New sculpture Invention of the Mother of God Icon appears in historical center of Minsk

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New sculpture Invention of the Mother of God Icon appears in historical center of Minsk

The symbol of the city in Christian art! The historical center of Minsk is now adorned by one more sculpture "Invention of the Mother of God."

A transparent obelisk imitates river water. Upon it is a boat resembling a white dove. Inside this dove is an icon. The monument in Zybitskaya Street symbolizes the Invention of the Minsk Icon of Our Lady. 

According to a legend, in 1500, an icon of the Mother of God was found in the Svisloch River. Her face later formed the basis of the coat of arms of Minsk. 

Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Pavel gave his blessing to create the work of art. 

Taking part in the opening ceremony of the monument was Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill who visited Belarus several days ago.