Easter holiday for the blind in the church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church
The Cheboksary organization of the All-Russian Public Organization of the Blind Society has long-standing social and friendly relations with the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia. Currently, the Orthodox Church is paying increasing attention to missionary work among disabled people. Blind - this is the category that requires the creation of special conditions for perception. Much work in this direction is carried out in the Church History Museum, organized at the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Cheboksary. The prayers of the ruling metropolitan of Chuvash Republic Varnava and the rector of the temple of Archimandrite Guriy (Danilov) over the past three years managed to implement several projects for the blind and visually impaired. The first of these was a traveling exhibition "St. Sergius of Radonezh - an irresistible light." Then there were other projects.
The planned work began to bear the first fruits. Now to meet in the temple of the visually impaired is quite common. The attitude of the parishioners who have become more attentive to the blind and to give them necessary help is also changing. Experience with the blind shows that the ability to touch images greatly expands their horizons. The space of the church museum is the best contributor to this process [i].
On April 18, 2017, the Easter meeting took place in the Church-Historical Museum. Chairman of the Cheboksary community Pavel Vitalievich Perepelkin, has an extensive experience in conducting excursions for the blind, took an active part in organizing the event.
The museum hosted a presentation of a new tactile painting by the artist Andrei Maksimov, created with the support of the charity fund "Give Joy". The painting is intended for decoration of one of the classes of the special school for the blind in the Republic of Tatarstan.
Tactile plot reproduces the life story of the Monk Seraphim of Sarov - feeding a wild bear in the forest. The image of the holy old manreally liked the first blind viewers of the relief picture. The bas-relief of the bear, tamed by the priest Seraphim, is very clearly felt. Surrounds the heroes of a thick spruce forest. Very successful decision of the artist, framed the plot in a carved frame with a floral ornament of silky texture to the touch.
The Easter holiday for the guests continued at a concert at the Sunday School, where amateur artists from the Orthodox churches of Cheboksary performed.