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
CHURCH RESTORATION CEREMONY - FRANCE - 1929 In Belleau, France, General Clarence Edwards and troops from his 26th Infantry Division return to the country to commemorate the restoration of the church. Bishops Soissons and Verdun officiate circa 1929.
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.
POPE PIUS XII CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY - 1955 At the birthday celebration of Pope Pius XII's 80th birthday, as well as the 17th anniversary of his election, children give the pontiff flowering almond branches then dance around him - a truly touching tribute.
Date: March 2, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:41:00, With Audio
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