09.02.2024 14:00 / MPEÕK Narva Jumalaema Narva Ikooni Kogudus

Event overview

The Narva Museum invites you to attend an excursion "Hidden Symbols in Temple Painting". All Christian art, especially icon painting, has been deeply symbolic since the first centuries of its existence. This symbolism is inseparable from church art because the sacred knowledge it preserves cannot be transmitted other than by symbols and codes. What is the meaning behind the monumental church painting? What messages and stories are encrypted in the vivid temple paintings?

You will learn all this by getting acquainted with the painting of the Orthodox church in honor of the Narva Icon of the Mother of God (39 Rakvere Street), performed in the Byzantine style at the beginning of the 21st century. Julia Hlystun, a researcher at the Narva Museum, will help you unriddle the ancient Christian codes.

N.B. Limited number of places!

Location: Rakvere 39, 20609 Narva, Ida-Viru maakond
Language of the tour: Russian
Duration: 90 min

The tour starts at the main entrance of the church. Women are advised to wear a head covering.

Ticket price: 10 €/ Full ticket, 7 €/ Discount ticket

Discount ticket:

  • Children aged 7-18
  • Schoolchildren (on presentation of a student card or ISIC student card).
  • Students (on presentation of a student card or ISIC student card).
  • Teachers (on presentation of an ITIC teacher card or a work certificate).
  • senior citizens (on presentation of a pension certificate or ID card 65+)
  • EV conscripts (on presentation of a town card)
  • severely or profoundly disabled person (on presentation of a disability card)
  • Children up to 6 years of age and accompanying person with severe/severe disability free of charge.

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