JAPANESE CEREMONIES AT KASHIMA SHRINE - 1933 Japanese villages take part in religious ceremonies at the Kashima Shrine dedicated to Shinto Kami Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto, a patron deity of the martial arts. They hope the rituals will invoke blessings upon the Japanese armies in battle.
CLERGY BLESSES KING BORIS III The clergy blesses the king and army in an annual epiphany dedication in Sofia, Bulgaria. Accompanied by high dignitaries of the Church, King Boris III plays a principal role in the 12th day religious festival and is acclaimed by the populace as he reviews the troops.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:46:00, No Audio
THE GOLDEN CROSS RELIGIOUS CEREMONY King Carol of Romania officiates the annual ritual of "The Golden Cross" in Bucharest. The King and church dignitaries join in this religious ceremonty in which the Monarch tosses a symbol into the river to sanctify the water for baptism. The monks recover it for the metropolitan and head of faith.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:59:00, No Audio
CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY SYSTEM IN VATICAN CITY Workers rush to complete a railway system in the new papal domain of the Vatican City. A railway line 600 feet long involving the boring of a 300 foot tunnel is under construction. The rearing of a 700 foot bridge and the wrecking of antique walls under the hands of workers, in the first and exclusive motion pictures revealing the extent of the sacred state in its construction in 1931.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:04:00, No Audio
BILLY SUNDAY PERFORMS MASS BAPTISM - 1930 Pro baseball player turned evangelist Billy Sunday performs a mass baptism of black parishioners dunking one after another under the water. It's hard to tell if some of the saved are dancing for joy or just don't like the water as they splash about.
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