• Short Summary

    Strict security measures wee in force on Thursday (6 January) as the Regent of Greece, General George Zoitakis, attended the traditional Epiphany ceremony of "blessing the waters" at Piraeus, the port of Athens.

  • Description

    1.
    MV General Ulysses Angelis arrives
    0.05

    2.
    MV Pattakos ditto
    0.11

    3.
    SCU Guards
    0.13

    4.
    GV Bishop heading procession to special stand
    0.22

    5.
    SCU Pattakos & members of cabinet on stand
    0.26

    6.
    MV Bishop conducting service
    0.29

    7.
    MV Regent General Zoitakis arrives
    0.37

    8.
    GV Crowd
    0.42

    9.
    GV Bishop blessing water (2 shots)
    1.00

    10.
    LV Bishop takes cross out of water & Regent kisses it
    1.14



    Initials SGM/1810 SGM/1759



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    Background: Strict security measures wee in force on Thursday (6 January) as the Regent of Greece, General George Zoitakis, attended the traditional Epiphany ceremony of "blessing the waters" at Piraeus, the port of Athens.

    Bishop Christostomos of Piraeus threw a cross attached to a white ribbon into the sea three times. When he retrieved it the third time, the Regent and all officials at the ceremony kissed the cross before walking in procession to a service in the harbour church of the Holy Trinity.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADPZNVXR85UZV542401D68KTWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADPZNVXR85UZV542401D68KTWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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