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    ENTERING PIRAEUS HARBOUR, ATHENS, A MODERN SHIP OF WAR CARRYING AN ANCIENT AND HOLY ICON.THE?

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    ENTERING PIRAEUS HARBOUR, ATHENS, A MODERN SHIP OF WAR CARRYING AN ANCIENT AND HOLY ICON.THE CEREMONY, CARRIED OUT WITH ALL THE COLOUR AND SPLENDOUR OF A GREEK ORTHODOX OCCASION, MARKED THE MILLENNIUM CELEBRATIONS OF THE HOLY COMMUNITY ON MOUNT ATHOS.

    ACCOMPANYING THE ICON AND HOLY CROSS ON THE JOURNEY WAS THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEFENCE, MR.CUNDUROS, AND LEADING MEMBERS OF THE HOLY COMMUNITY ON MOUNT ATHOS.THIS IS THE FIRST RIME THAT THE HISTORIC ICON OF THE HOLY VIRGIN HAS LEFT THE GREAT LAVRA MONASTERY SINCE THE 4TH CENTURY A.D.

    ARMY AND COASTGUARD UNITS WERE ON PARADE IN HONOUR OF THE OCCASION AS THE ICON AND MEMBERS OF THE MOUNT ATHOS HOLY COMMUNITY WERE RECEIVED ON WEDNESDAY BY THE 90-YEAR-OLD METROPOLITAN OF PIRAEUS AND THE AGEAN, MGR.PROKOPIUS.

    THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS CROWDED THE QUAYSIDE AS THE ICON WAS CARRIED IN RELIGIOUS PROCESSION ON ITS WAY TO THE GATES OF ATHENS WHERE IT WAS MET BY ATHENS AND ALL GREECE'S ARCHBISHOP, MGR.CHRYSSOSTOMOS.THE ICON, COVERED IN GOLD AND JEWELS, WAS THEN TAKEN TO ATHENS CATHEDRAL WHERE A SONG OF PRAISE WAS SUNG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCQ58H2VE3CANJICS2KB7S9S7
    Media URN:
    VLVADCQ58H2VE3CANJICS2KB7S9S7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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