The head of the expert council on religious art, architecture and restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archpriest Leonid Kalinin, lost his post. The dismissal decree was signed on May 26 by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’. This was reported by the Patriarchate’s press service.
As stated in the Patriarchate, the reason for the pastor’s resignation was his disagreement with the decision to transfer the icon of the Holy Trinity Andrei Rublev to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
“In connection with the obstruction of bringing the icon of the Holy Trinity of Saint Andrei Rublev to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow for prayer worship on the feast of Holy Pentecost,” the statement read.
Andrei Rublev’s icon will be exhibited in the main Orthodox Church of Russia on June 4, during the celebration of one of the main Christian holidays, the day of the Holy Trinity.
Earlier it was reported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to return Andrey Rublev’s Holy Trinity Icon to St. Sergius Lavra for a year.
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