Museum of Christian Culture opened in St. Petersburg

Museum of Christian Culture opened in St. Petersburg
07 Jun, 2021
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07 Jun, 2021
World news
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In St. Petersburg, in the multifunctional complex "Heritage", the Museum of Christian Culture has been created. The collection of the museum includes icons, pilgrim relics, works of famous painters, monuments of Old Believer art centers.

 

 

Early Christian art is presented in the Constantine Hall of the museum. Among the exhibits are a marble bust of Constantine the Great and icons from different times with images of the Equal-to-the-Apostles Emperor and his mother, Queen Helena, arks for relics, a bowl for ablutions and jewelry.

 

 

The Great Hall is dedicated to the Old and New Testaments. It presents icons of the 17th - early 20th centuries with images of the Old Testament prophets and forefathers, the Old Testament Trinity, the last prophet John the Baptist and the apostles. Also presented is the original of the Gospel of Stephen Yavorsky (1703), the handwritten Apocalypse of the 19th century, facsimile editions of the handwritten Gospels of the 11th - 13th centuries.

 

 

In the hall dedicated to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, there are icons, the earliest of which date back to the 16th century, particles of the relics of Saints Nicholas the Wonderworker, Spiridon of Trimifuntsky and Constantine the Great, vessels for keeping peace from the Italian city of Bari.

 

 

The opening ceremony was attended by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov and the churchwarden of the Konstantin-Eleninsky nunnery Konstantin Goloshchapov.

 

 

“This unique educational center was created at the Constantine-Eleninsky Monastery. It is intended to show the beauty of our Russian icon. Most importantly, it will provide an opportunity to study the history of the country. This is very important for young people. These are the bonds of our history that unite us all,” said Alexander Beglov. The Governor thanked all the founders of the center.

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