Demonstration of the icon “Selected Saints (apostles Peter and Paul, prophet Elijah, Venerable Macarius Zheltovodsky and Unzhensky) in Prayer”
83rd birthday of Metropolitan of Minsk and Sluck, the Honorable Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Filaret will be celebrated on March 21, 2018.
Icon “Selected Saints (apostles Peter and Paul, prophet Elijah, Venerable Macarius Zheltovodsky and Unzhensky) in Prayer” will be demonstrated as part of the celebration of the solemn event.
The icon was created by a Russian icon painter in the first half of the 19th century. The iconography of the work is distinguished by the original choice of characters. Traditionally, such icons depict Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Elijah and Elisha (or Moses). The image of the Venerable Macarius (1349-1444) is probably connected with the custom character of the icon, which also depicts the holy patrons of the family. Below the saints there is an image of a monastery. Saint Makarius is known as the founder of a number of monasteries in the vicinities of Nizhny Novgorod and
In February 2018, the icon was granted to the museum by artist Aliaksandr Maliarevich, who works in the field of monumental and decorative art.
Metropolitan Filaret (secular name Kirill Varfolomeevich Vakhromeev, born on March 21,
Since 1992 he was appointed the Metropolitan of Minsk and Sluck, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, the Sacred Archimandrite of the Holy Assumption Žirovičy Monastery. Since December 2013 – the Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All
The arrival of Metropolitan Filaret in
The authority of Metropolitan Filaret in
The same year, Saint Euphrosyne Monastery in Polack and the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery in Hrodna were returned to the Church. On September 1, 1989, classes were resumed in the Minsk Theological Seminary in Žirovičy.
A significant event in the life of the Belarusian people was the revival of ancient relics, the spiritual symbols of
Recent series of canonizations were a consolation for Belarusian believers. They testify to the vitality of the Church, the developing profound comprehension of its historical past.
On June 12, 2003, the fundamental Agreement on Cooperation between the
The spheres of cooperation between the state and the Church include spiritual, moral, patriotic education of children and youth, peacemaking, charity activities, improvement of moral and physical health of people, support of the family institution, motherhood and childhood, protection, revival and multiplication of the historical heritage and environment protection.
Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus