28 December 2015, 11:12
Christmas star lit at the main bell tower in Crimea following Kiev and Minsk
Simferopol, December 28, Interfax - The Christmas star, a prototype of the Bethlehem star that showed the Magi the way to Baby Jesus, is lit up on December 26 at the main bell tower of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Simferopol, press service of the local diocese reports.
The star weighs 15 kg, its size is 1.9 meter to 1.9 meter. Halogen lamps are fixed inside. Its light spreads for 400 meters.
"Residents of Crimea will be able to enjoy the mild light of the Christmas star shining from the highest bell tower of St. Alexander Cathedral till the Feast of Epiphany on January 19," the diocese officials say.
Such decoration has appeared in Crimea for the first time. President of the Kievskaya Rus charitable foundation Yevgeny Tivon brought this Christmas symbol from Hamburg, Germany.
For the first time, the star appeared at the bell tower of the Kiev Lavra of the Caves in 2014, then it shone from the bell tower of the memorial church of All Saints in Minsk, and now it decorates the cathedral in Simferopol.
In March 2015, organizers of the action will present the star to St. Basil Cathedral in Moscow.
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