OF ATHENS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) EVENING FOR THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING.CLERGYMEN LED A LONG LITANY PROCESSION OF SAILORS, WIDOWS OF SEAMEN AND FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF SAILORS SERVING ON THE HIGH SEAS.CARRIED HIGH WAS THE HOLY ICON OF ST.NICHOLAS.

    EARLIER, THERE WAS A THANKSGIVING SERVICE AT ST.NICHOLAS CHURCH.TWO CABINET MINISTERS WERE THERE, AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABHSDWUP8CUZE339A0LFBYK8GM
    Media URN:
    VLVABHSDWUP8CUZE339A0LFBYK8GM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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