Ancient cross destroyed by vandals restored in Kiev's Armenian
Cathedral
01.08.2009 11:07 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ An ancient wooden 17th century cross, destroyed by
vandals, was restored in Kiev's Armenian Cathedral.
Restoration was conducted under the guidance of Lvov restorer Yuri
Ostrovskiy.
An interesting detail was discovered in the course of restoration:
feet of crucified Christ were left without special protective layer
the whole cross was initially covered with. Despite the absence of
lacquer coating, 200-year-old uncoated wood was not damaged. This was
the part of crucifix most often touched by the believers, which, in
masters opinion, created a peculiar biological aura, appearing to have
better effect than chemicals would, Analitika.at.ua reported.