The Tale of the Copper Bell The Cathedral of Christ the Savior gave the children in Christmas
In the main church of Moscow there is a long tradition of meeting the New Year and the Nativity of Christ. In honor of these most magical holidays in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, a bright, unforgettable show is held for two weeks, the program of which necessarily includes some kind, instructive story.
Annual Christmas fairy tale
Last year, a fairy tale was presented, based on the very sad story of G. Kh. Andersen "A Girl with Matches". But, transferred to the Russian soil, the production turned out to be truly Christmas. After all, everyone knows that the New Year holidays are a time of miracles, when good necessarily defeats evil.
Here and this time the holiday was decorated with a new Christmas story. To create the script of the mystery "The Copper Bell", the Christ the Savior Cathedral recommended that the author-producers pay attention to the wonderful poem by FM Dostoevsky about how God gave the task to a little angel to cut down the most beautiful Christmas tree in the New Year's forest and find a child worthy this gift. The poem tells about the difficulties of searching, about how a divine gift saved a dying girl.
The presented fairy tale saved the plot line of the poem, replacing the Christmas tree with a bell. The play, to the creation of which the best theatrical forces of the capital were attracted, was prefaced and continued in the hall.
The uniqueness of the performance
Children were given New Year's gifts, the packaging of which was a big beautiful bell. The show was thought through to the smallest detail, everything, complementing each other, merged into a beautiful New Year action. The fairy tale "The Copper Bell" told how the granddaughter and grandfather were looking for a Christmas tree in the forest, but they found a bell. A beautiful copper color pushed them to the idea that it was a fallen star, a New Year's gift from God to the most worthy child. Here is the storyline of the production of The Brass Bell. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which for a time has become the home of this fairy tale, is perfect for presentation, when viewed, the children approach the Creator. The authors in general outlined not only the poem of F. Dostoevsky, but also the themes of Christmas holidays in some countries, each of which paves the thread between the kids and God. So, St. Nicholas in Holland is looking for good and bad children, for whom he has in one hand the desired gifts, and in the other - a whip. The search for good and evil, rewarding due - a kind of result of the outgoing year. All Christmas stories receive a special sound and are better perceived by small spectators when the mysteries are put in the temples. This was guided by the authors and directors of the fairy tale "The Copper Bell" - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is the center of Russian Orthodoxy, only here it is possible and necessary to put instructive good performances of this nature for kids and their parents.
The continuity of generations
In addition, the directors took into account the achievements of the art of decorating holiday shows. The scenery of the performance was supplemented by video in 3D format. The Christmas tree in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior combines all the good traditions of the New Year holidays in Russia, thus ensuring the continuity of generations. This is a very important educational moment: drawing attention of children to modern opportunities, to acquaint them with the basic values of Orthodoxy - kindness, compassion and love for one's neighbor.
The fact that the general public remembered or heard for the first time the Christmas verse, which belongs to the pen of the great Russian writer, full of magic charm, is also a Christmas present from the authors of the fairy tale "The Copper Bell". The Cathedral of Christ the Savior also envisaged this.