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March of Time -- outtakes -- Church patriarch elected; Exarcat leads mass at Church

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0989 | Film ID: 919

1150 W: Election of the patriarch of "Czech Church," Prague, Czechoslovakia, June 29, 1946. Priests and laymen elect patriarch of Czech Church. The liturgical service is sung in Czech. LS and CU of Christ hanging on the wall behind the altar. Several shots taken during the Office of three bishops who pray/sing in front of the Assistance. Several shots of the Assistance. MS lifting the host. CU lifting the ciborium and the host (the ciborium is the coat of arms of the Czech Church). CU the Holy Communion. LS and CU of the Assistance. Priests on the left and laymen on the right. LS of the Presidium. In FG the ciborium on the Czech cross. Bust of Jan Hus on the right. LS the same. In FG Gen Rutar Ladislav (Military Court of Justice); he was in Buchenwald for two years. LS Assistance raises bands approving a decision of the president. The counting of the votes. CU of the new elected Patriarch Frantishek Kovar. Several shots during the end of the meeting and outside the church. LS two shots of the facade of the main Church with the ciborium.

1150 X: The new Exarcat at the Russian Church, Prague, Czechoslovakia. The first mass of the new Exarcat at the Russian Orthodox Church since the liberation of Czechoslovakia. LS the Exarcat dresses with the sacred ornaments. He takes the miter, kisses it, and puts it on his head; then he takes two lighted candlesticks and crosses them on his breast, blessing his priests before the mass. The Exarcat returns to the altar and starts the mass.

Event:  1946 June 29
Censor:  1946 (used 10/46)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:23
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