• Short Summary

    Epiphany celebrations in Ethiopia ended on Friday (Jan.21) with a mass gathering of clergy and worshippers in Addis Ababa's Jan Hoy Meda square.

  • Description

    Epiphany celebrations in Ethiopia ended on Friday (Jan.21) with a mass gathering of clergy and worshippers in Addis Ababa's Jan Hoy Meda square. The three-day celebrations, held annually to mark the baptism of Christ by St. John the Baptist, were officiated by the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and attended by thousands of people including members of the diplomatic corps in Addis Ababa. The final day's ceremony included a mass baptism from a holy pond.

    SYNOPSIS: During the previous two days, holy objects from churches throughout Ethiopia were brought into Addis Ababa, the capital, in massive processions. The climax of the celebrations -- Friday's mass baptism -- was attended by several thousand worshippers and onlookers including members of the foreign diplomatic corps.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADONK9M9TG7VWKLBTCBGLRY6SE
    Media URN:
    VLVADONK9M9TG7VWKLBTCBGLRY6SE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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