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In St. Petersburg, blind children will give relief icons

December 14 2005

Pupils of the kindergarten № 53 for the blind and visually impaired children of St. Petersburg will present carved icons that are sanctified in the holy Mount Athos.

Back in the fall of the icon were sent for consecration in Greece. Conversely, they returned with the gifts of the Athos monks. "The relief on the tree is perceived fingers of children, creating a complete visual image" - explain the donors, employees creative workshop "Heritage", which made "seeing the icons. According to them, in ancient times believed that blind people closer to God, so the majority of church items adapted for the blind. By the mid-twentieth century for various reasons, the tradition of the carved relief of the icon in Russia has been lost. Novye Izvestiya reported

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