September 10, 2018, the father superior of the Konevsky Christmas-mother of God monastery, Bishop of Vyborg and Priozersky Ignatius, opened in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Moscow city exhibition “the Konevets monastery — Shrine, which is nearby” is devoted to the 625 anniversary of the monastery, according to patriarhiei.
The opening ceremony was also attended by the Governor of the Konevsky monastery hegumen Alexander (Arva), Secretary of the Vyborg diocese Archpriest Dionisy Cold weather, the head of the Pilgrim centre “Konevets”, priest Andrei Grebenyuk, the author of the photos-exhibits Pavel Bushuev.
The exhibition is curated by the head of the Youth Department of the Vyborg diocese Archpriest Artemy Litvinov.
The exposition includes: the ancient list of the Konevskaya icon of the Mother of God, donated to the monastery by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, archival materials, which exhibited for the first time, photographs created by editor-in-chief of the journal “PhotoCasa” the altar of the temple righteous John of Kronstadt in Koltushi (Vsevolozhsk district of Leningrad region) Pavel Bushuev in 2017 to 625-th anniversary of the monastery, which have been exhibited in several cities of Russia, as well as photos taken of the famous St. Petersburg photographer Karl Bulla 125 years ago, the 500th anniversary of the monastery, there had not previously been exhibited.
The collection of historical material and preparation of the exhibition took place with the personal participation of the Bishop of Vyborg Ignatius.
The photo exhibition “the Konevets monastery — Shrine, which is near” in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior continues the series of anniversary year of the celebration of 625 years of the Foundation of the Konevsky monastery. The celebration on June 25 was opened by Bishop Ignaty of Vyborg. During the 2018 and 2019 years jubilee of the monastery will be dedicated to conferences, youth forums and reading. As expected, the celebrations on the occasion of the anniversary year will end with a primatial visit of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Konevsky monastery.
Exhibition in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior will last until September 20. Then the blessing of Bishop Ignaty of Vyborg it will be on display in Roslavl of the diocese. In October 2018 in Roslavl of the diocese, with the support of the diocese of Vyborg will be implemented comprehensive awareness-raising program aimed at dissemination of the traditions of Russian spiritual culture and the preservation of the historical memory of the people about the important pages of the past. The exhibition “the Konevets monastery — Shrine, which is near” will be one of the program’s activities.