Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Society

The antiquated Mamvriysky oak is exempted from the died-off parts


The Russian experts in the city of Hebron on the West Bank carry out works on release of an antiquated Mamvriysky oak from the died-off parts which interfere with growth of young escapes from a tree root. As journalists of "Fr y" found out, the oak is esteemed as a shrine of three monotheist religions, it is said in the statement of the Russian Spiritual Mission (RSM).

In a conversation with RIA Novosti the source familiar with a situation assumed that these procedures could excite pilgrims who published in social networks of the message about as if the falling of an oak which happened the other day, once mighty, and nowadays deprived of foliage and supported by a metal framework. The legend says that four thousand years ago under its shade the patriarch Abraham showed hospitality to three wanderers in whose image to it, and in his face and to all mankind the Holy Trinity for the first time was.

"Today throughout the planned works on preservation of a shrine begun under the leadership of specialists of the leading Russian scientific research institutes is made gradual release of a trunk of an old tree from the died-off parts interfering growth of young escapes and careful preservation of these parts for history", - reported representative office of Russian Orthodox Church on the Holy Land.

of V RDM added that all fragments of an ancient tree gather and are available to pilgrims in the temple of the Hebron farmstead of Saint Forefathers in the territory of which there is a shrine.

"In the next years in plans of Russian Spiritual Mission in Jerusalem under whose authority the farmstead in Hebron is to reconstruct a trunk of a century tree. The recreated trunk of the Mamvriysky oak protected from impact of an atmospheric precipitation and sunlight by a special glass show-window and preserved by specialized structures will be established near young escapes as the relic esteemed by representatives of three monotheist religions and a nature sanctuary", - the mission added.

Priests noted that the Mamvriysky oak in 1996 dried up from an old age and was considered as absolutely lifeless until a few years ago from its roots two new trees grew.

"Today, following the immutable law of life, the shabby oak gradually concedes the place in the sun to the new sprouts which are steadily gaining vital strength", - it is said in the statement of RDM.

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