A Christmas nativity scene from Ukraine will be presented at the "100 nativity scenes" international exhibition on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. This is reported by VaticanNews.
The nativity scene is a hand-made work of the Ukrainian nun Teodosia Plakhotniuk. In the composition, you can see the forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians and the village of Mnogopillia in the Donetsk region, where the skete, the monastery, in which sister Teodosia was located until recently is situated.
Given the current quarantine, the exhibition of nativity scenes is housed outdoors under the Bernini Colonnade in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. The exhibition will open on Sunday, December 13, at 4:30 pm Rome time.
The artistic program on this occasion was organized by the Embassy of Ukraine to the Holy See, with the involvement of representatives of the Ukrainian community in Rome. The exhibition will run until January 10, 2021.
The Nativity Scenes exhibition has been taking place at the Vatican since 1976 during Christmas time to popularize the tradition. This year, visitors will be able to see works of "nativity scene" art in different styles and materials.
It is not the first time that Ukraine has been presented at the exhibition of nativity scenes in the Vatican. In the 37th exhibition "100 nativity scenes", held in 2012, among 150 exhibits from more than 25 countries of the world, two nativity scenes from Ukraine were presented which were the work of students of the Ternopil art school.