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Russia in the den of the Nativity

January 16 2009
15:56

In the Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts before the last day of Christmas time an exhibition of Christmas cribs.


The exhibition "Light of the Star of Bethlehem" represented by approximately ten dens (nurseries, where there was Christmas of Christ) from Poland, Italy, Germany, Israel, Russia and other countries. Some of the items exceed the height of a man. At the opening of the exhibition was arranged vertepnoe performance - theatrical performance, telling of Nativity of the Savior. The exhibition, whose work is accompanied by recordings of Christmas songs and carols, will work within a month.

In the old dens were installed at temples and in homes of believers. In some places, this tradition has survived to this day. You can always see of Christmas in Catholic churches, including in Moscow. They installed this year and some Orthodox churches. One of the biggest cribs in this year set up near the church in Chernevo, on the outskirts of Moscow. Cave-manger decorate fir branches (dens in the temples of the Holy Land is usually clean palms). In the evening, Moscow's cave is illuminated with multicolored illumination.

Alexander Gray

p> Андрей Гальперин

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