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Former Miss Universe to open an icon exhibition in St. Petersburg

Moscow, December 25, Interfax – Winner of Miss Universe – 2002 Baptismal Icon: History and Modernity exhibition in St. Petersburg.Television hostess Oxana Fyodorova will open the Baptismal icon was traditionally given to every baby on the day of Baptism. Special measures are taken to make an icon: height of its desk, where the kid’s heavenly protector is depicted full-length, exactly corresponds with birth height of a child while the width of the board equals to shoulder width of the newborn.

Oxana is “the face of Project on reviving traditions of baptismal icon in Russia,” press service of the Russian Club of Patrons told Interfax-Religion. She has already opened similar exhibitions in Tallinn and Paris.

The Russian Club of Patrons started reviving an ancient tradition of baptismal icons late in 2005. About 50,000 baptismal icons were written only during 2006. All the icons are made according to canons of icon painting, which existed 300 years ago.


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