Rus News Journal

Gifts of magicians have shown to children

And also to a donkey, a goat and a camel
  Gifts of magicians have shown to children
And also to a donkey, a goat and a camel

For the first time after 1934 the Moscow Catholics celebrate Christmas on the restored cathedral of Immaculate conception by Presvjatoj of Maiden Maria. For celebratory divine service in a cathedral have arranged a Christmas den - have put figures of the Baby of the Christ, Maiden Maria, Joseph and magicians and have led to them of the real animals.

the Cathedral on Small Georgian has opened after long-term restoration of all several months ago, and it was the first big holiday in its walls. The anniversary Christmas mass in the evening on December, 24th in a temple was served by head of the Russian Catholics archbishop Tadeush Kondrusevich. It has spent also morning divine service.
in the morning on December, 25th in a temple some honeycombs of the parishioners have gathered, many have resulted children. The service went in Russian, therefore this time were in the basic our compatriots (usually comes more Germans and Poles). The Christmas mass and temple furniture in 2000 - e Christmas have turned out very elegant and not absolutely traditional. It was especially interesting to kids. In an altar Franciscans suited a den where over the Baby the Christ his mother and the father were inclined. Traditional animals in a composition were not. But during divine service attendants of a temple have led to a den a live nanny-goat, the small burro and a horsy. The correspondent saw about an input in a temple also a camel with the equestrian. Whether it has got to an altar, it was difficult to judge - the huge crowd of the parishioners which have surrounded the two-humped disturbed. According to workers of a temple, animals have hired in the Moscow zoo, the blessing it nearby.
In a cathedral almost at each column the fur-trees decorated with white and green spheres shone a silver rain. Gold clothes of priests sparkled in the light of set of candles. In the silence arising between prayers, it was audible, as laugh also something with astonishment the smallest parishioners ask. I wish you to find pleasure of presence of God in a new millenium. To all of you of the blessings and blessings Divine - archbishop Tadeush Kondrusevich has told in end of a holiday. After that children have run to an altar that it is better to consider sacred family, and their parents zashchelkali cameras.
in a court yard of a temple of Immaculate conception one more den with figures in human growth has settled down. This group in bright raincoats is well visible from street and the attention of passers-by draws. Over a den on a wire the big yellow star - a star of magicians hangs.

GALINA - PAPERNAJA