The Alexander Nevskiy Lavra shines in a new light as of today. St. Petersburg’s oldest monastery received a Christmas gift – a new after-dark look.
Almost 200 diode projectors with unique optics allowed to spread equal lights in the Lavra’s darkened façade. The spotlight was placed on the domes of the Svyato-Troitskiy Cathedral and other churches of the monastery.
From now on, the Alexander Nevskiy Lavra will become another visible historic dominant of St. Petersburg after dark.
Sergey Mitelyov, director of SUV “Lensvet”: “We asked for recommendations so that our guests and believers wouldn’t be blinded by the light”
The new light could directly affect the Lavra’s life. Its head – bishop Nazariy – doesn’t rule out that doors may be opened and closed at different times.
The debut switching on the lights happened today due to the holiday service held by Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofiy. As per tradition, the city’s clergy meets on this day to congratulate with the sacred holiday.