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№ 551-553. 2000-year of Christianity.

05.01.2000

Paper - coated; manufacturing process - offset + varnish; perforation - frame 12 x 12½; souvenir sheet size 150×100 mm; multicolor.
The margins of the souvenir sheet are decorated with traditional ancient Russian design and feature vaults of a three-domed church and three figures of angels which symbolise the unity of the Orthodox Faith of Belorus, Russia, and Ukraine. The text in the lower margin reads "The 2000th anniversary of Christianity". >>
Souvenier sheet print quantity - 350000.

551 552 553

The margins of the souvenir sheet are decorated with traditional ancient Russian design and feature vaults of a three-domed church and three figures of angels which symbolise the unity of the Orthodox Faith of Belorus, Russia, and Ukraine. The text in the lower margin reads "The 2000th anniversary of Christianity".

Face value Size Description Price, mint Price, used
551 3.00 37×50 "Madonna Oranta". 11th century. St Sophie Cathedral' mosaic (Kiev, the Ukraine). The figure of Madonna Oranta (derived from a Latin word "orans" - "praying") with her hand raised in a prayer to the Saviour is placed in the bema (apse) of the Cathedral. The monumental figure 5 metres high with great inner strength of the image was named the Imperishable Wall in the period of the heyday of Kievan Russia. multicolor 3.00 3.00
552 3.00 37×50 "Pantocrator". Deisus. 12th century. A fresco of Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya Church (Polotsk, Belorussia). The iconographic image of Christ is a half-length image of Christ bestowing a blessing with His right hand and holding the Gospel in His left hand. The image of the Pantocrator is a notional and compositional centre of architectural and pictorial harmonious groups of oriental churches. It gained a foothold in 9th-11th centuries. multicolor 3.00 3.00
553 3.00 37×50 "Madonna of Vladimir". An icon. 12th century. The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia). The icon was brought in Russia from Byzantium in the first half of the 12th century. In 1155 it was passed in Vyshgorod Kievskiy to Andrey Bogolyubskiy, who brought it in Vladimir and placed in the Uspenskiy cathedral. In 1840 the icon was brought into the Uspenskiy cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. "Madonna of Vladimir" is one of the main halidoms of the Russian Orthodox Church. multicolor 3.00 3.00

Category:
Religion : Important events and dates
Religion : In artworks, icons
Philately : Joint post stamp issues

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