Exhibition of relics from the Mount of Athos for the first time opened in Paris
From April the 10th to July 5th this year, in the “Petit Palais” Museum of arts in
This unique collection contains around 200 exhibits, dating from the times of the
Besides the relics from the Mount of Athos, the visitors will be acknowledged with the history of the Byzantine Icon painting, through the prosperous icon’s collection. The exhibition contains vast number of manuscripts and things for divine services. Many of them testify the connection between the monastic community and the imperial authority – a part of the Athos’ archives, series of emperor’s decrees and gifts to the monasteries was exhibited.
The Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew will arrive today in