• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS SHUFFLED ALONG THE STEEP TWISTING VIA DOLOROSA IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF JERUSALEM YESTERDAY - RETRACING THE STEPS OF JESUS AS HE BORE HIS CROSS TO MOUNT CALVARY TO BE CRUCIFIED.

  • Description


    PROCESSION ALONG THE VIA DOLOROSA, INCLUDING MEN DRESSED AS ROMAN SOLDIERS, AND PILGRIMS ENTERING THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE.




    Initials RM/S/MGT/EEH



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    Background: THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS SHUFFLED ALONG THE STEEP TWISTING VIA DOLOROSA IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF JERUSALEM YESTERDAY - RETRACING THE STEPS OF JESUS AS HE BORE HIS CROSS TO MOUNT CALVARY TO BE CRUCIFIED. OTHER GOOD FRIDAY CEREMONIES OF THE TRADITIONAL EASTER OBSERVANCES OF JERUSALEM INCLUDED SERVICES IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, REVERED AS THE SITE OF JESUS' BURIAL.

    THE FIRST SERVICE IN THE HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH YESTERDAY WAS A ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS INCLUDING THE BLESSING OF FIRE AND WATER WHICH SYMBOLISES THE RENEWAL OF LIFE AND REBIRTH. PILGRIMS IN JERUSALEM FOR EASTER INCLUDE TOURISTS FROM MANY LANDS. EASTER -- WHICH REACHES A PEAK ON GOOD FRIDAY -- LASTS ABOUT A WEEK, COVERING THE PERIOD OF THE ARREST OF JESUS IN JERUSALEM BY THE ROMANS, HIS TRIAL, CRUCIFICTION AND RESURRECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6OP9FCLA7A3WTB9RIYAOUDCP
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6OP9FCLA7A3WTB9RIYAOUDCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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