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Digital Photograph - Infant Girl Carrying Ceremonial Candle for Baptism, circa 1968 Image Reg. No: MM 110028

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Young girl wearing a hat and holding ceremonial candle. A young boy is standing behind her.

This photograph shows a girl (name unknown) holding a ceremonial candle at a Greek Orthodox christening. Although the name of this girl is unknown, this photograph was probably taken at Pinilopi Papageorgiou's christening in about 1968. According to the family,' the children would stand around the 'kolimbithra' or font with the ceremonial candles. The following week, when the family goes to church with the baby, for holy communion, the candle is donated to the church. The child will receive communion for the second time. The family are supposed to go to receive communion three weeks in a row.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Dimitra Birthisel, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Baptisms & Christenings
Tertiary Classification: ceremonies
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1968
Photographer: Unknown

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