SCENE IV

Consecration of the Church of Christ the Saviour, 1883

 

 

Depiction:

 

In the center of the mark - the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, presented on the west side of the map Simons, produced from the main entrance. First on the left - a symbolically Cadet dark suit - a sign of tragedy image, with the cross of a martyr at the hands - Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (the future Tsar Nicholas II). Behind him - in a purple mantle - the Emperor Alexander III «Peacemaker". In his hands - scepter, orb with the monogram "CDC - kings cross power" on his head a large imperial crown. For Alexander III - the Empress Maria Feodorovna. Right - the Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia Ioanniky with unfolded scroll of the psalm: "Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but unto thy name" (Ps. 113: 9).

 

For the Metropolitan - the Russian Orthodox Church. In the hands of a deacon blessing of water bowl. Iconography gesture symbolically associated with the image of St. John the Baptist, carrying a bowl of lamb Christ, "Behold the Lamb of God vzemlyay sins of the world" (Jn. I, 29). Forefinger deacon, dropped into a bowl, facing the Crown Prince - a sign of persistent call for the ministry of the Christian ruler, a reminder of the words of Christ: "Drink out of her all; For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins "(Matt. 26: 27-28). The facade of the temple symbolizes the sacrifice in the name of god. The absence of images of saints - in the central zakomary - Holy Face of the Savior, and in the side - protectors of the royal house - St. Alexander Nevsky and Saint. Saint Nicholas - a sign of foreboding gore coming of the XX century. Right - yellow chamber - Moscow. Scarlet velum hanging from dymnits - symbol of the flame thoughts gathered. At the foot of the symbolic manure - the area in front of the temple.

 

 

Story:

 

May 26, 1883 on the feast

Ascension in Moscow

took great consecration

Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Almost half a century four

Emperor passed

baton building each

friend, Alexander I, Nicholas I,

Alexander II, Alexander III.

On the appointed day of the Assumption Cathedral to the hill Alekseevskii The procession moved. First came to this event have lived war veterans in 1812. For the religious procession was the emperor Alexander III, Empress Maria Feodorovna, Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich, the members of the Council of State Duma, senators, generals, Moscow nobility.

 

In memory of the consecration of the church, Alexander III issued a commemorative medal with embossed text: "Bequeathed Alexander I, who laid Nicholas I, who graduated from Alexander II, who consecrated Alexander III».

 

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