“As for the sanctuary, it is being restored, the restoration will take about one and a half to two more years, and we really hope to get it and put it in the church,” TASS quotes Metropolitan Tikhon at a diocesan antiquities meeting. , architects and representatives of diocesan departments of culture, which took place within the framework of the XXXI International Christmas Educational Readings.
Earlier, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ declared the need to return the silver shrine of the noble prince from the Hermitage to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg, emphasizing that in doing so, the requirements of specialists to ensure its safety must be observed. .
The Hermitage press service, for its part, reported that negotiations are continuing between the museum and representatives of the church about the possibility of transferring the silver tomb of the prince to the monastery.
Hermitage craftsmen are restoring the tombstone, and at the same time molds are being made that can be used to create an exhibit copy.