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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
Digital Photograph - Infant Girl Carrying Ceremonial Candle for Baptism, circa 1968 Reg. No: MM 110028
- Description Of Content:
- 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
- Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Baptisms & Christenings|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1968|