On Thursday, 8 December 2016, in the Vihorlatske Museum in Humenne an icon exhibition was opened, it will be available until 31 January 2017. The exhibition is organized by the Presov self-governing reion, the Vihorlatske Museum in Humenne, Obchan icon society and Hour company.
The exhibition covers sixty icons that come from a private collection of Milan Urbanik. Most of the icons were made in Russia and Greece in the XVIII and XIXth centuries.
“There is an interesting collection of four icons of the same size, they are from Bulgaria and they present the apostles, as well as an icon from Slovakia that presents the Mother of God “of three hands” as Jana Fedichova from the Vihorlatske Museum said to Korzár Slovak daily.
According to the daily, the biggest icon with the dimensions of 108 x 68,3 is an icon by a Russian icon painter dated after 1880. The smallest one, but the most unique of all, is Our Lady of Kazan. The icon was written in Russia around 1895.
Within the varnishing day, a lecture was given by a dean of the Orthodox faculty of the Presov University, prof. Jan Shafin, PhD, who presented the thememe of the mystical meaning of icons in the Christian tradition of the Eastern church. Also, a Metropolitan choir of Orthodox church from Slovakia performed. It was conducted by Nadezhda Sichakova, a graduate of the Moscow Theological Academy.
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