• Short Summary

    Archbishop Damaschinos blesses the sea for fishermen in America.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Tarpon Springs. With all the impressive pomp of the Greek Orthodox Church - and a Jazz Band - Archbishop Damaschinos blesses the sea for fishermen."

    Tarpon Springs, United States of America.

    A parade walks through a crowded street. The parade features priests of the Greek Orthodox Church including Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens. There are also representatives of other denominations there.

    While the priests make a blessing we can hear a Jazz band playing in the background. A chant if sung and the Archbishop throws a cross into the water. Several young men dive in from a boat to retrieve it. More chanting and the swimmer who found the cross receives a blessing.

    This material is from 1930s Extras Reel 1 - keep separately from original newsreels.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    709.07
    Media URN:
    6207
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:34:00 / 01:09:49:00
    Canister:
    31/7

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