• Short Summary

    ORTHODOX GREEKS CELEBRATED GOOD FRIDAY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WITH A SERVICE IN ATHENS CATHEDRAL AND A PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PROCESSION LEAVING CATHEDRAL.
    0.05

    2.
    SV ARCHBISHOP IERONYMOS AND CHURCH LEADERS LEAVE.
    0.10

    3.
    SV HOLY EPITAPH CARRIED IN PROCESSION.
    0.17

    4.
    SV CHURCH LEADERS.
    0.22

    5.
    SV MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT HOLDING CANDLES.
    0.29

    6.
    CV ARCHBISHOP CARRYING CROSS.
    0.35

    7.
    CROSS CARRIED IN PROCESSION.
    0.40

    8.
    CV ARCHBISHOP.
    0.43

    9.
    SV BOYS IN PROCESSION.
    0.48

    10.
    SV BOY WITH FLOWERS.
    0.51

    11.
    SV PROCESSION.
    0.56

    12.
    SV MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT IN PROCESSION.
    1.04

    13.
    SV HOLY EPITAPH.
    1.06

    14.
    SV CHIEF AND GENERAL STAFF, ARMED FORCES, IN PROCESSION.
    1.18



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    Background: ORTHODOX GREEKS CELEBRATED GOOD FRIDAY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WITH A SERVICE IN ATHENS CATHEDRAL AND A PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY.

    ARCHBISHOP IERONYMOS WAS UNTIL THE ARMY TAKEOVER IN APRIL 1967 CHAPLAIN TO THE ROYAL PALACE AND THE KING'S PERSONAL CONFESSOR.

    THREE CLERGYMEN WERE RECENTLY CHARGED WITH INSULTING THE AUTHORITIES AFTER THEY HAD PUBLISHED A LEAFLET ALLEGING THAT THE ARCHBISHOP SIDED WITH THE PRESENT ARMY-BACKED REGIME AGAINST KING CONSTANTINE.

    CARRIED THROUGHOUT YESTERDAY 'S PROCESSION, WHICH RE-ENACTS THE BURIAL PROCESSION OF CHRIST, WAS THE HOLY EPITAPH - A SYMBOL REPRESENTING THE PRESENCE OF THE SAVIOUR.

    TO MARK THE EASTER CELEBRATIONS THE GREEK GOVERNMENT ON THURSDAY (18 APRIL) RELEASED 100 POLITICAL PRISONERS DETAINED ON THE ISLANDS OF YAROS AND LEROS SINCE THE ARMY TAKEOVER. A STATEMENT SAID THAT THEY WERE RELEASED BECAUSE THEY HAD SHOWN GOOD BEHAVIOUR DURING THEIR DETENTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3JYXEMXZZDRRBCJALB4CND85V
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JYXEMXZZDRRBCJALB4CND85V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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