Icons, paintings and art and craft objects are showcased.
A new hall for temporary exhibitions has opened in the museum of the history of the St. Petersburg Eparchy in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. The first exposition there commemorates the 1100th anniversary of Saint Princess Olga, Equal of the Apostles.
Varsonofy, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, took part in the ceremony to inaugurate the exhibition. Icons, paintings and art and craft objects are on display.
‘We now see the fruits of the faith that Princess Olga brought to her country. We thank our compatriot – she was born not far from here – for her deeds, in which she was equal to the Apostles. She brought us the faith in Christ’, Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga said.
According to Ivan Raevsky, the antiquity keeper of the St. Petersburg Eparchy, there are practically no authentic objects dating back to that period on display, but there is information on St. Olga’s life and deeds. The place where St. Olga was born is some 300 kilometers from the present St. Petersburg.
The museum of the history of the St. Petersburg Eparchy was established in 2017, most of its collection is materials of the Eparchy archives and objects from private collections, as well as contributions made by Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga.
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