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On December 15, at 4 p.m. at the conference hall takes place a ceremony of presentation of a facsimile of the Slutsk Gospel to the National Library of Belarus and all Belarusian libraries as a gift from the Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House.


Organizers of the event held as part of the project “Sacred objects return” – the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian Orthodox Church and the National Library of Belarus.

In 2009 the Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House prepared and published the facsimile of the Slutsk Gospel which is a copy of the hand-written monument. This is a unique, excellently made edition that has no analogs in Belarus. For publication of Slutsk Gospel, and also for spiritual and education activities the Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House received the President of the Republic of Belarus Award “For Spiritual Renaissance”, the higher awards of the National Contest “The Art of a Book – 2010” and the International Contest The Art of a Book – 2010” among the CIS member countries in Moscow.

At the solemn ceremony member of the editorial board of the Russian Orthodox Church and chief executive of Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House Vladimir Grozov will hand to director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky the facsimile of the Slutsk Gospel. The valuable edition is to be distributed to other Belarusian libraries.

During the event a documentary film dedicated to the republican spiritual and educational program “Family-Unity-Fatherland” will be shown. Guests of the event will see a musical theatrical presentation of the Slutsk Gospel performed by the chamber spiritual theater “Sputnik Khristianina” (“Christian’s Companion”), and also a performance of the celebrated male choir “Blagovest” of the Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House.

Entrance: the right side door, next to the Megapolis Restaurant.

Call for further information: (+375-17) 293-27-67.

Е-mail: pr@nlb.by

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